Get Inspired

Seeking Inspiration? Searching for wisdom? Hungry for some soul food? We hope the following nuggets will add a little insight and meaning to your everyday. If you have one to share – let us know (getinspired@thehousetoronto.com) and we will be happy to add it to the collection for everyone to enjoy. Take some time today to be inspired!

Reflections on The Tragedy

It is with a very heavy heart and overwhelming pain and sorrow that I pen this short relfection about the tragic fate of the 3 kidnapped boys in Israel- Yaakov Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Michael Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach, zichronam l’vracha, who were viciously torn from their families and brutally murdered. There have been many emails […]

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Chag Shavuot Sameach

On Shavuot, we commemorate the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the Jewish People at Mount Sinai. One of the most dramatic elements of the Sinai experience was when Moshe came down the mountain, for the first time, only to witness his people worshiping a golden calf. Moshe’s immediate reaction was the […]

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Mother’s Day – The Jewish Way

As I walked through Yorkdale the other night I was struck by the amount of signs reminding me to buy a gift for my mother for this Sunday May 11. I have never been comfortable with the idea that we should only celebrate our moms on Mother’s Day. Like many families, my family does not wait […]

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Israel and Me: A Yom Ha’atzmaut Reflection

Looking back on a wonderful day of our 66th Yom Ha’Atzmaut – 66 years of our modern day miracle – I wanted to send out a quick thought to everyone. There are so many wonderful articles and viral videos out there that celebrate Israel, show the beauty of Israel, describe the holiness of Israel, and […]

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Freedom Without Limits? by Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Looking for some insights to share at your Passover table? Check out the article below. Chag Sameach! The House Team Freedom Without Limits? by Rabbi Benjamin Blech Let my people go” is only half the story. I hate it when people try to put words into my mouth. That’s exactly what happened when I was […]

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Purim: Taking Off your Mask

There are times in life where we feel compelled to wear a mask to cover up who we are. Regardless of whether this is right or wrong, many of us, at some point in our lives, feel like we must do so to “fit in.” This does not only occur on an individual level, but […]

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#feedthedeed: Making Kindness Count!

I recently had the privilege of participating in a great initiative called #feedthedeed, which, as you might have heard, is a real life version of my favourite movie “Pay it Forward” (check out my “staff bio” for proof). Thanks to social media, this initiative is able to grow exponentially and that is exactly what it […]

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Love: The Big Questions
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As we travel through the whirlwind experience of dating and finding love. There are so many questions that come up around this topic and not so many straight -forward answers. Do soul mates exist? Is there only 1 person for me? Where are they? Why get married? And the list goes on and on. However, […]

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A New Year: Your Potential is not YET your Reality

So 2013 has come and gone…and once again we stand on the starting line of yet another year, another number, another cycle. Been here and done that for many more years than I’d like to admit! (Yep, i turned 40 – it wasn’t easy! I’ll tell you about that experience in another post maybe!) Many […]

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The Other Seven Wonders of the World

What is happiness and how do we find it? Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers, provided an answer to this question 2000 years ago and said the following: “Who is rich? The one who is appreciates what he has” (Talmud—Avot 4:1). In other words, happiness is about appreciating what we have, as opposed to focusing […]

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