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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 21:54

order up

Written by rebbetzin malkah

art-moms-taxi“All your actions and possessions should be orderly – each and every one in a set place and set time. Let your thoughts always be free to deal with that which lies ahead of you.” – Rabbi M.M. Lefin of Satanov,  Cheshbon Hanefesh

Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:37

sequence and order

Written by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld

art-butterflyeffectAs a child I was diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). One of the clearest indicators of this learning difference was my early inability to process information out of sequence. If my mother told me to put on my shoes and socks I would stare at her blankly; I needed to be told to put on my socks and shoes.

Monday, 21 November 2011 14:49

putting life in order

Written by rabbi michael schiffman

art-outoforderThere was an office sign that read “a clean desk is a sign of a disturbed mind.”  Anyone who has ever battled with a cluttered desk could smile at that statement.  Clutter is something that most people deal with at one point or another.  Some people confine it to one room, while other people let it overtake every room in their house.

Friday, 15 July 2011 16:43

eat that frog

Written by rabbi paul saal

art-frogThere's an old saying that goes, "If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is eat a live frog, then nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day!"

Friday, 15 April 2011 09:44

order in the midst of chaos

Written by rabbi michael schiffman

art-spiralcactusDuring the last half of December through the month of January, I was recuperating from surgery and was, for the most part, bedridden. To pass the time, I played an online game called cityville. The point of the game was to build a city from scratch. Since I had time on my hands, I started out with a one horse town I named Michaelville.

Sunday, 16 January 2011 09:44

multi-tasking or distraction?

Written by rabbi russ resnik

art-platespinningLife is chaotic, but our souls don’t need to be. The wisdom of Mussar is that we can increase our inward order through practical action in our outward surroundings.

Monday, 01 November 2010 09:23

FaceGod not FaceBook

Written by boaz michael

art-jugglingDo you ever feel overwhelmed—like you just have too much on your plate and you cannot keep up? Here at First Fruits of Zion, we are always taking on more projects than we can handle, and we talk about having “too many balls in the air.” When a juggler has too many balls in the air, he’s going to drop a few, or eventually, he may end up dropping all of them.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010 16:20

order in the face of chaos

Written by rebbetzin malkah

art-minersLuis Urzua has played a special role in this drama [Chilean mine ordeal]. He is credited with having kept the miners together back in August when there was no hope in sight.  When the rescue mission was planned, he chose to be the last miner out. Mr Urzua, 54, known respectfully as Don Lucho by the miners, kept them going for those awful first 17 days, when no one up above even knew they had survived. "For a miner, their shift leader is sacred and holy," rescue official Dr Andreas Llarena told the UK's Guardian newspaper. "They would never think about replacing him. That is carved in stone; it is one of the commandments in the life of a miner."            -- bbc.co.uk 10/13/2010

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