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Find God and Do Not Fear

Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast. Sorry for the post so quick to Shabbat (on the East coast anyway). Here's a quick teaching about why life sometimes feels so hard. Why do we get all these tests anyway? Shouldn't life be easier? Torah seems to be clear that when we find God, and surrender ourselves into God's will, the tests become obstacles for continued growth. Perhaps the tests are the way forward to the next stage of our evolution. (Or perhaps not. What do you think?) Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Ilan

-1 sJAN 26
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Find God and Do Not Fear

Take the Long Way Home (to Freedom)

Freedom! Finally, after generations of slavery, the Israelites leave Egypt, cross the sea, and escape the shackles of tyranny that had been binding them. Their freedom is hard-earned, and almost didn't happen. A clever marketing trick by the Holy One kept them from being scared and wanting to turn back to Egypt (at least in this instance!). What was that secret and how can it help you in your own business? Listen to this episode to find out! "The Long Way Home" by Roger Hodgson and Richard Davies of Supertramp. No copyright infringement intended. Thanks for listening. If you like the show, please leave a rating and review on itunes or your favorite podcast platform. Wishing us all a Shabbat of peace - like our ancestors, it may take a long way home to get there, but it almost always feels good when we arrive. Shabbat Shalom.

-1 sJAN 18
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Take the Long Way Home (to Freedom)

When There is Only Darkness

Friends, What do we do when darkness surrounds us? When we can't find a way forward, we can feel paralyzed, stuck, stranded on a deserted island of complicated choices and realties. How can we find our way out of the darkness? A surprising comment by Zev Wolf of Zhitomir on this week's Torah reading offers insight as to why the darkness surrounded the Egyptians for three days, and why it didn't affect the Israelites. That same insight can help us find our way out of darkness as well. May it be so for us all! Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast. Like what you hear? Let me know! Hate what you hear? Let me know that too! We've got more special guests lined up for the near future. Want to share your story and wisdom on air? Be in touch - rabbiilan@torahoflife.com As always, reviews and ratings of the podcast are especially appreciated. Thanks for being on this journey with me - you're the best, and I'm very grateful. Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Ilan

-1 sJAN 11
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When There is Only Darkness

Your Freedom is Calling - Will You Claim It?

Here we are, it's 2019, and the Torah of Life podcast is back and better than ever! Why have I been silent since Thanksgiving? Listen to this episode for an update on the book I've been writing! (OMG, I wrote a book!) You can preorder it here: https://www.amazon.com/God-Created-Recovery-Addiction-Unleash-ebook/dp/B07K91J9C2 I've missed you since Thanksgiving and am so glad to be back and sharing inspiration for our better future. I believe that each of us has miracles inside waiting to be born. I believe that we are all gifts sent here by God to help perfect the world in some way. I believe that we are all beautiful, wonderful, amazing beings of light and wisdom, AND that the world is a hard place to live, and all too often we forget the greatness inside. How do we reclaim our hope for a better year? How do we find wisdom and strength to keep on keepin' on, even when the outside world looks so grim? How do we choose a better future when all that we know tells us just to hold on to t...

-1 sJAN 4
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Your Freedom is Calling - Will You Claim It?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Food? Football? Family and friends? Getting ready for Black Friday? Whatever your traditions are, I hope it's a wonderful day for you. Didn't you always want to know why Thanksgiving is on Thursday? And who started Thanksgiving in America anyway? Listen to today's episode to find out! Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast, your home for transformational wisdom from a Jewish lens. Like what you hear? Please share the episode with your friends, subscribe to the show and leave us a rating and review on iTunes, or your favorite podcast platform. Have something to say about what you heard today? Great! Be in touch atrabbiilan@torahoflife.com (mailto:rabbiilan@torahoflife.com) I'll be back again soon with the next episode. Many blessings, Happy Thanksgiving, and Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Ilan

-1 s2018 NOV 23
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Happy Thanksgiving!

