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Tolerating Being Loved

Dr. George Valiant considered godfather to the field of positive psychology, asks, “Why do people tell psychologists they'd cross the street to avoid someone who had given them a compliment the previous day?” To illustrate his point, he tells a story about one of his 'prize'...

The Music of Halacha: Kashering

Dear Rabbi Weinberg; I have heard you say on numerous occasions that the laws of Kashering are a guide to repairing spiritual damage. Since the laws of Kashering are in this week’s Parsha, Matos, “Everything that comes into fire, you shall pass through fire and...

Planning My Revenge

[caption id="attachment_5739" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="At Least in the Planning"][/caption] (Summer 1992) I went to pick up Oriel who attended camp only until 1PM, and noticed that his older brother Betzalel was sulking. I ran over to hug him and ask what was wrong. He told...