Category Archives: caring

Communicating From Your Heart Rather Than Your Head

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” –  Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children’s books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Do you communicate responsibly within your spiritual/loving relationships? We strive for emotional intimacy in …

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

“A brother is a friend God gave you; a friend is a brother your heart chose.” – Proverbs These are sometimes synonymous and sometimes not. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a long time friend and heard the most wonderful story that so amplifies the wisdom from Proverbs. As a Rabbi in …

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Fight Conceit and Envy

“Above all, you must fight conceit, envy and every kind of ill feeling in your heart.” – Abraham Cahan Abraham “Abe” Cahan (1860-1951) was a Lithuanian-born American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician. Cahan saw himself as an educator and enlightener of the impoverished Jewish working class of the city, “meeting them on their own …

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Giving Me Permission

“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.” – Joy Page Joy Page was an American actress best known for her role as the Bulgarian bride “Annina Brandel” in the film Casablanca. She was the last surviving cast member of Casablanca, dying in 2008. I know that I have …

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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 …

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