Heaven Is a Place on Earth
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Heaven Is a Place on Earth

This Sunday night brings the full moon of Libra, and with it comes this month’s peak of positive energy known as the holiday of Sukkot. Sukkot, like all holidays, is a cosmic event that the Creator has gifted to humanity to aid in our process of spiritual development. Sukkot gives its abundance to the world...

The Homecoming
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The Homecoming

The cycle of life begins again this week. Monday is the head of the entire year known as Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is a cosmic event for all humanity, as it commences the beginning of a new moon and a new year. During the month of Libra, and especially its first 10 days, we are...

Choosing Life
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Choosing Life

We have arrived at the week prior to Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the new year. Rosh Hashanah, or Head of Year, is the birthday of Adam, and therefore it is the birthday of all humanity. As during our own individual birthdays, we take the time to reflect on the state of our lives. Where...

Higher Ground
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Higher Ground

When the majestic bald eagle takes flight from its mountain perch, its speed and focus seem to be something from another world. The eagle’s grace and beauty are only matched by its precision and power. Having eyes about six times more accurate than a human, they are able to dive to their target reaching speeds...

A Brand New Life
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A Brand New Life

When water is present, life can be possible. Water is an essential part of all living things and we thrive in its presence. When I think of the beautiful country of Ireland, I think of how green and lush it is because of its high source of rainfall. Even from space, Ireland seems to glow...

A Door to Freedom
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A Door to Freedom

In life one of the greatest gifts we can receive is to be able to start over and be given a new clean slate. Whether we find ourselves tired, confused, lost, or burdened by mistakes we have made, a chance to start anew is a priceless. How many of us have found ourselves wishing we...

Igniting the Spark of the Creator Within
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Igniting the Spark of the Creator Within

This week, our power to be creators in our lives and make our dreams come true is activated, perhaps moreso than ever before. When a child is born in this world, the first part to leave the womb is the head. It is the head that sees first light. The head represents the “self” of...

Kindness For No Reason
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Kindness For No Reason

I’ve always loved Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables because in it, the story’s hero is redeemed and restored by one powerful, transformative act of kindness. The main character in the book is Jean Valjean, a convict who was unjustly imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to give to his starving sister. In the opening...

Increasing Our Capacity For Love
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Increasing Our Capacity For Love

“No one can become fully aware of the essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized, but ought to be actualized....

Awakening Oneness
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Awakening Oneness

This week we gather together for Rosh Hashanah, the 6th day of Creation, the day that Adam was “born.” The kabbalists explain that on one’s birthday there is a renewal of the soul that occurs, the individual is strengthened in their purpose in the world. Rav Berg used to say that Rosh Hashanah is all...

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