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LogoParsha
Avraham (Allan) Friedman, LMSW
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'LogoParsha' is a series of articles on finding meaning in the Parsha. The term Logo is borrowed from logotherapy, a school of psychology founded by Dr. Viktor Frankl, author of 'Man's Search For Meaning'.
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Dilemmas – Parshat Pinchas
Author: Avraham (Allan) Friedman, LMSW
July 10th, 2020
Dilemmas – Parshat Pinchas Sometimes I just hate dilemmas. They force me to choose between different options. And some of them aren’t so pleasant. You must have heard of the phrase 'between a rock and a hard place'. Some options are really unpleasant. And when you have two unpleasant options, then you're really going to suffer the choice. Rashi in this week's parsha, Parshat Pinchas alludes to this. Back when the sun and moon were cr …
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Tags: mindfulness, logotherapy, meaning, logoparsha, frankl, pinchas, dilemmas, choices
Feeling Ignored – Parshat Behaalotecha
Author: Avraham (Allan) Friedman, LMSW
June 5th, 2020
Feeling Ignored – Parshat Behaalotecha We all want to feel part. Even as a kid, I remember when we were choosing teams, I always wanted to be chosen. I also remember what it was like NOT to be on the team – either team. My parents tried to make sure that my needs weren’t ignored either. But sometimes certain groups are chosen. And others are left behind. Or it could even be being passed over for a promotion at work. It can be a …
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Tags: mindfulness, logotherapy, meaning, logoparsha, frankl, behaalotecha, behaloscha, ignored, viktor frankl
Mindfulness and Mindful - Parshat Naso*
Author: Avraham (Allan) Friedman, LMSW
May 28th, 2020
Mindfulness and Mindful – Parshat Naso* Mindfulness is one of the big buzz words nowadays. Learning to hear our own selves and our own voices, emotions and wishes is an important part of growth. But has this direction pushed out the concept of being mindful? Has being aware of one's self cancelled the ability to be mindful of others and their needs? How sensitive do we need to be to others in the face of our own needs? The reading of t …
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Tags: mindfulness, logotherapy, naso, meaning, logoparsha, frankl