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Can Spirituality be Immoral?

Can Spirituality be Immoral? Can spirituality ever be immoral? Considering the all-too-common occurrence of spiritualists getting caught in scandalous activities, some might answer with a resounding yes. But the better answer is that spirituality can be immoral, because being spiritual is not the same as being G-dly. This is because spirituality is not necessarily the…

What is More Important – Equality or Morality?

We live in an imperfect world. Injustice, poverty, violence, and other social, economic, and political problems are part of our everyday reality. Among those who wish to fix the numerous ills in our society, there seems to be a widespread need to assert the equality of all people and to avoid recognizing any differences between…

Should I Make a List of what I’m Looking for in a Spouse?

Who you’re going to marry is an irrelevant question, because it has already been decided. In fact, G-d already handpicked your spouse for you before you were born (Sotah 2a). It’s too late. You’re going to end up with your husband or your wife. Whatever he or she is going to be, he or she…

Does obeying G-d bring you closer to Him?

Once upon a time in a small village somewhere in Russia a woman asked her son to make her a cup of tea. Her devoted son dutifully gathered the best tea leaves that he could find, brewed the tea in a samovar, carefully poured it into a beautiful cup, and handed it to his mother….

Moving Forward

When Tishrei comes to an end, we find ourselves in a month completely bereft of holidays; the month of Cheshvan, also called MarCheshvan because Mar means “bitter,” and the month is “bitter” because of its lack of holidays. Mar also means “drop of water” intimating that Cheshvan initiates the rainy season in Eretz Yisroel. Cheshvan…

Jewish War

In March of 2004, then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon justified recent attacks against Hamas by declaring that “the Jewish nation has a right to defend itself…” Honestly, it was painful to hear, not because the statement was a justification of violence, but rather because the leader of a democratic, multi-ethnic State of Israel presumed…