Relationships

In addition to one’s relationship with the Creator (which is the subject of our “Emuna and Spirit” category), there are two significant types of relationships in a person’s life: one’s relationship with oneself and one’s relationships with fellow humans. The basis of peaceful and gratifying interpersonal relationships begins with a person’s understanding and appreciation of him/herself. Liking oneself is the key to harmony with others.

Old Charlie the Gatekeeper

Old Charlie the Gatekeeper

If you lived in a town with no crime, no sicknesses, no strife or arguments, no poverty and nothing but happy citizens, young and old, you’d want it to stay that way and prevent any undesirable elements from entering your town. That was the secret of Charliesville…

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Family Tree

Family Tree

The Torah tells us that “Man is a tree in the field” (Deuteronomy 20:19). Interestingly, we automatically refer to our ancestral background as “the family tree.” On a superficial level, just as a tree branches out from trunk to branches to twigs above ground – and...

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Live It to Give It

Live It to Give It

Education is not preaching – it’s personal example. A child’s innate sense of justice cannot stand hypocrisy and inconsistency. A parent who preaches one thing yet practices otherwise is guaranteed to obtain the opposite results. In simple English, if you live it, you can give it…

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Wallflower

Wallflower

When we need the approval of others, we become emotionally crippled because we make our happiness depend on the way they react to us. Being dependent on others for approval is just as problematic as being a being beggar looking for a handout…

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