Category Archives: peace

Laughter

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”  ~Yiddish Proverb Laughter is an audible expression or appearance of happiness, or an inward feeling of joy (laughing on the inside). It may ensue from jokes, tickling, and other stimuli. Inhaling nitrous oxide can also induce laughter; other drugs, such as alcohol or marijuana, can also induce episodes of strong …

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The Universality of Language

“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini Federico Fellini was an Italian film director. Known for a distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images, he is considered one of the most influential and widely revered filmmakers of the 20th century. Whether films or vocabulary, Fellini understood that language provides …

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Reinvention

“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” – Bob Black Bob Black is an American anarchist and lawyer. He is the author of The Abolition of Work and Other Essays, Beneath the Underground, Friendly Fire, Anarchy After Leftism, and numerous political essays. How often have things happened in our …

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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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Rules to Live By – Part One

My next two messages are going to contain 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 …

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