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Posts Tagged ‘meditation’

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Doing Nothing

On Sunday we celebrated the end of Sukkot, and in the secular world we celebrated the end of the High Holiday season. One month. Very few workdays. Mostly holidays. In Israel, most of the holidays, like a weekend, are days where most businesses are closed and there is no public transportation. Most people do not…

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Brandon Klein leads a meditation class.

Jewish Paths

Meditation is a way to connect with yourself, others this season. Approaching the High Holiday season, most would not think to bring any meditation or mindfulness skills they learned on a yoga mat or a meditation workshop along to High Holiday services. But Brandon Klein, who left a doctoral program in psychology at Hofstra University…

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12 Steps On The Spiritual Path

High Holidays provide inspiration for recovering addicts. The High Holiday season has a special meaning for most Jews, regardless of their level of observance. For those who are recovering from addiction, these holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, have a distinct significance. The 12 Steps, which serve as the guiding tenets of recovery…

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Israeli And American Perspectives On Holistic Health

Hello! My name is Noa. I was born in Israel, raised in Detroit and matured in Jerusalem. When I say “matured in Jerusalem,” I mean that when I moved here, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I once said that to a colleague and her answer was, “Well, if we always…

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Dear Debra: A Lonely Mom

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us. Dear Debra, My daughter graduated college last year and moved to California. She enjoys her work, shares a cute apartment with friends and has a new boyfriend. I know I should be happy, but I am miserable. When we talk, I battle not to make her feel guilty for leaving.…

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Raising The Bar

New curriculum for b’nai mitzvah students provides tools for mental well-being. As Jewish children have prepared for Jewish adulthood throughout the decades, the clergy and educators in their lives traditionally equipped them with skills like leading prayers, making a speech and chanting Torah. Thanks to an emerging curriculum being developed by Jewish leaders in Metro…

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The Unkindest Cut

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Some teens resort to self-harming behaviors to cope with life and to release the pain. Alana’s parents knew something was amiss with their daughter. She seemed sad, more withdrawn than before, but whenever they tried to talk to her, she said things were fine. When winter…

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