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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
Can We Play with the Facts of Life?

Question:I am getting married in two months from now, and last night we had a meeting with the rabbi who will be conducting the ceremony. Something came up which I am quite uncomfortable with…

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The Wisdom of the Rooster

Every day prayers begin with thanking G-d for our basic needs like the power of sight, the ability to walk, our clothing, shoes and all other essentials...

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Is Global Warming a Sign of Moshiach?

Question: Could global warming be a sign that the Messiah is about to arrive? I learn’t the Torah predicts that in the future the “covering of the sun” will be removed, and wicked people will melt in the intense heat…

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EVERYONE CAN LIGHT A FIRE

In this week’s Torah portion we read that Moses was told to instruct his brother Aaron (the high priest) to kindle the seven candles of the golden Menora (candelabra). In the Temple this daily Mitzvah was performed in the afternoon…

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Am I Allowed to Love Myself?

Question: I have often heard that we are supposed to “love your fellow Jew.” This statement bothers me. It smacks of tribalism and almost racism. Surely we should love all of humanity equally, not just our own people?

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Don't be an Angel

There are different ways that parents praise their children when they are being really good. One compliment I often hear parents give is: "you are such an angel."

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Does Anyone Believe In You?

Question: I don’t pray every day. Sometimes I’m not so sure that I believe in G-d enough to pray. I just don’t think I can have the unwavering faith that people like you seem to have. I’ll never be so sure. Can you pray and be a good Jew if your faith is unsteady?

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TURNING MILK INTO CHEESE

Question: Apparently one of the reasons we eat milk products on Shavuot is that the Torah (which we received on Shavuot) is compared to milk and honey. So what is the big fuss with the cheesecake?

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Question: I’m wondering if you can explain my wife to me. She complained last night that I am not helpful around the house. She claims that yesterday I came home and plonked myself on the couch to relax, leaving her to look after the kids and dinner and everything else.

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Bomb Dates Cost Money Too

Question:I am starting to lose faith in ever finding love. After swearing I would never in my life go on another blind date again, I succumbed…

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Question: I have an interest in studying Kabbalah. But I want to know, is it practical? I am not so interested in abstract mysticism, I want something that will help me in my life.

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R.E.L.A.T.E Part one cont. - AUDIT YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

A respectful relationship needs constant maintenance. Over time we face the risk of slipping back into our default position which is sometimes less tolerant of other people’s differences.

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