God on the Beach. PREPENT5773. Day 20+21

עברית בהמשך “There were only two moments in my life when I felt God”, the woman in the glasses said, “once, in the middle of the desert in Israel – and right now.”  We are standing up to our knees in the cold water of the Atlantic Ocean, up by the tip of Cape Cod. The […]

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Jerusalem in Charlotte- when right goes wrong. PREPENT5773 Day 18

עברית בהמשך Sometime mistakes are recognised and things get fixed and changed made that are urgent and important and defy the normal right or wrong and worth the risk. These days of Elul are about the commitment to these kind of risky changes for the better in the way we live our lives. Sometimes quick […]

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Curb your digital enthusiasm. Prepent 5773. Day 17.

עברית בהמשך My friend Eric directs a mid-size educational organization and this morning he called me up angry. One of his employees quit, suddenly, via email. “I’m pissed that he did it this way – he’s a bright kid – but the fact is – how he did it says it all. He was on […]

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fix something small today. PREPENT5773. Day 16,

fix something small today. something that will make you smile. small steps to more happiness. I remember hearing Reb Shlomo Carlebach say once, in between songs – “if there’s a rip in your pants – fix it right away. don’t wait.” Which reminds me of another famous story about one of the Hasidic rabbis who […]

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