When Death Surrounds Us

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. The unspeakable tragedy in Pittsburgh last Shabbat left so many at a loss for words. How could this happen? Will it happen again? Are we safe in America? What has become of the freedom for everyone to worship and live in peace? And how can or should we respond to the tragedy? These questions aren't easy, and there is no one right answer. Interestingly, death is a central character in this week's Torah reading, which begins with Sarah's death and burial, and continues with Avraham and Ishmael dying. Isaac gets married to Rebekah and the story will continue. Even amidst the death of his mother, Isaac found a will to go on. Perhaps we can as well. This week's episode is dedicated to the eleven souls who dies in synagogue last week, the injured, the brave police offers who responded to the shooting, and to all who are working to brighten the world with acts of kindness. May the memories of the departed be for a blessing. T...

-1 s2018 NOV 3
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When Death Surrounds Us

We Are the Company We Keep...So Choose Your Friends Wisely!

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. In this episode I share a commentary which talks about the destruction of Sodom and Amorah can teach us about the people who live there, and about the effects that living in a culture of violence and sin might have upon the inhabitants of the city then, and on us today. I share a findings of a few scientific studies that show how closely connected we are to the friends we keep, which means that we have to make sure we are keeping the right company. Are your friends, colleagues, and loved ones supportive of your growth? Is it time for some new friends to come in to your life? Today's podcast tells you why that just might be necessary. Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast, your home for transformational wisdom from a Jewish lens. Like what you hear? Please share the episode with your friends, subscribe to the show and leave us a rating and review on iTunes, or your favorite podcast platform. Have something t...

-1 s2018 OCT 27
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We Are the Company We Keep...So Choose Your Friends Wisely!

Location, location, location!

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. Over there, it'll be better over there! All I have to do is sign on the dotted line and all will be well, right? How often have we convinced ourselves that the key to getting all we want lies in a purchase? How often have we tried to know that one more thing is the answer to our prayers? Shiny object syndrome has been around as long as humans have walked the face of the earth. In this week's Torah reading, Lot, Avram's nephew, sees only that the land for his cattle is fertile. He doesn't see that it's located in a terrible place to live, from which he would soon need rescuing. Why do we chase shiny objects? How do we avoid it? Listen to today's episode for some biblical clues... Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast, your home for transformational wisdom from a Jewish lens. Like what you hear? Please share the episode with your friends, subscribe to the show and leave us a rating and review on iTunes, or yo...

-1 s2018 OCT 20
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Location, location, location!

What Kind of Tzaddik (Righteous Person) Are You?

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. As I was reading the story of Noah today, I realized something I'd never seen before. Ever since I was young I was told the story of Noah and how he saves the world by building an ark and bringing all the animals on board. What I didn't notice until today is that Noah doesn't speak! God comes to him and asks him to save the world and he just does exactly what God wants, no questions asked. The Torah describes Noah as righteous in his generation. The Rabbis contrast him with Avraham, who argues and pushes back against God when God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah. Noah accepts his divine mission and fulfills it immediately. Avraham pushes back against his. Moses fights his tooth and nail. There is a simplicity and a surrender to Noah that I think we can all emulate. What kind of tzaddik are you? Should you be more like Noah or more like Avraham? Listen to the episode to find out... Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life p...

-1 s2018 OCT 13
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What Kind of Tzaddik (Righteous Person) Are You?

Back to the Garden in 5779!

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. Congratulations on making it through another High Holiday season! Now we've made it into 5779, and we begin the Torah with fresh eyes. The beginning chapters of the Torah describe the lushness of the garden and God's desire to create life. Adam and Eve come along and promptly get themselves kicked out of the garden for not following the rules. Why don't they do as God told them? On this episode I offer a slightly heretical view that maybe they were SUPPOSED to get kicked out of the garden, in order to set off on grand new adventures and learn what it means to be human. Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know! As mentioned on the podcast, I'd love to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. If you're looking for practical coaching techniques, spiritual wisdom, and a healthy dose of humor to inspire you to achieve new heights, please let me know and we can see if working together might be a good fit. I know t...

-1 s2018 OCT 6
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Back to the Garden in 5779!

