Author's details

Name: Mordechai Dixler
Date registered: April 26, 2006

Latest posts

  1. First Time Reader — May 21, 2015
  2. More than 8 Days — December 19, 2014
  3. Kindle the Empathy — November 15, 2013
  4. Same Old, Same Old — November 1, 2013
  5. Kind and Calculated — October 18, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. A Universal Message — 23 comments
  2. Meaning for Meat — 15 comments
  3. Heads or Tails? — 12 comments
  4. Congregation Flight 27 — 11 comments
  5. A Toast for the Aramean? — 11 comments

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May 21 2015

First Time Reader


If the Torah were introduced to the world today, for the first time, it would be much easier to open our minds and hearts to its message. We’d be cracking open a new book, from a new Author, with the excitement inherent in learning something completely new. The text itself would have a chance to speak. That is why the words of Torah should always be new to us, as if they were given today.

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Dec 19 2014

More than 8 Days


Lighting the Menorah each night after dark, seeing the children’s excitement for this beautiful Mitzvah, and singing Hallel, the festival prayer of gratitude, praise, and hope each morning for 8 days, is a reservoir of inspiration that it would be a shame to waste. I wish I could take these moments and put them in a bottle to pull out later …

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Nov 15 2013

Kindle the Empathy


One Friday, Daniel Goleman, renowned psychologist and Best Selling author of Emotional Intelligence, was going down to the subway during rush hour. Suddenly, he noticed a shirtless man curled up on the side of the staircase, not moving. Hundreds of people were just stepping over him. Dr. Goleman had just finished an article on the …

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Nov 01 2013

Same Old, Same Old


Isaac and Rebecca prayed intensely for children, after many years of barrenness. Each would stand in a corner of the room pleading to their Father in Heaven for the blessing of children. “G-d accepted his prayer, and Rebecca his wife conceived (Gen. 25:21)” Why was his prayer accepted, and not hers? Says the Midrash, because …

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