Thoughts and Philosophy

Talking with Professor Mordechai Rotenberg on his new book, The Psychology of Tzimtzum

Talking with Professor Mordechai Rotenberg on his new book, The Psychology of Tzimtzum

By: Deena Nerwen Professor Mordechai Rotenberg is a professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the author of thirteen books and a recipient of… Read More ›

Outreach Judaism – A Real Solution to a Serious Problem

Outreach Judaism – A Real Solution to a Serious Problem

It’s no secret that Christian missionaries have been trying to convert Jews to Christianity for almost 2000 years. Many Jews who had no other choice,… Read More ›

How to See the Future in Your Dreams

How to See the Future in Your Dreams

A while ago we wrote about an ancient myth that outlined a recipe on how to turn copper into gold. There is no shortage of myths… Read More ›

The Rubber Band Effect

The Rubber Band Effect

There is something about the summer that makes us crave extra space. Maybe it’s the heat or the interest in outdoor camping and your partner… Read More ›

Emotional Intimacy + Physical Intimacy = Intimacy

Emotional Intimacy + Physical Intimacy = Intimacy

Relationships have 2 components that comprise the intimacy of the relationship: emotional intimacy and physical intimacy. Emotional intimacy is based on effective communication, sharing, and… Read More ›

THE DANGERS OF MARIJUANA

THE DANGERS OF MARIJUANA

THE DANGERS OF MARIJUANA By: The SAFE Foundation Marijuana is derived from the Cannabis plant. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC.) It is prepared in a variety of… Read More ›

Watch the Tower Fall: Our Acts of Self-Sabotage

Watch the Tower Fall: Our Acts of Self-Sabotage

Jackie is building a tower with blocks. I watch how she slowly places each block creating a taller and taller tower. Her breath is shallow… Read More ›

A LOOK AT ADDERALL ABUSE

A LOOK AT ADDERALL ABUSE

A LOOK AT ADDERALL ABUSE By The SAFE Foundation Adderall is a stimulant medication that is often used to treat children, adolescents, or adults who… Read More ›

When Stranger-Danger is not enough

When Stranger-Danger is not enough

Stranger Danger  = “You are the boss of your body.” There is a common misconception that children are abused by strangers, hence the singsong “stranger-danger”.… Read More ›

What do the Terrible Two’s, Teenage Years, and a Mid-life Crisis Have in Common?

What do the Terrible Two’s, Teenage Years, and a Mid-life Crisis Have in Common?

We all have the need to be unique, because if we were not unique, we would struggle with understanding our purpose in the world. At… Read More ›

Enabling Or Disabling A Loved One’s Addiction

Enabling Or Disabling A Loved One’s Addiction

  ENABLING OR DISABLING A LOVED ONE’S ADDICTION By The SAFE Foundation You’ve likely heard the words enabling and enabler, but may not fully understand… Read More ›

CONTROLLING HARMFUL BEHAVIOR

CONTROLLING HARMFUL BEHAVIOR

By The SAFE Foundation An urge to engage in risky or self-harming behavior, such as abusing drugs, gambling, or even something as simple as biting… Read More ›

The Art of Masking

The Art of Masking

Hearing the word Purim immediately awakens images of costumes, masks, and makeup. While this is a time where we celebrate dressing up it is also… Read More ›

Bringing them together: Intimacy and Eroticism

Bringing them together: Intimacy and Eroticism

Bringing them together: Intimacy and Eroticism Marital and sex therapists often speak about the intriguing dynamics between intimacy and eroticism. Superficially, these two terms seem… Read More ›

Relationship Advice – The Triangular Theory of Love

Relationship Advice – The Triangular Theory of Love

By: Sara Schapiro-Halberstam, M.S. Relationships are complex. If you are in a relationship, you were once in a relationship, or your Facebook status says it’s complicated;… Read More ›

It’s Not Just Talk, It’s Real Talk – Parenting Advice

It’s Not Just Talk, It’s Real Talk – Parenting Advice

By: Sara Schapiro-Halberstam, M.S. Did you find yourself having a conversation with your child and he or she responds with one-syllable words such as yes, no,… Read More ›

Old Jewish Book Outlines how to Turn Copper into Gold

Old Jewish Book Outlines how to Turn Copper into Gold

Many people throughout history believed that there is a way to turn base metals such as Iron, Nickle or Copper into precious metals like Gold or… Read More ›

The hidden meaning of the word Mitzvah

The hidden meaning of the word Mitzvah

By: Rabbi Moshe Schlass Website Facebook B”H FRINGE benefits,with STRINGS attached.The word Mitzvah(מצוה) is from the root (צוותא וחיבור)meaning to bond and unite the will of… Read More ›

The meaning of be fruitful and multiply

The meaning of be fruitful and multiply

B”H As a family increases in numbers,so does the love between them. The increase is both quantitative as well as qualitative. A family of 2… Read More ›

The Significance of the Month of Shevat

The Significance of the Month of Shevat

By: Rabbi Moshe Schlass Website Facebook B”H Shevat-Aquarius-Pitcher (water bucket) דלי SENSE of the month, sense of TASTE. The innermost sense of all the physical. (people… Read More ›