Rabbi Chaim Levine
Hanukkah and the power of “I got you.”
How do you say goodbye to your 12-year-old daughter?
Planting and pruning: the two essential modes in parenting.
How to put your ego in check and let your soul shine through.
A visitor to victims of terror discovers a sense of family, optimism about the future, and an unbreakable spirit that carries them through their almost unbearable pain.
The cause of anti-Semitism is also the solution.
Our response to this terrorist tragedy must be activism, not despair.
Spouses don't feel alienated from each other because they can't communicate; they feel alienated because all they are communicating is negativity.
It has the potential for intense holiness and intense corruption, depending who's at the helm -- your soul or your ego.
Intimacy is ever-present and waiting to emerge as soon as the ego gets out of the way.
Finding and burning the chametz is akin to finding and purging the ego to let the soul shine through.
One of Judaism's secrets to having healthy marriage: Step away from angry content to relate to your partner in context.
The challenge of marriage is to come to a constant recognition that you are actually one unit.
Purim teaches us that nothing is random, and that every soul has a role to play in the Divine tapestry called history.
When you are caught up in your ego -- whether you are scared, angry, nervous, or frustrated -- you are incapable of making a sane decision.
Learning to separate ego-driven thinking from soul-inspired thinking is a challenge of growing spiritually.
The ego says that external circumstances define how you should feel. The soul says that the controls are all internal. What do you think?
The struggle between your soul and your ego is over life-affirming giving and body-deteriorating taking.
At your innermost point is a spark of pure Divinity: your soul. That essence gives you all the wisdom and perspective you need in life. (First in a series.)
Your ego is that inner voice that makes you act like an idiot. Silencing it may not be possible, but controlling it is.
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