Fight to the death

In this week's Torah portion (Korach), we witness one of the most famous biblical arguments. Korach gathered a group of ...
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Nurture your nature

In this week's Torah portion (Shelach), spies are sent to explore Israel in preparation for conquest. They were given several ...
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Good things come to those who wait

In this week's Torah portion (Behalotcha), we are told the Jews in the desert would rest and travel at God's command ...
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Someone To Talk To

Many years ago, I started a support group for teenagers whose families were going through a tough time. As I ...
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Forget about it!

This week's Torah portion (Behar-Bechukotei) promises several rewards for going in God's ways and keeping his commandments. The midrash (Torat ...
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Shame on me

This week's Torah portion (Acharei mot- Kedoshim) conveys the procedures of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. The Ohr Hachaim ...
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Make chirping beautiful

This week's Torah portion (Tazriyah-Metzorah), discusses the disease Tzarat, a punishment for slander. Part of the purification process requires two birds, one ...
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Who is Wise?

Between Pesach and Shavuot it is customary to learn Ethics of the Fathers. In chapter 4:1 Ben Zoma says "איזהו ...
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The 4 Questions You’ve Never Heard

Why is mental illness different from all other illnesses? Support 1) For with all other illnesses, when you hear someone ...
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Maggid- The greatest medicine

This coming Monday night we will sit around the table and retell the story of the Jew's slavery in Egypt ...
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More breaks equal more efficiency

In this week's Torah portion Rashi, an 11th-century commentator, notes the frequent pauses between commands. He explains these breaks functioned ...
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Fake News Can Cause Real Stigma

At the forefront of today's debate-happy society is the question of what constitutes fake news and which culprits are relaying ...
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Disconnect to Reconnect

In this week's torah portion (Vayakhel-Pekudei) Moshe relays Hashem's commandment to work six days and rest on the seventh ...
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Elevate those around you!

Count Elevate the Jews In this week’s Torah portion (Ki Tisa) Moshe is commanded “Ki tisa et rosh bnei yisrael… ...
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Secrets to conquering bad habits

Torah lights up the world In this week's Torah portion (Tetzaveh), God instructs Moshe to command the Jews to bring ...
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Set them for success!

In this week's Torah portion (Mishpatim), Moshe is commanded: "And these are the laws you should place before them". The ...
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Little Sinai, Big Lesson

Why was the Torah given on Mount Sinai? In this week's Torah portion (Yitro), the Jews receive the 10 commandments ...
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Less traveled road

Take the road less traveled!

Why didn't the Jews take the straight path from Egypt to Israel? In this week's Torah portion (Beshalach) God takes ...
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I will not let them go!

What does it mean that Pharoh's heart was hardened? In this week’s Torah portion (Bo) the Egyptians experience the continued ...
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Time to reframe how we view mental illness

Our dreams for our children Every parent has hopes, dreams, and aspirations for their child. On the most basic level, ...
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An Organic Illness of the Mind

Mental illness is an organic illness of the mind. Something about this sentence sounds inherently contradictory and it deserves to ...
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What Is Health?

“Your heart will follow your actions.” – Eliyahu Dessler Before we begin to discuss various illnesses, we must understand what ...
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Scope Of Psychiatry

 "Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." -Carl Jung Ok, so we have established that ...
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Inspiration and Vision for Starting Refuat Hanefesh

"Let's face it. The secret is out. We have a problem." ― Abraham Twerski Welcome to RefuatHanafesh! This website is ...
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