Transforming Hatred and Anger Into Love

  The Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Hassidic movement, explained that ‘the world is a mirror’– the defects we see in others are a reflection of our own.   When Moses sent spies on a reconnaissance mission to Israel, they returned with an evil report about the land...

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A Jewish Perspective on Anger and Hatred

      “If you want a picture of the future; imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” (George Orwell, 1984, chapter 3) Our rabbis worried about the effects of hatred. They attributed the destruction of the Second Temple to the internal battles of the Jewish community....

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The Goals of Moral Education: The Rambam’s View, Part I

In my previous article, I wrote about the necessity for a renewed and broadened focus on moral education in Jewish communities. In a discussion about the post on the Lookjed Online Discussion Group, Rabbi Dr Barry Kislowicz argued convincingly that we need to define the goals of moral education before...

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Sichat Shalom: Biblical Patterns and Paradigms in Conflict Resolution

By: Tehilla Goldberg

Hakarat HaTov / Gratitude I Ohr HaTzafun – The Hidden Light

By: Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel

Dealing with Painful Emotions and Anger at G-d

By: Rabbi Asher Resnick