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The Power of Gratitude
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In the early 1990s one of the great medical research exercises of modern times took place. It became known as the Nun Study. Some 700 American nuns, all members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the United States, agreed to allow their records to be accessed by a research team investigating the process […]
Parshat Eikev – More Than Just Manna
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Why can’t we complain if it was designed to be a challenge? This week, Rabbi David Katz, director of MMY, takes a deeper look at the manna to teach us an important lesson about appreciating Hashem and what we have, and how to find blessing even during challenges.
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This past week was a difficult one here in Israel. There were two separate incidents of murder and attempted murder: First, a man who, based on his external dress, could be called an orthodox, or even ultra-orthodox Jew, attacked other Jews in the center of Jerusalem. Second, an Arab family was attacked, resulting in the […]
The Challenge of Wealth
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The commonly held view is that wealth is an impediment to a meaningful spiritual life; that wealth is accompanied by necessary hubris that makes humility and godliness nearly impossible. In this view, it is the poor who, seemingly because of their poverty and need, who gravitate toward spirituality. But is this “commonly held view” accurate? […]