Tag Archive: Bachya ibn Pakuda

Sep 24 2017

On Humility

On Humility Rabbi Bonnie Koppell Erev Rosh HaShanah 2017   My husband Ron has introduced me to the joy of mountain biking.  We have a beautiful, regular route at Brown’s Ranch, just challenging enough and still fun.  Except, that is, for the first 90 seconds.  You’ve barely had time to process the fact that you’re …

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Oct 05 2014

High Holiday Reflections- 5775

    Erev RH-   The Talmud teaches, “Great is repentance, for on account of a single person who repents, the sins of all the world are forgiven.” (Yoma 86b) It is outrageous to suggest that one individual could save the world simply by reflecting upon his or her deeds, making amends and apologies and …

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Sep 28 2014

Love Is All You Need

    The Beatles famously sang, “All you need is love.” A pretty naïve statement, spoken by people with no concern about access to such basic necessities as water, food, shelter, healthcare. And yet- the older I get the more I recognize the fundamental wisdom that while love may not be ALL that we need …

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