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Wisdom for Life From the Source: Each of Us Has a Choice to Make

Originally published in “City Beat Magazine”.

By Royi Shaffin

Each of us has a choice to make

Every hour of every day

Between good and bad… 168 more words

Wetiko and yetzer hara

Paul Levy, in Dispelling Wetiko, uses the Hebrew term yetzer hara, which he defines as “evil inclination”. It rang a bell, so I got out my notes from the Story Grid Workshop, and sure enough, that is the exact term Steven Pressfield uses for Resistance. 155 more words

Shabbat Zakhor: Fear of G*d

The learning of this week’s parashah all comes down to a confrontation between Shifra and Pu’ah, on one side, and Amalek, on the other. Shifra and Pu’ah were the Hebrew midwives whom Pharaoh commanded to carry out his plan to eradicate the Hebrews by killing all the boy babies as they were born. 628 more words

The Water Castle, Body & Soul: Video

The Healing Dance of Body & Soul at BreslovCampus.org

In this class we discuss the Water Castle, the pulse, and the psychospiritual message in Rebbe Nachman’s famous story-within-a-story. 38 more words

Breslov Woman

The Time I Got In Trouble For Studying In Class

This is from lyl, who can’t actually think of any yetzer hara she has that is greater than her yetzer hara for doing well on tests.  275 more words


Self Absorption - Rosh Hashanah 5777

The story of the Akeidah, the Binding of Isaac, which we read every year on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, is so tantalizingly evocative, inspiring, and troubling.  2,107 more words

Divrei Torah (Weekly Sermons)

יצר הרע (Yetzer Hara) - Forgotten Shores, Forgotten Lands

It’s truly a shame that dungeon synth isn’t as wide spread as other musical genres. It’s a genre that’s an offspring of an offspring, the fringe genre of a fringe genre. 311 more words