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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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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Positivity

Would you take a precious gift received from your father or mother and, in a pique of anger, thrust it onto the ground, breaking it? Yet it seems that is

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Resilience

Why is it that some people have the amazing capacity to ride the wave of pressure and stress and produce their best, while others, fold and buckle under the weight

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My Land of Israel

Being in Israel allows me to compare the knee-jerk world-newspaper editorials and internet headlines, most clearly a total distortion if not fabrication, with the reality of life in the Land

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Courage of Initiative

Putin faced a rebellion. It wasn’t overly serious.  But symbolically important. Did he disarm it? To be determined. Moses also faces a rebellion in this week’s Parsha. A leader of

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Whiskey & Herring

This may sound ‘fishky’ to you, but the combination of whiskey and herring is an age-old Jewish tradition from way back in the ‘old country’. In bitterly cold winter climates,

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AI is Not Intelligent

We are reading doomsday articles on how ‘artificial intelligence’ may destroy humanity, that AGI (Artificial General intelligence) – meaning superior ’emergent’ robotic mindpower – will far outpace human capacities, leading

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Design in Nature

The more science investigates the nature of the universe, both macro and micro, the more it discovers design, structure, and pattern. This is quite amazing since we would intuitively expect

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