Latest Episodes

Find God and Do Not Fear

Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast. Sorry for the post so quick to Shabbat (on the East coast anyway). Here's a quick teaching about why life sometimes feels so hard. Why do we get all these tests anyway? Shouldn't life be easier? Torah seems to be clear that when we find God, and surrender ourselves into God's will, the tests become obstacles for continued growth. Perhaps the tests are the way forward to the next stage of our evolution. (Or perhaps not. What do you think?) Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Ilan

-1 sJAN 26
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Find God and Do Not Fear

Take the Long Way Home (to Freedom)

Freedom! Finally, after generations of slavery, the Israelites leave Egypt, cross the sea, and escape the shackles of tyranny that had been binding them. Their freedom is hard-earned, and almost didn't happen. A clever marketing trick by the Holy One kept them from being scared and wanting to turn back to Egypt (at least in this instance!). What was that secret and how can it help you in your own business? Listen to this episode to find out! "The Long Way Home" by Roger Hodgson and Richard Davies of Supertramp. No copyright infringement intended. Thanks for listening. If you like the show, please leave a rating and review on itunes or your favorite podcast platform. Wishing us all a Shabbat of peace - like our ancestors, it may take a long way home to get there, but it almost always feels good when we arrive. Shabbat Shalom.

-1 sJAN 18
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Take the Long Way Home (to Freedom)

When There is Only Darkness

Friends, What do we do when darkness surrounds us? When we can't find a way forward, we can feel paralyzed, stuck, stranded on a deserted island of complicated choices and realties. How can we find our way out of the darkness? A surprising comment by Zev Wolf of Zhitomir on this week's Torah reading offers insight as to why the darkness surrounded the Egyptians for three days, and why it didn't affect the Israelites. That same insight can help us find our way out of darkness as well. May it be so for us all! Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast. Like what you hear? Let me know! Hate what you hear? Let me know that too! We've got more special guests lined up for the near future. Want to share your story and wisdom on air? Be in touch - rabbiilan@torahoflife.com As always, reviews and ratings of the podcast are especially appreciated. Thanks for being on this journey with me - you're the best, and I'm very grateful. Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Ilan

-1 sJAN 11
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When There is Only Darkness

Your Freedom is Calling - Will You Claim It?

Here we are, it's 2019, and the Torah of Life podcast is back and better than ever! Why have I been silent since Thanksgiving? Listen to this episode for an update on the book I've been writing! (OMG, I wrote a book!) You can preorder it here: https://www.amazon.com/God-Created-Recovery-Addiction-Unleash-ebook/dp/B07K91J9C2 I've missed you since Thanksgiving and am so glad to be back and sharing inspiration for our better future. I believe that each of us has miracles inside waiting to be born. I believe that we are all gifts sent here by God to help perfect the world in some way. I believe that we are all beautiful, wonderful, amazing beings of light and wisdom, AND that the world is a hard place to live, and all too often we forget the greatness inside. How do we reclaim our hope for a better year? How do we find wisdom and strength to keep on keepin' on, even when the outside world looks so grim? How do we choose a better future when all that we know tells us just to hold on to t...

-1 sJAN 4
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Your Freedom is Calling - Will You Claim It?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Food? Football? Family and friends? Getting ready for Black Friday? Whatever your traditions are, I hope it's a wonderful day for you. Didn't you always want to know why Thanksgiving is on Thursday? And who started Thanksgiving in America anyway? Listen to today's episode to find out! Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast, your home for transformational wisdom from a Jewish lens. Like what you hear? Please share the episode with your friends, subscribe to the show and leave us a rating and review on iTunes, or your favorite podcast platform. Have something to say about what you heard today? Great! Be in touch atrabbiilan@torahoflife.com (mailto:rabbiilan@torahoflife.com) I'll be back again soon with the next episode. Many blessings, Happy Thanksgiving, and Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Ilan

-1 s2018 NOV 23
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Happy Thanksgiving!

