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Being Big, Being Small
Author: Dovid Lessin, PsyD
February 4th, 2023

Nearly a hundred years before the Human Potential Movement began in the late 1960s, The Alter of Slabodka (Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l) taught us about the greatness of man, gadlus ha’adam. This concept revolutionized Jewish education by introducing a new angle to motivating students, one that bred scores of Gedolei Yisrael and uplifted an entire generation of Jewish youth. The Slabodka Educational Approach The Alter wanted us to unde …
Mental Spring Cleaning
Author: Dovid Lessin, PsyD
March 14th, 2023

The season of scrubbing has begun, when rubber gloves come off the shelves and feather dusters finally get their chance to shine. After what always feels like a long winter, it's time to crawl out of hibernation and pull back the shades, as we start tackling the home organization projects backlogged in our brains for the last few months. We have containers to label and stacks to file–all part of the effort to tidy up and get our lives in or …
Purim: Don't Miss It
Author: Dovid Lessin, PsyD
March 5th, 2023

My daughter recently showed me a music video that she knew I'd enjoy. It was a country tune sung by a father on memory lane, reminiscing about his little girl’s youth now that she was all grown up. Walking through the town in which his daughter once skipped and played, he thinks back to all the things he didn’t realize he’d miss one day, and reminds the rest of us that before we know it, we’ll surely feel the same. It was …
Witnessing Humanity
Author: Dovid Lessin, PsyD
February 21st, 2023

Why are certain interactions so beautiful to witness? Imagine a businessman dressed for work, with a small pink backpack slung over the shoulder of his suit, hunching over slightly to hold his daughter’s hand as they walk to school.  Picture a secular Israeli soldier and a yeshiva bochur sitting down together to catch up over coffee.  Consider a great-grandmother listening with rapt attention as her great-grandson relates how he m …
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