Wise Fridays: Oppressed by Judaism?

“You feel oppressed by your Judaism only as long as you do not take pride in it.” —Bertha Pappenheim Find ...

Wise Fridays: The Creativity of Loneliness

The originality and creativity in man are rooted in his loneliness-experience, not in his social awareness…Social man is superficial: he ...

Wise Fridays: The Day of Death

“The day of death is better than the day of birth,” Rabbi Levi explained. “This can be compared to two ...

Wise Fridays: Love and Honor

This is what the Holy One said to Israel: My children, what do I seek from you? I seek no ...

Wise Fridays: The Most Love

“The highest position in the love of people must be taken by the love of man, and it must extend ...

Wise Fridays: Guideline for Disputes

“Two camels meet on the steep ascent to Beit-Horon; if they both ascend simultaneously both will tumble down into the ...

Wise Fridays: Judith’s Prayer

“Look upon their pride; send Your anger upon their heads, give into my widow’s hand the strength that I plot. ...

Wise Fridays: Do Not Be At Peace

“When the community is in trouble, a person should not say, “I will go to my house and I will ...

Wise Fridays: Professional Development

Rabbi Judah says: Whoever does not teach his son a trade or profession teaches him to be a thief. –Babylonian ...

Wise Fridays: The Central Paradigm

The central paradigm of Jewish religion is redemption. According to the Bible, the human being is created in the image ...