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Counting the Omer: Week 5

Holidays & Time Zones | May 3, 2015

Road to Transformation: Get out your running shoes! The Omer is a marathon of cosmic cleansing. Kabbalah teaches us that during these forty-nine days following Pesach, we need to take great care in ridding all negative influences from every area of our lives. After Pesach, we begin anticipating Shavuot, the next holiday and in essence the... read more

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Finding the Joy

Well Being | April 27, 2015

Kabbalists teach that our true spiritual work is not supposed to come easily or naturally. The job we are meant to do in this world exists outside of our comfort zone; it goes beyond the limits of our everyday activities. And so we come to think about spiritual work as, well, work. Consequently, we often forget to approach our spiritual path with... read more

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Counting the Omer: Week 4

Holidays & Time Zones | April 26, 2015

Road to Transformation: Get out your running shoes! The Omer is a marathon of cosmic cleansing. Kabbalah teaches us that during these forty-nine days following Pesach, we need to take great care in ridding all negative influences from every area of our lives. After Pesach, we begin anticipating Shavuot, the next holiday and in essence the... read more

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Transforming Your True Nature

Personal Transformation | April 21, 2015

A teacher dedicates her life to educating students in one of the most underserved urban areas in the country. She arrives at school early to plan engaging lessons and stays late to tutor kids in need of extra care. When vacation rolls around, she volunteers to teach summer school to help students catch up academically. Some call it arduous work,... read more

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Counting the Omer: Week 3

Holidays & Time Zones | April 18, 2015

Road to Transformation: Get out your running shoes! The Omer is a marathon of cosmic cleansing. Kabbalah teaches us that during these forty-nine days following Pesach, we need to take great care in ridding all negative influences from every area of our lives. After Pesach, we begin anticipating Shavuot, the next holiday and in essence the... read more

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Embracing Healing: Taurus and Tiferet 2015

Astrology | April 16, 2015

We are nearing the third of the seven weeks of the Omer and it corresponds to the Sefira of Tiferet, the expression of beauty, balance, and healing in the universe. Not coincidentally, we are also nearing the New Moon of Taurus, the zodiac sign that is also associated with these same energies. The color green—the color of life, of healing, of... read more

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The Power of Positive Words

Well Being | April 15, 2015

This week gives us a renewed appreciation for the power of our words. The Zohar portion for this week states: If someone spreads an evil name, all his limbs become defiled and he should be shut out, for his evil speech rises aloft and calls down an unclean Spirit on him, and he is defiled. He who intends to defile is defiled; by the deed below... read more

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Words Matter

Well Being | April 13, 2015

One sunny morning while Rebecca was riding the bus to work, she overheard a conversation in the front between a confused foreign couple and the bus driver. She understood the language they were speaking perfectly; it was the language she learned from her parents as a child. The opportunity to interject and clear up the misunderstanding presented... read more

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Counting the Omer: Week 2

Holidays & Time Zones | April 11, 2015

Road to Transformation: Get out your running shoes! The Omer is a marathon of cosmic cleansing. Kabbalah teaches us that during these forty-nine days following Pesach, we need to take great care in ridding all negative influences from every area of our lives. After Pesach, we begin anticipating Shavuot, the next holiday and in essence the... read more

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The Will to Persevere

Personal Transformation | April 7, 2015

Theodore Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was rejected 27 times for the publication of his first book, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street before Vanguard Press scooped it up in 1937. Steven Spielberg was declined admission to USC’s prestigious film school multiple times before finally receiving admittance to California State University... read more

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Counting the Omer: Week 1

Holidays & Time Zones | April 4, 2015

Road to Transformation: Get out your running shoes! The Omer is a marathon of cosmic cleansing. Kabbalah teaches us that during these forty-nine days following Pesach, we need to take great care in ridding all negative influences from every area of our lives. After Pesach, we begin anticipating Shavuot, the next holiday and in essence the... read more

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The Clarity of Freedom

Holidays & Time Zones | March 31, 2015

Normally, I am pretty lazy when it comes to cleaning. Don’t get me wrong, I love it when everything is spotless and tidy—it’s just that I prefer it when someone else does the scrubbing for me. Just ask my wife. And yet, Pesach is quickly approaching and many of us are busy with spring cleaning. Even me! Cleaning for Pesach is something that all... read more

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