The Dual Facets of Hanukkah

Every person has a public and a private personality. The public self is how we present ourselves to others. The private self is where lie our hopes, our fears and our spiritual yearnings. The emotionally healthy individual, more or less, … Continue reading

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Replays of Life

Like  the replay of a favorite CD, life often replays for us in the present events of the past. Mark Twain expressed it this way: “History does not repeat itself in exactly the same way but it does rhyme.”  As … Continue reading

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Time Thieves

Are you aware of how much of your time is being stolen? It is an irreparable loss. Time is the canvas on which we paint the story of our lives. We carry this picture with us into the higher dimensions … Continue reading

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Half a Matzah and a Broken World

Is half a matzah as good as a whole? Not if one half stands for the body And the other half stands for the soul. The allure of the Passover seder from ancient times to the present has been its symbols … Continue reading

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Loneliness and the Social Media

In darkened rooms all over the world, people sit before lighted screens projecting themselves to friends and unknown others in the hope of making a human connection. But the selves being projected are more artifice than truth. They are scripted … Continue reading

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Big Brother Watching Overtime

George Orwell would not be surprised. As he predicted in his novel 1984, Orwell’s Big Brother, surveillance, is working overtime these days. Not only is the government watching you, as Edward Snowden revealed, but now business is getting in on … Continue reading

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