Going Outside Yourself
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Going Outside Yourself

This week’s portion is Lech Lecha, which means to “go out,” and these are the very words that God speaks to Abraham in the story. It is here that God appoints Abraham to be his messenger, to leave the place where he lives, to “go out,” and to spread spirituality amongst the world. The story...

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...

The Light In Our Challenges
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The Light In Our Challenges

We learn from the kabbalists that the greater the challenge, the greater the Light that can be revealed from it. Sometimes we think that to reveal the Light, we must overcome the obstacle, but in truth, we can grow stronger, learn lessons, and receive clarity just by choosing to face the challenge itself. It’s not...

A Part Of Something Real
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A Part Of Something Real

We all make mistakes. We all do things perhaps that we shouldn’t, and we act in ways that perhaps we wish we had not. But that’s part of life, that’s part of being involved in something that’s very real. Life is full of all kinds of pitfalls and negativities and things that can get us...

The Championship of Life
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The Championship of Life

Most of us are striving to find our spiritual purpose and to become better human beings. But once we embark on a spiritual path, it can actually become harder for us to figure out what it is that we are meant to do. We think things should come easier to us now that we’ve found...

Step Up and Pass Your Test
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Step Up and Pass Your Test

Each and every one of us has a certain amount of tests to pass over the course of this lifetime. Whenever we reach the point that we accomplish whatever we need to accomplish at a specific level, then we move on to the next level and the next test, gaining access to a higher level...

Gathering the Nourishment We Need to Move Forward
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Gathering the Nourishment We Need to Move Forward

One of the most powerful things we can remind ourselves of every day is this: “Whatever place I am at is where I must be to take the nourishment I need so that I can become a better person in the future.” The things that the Light gives us to learn from—the curves and bumps...

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