Writings and Video Posts

Tu B’Shvat Hagada for sale

The Still Small VoiceTu B’Shvat Hagada, fifteen years in the making, is finally available for public enjoyment. This full color, 8.5″ x 11″, 96 page, spiral bound booklet is rich in content and beautiful in presentation. A sample of which appears below. It provides clear instructions for organizing a Tu B’Shvat seder and brings short […]


The kabbalists read into Chanukka’s eight days, a journey of progressive tikun down through the sefirot from Binah to Malchut. Curiously, Binah associates with the higher Shekhina called Ima (literally, Mother) and Malchut associates with the lower Shekhina called Nukba (literally, Woman). Chanukka thus begins and ends on a feminine note. The first candle (of Binah) accompanies all the [...]

Choice vs Fate Video Teaching (Part 2 of 3)

Part 2 of our 3-part series on CHOICE & FATE explores the chaotic interface between them. This Illustrated Video Teaching examines the Talmudic distinction between “higher mazal” (that is subject to fate) and “lower mazal” that’s amenable to choice. When these two mazalot converge in the human psyche, their boundaries get fuzzy and its nearly impossible […]


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