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The Engine of Existence: Exploring the Dynamics of Giving and Receiving 

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Explore the universal dynamics of giving and receiving (mashpia-mekabel) and discover how a deep understanding of this process can inform and guide your most important relationships. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent education) Synagogues (Adult…

You didn't make a mistake, its just hard...

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You didn’t make a mistake, it’s just hard… As a couple moves into later stages of their relationship, they often find they enjoy each other less and less.  This is generally the result of bickering; repetitive draining arguments about, well, just about anything. It's at this point that both individuals might say to themselves (or possibly to trusted others): “I think I might have made a…

3 Relationship Myths (and the truth)

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False Relationship Belief #1 Myth: You never hurt someone you love Fact: You most hurt (and are hurt by) someone you love. Not on purpose, of course, but pain is the price we pay for caring about someone deeply. The true love that is the stuff of a marriage is about what you do AFTER the hurt happens. False Relationship Belief #2 Myth : Happy marriage requires compromise. Fact: Compromise…

The Longing of Tisha B'Av Afternoon

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As we move into the afternoon hours of this sad day our strength grows. With space to breathe, we consider the Eternal longing for intimacy and closeness and with that thought we reconnect with our own.   We begin to acknowledge our own loneliness and desire for closeness with God, our spouse, our parents, our children, our siblings, our neighbor.   We ask - "What's holding…