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Doing It My Way
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Most of us have had occasions in our lives when we acted as supervisors over others. It might have been in our role as parents disciplining our children, it might have been as employers giving instructions to employees, or it might have been any number of other contexts in which we had to tell others […]
Don’t Strike the Rock
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Very early in my professional training as a psychologist, I learned about a phenomenon known as “the power of positive expectations.” This power was well known even to the ancients, who recognized that if you expect positive behavior from another person, you are likely to be rewarded by positive behavior from that person. On the […]
Better They Learn from Me…
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Conflict resolution is one of the most important tasks in human relations at every level. Open up any newspaper, and you will read of school children bullying each other, of married couples who are in bitter conflict, of political parties enmeshed in verbal warfare, and of nations literally at war. What are some of the […]
The Blue Above the White
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It may not sound like much of a story to you, but to me it was meaningful at many levels. I’ve heard the story three times now, each time from a different person. Each of the three went through a remarkably similar experience and shared their story with me. I’d like to share the story […]
A Candle of God is the Soul of Man
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I no longer remember which Israeli artist colony I was visiting. Perhaps Jaffa. But I will never forget the crude, almost primitive paintings, which were on exhibit. They were all very different in color, style, and size. But in every painting, a candle predominated.
Uniformity and Uniqueness
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One of the interesting paradoxes of human life is our tendency to copy one another and to try to “fit in" with friends and acquaintances, while simultaneously trying to be distinct from others, and to be our “own person."
My Teacher, My Father
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It was November, 1938. Dark clouds were gathering over all of Europe, and particularly over the Jewish communities in countries like Poland and Lithuania. Although few foresaw the horrific extent of the Holocaust that lay ahead, everyone knew that those communities were in very grave danger.
Yom Yerushalayim: Zion and Jerusalem
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Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim   Historians have long distinguished between two types of great leaders. On the one hand, there are those who are gifted with mighty talents and unusually powerful personalities. But they are essentially inward people who are not particularly gregarious and whose greatness often sets them at a distance […]
A Life of Sanctification
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The conditions under which we live are many and varied. Some of us live in very comfortable, even idyllic, surroundings. Others struggle with diverse hardships, including poverty, disease, and the conditions of war. Our people have known unspeakably extreme conditions, such as those experienced during the Holocaust. Throughout history, we have learned to obey God’s […]