This post was originally published on this siteThe Pardes Rodef Shalom Schools Program is happy to share it’s unit “A Taste of Tochacha.” The Unit includes a Teacher’s Guide, a Student Havruta Handout and a Source Sheet on the topic of tochocha (constructive communication). Lesson goals include the following: Learning the basic vocabulary and concepts that relate to tochacha. Understanding how Vayikra 19:17 serves as the source for tochacha and constructive communication. Defining

This post was originally published on this siteThe Pardes Rodef Shalom Schools Program is happy to share it’s unit “A Taste of Tochacha.” The Unit includes a Teacher’s Guide, a Student Havruta Handout and a Source Sheet on the topic of tochocha (constructive communication). Lesson goals include the following: Learning the basic vocabulary and concepts that relate to tochacha. Understanding how Vayikra 19:17 serves as the source for tochacha and constructive communication. Defining

This post was originally published on this siteIn the aftermath of the flood, we encounter, for the first time, the emergence of nations and kingdoms. In this podcast, Rabbi Meir Schweiger examines different concepts of nationhood and charismatic leadership and sees how the new world realities set the stage for the emergence of the Jewish people. Please let us know your comments and thoughts about the podcast, write to us

This post was originally published on this sitePastoring is a lonely business. But pastors don’t have to be — and shouldn’t be — as lonely as they often are.

This post was originally published on this siteThe President of Focus on the Family explains how his organization supports families, stands up for family values, and ultimately strengthens society.

This post was originally published on this siteChurch politics can be a deeply depressing affair. Yet it can also change the world.

This post was originally published on this siteIn a season of thanksgiving, a Maryland mother needs our prayers for God’s perfect justice.

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Schadenfreude

This post was originally published on this siteSchadenfreude: feeling joy at the disgrace of others. What should we do when schadenfreude overwhelms us? Recognize it, says the Book of Psalms. But don’t trust it, says the Book of Proverbs.

This post was originally published on this siteFor Evangelicals, same-sex marriage is not an “agree to disagree” issue. Marriage, as Jesus defines it in Matthew 19—where a man leaves his father and mother and joins with his wife in covenant marriage—is a core evangelical belief. It might not seem that way these days, when we hear of a few people making news by changing their views on sexuality and marriage,

This post was originally published on this siteNarrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (R.A): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Beware! Avoid sitting on the roads (ways).” The people said, “There is no way out of it as these are our sitting places where we have talks.” The Prophet (pbuh) said, “If you must sit there, then observe the rights of the way.” They asked, “What are the rights of the