Author Archives: Rabbi Mitch

Coping with Obstacles

“We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.” – Maxwell Maltz  Maxwell Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon and author who developed Psycho-Cybernetics, a system of ideas through which, he claimed; one could improve one’s self-image and, in turn, lead …

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Being a Mensch

Mensch (German: Mensch, for “human being”) means “a person of integrity and honor”. The opposite of a mensch is an unmensch (meaning: an utterly cruel or evil person). According to Leo Rosten, the Yiddish maven and author of The Joys of Yiddish, mensch is “someone to admire and emulate; someone of noble character. The key to being “a real mensch” is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a …

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Sacred

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” – Joseph Campbell Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: …

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Feeding Your Spirit

“The windows of my soul I throw wide open to the sun.” – John Greenleaf Whittier  John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Whittier was strongly influenced by the Scottish poet,Robert Burns. Part of my daily activity is to feed …

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Nothingness

“God’s Spirit moves through us and the world at a pace that can never be constricted by any one religious paradigm. I love that.” - Bono (Paul David Hewson) Paul David Hewson, most commonly known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer and musician, best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. …

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