Month: August 2016

Meaning of Life 4: How to be a Creator!

In the previous three articles, we have discussed those issues pertinent to the fundamental creation (article 1), overcoming my shortcoming as a receiver (article 2), overcoming my shortcoming as a creation (article 3), but I said there that there is more to creation than…

Feel the Heel!

It says in this week’s Parsha, Eikev (Devarim 7:12), And it will be Eikev (=as a result of) that you listen to all of these laws, and you guard them, and you do them and HaShem, your G-d, will uphold the bris and the…

Even More Meaning of Life: Creation!

In the two previous articles we explored the underpinnings of man’s creation. In the first article we saw that HKB”H’s motivation in the creation was CHESSED. In order for His chessed to be the type of chessed that only He can do (but that…

The Meaning of Life Continued. Be a GIVER

In the previous article, we discussed the logical underpinnings of why HKB”H created man and put him in this world. We also explained why life is tough, why we cannot readily “see” HKB”H in this world and why the pleasures of the next world…

What’s life all about? An emunah perspective

The question of the introduction – itself – needs no introduction. This is a question that every single person asks at some point in their life. Is there a G-d? (Yes. Please read Core Emunah book 1 for more on this topic. Coming soon…

9th of Av: The Emunah Perspective

After reading Megillas Eicha, (some of which I understand), after reading the Kinnos (most of which I don’t understand), I then go home and sit. On the floor, off the floor. We contemplate, we think, we read about all of the destruction. So much…

How to connect to the Beis Hamikdash

Sitting in front of my computer wondering how I can get “into the mood” for the upcoming fast of the 9th of Av??? Many people find that they share the difficulties that I have, wondering: How can I mourn the loss of something that…

Practical Emunah: Your Money or Your Life?

What’s more important to you: your money or your life? [picture courtesy of this site] This is a question that, I would think, would be pretty straight forward! Of course, my life is more important than my money! Who would possibly think otherwise? Yet…

Emunah: It’s a Matter of Perspective

Parshas Mattos opens with the description of  the 42 masaos (marches) that the people of Israel made from the time that they left the land of Egypt until the final days of Moshe on the plains of Moab. The question everyone asks is: what…

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