"Truly, you are where your mind is,” taught the Baal Shem Tov.
We humans come factory-equipped with latent godly qualities and the capacity to actualize them through our words and actions.
The Hasidic prayer practice of hitbodedut — talking to God freely in one's native tongue — helps to build intimacy over time.
Ask most people about their long-term goals for prayer and they often lack even the vocabulary to venture an answer.
Weddings & Marriage
Rabbi and marriage counselor Ari Sytner offers 36 questions for Jewish couples to achieve greater intimacy and harmony.
What the Zohar teaches about love-making and the coming of the messiah.
Chanting brings the sacred phrases of Jewish tradition alive and enables them to be known in the body.
The secret is not to scratch the itch of desire as soon as it arises.
Hasidic philosophy on how to eat "for the sake of heaven."
We all want love, but many of us struggle with it. Here are three insights from Hasidic philosophy that can help.
Human loneliness is baked into the fabric of creation, but we do have tools to lessen its sting.
A close read of four biblical verses offers a powerful insight into one of the most challenging questions religion has to answer.
The rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto, Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira, left behind a wealth of spiritual resources for facing life's most intense challenges.
The sea of Sabbath rules and restrictions can be overwhelming. Here's how to experience them as joy and freedom.
The Jewish practice of blessing natural phenomena awakens us to the fact that the earth is a wonder, a witness, and a spiritual mystery.