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Why popping happy pills doesn’t really work

Why popping pills really doesn’t ‘solve’ the problem of emotional illness In the secular world, there is very little understanding of the soul’s impact on a human being, or of the spiritual imperative that is the foundation of human…
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More light, more illness

Everyone and their dog seems to be coughing their guts up at the moment, or sniffling, or finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning, even though they turned in for the night at 9pm. The secular view of things is that everyone ‘has…
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The amazing miracles of Zot Chanuka

In his recent parsha sheet, Rav Shalom Arush talked a great deal about the 8th day of Chanuka, called ‘zot Chanuka’, and the amazing miraculous power contained in this day. Now, if you already lit your lights for the 8th day before reading…
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The Rabbi’s Son

Once, there was a rabbi who didn’t have any kids. Finally, he had an only son, and he raised him and married him off. This son would sit and study in a room upstairs, as the wealthy are wont to do. He would constantly study and pray. But…
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There are no ‘bad’ people in Judaism, only bad actions

I had some correspondence after the last post, which prompted me to clarify something that I’ve been thinking about writing about for a while. Judaism doesn’t believe in ‘good’ or ‘bad’ people. It believes in ‘good’ or ‘bad’…
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I’m so sick of my bad middot

Man, I’m SO sick of my bad middot… When I lived in the UK, I was pretty sure that I was a bona fide Jewish saint. After all, I gave a lot of tzedaka, I kept Shabbat, I entertained lavishly, I came to Israel on holiday at least once a year.…