Spirituality

Hide and Seek

Welcome to the game of cosmic hide and seek. We are "it" and the One we are seeking is God Himself.

Exodus: What's the Big Deal?

Every component of the Exodus was meant to reveal another facet of how God is involved in the world.

World of Love #1 - Purpose of Creation

God's motivation for creating the world sheds light on our own life goals.

World of Love #2 - Perceiving the Infinite

What ultimate good does God offer His creations? Our ability to connect to Him.

World of Love #3 - Uniqueness of Mankind

The gift of a Divine soul separates man from the rest of God's creatures.

World of Love #4 - Glow of Accomplishment

One of the highest human pleasures is that of accomplishment -- completing a job well done.

World of Love #5 - Closeness to God

The existence of good and evil allows man to make the right choice, and merit greater closeness to God.

World of Love #6 - Doing Good Unto Others

Doing good unto others is a key component of spiritual health.

World of Love #7 - The Possibility of Evil

God may make it difficult for us to approach Him in order to increase our eventual reward.

World of Love #8 - Physical-Spiritual Unity

The greatest satisfaction is accomplishing in a world where God is hidden.

Faith and the Mideast Problem

All leaders draw their power from faith. The only question is where that faith is directed. In times of national crisis, that decision is critically important.

Capital-R Reality

We are witnessing events that shake us and cause a seismic shift in perception. Attaining clarity of what it all means is our goal on Yom Kippur.

If You Were God

We often question God's ways. But given the chance, how would we do things differently?

The Gender of God

By understanding God's manifestations in both male and female imagery, we can begin to unify our connection to the transcendence reality.

Wrestling with Suffering

Jewish philosophical approaches to one of life's fundamental questions.

Jews for Jesus

Underhanded tactics lure unsuspecting Jews into joining a Christian movement.

Suddenly Sinai

With Palestinian propaganda aimed at severing the Jewish Biblical connection to the Holy Land, the revelation at Mount Sinai has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight.

Trusting God

When reading reports of hair-raising cruelty, trusting God means knowing that the answers to why Israel is under attack are there, even if they are not obvious at the moment.

The Sukkah Experience

In the very impermanence of the sukkah lies true security - we realize we are not alone!

Nike and the Purpose of Life

What is the purpose of existence? Let's first answer: What is the purpose of the Nike shoe factory?

Confessions of a Creationist

I always thought creationists were Bible-belt fundamentalists. Denying evolution would put me on their side, and jeopardize my self-image as an East coast Jewish intellectual...

The Design Argument

Does the intricate design of the universe serve as evidence for the existence of God?

Seeing the Elephant

It's natural to protect ourselves from information we perceive as threatening. But it can be a big monkey wrench in seeing the elephant and recognizing God.

Our Drive For Meaning

Meaning is one of man's greatest needs. Can life have meaning if existence is the result of a random occurrence?

Spirituality Without God

We are finally recognizing that reality includes a spiritual dimension. But somehow God has gotten lost in the shuffle.

Morality: Who Needs God?

If there is an absolute standard of morality, then there must be a God. Disagree? Consider the alternative.

Transcendence and Oneness

Kurt Vonnegut and encounters with the Infinite source of existence.

Making Contact

How can we perceive the Infinite while stuck in a finite world?

God: An Introduction

Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.

Search for Truth

Searching for religious truth is more than a matter of faith. It requires a blend of genuine tolerance with cogent reasoning and intellectual honesty.

Moral Independence

Being a Jew demands developing the intellectual and moral courage to live by what is true, even if the whole world stands opposed.

It's So Hard!

It's today's mantra. But there are times when even super-human effort isn't hard. How do we get over that hurdle?

Big Families: Desired or Undesirable?

A frank discussion with a mother of 11 on the pros and cons of large families.

Talking Back to God

We learn from Abraham that it is possible to have an argument with God and win, and that, indeed, God invites us to dialogue with Him.

The Light of the Life Force

The stories of the Bible contain ancient, timeless secrets for living an empowered life. From the very first words, we are inspired to connect with the light.

MySpace or YourSpace?

Facebook and the essence of Passover.

Can Intellect Replace Morality?

Intelligence is no guarantee of goodness.

Miracles You Can't See

Sometimes our vision gets better when we close our eyes.

Beauty and the Greeks

What was the underlying conflict between Jewish and Greek philosophy?

Why Investigate Judaism First

Five reasons to explore Judaism before examining other religions.

Prisoner Exchange in Jewish Law

The State of Israel is faced with a difficult dilemma: To release terrorist prisoners in exchange for captive soldiers, or not. What does Jewish Law have to say?

Purim and Nature

Understanding the Hebrew word "teva" sheds light on the story of Purim.

Remember Amalek

A lesson on Divine Providence in memory of the fallen Torah students of Mercaz HaRav, hy"d.

The Restriction Prescription

Is less really more? Why does Judaism have so many restrictions?

Did God Speak at Sinai?

What supports the claim that God spoke to the entire Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?

Before You Die, Your Life's Movie

The surprising findings of a new Israeli study echoes Jewish mysticism.

The Design Argument: Answers to Atheists' Objections

Turns out Richard Dawkins' watchmaker has 20/20 vision after all.

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