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The Silver Thread: Navigating the Narrows

The Silver Thread:  Navigating the Narrows

The Hebrew month of Nissan is dominated by the imagery of Passover. Passover’s overarching theme is the escape of the Jews, led by Moses, from the slavery of Egypt. The Hebrew name for Egypt is Mitzraim, meaning “narrow straits”, and the major symbolism of the holiday is escaping from confinement to the open spaces of […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

Days of Awe

Days of Awe

The 10 days between the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Repentance (Yom Kippur) are called the Days of Awe. According to Jewish midrash (Commentary), on these 10 days the distance between man and God is most narrow and this provides an opportunity to be close to God, in spirit and dialogue. […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

Are You Religious or Spiritual?

Are You Religious or Spiritual?

Are you religious? Or, are you spiritual? Is there a difference? Many people talk about religion and spirituality as though they are one and the same. In my experience, not only can the two be separated, but they are entirely different. I grew up in a devoutly Catholic family that attended church every Sunday and […]

About the writer: Body Mind Spirit Guide