Parshat Terumah: The more charity, the more holiness

Parshat Terumah: The more charity we give, the more we'll want holiness Based on the writings of Rav Natan of Breslov Shemot 25:2: “Take my tithe from every man whose heart prompts him” Rav Natan teaches us...
Fixing the world of feelings

How to fix the world of feelings

Fixing the world of feelings Each of our soul-levels is represented by a different part of the body. The neshama, the Divine soul, is associated with the head. The ruach, the soul level that’s associated...
The true power of thought

The true power of thought

The power of thought We all have different ‘soul levels’ to rectify. The soul level that’s called Ruach in Hebrew - ‘wind, mood’ - actually corresponds to our intellect, or our power of thought and...
Soul sparks and redemption

Soul sparks and redemption

How soul sparks lead to redemption Getting closer to God is not a simple thing. This world is full of masks and contradictions which hide the reality of God. So then, how can a person...
Practical advice for how to judge favorably

Practical advice: How we can judge others favorably

Advice: How to judge other people favorably There are a few rules we need to follow, in order to be able to judge other people favorably. Rule 1: Focus on their good deeds Even if there is...
Happy songs

Happy music can boost your mood

Listening to good music can make you happy There’s a simple piece of advice that we need to go with all day long, in order to fight against the ‘imagination’ that makes every effort to...
Rebbe Nachman's four levels of humility

The four levels of humility

Rebbe Nachman's Four Levels of Humility Rebbe Nachman teaches us that there are four levels of humility: Level 1: A person should humble himself before those who are greater than him. In many ways, this is the...
We'll have everything when we have unity

Every good thing depends on unity

When we have unity, we'll have everything The whole story of what happened at Mount Sinai, and what will happen when we are redeemed, and what is happening all the time with all the bounty...
We shouldn't go to extremes - Parshat Mishpatim

Parshat Mishpatim: Don’t go to extremes!

Parshat Mishpatim: Why we tend to go to extremes Based on the writings of Rav Natan of Breslov Shemot 24:11: God didn’t hurt the leaders of Israel. They gazed at the Divine and ate and drank. In...
Love other people for free

How it’s possible to love someone else ‘for free’

How can we ‘love’ someone else, for free? We learnt that the rectification for the sinat chinam, or ‘baseless hatred’ that caused the destruction of the Second Temple is baseless love - i.e., loving our...