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Life, as we all know, is not a Disney movie, and home is not a Disney resort. With all of its suffering, stresses and tests, however, real life is still one colossal ride.
It is not by coincidence that Haazinu explains our connection to G‑d as that of being bound by rope!
A meditation for the sukkah
The Kabbalah of Sukkot
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Time In Thought
What we physically own or possess is not what brings true happiness.
On the cosmic mitzvah scale there really is no difference if I make a blessing over my lulav-and-etrog set, or if that same set is used by a Jew on the streets of Brooklyn.... mitzvah = mitzvah...
A Metaphorical Journey Into Pleasure and Acceptance

Dear Readers,

When we moved recently to Upstate New York, we hadn’t realized to what extent we would be surrounded by stunning scenery and luscious landscapes. Driving to an errand now often includes passing through miles of streams on scenic routes overlooking stately mountains. Just a stone’s throw from our home, Harriman State Park, the second-largest in the park system, has 31 lakes...

Sukkot is the holiday of joy because it teaches that you don’t need anything to make you happy. Happiness is a state of being. It’s not a state of having.
— What Moving for the 10th Time Taught Me About Happiness
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Fresh Pillows

To keep your pillows fresh, tumble-dry them once a week for 15 minutes. This will get rid of mites and remove any mustiness. Your pillows will also come out much fluffier.

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