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Best Friend

09/30/2016

Is it possible to be a “best friend” to all of your friends? It depends on what I mean. If I mean being each of my friends very closest friend, then definitely not. But if I mean being the best friend I know how to be to each of them, then it is possible. Do […]

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03/11/2016

Our friend has cancer. Our neighbor is unemployed. Our parent is elderly. Individuals who need our comfort and care are all around us. The problem, however, arises when our hearts say, “Go,” but our heads say, “No.” We may tend to avoid these situations because we don’t know what to say or do. Does that […]

Help Yourself By Helping Others

10/25/2015

Hirshel Jaffe, called The Running Rabbi says, “For over 20 years as a rabbi, before my illness, I had helped others through crisis. I was supposed to have all the answers. Yet when I got sick, I discovered I didn’t have them. I felt confused, frightened and desperate. My experience with serious illness has made me want to share with you what I’ve learned.

When my physicians noticed how depressed I was in the hospital, they said, ‘Be a rabbi—go and counsel other patients.’ I did, and my energy and zest for life came back.”