Light From The Most Unexpected Places
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Light From The Most Unexpected Places

Shavuot assists us to listen to our inner voice, which is always one with the Creator. It is a time in which we can be reborn, so that we may see the world and ourselves in a new and better way. Over the past seven weeks, a heavy period of time called the Omer, we...

To Be Truly Free
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To Be Truly Free

It is so easy to mistake freedom as the ability to do whatever we want. Spiritually speaking, freedom is the fortitude to refrain from doing what we don’t want. This is a very special week, as it is the holiday of Pesach, the time the Creator Himself took the Israelites out of Egypt, removing them from bondage. At...

Choosing Selflessness
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Choosing Selflessness

The soul is selfless. For, like the Creator, our soul has but one desire – to share. After the sin of the Golden Calf, the Creator wanted to destroy the people – to essentially hit the reboot button, and start over. Moses challenges God, “If you bring destruction on these people, then destroy me too. Erase...

The Creator’s Eye View
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The Creator’s Eye View

I’ve learned many lessons in my life, but one of the most important is to not give too much energy to a single moment. For it is only a chapter, not the whole book. Most of us see our lives in small pieces. It’s not easy to step back from a present circumstance and see...

A First Step
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A First Step

This week on the Shabbat of Sukkot, we will read from the same portion that we read during Chol Hamoed of Pesach. On the surface, this would seem a bit redundant. Didn’t we already read about this six months ago? Why would we need to read it again? The kabbalists teach that the months from...

To Serve The Light
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To Serve The Light

This is a very important and significant week, as it is the week that follows Rosh Hashanah and the week that leads us into the holiday of Yom Kippur. We learn that on Rosh Hashanah, the shofar acts like a laser, literally tearing asunder the negativities that we have done. It brings us to a...

Being Like The Light
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Being Like The Light

As we enter into the portion of Vayelech, we are also entering into the month of Tishrei (Libra) and the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. The portion of Vayelech is one of the shortest in the Bible, and we know that where there is less, there is always more – making this one of the most...

Words That Build
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Words That Build

This week we enter into a 21 day period the kabbalists call Ben HaMetzarim, which is often considered to be three of the most “negative” weeks of the year. I put the word “negative” in quotes for a reason, because Rav Berg would often teach that this time has the potential to be one of...