Content on Holidays
This Hanukkah, so many of us are struggling with how we respond to not just a spiritual or intellectual war but an actual military war. How can we find the light?
Celebrating what we already have can allow us both to enjoy our blessings now and to build for the future.
Sometimes Torah is a light powerful like the sun. But today, the light of Torah we need is more like the light of the moon.
As you walk forward into the new year of 5784, what six words will you speak on your journey?
In life, Yirah as Fear and Yirah as Wonder might feel like they are separate things. But they are, in fact, interconnected in the container that is Awe.
Observing the rains and the water cycle led our ancestors to a new idea – that there was a unity to every form of water and every facet of the cycle.
Glimmers are the opposite of triggers. A glimmer is a micro-event that quickly brings us to wholeness and tranquility, by suddenly cuing up a memory of connection or awe.
How do we rediscover what we already know, that the world is awesome and full of wonder and that all of humanity shares in it together?
If our intelligence is the only characteristic that makes us human, it won’t be long now before the machines can beat us at that game. But human beings are more than just intelligence.
Unlike the angels, who are programmed to be unerring, we can avail ourselves of the positive opportunity for change and growth.
While we certainly smell and hear things we may not want, if we willfully direct our attention, hearing is something we control.
We humans have to verbalize science to communicate, and we have to use words that have intellectual and emotional resonances.