The Dignity of a Tzelem Elokim

(based on the teachings of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l)  The Dignity of a Tzelem ElokimThe individual has behira, and as such he is a Tzelem Elokim. And as a Tzelem Elokim we owe him the deepest of respect, and we must acknowledge his lofty innate worth. And

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Self Esteem

Self-esteem and identity go hand-n-hand. From birth our whole life is taken up in the process of becoming someone, an evolving autonomy, becoming an individual. What is the source for this drive? A very famous quote that we will often refer to:“Let us make a human being

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Genetic Spirituality

Are there traits that we Jews have inherited? If so, what is it, how do we recognise it? This issue is interesting from a purely personal growth viewpoint. But it is also interesting in as much as these traits are crucial for the Jewish people fulfilling their

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You’re A Somebody

1. The Need to Feel Successful Is Universal Everybody wants respect. The need to feel important and to have others view us that way, has been identified time and time again as one of the most basic elements of human nature. The famous psychologist, Dr. Abraham Maslow,

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