Monthly Archives: November 2016


Rabbi Hayyim Hirschensohn –

  Rabbi Hayyim Hirschensohn – The Forgotten Sage Who Was Rediscovered Dr. David Zohar, a clinical psychologist from Tel Aviv, Israel, founded a project to republish an updated version of Rabbi Hayyim Hirschensohn’s writings. The objective is to bring these works to the public’s knowledge, as they can offer a modern religious Jew ways in which one can combine modern values together with Jewish Values. This new version […]


The Methodology of Halakhah

Judaism is unique in its teaching that study is not merely a means but an end, not merely an end among ends, but the highest and noblest of human aspirations. Study of torah for its own sake is a sacramental act, the great of all mizvot. Throughout the generations Torah scholars were willing to live in poverty and deprivation in order to devote themselves to study. Every Jew, […]


Brains of Children with ADHD Show Protein Deficiency

By Jane Collingwood ~ 3 min read New research on children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder has found a deficiency of a necessary brain chemical. Children with ADHD appear to have nearly 50 percent lower levels of an amino acid called tryptophan, a protein which helps in the production of dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin. It also is important for attention and learning. Jessica Johansson of Orebro University in Sweden […]


Take the Two Eyes of Horus…to your forehead

Take the Two Eyes of Horus…to your forehead “Take the two Eyes of Horus, the black and the white. Take them to your forehead, (so) that they may illuminate your face.” Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts →click here for original source. –: מניין שהיה לפרעה תפילין? שנאמר: ושמת את הנשר ואת הנחש על ראשך, למען ידעו כל מצריים שאתה המושל והשליט : וכל זר לא תלבש בו Translation: From […]


Confronting Violence – Notes

Printing Press Religion – Reformation Religious Wars 100 years –   France  1562 – 1598 and  30 years war. 1648 Treaty of Westphalia 21st century – information  technology revolution – globalization of communications, empowerment of crowds by social media  overthrow of established authority and arab spring – proliferation of wars – end of Westphalian Order (Kissinger) War of the Faithful against everyone else Dualism – us and them […]


Declare Liberty Throughout the Land

(י) וְקִדַּשְׁתֶּם אֵת שְׁנַת הַחֲמִשִּׁים שָׁנָה וּקְרָאתֶם דְּרוֹר בָּאָרֶץ לְכָל יֹשְׁבֶיהָ יוֹבֵל הִוא תִּהְיֶה לָכֶם וְשַׁבְתֶּם אִישׁ אֶל אֲחֻזָּתוֹ וְאִישׁ אֶל מִשְׁפַּחְתּוֹ תָּשֻׁבוּ:  ( ויקרא פרק כה) You shall sanctify the fiftieth year and declare liberty throughout the land to all of its inhabitants. This will be a Jubilee to you and each man shall return to his inheritance and each man to his family  to dwell with. […]


THE FROM “IS” TO “OUGHT” FALLACY

“Take any action allowed to be vicious; willful murder, for instance.  Examine it in all  lights, and see if you can find that matter of fact, or real existence, which you call “vice.”  In whichever way you take it, you find only certain passions, motives, volitions, and thoughts.  There is no other matter of fact in the case… …In every system of morality which I have hitherto met […]