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Editorial & Opinion | Musings

02/05/2013 - 19:00 | | Musings

In the Talmud, Rabbi Ishmael states that it is important to combine regular work alongside study of Torah.

01/28/2013 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Musings

Selfless creation is the backbone of the world.

01/22/2013 - 19:00 | | Musings

Excuses, excuses. None of us lacks reasons or justifications. As Rabbi Joseph Telushkin puts it, rationalizations are more important than food. After all, we have all gone a day without eating.

01/15/2013 - 19:00 | | Musings

In his autobiography, the great director Akira Kurosowa muses: “’Mono-no-aware,’ sadness at the fleeting nature of things, like the sweet, nostalgic sorrow of watching the cherry blossoms fall — when I heard this ancient poetic term, I was suddenly struck by enlightenment as if waking from a dream.”

01/07/2013 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Musings

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

01/01/2013 - 19:00 | | Musings

‘Live for the moment.” “This is the only time you have.”