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Educating Our Children On Community, Faith, Love, and Grief – Yom Hazikaron תשפ׳׳ד – Rav Mordechai Burg
May 13, 2024 Educating Our Children On Community, Faith, Love, and Grief – Yom Hazikaron תשפ׳׳ד – Rav Mordechai Burg

One of the most notable differences between Israel and America is how Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) is celebrated. While I have no doubt that many in the United States spend […]

The MOST Powerful Way To Teach Kids Responsibility – Adina Soclof
May 12, 2024 The MOST Powerful Way To Teach Kids Responsibility – Adina Soclof

The Most Powerful Way To Teach Kids Responsibility Many parents feel that their children are irresponsible. Parents will tell their kids, “I had a job and paid for my own […]

Helping our Children Emotionally Regulate – Part 4 – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin
May 9, 2024 Helping our Children Emotionally Regulate – Part 4 – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It was never quite clear as a child why words shouldn’t hurt. It certainly felt like they […]

Cultivating Shabbos Sanctity: Nurturing Holiness and Divine Connection in Children – Parenting in the Parsha – Kedoshim – Rav Mordechai Burg
May 9, 2024 Cultivating Shabbos Sanctity: Nurturing Holiness and Divine Connection in Children – Parenting in the Parsha – Kedoshim – Rav Mordechai Burg

דַּבֵּ֞ר אֶל־כָּל־עֲדַ֧ת בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל וְאָֽמַרְתָּ֥ אֲלֵהֶ֖ם קְדשִׁ֣ים תִּֽהְי֑וּ כִּ֣י קָד֔וֹשׁ אֲנִ֖י יְהוָֹ֥ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶֽם: Speak to the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy, […]

Boundaries of Oneness: Lessons from Nadav and Avihu for Healthy Relationships – Achrei Mos – Rav Mordechai Burg
May 3, 2024 Boundaries of Oneness: Lessons from Nadav and Avihu for Healthy Relationships – Achrei Mos – Rav Mordechai Burg

וַיְדַבֵּ֤ר יְהוָֹה֙ אֶל־משֶׁ֔ה אַֽחֲרֵ֣י מ֔וֹת שְׁנֵ֖י בְּנֵ֣י אַֽהֲרֹ֑ן בְּקָרְבָתָ֥ם לִפְנֵֽי־יְהוָֹ֖ה וַיָּמֻֽתוּ: And the Lord spoke to Moses after the death of Aaron’s two sons, when they drew near before the […]

Embracing the Oneness Within: “אֶחָד” – A Parent’s Guide to Nurturing Godly Souls – Rav Mordechai Burg
April 21, 2024 Embracing the Oneness Within: “אֶחָד” – A Parent’s Guide to Nurturing Godly Souls – Rav Mordechai Burg

כְּנֶגֶד אַרְבָּעָה בָנִים דִּבְּרָה תוֹרָה: אֶחָד חָכָם, וְאֶחָד רָשָׁע, וְאֶחָד תָּם, וְאֶחָד שֶׁאֵינוֹ יוֹדֵעַ לִשְׁאוֹל. Corresponding to four sons did the Torah speak; one [who is] wise, one [who considers […]

Parenting Lessons from Tzara’as: Building Homes of Connection and Community – Tazria – Rav Mordechai Burg
April 17, 2024 Parenting Lessons from Tzara’as: Building Homes of Connection and Community – Tazria – Rav Mordechai Burg

In describing the affliction of tzara’as, the Torah uses the peculiar language of ונתתי, which literally means “and I give.” This seems to imply that by placing tzara’as on someone’s […]

Time to Clean: Gaining Kid’s Cooperation this Pesach – Mrs. Adina Soclof
April 17, 2024 Time to Clean: Gaining Kid’s Cooperation this Pesach – Mrs. Adina Soclof

Here it is again. That time of year when there is so much to do. You really need your kid’s help. You want them to cooperate without the arguing and […]

Allowing our Children to be their Imperfect Selves – Tazria – Rav Mordechai Burg
April 8, 2024 Allowing our Children to be their Imperfect Selves – Tazria – Rav Mordechai Burg

וּבִמְלֹ֣את | יְמֵ֣י טָֽהֳרָ֗הּ לְבֵן֘ א֣וֹ לְבַת֒ תָּבִ֞יא כֶּ֤בֶשׂ בֶּן־שְׁנָתוֹ֙ לְעֹלָ֔ה וּבֶן־יוֹנָ֥ה אוֹ־תֹ֖ר לְחַטָּ֑את אֶל־פֶּ֥תַח אֹֽהֶל־מוֹעֵ֖ד אֶל־הַכֹּהֵֽן: And when the days of her purification have been completed, whether for a […]

Helping Our Children Emotionally Regulate – Part 3 – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin
April 8, 2024 Helping Our Children Emotionally Regulate – Part 3 – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin

One of the great mysteries of the kitchen, I’ve learned, is that the same dish can turn out differently every time (I refer the reader to the Lessin cookie saga […]