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Takeoff Power

During a lecture in Ashdod for newly observant Israelis, I asked the participants to tell me the hardest things they ever did…

Grab It by the Tail

Why was Moses so terrified when his walking staff turned into a snake? He spent years in the wilderness, undaunted by snakes, lions, scorpions and other perils…

Dirty Old Men

When we understand the teachings of Rebbe Nachman, we understand how politics, the media, and entertainment are full of licentiousness and insanity…

My Poor Kedusha

Here's a song for us women that would be a befitting anthem for the Shovevim weeks, when we're all trying to get stronger in personal holiness and to get closer to Hashem.

No Shortcuts

A young man asked me what his first task during these weeks of the Shovevim period should be, and what he should seek to achieve. I told him to start by guarding his eyes...

Pesach and Shovevim

The great Egyptian subjugation began when we chose to enslave ourselves; slavery begins with a choice and ends in losing the free will to choose…