Fear Your Mother

"Honor your father and your mother" (Exodus 20:12) is the fifth of the Ten Commandments. It is at the very heart of Judaism and is a mitzvah that straddles the twin aspects of Judaism:…

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Fear Your Mother?

"Honor your father and your mother" (Exodus 20:12) is the fifth of the Ten Commandments. It is at the very heart of Judaism and is a mitzvah that straddles the twin aspects of Judaism:…

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Fear Your Mother?

"Honor your father and your mother" (Exodus 20:12) is the fifth of the Ten Commandments. It is at the very heart of Judaism and is a mitzvah that straddles the twin aspects of Judaism:…

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Fear Not

In order to overcome one's fears, one must first acknowledge them.

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Never Fear

Don't worry about not getting accolades for a good deed; we often forget that these, too, are recorded above.

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Love and Hate

The juxtaposition between love and hate is fascinating. The relationship between love and hate has been a muse for poets, a conundrum for philosophers and a source of anxiety for…

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To Love, Honor and Cherish…

It would seem to make common sense that honoring one’s spouse is an essential part of any marriage relationship, and yet, the sages go out of their way to remind husbands of the…

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Brotherly and Sisterly Love on Tisha B’av

The theme of “unconditional love” can be found in the Tisha B’Av kinnot, as the ideal that was absent during our history’s lowest moments. In kinnah number 26, the author, Elazar HaKalir,…

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Respect of the Sons

In the twenty-first century, rebelling against one’s family is all-too-often presented as a right of passage, a natural part of growing up and as a means of declaring one’s independence.…

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In Respect

Remember to respect your own heritage even as you respect that of others.

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Book Respect

Because of the centrality of the Torah in Jewish life, the Jewish people are known as, "The People of the Book." Perhaps the Jewish people could also be known as, "The People of the…

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Chastisement with Love

“Reprove a wise man, and he will love you” (Proverbs 9:8). Not too many people respond to criticism with increased affection. Even when it comes from someone whom they know has the best…

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A Love Song For Shabbat

The relationship between God and the Jewish people is often compared to a marriage. This is one of the reasons why  Lecha Dodi (Come My Beloved)*, the refrain of which refers to…

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Love in the Liturgy

Most people would identify prayer as a vertical endeavor: Mortals communicating with God. Yet, as we will learn, there is a beautiful custom to begin our prayers by thinking horizontally,…

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Senior Respect

Stand up to show respect for the seniors in your community.

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With Respect

When you visit a synagogue, dress with respect.

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Respect Together

The key to Jewish unity is respect.

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Respect Your Elders

It is a specific mitzvah to show respect to those who have attained the age of wisdom (70).

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Respect

Always treat a convert with respect.

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Book Respect

Because of  the centrality of the Torah in Jewish life, the Jewish people are known as “The People of the Book.” Perhaps the Jewish people could also be known as “The People of the…

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Work of Love

“Shemayah said: Love work; scorn public office [positions of prominence] and seek not undue intimacy with the authorities” (Pirkei Avot/Ethics of the Fathers 1:10). When conjuring up…

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With Respect

Be conscious of the texts you print out. 

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Love Your Neighbor

Today, focus on treating other people, even those of differing opinions, with respect.

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Respect for Workers

Study the Torah's laws of the proper treatment of workers to better appreciate the moral and ethical underpinning of Jewish lore and law.

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Remember To Respect

Be respectful of the rabbi of your synagogue and remember that rabbis spend years studying in order to earn their title. 

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Demonstrate Your Respect for the Environment

Tu B’shevat, the Jewish new year for trees, is a great opportunity for Jews to devote themselves to environmental causes.

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Respect Never Ends

Remember to always be respectful of those who have departed this world.

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Always with Respect

If you disagree with your father or mother, make sure to be respectful in how you express your disagreement.

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Rebuke With Love

When having to punish or rebuke, it can still be done with love and compassion.

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Love Those with Whom You Disagree

Practice the love of those who are different from you, which was one of the great lessons of Rav Kook.

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