Be The Change – Live Your Dream

March 4, 2015 by  

Imagination is the most spiritual aptitude we possess. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf. Read more

The Apple of G-d’s Eye…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

February 25, 2015 by  

Apples have gotten a bad rap. Fables abound with poison apples. Adam and Eve’s quick-fix Dr. Oz apple diet was all the rage in early creation time. Read more

Kick the Ball and Kick the Bucket…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

February 19, 2015 by  

I have often wondered why ball games are so popular, especially with children, sometimes with seals, and often with Tottenham Hotspur fans. Read more

Multi-Tasking Mindfully

February 6, 2015 by  

‘Wisdom fads’ I call them. Phrases that go viral across societies – often found wanting in the truth-machine of time. Read more

When Heimish Doesn’t Mean Amish!…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

January 27, 2015 by  

I am sitting in the 23rd floor lounge of the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco looking out onto the bay watching a string of bulky container ships making their slow motion to port.

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The Word – Charlie Hebdo of the Soul…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

January 18, 2015 by  

What’s in a word? A picture is worth a thousand words. Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never harm me. And G-d said: let there be light. In the beginning was the Word. The awesome power of words – so amply demonstrated in the Paris terrorist murders. But it’s not the word, stupid – it’s the soul. Read more

Light Your Fire

December 17, 2014 by  

Light captures the imagination…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf. Read more

Is Israel a Jewish country?…asks Rabbi Laibl Wolf

November 30, 2014 by  

If the world is a confusing place today, Israel is even more so as I am finding out on my visit here. Read more

The Change Addict

November 24, 2014 by  

I still recall a time when people kept things new and forever. Read more

The skeptic and the messiah…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

November 10, 2014 by  

So you want to ‘grow up’ and become a prophet? Read more

All You Need is Love…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolff

October 28, 2014 by  

I like Beatles’ music. It is original, fresh, and quirkily meaningful. But on 25th June 1967 John Lennon got it decidedly wrong. Not the music – just the title. Nothing wrong with the love part, but expressing love as a need has got it all wrong. Read more

Art meets Greed

October 21, 2014 by  

So what is art anyway?…asks Rabbi Laibl Wolf. Read more

Boots are made for walking…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

October 14, 2014 by  

Science is making impressive strides. Take sports-shoe shops for example. Read more

Downsize your life…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

October 7, 2014 by  

Some people feel cozy and warm in a small apartment. Others can’t find enough space in a mansion. What is it about our relationship with space? Read more

A Guilt-Edged Heart …writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

October 1, 2014 by  

Guilt is complex business. Think of its elements: should have, must have, couldn’t, if only, I wish, shut my big mouth, couldn’t help it, couldn’t resist, and more. Read more

The Seven Habits of a Civilized World…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

September 27, 2014 by  

The more we know, the less we know. Who would have thought that the Arab spring would become a ‘winter of our discontent’? Read more

I Accept Who You Are, Not What You Do writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

September 19, 2014 by  

‘Accept me the way I am.’ The new pseudo-psychological ‘mantra’ that can excuse any kind of impoliteness and insensitivity. No worries. Just go right ahead. Be boorish, self-centred, and downright rude. Read more

The Music of the Elastic Band…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

September 1, 2014 by  

Thresholds are interesting phenomena. They are tipping points, transformative moments, when realities swap their identities making humans laugh, cry or stare in awe and amazement. Read more

The Courage to Teach Right From Wrong…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

August 25, 2014 by  

Teaching ethics to kindergarten children? Sounds like a progressive school, sophisticated, forward thinking. Read more

Lies Reveal Truth About a Liar …writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

August 19, 2014 by  

Why do people lie? Why state an untruth? A lie contradicts reality. A lie misleads. Lies reveals a defective character. Lies breed more lies. Lies become habitual. Read more

Gaza, the Jewish Educator, and the Moment

August 12, 2014 by  

When is a Jewish school a factory line instead of a place of education: when it slavishly follows a syllabus at a moment of historical trial. Read more

When You Are Called ‘Child-Killer’…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

August 8, 2014 by  

The world underwent a major test these past few weeks. Truth versus Lies. Good versus Bad. Innocent versus Guilty. I refer to the Gaza War. Did the world pass? The jury is out. Read more

The Storm, the Drum and the Jew

July 30, 2014 by  

If you are a Jew, don’t hide it under the covers. Beat your drum to a new march……writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf Read more

Spiritual Warrior for a Day

July 24, 2014 by  

I  write with a heavy heart. People are dying. Their deaths caused by the callousness of evil charismatics indoctrinating hate and embedding fears in the hearts of suffering and deprived populations. Evil leaders’ lust for power, lust for domination, lust for blood, injecting poisons in distraught minds, broken hearts and corrupted souls. How do compassionate and caring people respond to such cruelty and depravity? Read more

An Epi-Gene is a Happy Gene

July 21, 2014 by  

Life can victimize you. The child can be a victim of poor parenting. The teenager can be a victim of drug peddlers. The adult can be a victim of poor financial advice. Voters can be victims of political intrigues. And we are all victims of our genes. But an emerging branch of science known as epigenetics suggests otherwise. Read more

Unloved – A Dark Unnatural Space …writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

July 17, 2014 by  

The problem is not the problem – the relationship is the problem. So states Steven Covey. So why are there wars over territory and messy divorce disputes? Read more

You have the power…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

June 27, 2014 by  

Should we have a glass of wine with dinner (candles are optional) because it assists with digestion? Or is it wiser to pause 30 minutes after the T-bone, because drinks dilute the digestive juices? Read more

Will do…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

June 21, 2014 by  

Every book on success-mastery will include a chapter on willpower, even nominating it as as the over-arching secret of success. Read more

Acidophilus in Spiritual Yoghurt…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

June 1, 2014 by  

Something’s missing?  Can ‘t quite put my finger on it. I have this vague sense that an essential, albeit micro-sized, ingredient is missing from life today. Read more

Have You Kissed Your Children Today?…asks Rabbi Laibl Wolf

May 29, 2014 by  

I read a very cute response on my Facebook profile directed to an angry spiteful blogger. “I see you have a child.  Just go and kiss it goodnight.” I thought of that good advice again after watching the cold, calculating, self-titillating, ‘video-selfie’ by the deranged Elliot Roger who murdered six and wounded many others, on the Santa Barbara campus in USA. Read more

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