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Rabbi Shimon’s Good Advice

“Man should rather jump into a fiery furnace than offend another in public.” -Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai Today is Lag B’Omer. Bonfires, bows and arrows, music (MUSIC!), haircuts, weddings, celebration. This is the day that the students of Rabbi Akiva stopped dying in the plague. Today is the yahrzeit of the Rashbi, Rabbi Shimon Bar… Continue reading Rabbi Shimon’s Good Advice

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Who were you in your past life?

Did you know that reincarnation is a Jewish belief?  Sure is.  It’s mentioned in numerous places in our mystical texts, beginning with the Zohar. I heard somewhere (how’s that for a source . . . if you want actual sources, here are some articles from Aish.com, Torah.org and Chabad.org on the topic) that at this… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Who were you in your past life?