Holy is Not Whole

Holy is Not Whole

What does it mean to live holy? Do I even want to live holy? Why would I want to live holy? These may be questions you’ve pondered from time to time. Yes, although I was born into an observant home and I am a Rabbi, I still, from time to time, ponder this question....
Get Breath Present

Get Breath Present

I’m trying to slow the engine down. Maybe it’s a midlife thing, maybe not. Regardless, along this journey I’ve discovered something interesting that I feel is connected to this week’s Parsha. The mind (or the ego) is constantly working, it never stops thinking. We...
Dealing with the Problem

Dealing with the Problem

Our tradition tells us that in each generation and every day we are obligated to see ourselves as if we left Egypt.  So, just because Pesach is over, the tradition goes on! Here is an insight from Pesach that I believe is relevant each and every day. One of the...
LESS NEGATIVITY = A LOT OF LIGHT!

LESS NEGATIVITY = A LOT OF LIGHT!

I got lost last week driving my son to his baseball game and ended up at Morgan Falls water fall. Morgan Falls is part of a hydroelectric plant. I noticed that on this Sunday there were two channels open, releasing water with a powerful force. Often times I think of...
When Kindness and Truth Kissed

When Kindness and Truth Kissed

Empathy is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another”. Moses is truth. Aaron is kindness. Kindness and truth have met; righteousness and peace have kissed.Although Aaron and Moses are brothers, and of two different natures, they exemplify...