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There's No Such Thing As A Simple Idolator

Fourth member of a Sukkot series on the teachings of the Holy Baal Shem Tov. Members the 1st, the 2nd, and the 3rd. “The wholesome simplicity of the simple Jew touches on the utterly simple essence of G‑d. ” The Holy Baal Shem Tov It’s tricky to be simple. The opposite of chassidic simplicity is […]

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Tell Me What These Words Mean

The 3rd member of a Sukkot series. Member the 1st. Member the 2nd. “Every single thing one sees or hears is an instruction for his conduct in the service of G-d. This is the idea of avoda, service: to comprehend and discern in all things a way in which to serve G-d.” -The Holy Baal […]

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On The Mysteries Of King Solomon And Koheles

I write this in my Sukkah, wearing my intellectual sleeping cap and bunny slippers, as the birds chirp all around on this glorious first morning of Chol Hamoed. Why, oh why, would Jews choose to read Koheles, Ecclesiastes, most nihilistic of all twenty-four scriptures, during a festival of joy? Granted, it is not my custom; Chabad […]

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The Baal Shem Tov’s Question

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A Leaf In The Wind: Three Meditations

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