Shalom Aleichem!

Another culinary adventure from Tzipah, this time, Moroccan Carrots.

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Happy 11th birthday to Mendel (Sunday)!

Happy birthday to my Grandmother!

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I would like to share with you an idea from a Chassidic text, which I studied earlier this week.

Mission Statement: To experience true, spiritual growth.

Method: Do nothing.

There, that was easy, wasn’t it?

Allow me to explain: In order to experience true growth, one must traverse a period of nothingness.

Think of a seed. In order for it to grow into a beautiful flower or a tall tree, it must first decompose underground. This “decomposing” is a suspension of self in light of something greater than oneself. A practical example of this would be a parent who stays up all night in order to take care of their child; the parent would certainly rather be sleeping, but suspends their self for the greater good of their child and family.

In other words, if you’re feeling stagnant in life — or perhaps even feeling a bit “decomposed” — rest assured, true growth is just around the corner!

Shabbat Shalom, and may we all be blessed with a sweet new year,