Aliyah, Teshuva and Israelis: What do They Share in Common? Aliyah, teshuva and Israelis: What do they share in common? They can be: Stressful! Scary! Humbling! Frustrating! Challenging! Hard work! Anger-Inducing! But ultimately all three can bring us into greatness if we open ourselves up to truth. When the initial shock of making Aliyah begins to... Continue Reading →
Reflections on Yom Kippur-Poetry for the Soul
Teshuva: Returning and Reconnecting By Ariella Bracha Waldinger A walk through the inner corridors of an ancient temple called the soul Once beautifully maintained by the servants of Torah secrets Vacated by the pull of other endeavors that led us away to serve other G-ds Dispossessed of its life force, it remained vacant for years... Continue Reading →
Coming Clean: the Teshuva of Yom Kippur
COMING CLEAN THE INSIDE OUT CLEANSING OF YOM KIPPUR By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Who doesn't love taking a long, soothing hot shower to clean away the dirt after a long day of work? The hot water has the ability to literally wash away the grit and grime allowing us to emerge feeling wholly cleansed and... Continue Reading →
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