Tag Archives: God

Meaning -> Intention -> God

by Aryeh Siegel It seems to me that just about everyone will at some time say there’s something meaningful in what is happening around him or her. The meaningfulness consists in there being some message that is being conveyed. In … Continue reading

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I am Hashem

by Aryeh Siegel I am Hashem your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slaves (Exodus 20:1). The first two words of the Ten Commandments that God spoke on Mount Sinai are: … Continue reading

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Faith and Discernment

Simplifications are sometimes handy but at the same time run the risk of being oversimplifications. I say this by way of introduction to a handy definition I’d like to put forth on what religiosity means to me. To be religious … Continue reading

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On Music, Transcendence and Holiness

(a contemplation continued from yesterday…) The word for holiness means separating or distinguishing. The quality of holiness that we attribute to God is utter transcendence and separateness from anything physical. To put it in the positive God is pure spirituality. … Continue reading

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Towards a Logotherapist’s Self-Definition

Someone who works with small nonprofit organizations once complained to me that organizations often struggle terribly and they would have a much easier time of it if they were to work together. Instead, every other day someone else decides to … Continue reading

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Becoming one body

In this week’s Torah portion we learn that spies were sent to check out how they would conquer the land of Israel. The commentary Shem MiShmuel points out an interesting linguistic connection between the word avar and the word arev. … Continue reading

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Will to meaning

The will to pleasure sets man up as an animal. The will to power sets man up as a god. The will to meaning sets man up as a created being standing in relationship to God. Through this relationship, and … Continue reading

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