The Golden Rule – Parshat Behar 5782

Versions of the golden rule echo throughout our Torah, perhaps because human nature can often lead us astray, or perhaps because it is just that critical to a functioning society, or maybe a little bit of both.

Chain Reaction – Parshat Emor 5782

When did you last experience a chain of kindness? Whether it’s taking turns holding the door open for the next person, or adding tzedakah to a class fund to donate, it might surprise you to learn that the action of inspiring kindness in others comes from this week’s Torah portion. 

Love and Loyalty – Parshat Kedoshim 5782

Is there a pang of hurt when you disappoint someone you love? Yes, and it’s natural. Just like our relationships with each other, our relationship with God is built on mutual love and loyalty, and it’s because of that foundation that we strive to be our best selves.

Say It Out Loud – Parshat Acharei Mot 5782

Parshat Acharei Mot is a gentle reminder to each of us that in order to make real progress in ourselves, we must say the change we want to make out loud. The action of change occurs when we take our own inner voice and let others hear our intention.

The Little Things – Parshat Tazria 5782

Our parshah this week is a call to notice small changes, including health issues. The Torah is not suggesting we be hypochondriacs, but simply to be knowledgeable and aware so that we can take the best possible care of ourselves and others.