A collection of Rabbi Laibl Wolf’s weekly blogs. For almost half a century, Laibl has been a spiritual mentor and a worldwide teacher of the mystical side of Judaism. As an ordained Rabbi with a legal degree and psychology training Laibl’s blog provides fascinating perspective on current affairs and life issues.

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Vulnerability

I had to travel overseas this week. Nothing new to me, as you well know. Except that this time my computer carry-bag containing my passport, credit cards, cash, and important

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I Believe

I Believe

In 1951, well known broadcast journalist and war correspondent, Edward Morrow, editorialised: “Around us all, now high like a distant thunderhead, now close upon us with the wet choking intimacy

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Youre Dreaming

You’re Dreamin’

‘You’re dreamin’, Luv’, is a distinctly Aussie expression intimating the impracticality and improbability of someone else’s idea. But are dreams always meaningless, ephemeral, subconscious expressions, devoid of meaning? Our spiritual

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The Rock

The Torah informs us that Yaakov has an epiphany. He takes some stones, arranges them as protection around his body, and, psychokinetically, blends them into one large rock. Today, verbal

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We Are One

We Are One

Those who saw themselves as ‘leftists’ suddenly discovered the left doesn’t want them. Those who called themselves ‘centrists’ were pushed off their high perch by events that called for commitment.

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Good And Evil

Good & Evil

Has it always been like that? That we Jews find ourselves in host societies that initially like us, then just tolerate us, and later, spit us out when the going

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Cut Your Apron Strings

Cut Your Apron Strings

I am reading the Australian News from afar, through the lens of Australian media. And it shocks me to the core to read how Australian Jewish university students and community

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You Have The Power

The media newsroom is fickle. It doesn’t even pretend to be thoughtful. It is fixated on graphics. On The first two days the graphics were dramatically ‘pro-Israel’ – butchered and

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Barbarism & Depravity

We are walking around dumbfounded. The world was far from perfect, but there was some semblance of sensibility.  Despite its many human frailties and faults, we could understand it –

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Illusion Reality

Illusion & Reality

I always toyed with the idea of giving a lecture on how the movie, ‘Matrix’, is unknowingly based on teachings of Kabbala and Chassidus. Maybe I still will. There is

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The Old & The New

Modern person designates anything older than 12 months as waste to be disposed of. Living, as we are, in a world of change that advances in geometric progression, there is

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