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BINA Living

Ancient Jewish wisdom applied in a modern world through Personal growth.

This month’s classes:

Monday, July 1
Unity, Tolerance and Acceptance
BINA Living
Starts 7:15PM

Question:In the Purim story, Mordechai the Jew…

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THE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS

Haman had everything he wished for, but could not find real happiness. In a relatively short time Haman rose from a simple life to becoming the Prime Minister of the Persian Empire…

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A Weird Fear of Dying

Question: I have a fear of dying. But it expresses itself in a weird way. I have read stories of people doing one mitzvah and then dropping dead, because that one good deed was their life mission.

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R.E.L.A.T.E. Part 1 - Applied Respect

So the theory is good. You acknowledge the individuality of the other and are committed to preserving, valuing and cherishing it. But how do you apply “respect”. What does it look like in practice…

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R.E.L.A.T.E. Part 1 - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Respect is not just an attitude – it is a practice, and one that needs training.

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Question: I think religion is nothing more than a crutch. Belief in G-d is for the weak and the needy, who can’t stand on their own two feet. Don’t you have the independence to get through life on your own without some other force to prop you up?

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Question: With all this terror around the world, my husband and I were discussing ways to keep our home safe. I lean more toward spirituality than he does, so I say we need to get our mezuzas checked, and make sure we have them on every door. He says we

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Question: I wanted to ask you for your opinion on the topic of sport and G-d. My husband is quickly losing his faith in G-d due to his team not winning. Every time his team loses, he loses his faith more and more.

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IT'S GOOD TO BE CRAZY

‘Crazy’, ‘insane’ or ‘irrational’ are all words normally associated with something negative. If someone acts crazy we encourage them to be normal.

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Are Rabbis Too Ethnocentic?

Dave Asks: The problem with rabbis like you is your narrow view of the world. You always talk about the Jewish future, Jewish continuity, Jews marrying Jews, having Jewish children. What about the rest of humanity?…

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R.E.L.A.T.E - Part 1 Continued  - Giving and Receiving

Here is another component of respect. There are two types of relationships. There is the hierarchical relationship, where one individual is superior to the other and/or an authority figure, like parent/child, employer/employee or teacher/student…

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The Kabbalah of Immigration

Question: The immigration experience has been much harder than expected. I am here already for a year and not at all acclimatized. Don’t get me wrong, I have been welcomed with open arms into this community…

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