Category Archives: Growth

Life’s Obstacles

FreePsychArticles#21    OBSTACLES In Parshas Shlach in the book of Bamidbar (Numbers) is the story of the “spies.”   The princes of the tribes are given permission by G-d to scout and appraise Palestine as B’nai Yisroel prepares to enter the … Continue reading

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Suffering and Teshu’vah

FreePsychArticles#20          SUFFERING AND TESHU’VAH The process of repentance or teshu’vah contains the element of suffering  as one of the necessary stages in achieving “change of mind or heart.”   I use the word suffering as a … Continue reading

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FreePsychArticles#17            Inclinations Everyone has inclinations.   In Chassidut two broad categories are discussed:  The good inclination (yetzer tov) and the evil inclination (yetzer hara).   Within the yetzer hara is an array of ‘sub-sections’ called “tie-vahs” or personal desires.    They are too numerous to mention but … Continue reading

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