Musings

Labor Gains

02/06/2013

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

David Wolpe

For Those Who Come After Us

01/29/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Selfless creation is the backbone of the world.

David Wolpe

Rationalize This!

01/23/2013

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.

David Wolpe

That Which Endures

01/16/2013

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.”

David Wolpe

A Friend Indeed

01/08/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

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

David Wolpe

The Power Of Now

01/02/2013

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

Wisdom Of The Ages

12/26/2012

Wisdom is sometimes an accompaniment of years.

The Past Can Be Prelude

12/18/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

The challenge, frustration and color of life is that each day is promising at its beginning and irrevocable at its end.

Rabbi David Wolpe

A Patient Spirit

Count to 'ten' before you hit send.

12/13/2012

In Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” General Kutuzov exasperates his comrades by refusing to take action against Napoleon. “Maneuver,” they urge him,

Rabbi David Wolpe

Quantum Leap

11/27/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Sir James Fraser, author of the anthropological classic “The Golden Bough,” once formulated the second principle of magic as follows:

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