Archive for the ‘World Views’ Category

The Power of Paradigms (כ״ו בכסלו ה׳תשע״ו (December 8, 2015))

[This teaching was originally taught coinciding with Parashat KiTisa – Ex30:11-34:35.]   Paradigms shape: how we see the world; how we understand words; how we read and interpret texts (including, of course, the scriptures). Much of our language is paradigmatic; the words are given meaning by the paradigm in which they’re used. Change the paradigm […]

As long as the answer is right, who cares if the question is wrong? (כ״א במרחשון ה׳תשע״א (October 29, 2010))

Older computer users who are familiar with Unix (or Linux) may well remember a program called “fortune” which would display a short, randomly chosen message as a logon greeting for users. It was usually a humorous or profound one-line quote. I have a modern version of this on my desktop – it changes the quote […]