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The five stages of faith

We are each individuals, embarking on a quest for internal and objective truth. If we are to genuinely embrace this journey, we must be willing to leave the comfort of...

Above the stars

A young boy once went to the circus and was astonished when he saw that there was a giant elephant tethered to the ground by a thin rope. Curious, he walked over to the...

The spiritual concept of water

Imagine you wake up in a hospital bed with amnesia, and you haven’t the foggiest clue who you are. You try to recall your most recent memory and how you got here, but...

Why marry this person? The next one’s better

There was a peasant farmer in old Russia standing at the side of the road, weeping profusely. As he stood there, the tsar happened to pass by in his royal coach. The...

The journey into the unknown . . . you

There is a story told of a man who was captured behind enemy lines during war. To his horror, he was sentenced to death by firing squad. However, the captain gave the...

Not discover, re-discovery

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 19 Michelangelo was once asked: “How are you able to create such wondrous sculptures and works of art? How can something so...

We live our identity

We live our identity. We live our musts, our standards, the things we have to do. Everyone has things that they want to do: we want to learn more Torah, have a deeper...

Spiritual-colored glasses

Imagine you wake up one morning and suddenly notice that your hands are green. As you pull off your blanket, you see that your legs are green as well. Your heart rate...

Why does inspiration always fade?

Editor’s note: Meet IJN’s new columnist Rabbi Shmuel Reichman, an inspirational speaker, author, educator, and coach who lectures on topics of Jewish thought and...