When Death Surrounds Us

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. The unspeakable tragedy in Pittsburgh last Shabbat left so many at a loss for words. How could this happen? Will it happen again? Are we safe in America? What has become of the freedom for everyone to worship and live in peace? And how can or should we respond to the tragedy? These questions aren't easy, and there is no one right answer. Interestingly, death is a central character in this week's Torah reading, which begins with Sarah's death and burial, and continues with Avraham and Ishmael dying. Isaac gets married to Rebekah and the story will continue. Even amidst the death of his mother, Isaac found a will to go on. Perhaps we can as well. This week's episode is dedicated to the eleven souls who dies in synagogue last week, the injured, the brave police offers who responded to the shooting, and to all who are working to brighten the world with acts of kindness. May the memories of the departed be for a blessing. T...

-1 s2018 NOV 3
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When Death Surrounds Us

We Are the Company We Keep...So Choose Your Friends Wisely!

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. In this episode I share a commentary which talks about the destruction of Sodom and Amorah can teach us about the people who live there, and about the effects that living in a culture of violence and sin might have upon the inhabitants of the city then, and on us today. I share a findings of a few scientific studies that show how closely connected we are to the friends we keep, which means that we have to make sure we are keeping the right company. Are your friends, colleagues, and loved ones supportive of your growth? Is it time for some new friends to come in to your life? Today's podcast tells you why that just might be necessary. Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast, your home for transformational wisdom from a Jewish lens. Like what you hear? Please share the episode with your friends, subscribe to the show and leave us a rating and review on iTunes, or your favorite podcast platform. Have something t...

-1 s2018 OCT 27
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We Are the Company We Keep...So Choose Your Friends Wisely!

Location, location, location!

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. Over there, it'll be better over there! All I have to do is sign on the dotted line and all will be well, right? How often have we convinced ourselves that the key to getting all we want lies in a purchase? How often have we tried to know that one more thing is the answer to our prayers? Shiny object syndrome has been around as long as humans have walked the face of the earth. In this week's Torah reading, Lot, Avram's nephew, sees only that the land for his cattle is fertile. He doesn't see that it's located in a terrible place to live, from which he would soon need rescuing. Why do we chase shiny objects? How do we avoid it? Listen to today's episode for some biblical clues... Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life podcast, your home for transformational wisdom from a Jewish lens. Like what you hear? Please share the episode with your friends, subscribe to the show and leave us a rating and review on iTunes, or yo...

-1 s2018 OCT 20
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Location, location, location!

What Kind of Tzaddik (Righteous Person) Are You?

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. As I was reading the story of Noah today, I realized something I'd never seen before. Ever since I was young I was told the story of Noah and how he saves the world by building an ark and bringing all the animals on board. What I didn't notice until today is that Noah doesn't speak! God comes to him and asks him to save the world and he just does exactly what God wants, no questions asked. The Torah describes Noah as righteous in his generation. The Rabbis contrast him with Avraham, who argues and pushes back against God when God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah. Noah accepts his divine mission and fulfills it immediately. Avraham pushes back against his. Moses fights his tooth and nail. There is a simplicity and a surrender to Noah that I think we can all emulate. What kind of tzaddik are you? Should you be more like Noah or more like Avraham? Listen to the episode to find out... Thanks for listening to the Torah of Life p...

-1 s2018 OCT 13
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What Kind of Tzaddik (Righteous Person) Are You?

Back to the Garden in 5779!

Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening. Congratulations on making it through another High Holiday season! Now we've made it into 5779, and we begin the Torah with fresh eyes. The beginning chapters of the Torah describe the lushness of the garden and God's desire to create life. Adam and Eve come along and promptly get themselves kicked out of the garden for not following the rules. Why don't they do as God told them? On this episode I offer a slightly heretical view that maybe they were SUPPOSED to get kicked out of the garden, in order to set off on grand new adventures and learn what it means to be human. Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know! As mentioned on the podcast, I'd love to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. If you're looking for practical coaching techniques, spiritual wisdom, and a healthy dose of humor to inspire you to achieve new heights, please let me know and we can see if working together might be a good fit. I know t...

-1 s2018 OCT 6
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Back to the Garden in 5779!
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