"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" (Song of Songs 6:3).
Love: the most fearsome power in the entire world, the healer of all wounds. Loving makes us human. And though we shy away from love, we simultaneously race after it, heartsick. All our hearts are broken by love, and yet somehow love is the cure. Love is the poison and the antidote. The reason why… Continue reading Love, Part II
The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 The seed of wisdom may be born of fear, but its roots and its fruit are found in love. Where fear of punishment festers, true wisdom cannot reign. Each action is driven by a… Continue reading Wisdom
Place me like a seal on your heart, like a seal on your arm, for love is as strong as death, zeal is as strong as the grave; its coals are coals of fire of a great flame. Song of Songs 8:6 Love: the greatest, most precious gift. The purest energy, one which cannot be… Continue reading Recognition
The great secret - the key to everything - is love. Our ability to love is evidence for God's existence. Without God, there is no love. And in fact, we are taught by the wisdom of our ancestors that God created us because He loved us. When Genesis says that we are created "in His… Continue reading Love
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine... Song of Songs 6:3 Tonight we greet Rosh Chodesh Elul, a month when the King, Hashem, is in the field. Yesterday, the United States watched as the moon's umbra moved across the sun, a momentous occasion. A total solar eclipse had not been seen anywhere in… Continue reading Elul
What kind of world do we live in? Where sentiment is an emotion and a love letter is a text. When morals are subjective and change according to how one feels. Where likes and dislikes are black and white and we swipe right to find not a soulmate, but a one night stand. When sex… Continue reading Modernity