Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt

My husband and I had an experience this past Shabbos which reminded us of one of my favorite mitzvos – Judging others favorably. We were taking a walk to the park on Shabbos afternoon.  While we were waiting to cross the relatively busy street,  we saw, on the side street across from us, a car… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt

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Torah Tuesdays – What’s in a name?

The name given to a newborn child is eternal; it behooves one to evaluate the choice carefully. -from Rabbi Pesach Krohn’s book Bris Milah (from the Artscroll Mesorah Series). Since we just made a bris for our new son yesterday, I thought it would be appropriate for this week’s Torah Tuesday to write something concerning… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – What’s in a name?

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Torah Tuesdays: Who’s in control?

This topic is kind of a trend with me lately (must be some sort of pregnancy side effect).  I was searching for something on the topic of Sukkos, and I found this video on Aish.com.  While the video itself wasn’t exactly my taste, it did bring forth a message which I really feel strongly right… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Who’s in control?

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Torah Tuesdays – Be Happy With What You Have

We are in the thick of High Holiday season!  Rosh Hashanah is now behind us, and we are looking ahead to Yom Kippur from the Aseres Y’mei Teshuva – the Ten Days of Repentance.  I thought a post inspired by an article I read on Aish.com about Yom Kippur would be appropriate for today’s Torah… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – Be Happy With What You Have

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Torah Tuesdays – It’s all good

I am a bit behind on preparations for Rosh Hashanah (understatement), and I’m sure everyone who is preparing is also quite busy, so thank you for stopping by! Above my kitchen sink is my “wall of inspiration.”  It’s a collection of quotes and advice which I find helpful to meditate on while washing dishes, or… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – It’s all good

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Torah Tuesdays – All the time

One thing that Judaism has is lots and lots of mitzvos.  Mitzvos that govern how to eat, talk, get dressed, get married.  Most of the mitzvos are related to specific acts (like cooking) or specific times (like waking up in the morning).  There are, however, six mitzvos that one is supposed to keep in mind… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – All the time

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Torah Tuesdays – Be Present

Welcome back to Torah Tuesdays!  Here is installment #2: This time of year, between Pesach and Rosh Hashanah, it’s customary to read one chapter of Pirkei Avos each Shabboszt”l) developed an excellent class series on these ways, which he called the 48 Ways to Wisdom. Today’s blog is taken from the first way, as seen… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – Be Present

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Introducing: Torah Tuesdays!

This is a new feature which I’m really looking forward to doing.  Each week, I’m aiming to listen to (or read) a shiur, and then give it over in a way, using good ol’ Jewish wisdom, which is readily applicable to our lives. This week’s topic comes from an email I received yesterday from a… Continue reading Introducing: Torah Tuesdays!

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

the Rav strikes again

Neve campus As usual, Rabbi Moshe Chalkowski doles out simple, practical and brilliant advice.  After reading his latest Questions & Answers email, one particular eitzah jumped out at me:   Question 3: How can I learn to become neat and organized?  My entire life has been one big organizational bad habit. Answer 3: Organization is… Continue reading the Rav strikes again

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Slave mentality

A few weeks ago I was listening to a shiur from the Nshei Library.  This particular speaker was affiliated with the Karlin-Stolin community.  One of the messages from the shiur which stuck with me was this: The attitude of “I can do whatever I want” is the epitome of slavery. I don’t remember the breakdown,… Continue reading Slave mentality