On Empathy

We all carry around burdens, gnawing issues that distract us. On this topic, Proverbs (12:25) offers the following advice: “A worry in a one’s heart—yash’chena.” The Talmud provides two interpretations of the last word, yash’chena: the first sees it as an expression meaning “forget,” to turn one’s mind away.  Read this way, the simple instruction […]

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Miracles and Nature

The typical definition of miracles center on defying rules of nature. The kabbalistic definition involves an influx into our world from a higher, more infinite force than what usually sustains it. Three general categories: 1. supernatural miracles, overriding laws of nature for a given outcome. This spectacular event shakes up the onlooker. 2. Hidden miracles; […]

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