Category Archives: compassion

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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Rules To Live By – Part Two

This is a continuation of suggestions that were sent to me by dear and loving friends. As a Rabbi and Spiritual Counselor, one of the greatest gifts I receive is the benefit of your experience, strength and hope. You teach me so much through your faith, courage, willingness and action. Whoever you are and whatever …

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Random Kindness

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.It might be the only sunshine they see all day.  Today’s Keep It Simple message is for you to perform a random act of kindness. You decide what, when and where it will be and for whom. We are each faced with myriad opportunities to perform random acts …

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Compassion

As a Rabbi in South Florida, I am frequently asked by students, congregants and clients what the difference is between kindness and compassion? Have you ever thought that there was a difference? I didn’t for a long time and probably never would have if I were not asked that question by a teacher of mine. …

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Ritual

Ritual is a kind of shorthand by which we say things that we do not take time to put into words or could not if we would. Reverend Harry Emerson Fosdick   How does one describe with words the feelings we have when watching a ritual be performed in the holy place of our choice? …

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