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On the Jewish Condition

Throughout Jewish history, we have asked the question: How far are we willing to stick our necks out to make the world better when we know we could lose our heads in the process? 893 more words

Parshas Shemini: Defeating the Yetzer Hara -- The Connection between Snakes and Egypt

Parsha Shmini summary: Frightening deaths of Nadab and Abihu for drunkenly bringing offerings. We also get the laws of keeping Kosher

Chametz represents the yetzer hara — the source of physical desires that promise joy but actually bring an endless source of discontentment. 885 more words

Parsha

Caught Your Child Watching Inappropriate Material?

Caught Your Child Watching Inappropriate Material?

This video highlight of Rabbi Manis Friedman is an excerpt from The Questions 8th Graders Ask

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Chassidus

Temptation on the Road to the Heavenly City

“I was glad when they said to me,”Let us go to the house of the LORD.” Now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.”

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Exploration

Healing sin by naming it.

Proverbs 28:13 – “The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.” (HCSB)

The word “sin” turns many people off and they just stop listening. 534 more words

Yetzer Hara

Poem "Fat"

These days,
the fastest way
to discredit
a woman
is to call her “fat”.

Years back,
it was “mentally ill”.
Years before that,
the word was… 72 more words

Encouragement

The Enemy Within Us

The truth is that the yetzer hara also uses both of these tactics, but it is more successful when it approaches as a friend. Chovos HaLevavos (Yichud HaMaaseh Ch.

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