Category Archives: Basic

Ramifications of Shema

Ramifications of the Shema In the previous article we explained the second phrase in the Shema as: “we recognize that the Lord is the only power – and that we pledge to live our lives in light of that recognition”. … Continue reading

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The Shema

The Shema “Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.” (Deuteronomy 6:4) Generally, we tend to focus on the last point of the passage: the oneness of God. I want to call attention to the second … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 22:16 – I

Jeremiah 22:16 We are born with the capability of total surrender. It is possible for a person to give themselves over completely, body and soul, to anyone or anything. Many people go through life without exercising this capability. They may … Continue reading

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Do Not Do Unto Others

Do Not Do Unto Others The Talmud recounts that a Gentile once approached Hillel with the request that Hillel convert him to Judaism. This Gentile did not want to go through a lengthy regimen of learning, so he told Hillel; … Continue reading

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Breath

The Breath The deepest yearning of man is the longing to connect with God. It is not enough for a person to know with the mind and the intellect that God exists. We yearn for connection, we yearn to experience … Continue reading

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