Category Archives: family

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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Giving and Receiving

When you start giving out the more you will take in. — Napoleon Hill Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books …

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Affirmations for Healing from Surgery

My healing is a divine gift. My attitude is up to me. Rabbi Mitch  Surgery can be a stressful and anxiety producing event for many reasons: Fear of the unknown, fear of pain, unfamiliar environment, fear of the outcome, Trust, Lack of information/education about the pre-post surgical intervention and listening to what others say, and …

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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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Acceptance

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. Eleanor Roosevelt I had the wonderful opportunity to see a touring company perform Fiddler on the Roof this past Saturday evening. I have seen the show many times …

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