The Kamocha Campaign Launches in Los Angeles Yehudis Litvak Two weeks ago, the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation (CCHF) launched a city-wide Kamocha Campaign in Los Angeles. This program for mid- to upper elementary students, intended to raise awareness of the mitzvah of ve’ahavta l’reacha kamocha,…
Jewish Guide to Practical Medical Decision-Making Rabbi Jason Weiner Urim Publications, 368 pp. Reviewed by Devorah Talia Gordon When asked to review Rabbi Jason Weiner’s book, Jewish Guide to Practical Decision-Making, I hesitated. Surely my editor had asked the wrong writer. Having almost no medical…
“Our forefather Avraham was great.” “Sara Imeinu was a big tzaddeikes.” Do we tell ourselves and our children statements like this in order to lift us up? For many, it has the opposite effect. They were great, but we are not. What does their greatness have to do with us? It seems to spring from them fully formed from their youngest years.
However, we know that we contain many faults and shortcomings.
The Chassidic masters teach that, just as the body receives direction and energy from the brain and heart, there are neshama klaliyos, general souls, from which all other souls come. Thus the souls in separate people may influence one another in profound ways.
When we learn that Avraham Avinu saw Hashem, it is supposed to evoke within us a yearning to also see Hashem – even if not in the way Avraham did. We are still supposed to search and perhaps even request that G-d and G-dliness be tangible in our lives.
The culmination of this process is the ultimate revelation in the time of the future redemption – may it take place very soon.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Shabbos,
Why Uninsured Motorist Coverage is Essential Michael Rubinstein, Esq. Drivers in California face a serious predicament every single day: Millions of drivers are driving without insurance. Perhaps an even greater number do carry insurance, but not enough to cover potential losses caused by a traffic…