Yosef Farhi

About Yosef Farhi

Rabbi Yosef Farhi - Life Coach from a Torah Perspective Rabbi Farhi has three passions in life: learning Torah, helping people, and comprehending human behavior. He spends countless hours researching the Torah’s approach to self-help and personal growth to unravel human behavior and discover effective answers to common life problems. Rabbi Farhi shares his thoughts at thinkingaboutme.org

APPRECIATION – THE KEY TO HAPPY LIVING

  What does a Jew do when G-d blesses him with a new crop?  As described in this week’s parashah, he brings the first fruits – the bikkurim – to the Beit HaMikdash, and makes the special viduy declaration over … more

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READY FOR WAR

כי תצא READY FOR WAR (כי תצא למלחמה על איוביך ונתת ד’ אלקיך בידך ושבית שביו) When you go out to war against your enemy, and Hashem, your G-d, gives you victory (Devarim 21:10). Our Sages tell us that this … more

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Being True to Character

  Each and every one of us has a unique array of character traits – ways of conducting ourselves that are part of our identity. Please take a moment now to see which of the following describe you: adventurous / … more

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REMEMBERING OUR MORTALITY: An Effective “SELF HELP” Technique

  One of my rabbis recently flew to the United States to visit a student. While in town, the rabbi was asked to give a Torah class at the office of the student’s father – a very hard-working, rich man … more

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PREPARING FOR ROSH HASHANAH

  I once overheard a conversation that echoes in my ears every year around this season. A young son of a rabbi who was looking to become wealthy asked one of his father’s wealthy congregants how he can get rich. … more

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TZEDAKAH: HOW SMALL CHANGE CAN MAKE A BIG CHANGE

  During my early days in Israel, a roommate and I were approached by a poor man as we were strolling down Meah Shearim Street in Jerusalem. The man stuck out a cup, which contained a few coins, and said, … more

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Sukkot | Domiciles of Joy

Zman Simchateinu The Torah emphasizes that Sukkot is a joyous holiday.  Indeed, it commands us not once, but twice, to be joyful on Sukkot: “Rejoice in your festival…and be totally joyous–ושמחת בחגך…והיית אך שמח” and “Rejoice before the Lord, your G-d, … more

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DISCIPLINING – PARENTING OR PERSONAL

There are times when a parent must reprimand or punish a child. Ideally, of course, the parent should pause before taking action and think things over. Is he (or she) acting out of love for the child or for some … more

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Defusing Dispute

After their very first disagreement, many newlyweds wonder if they really were meant for each other. For some couples, this disagreement can take place on their first Shabbat alone. Sooner or later, of course, it happens in every marriage. A … more

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WE ARE WHAT WE SAY

Moshe Rabbeinu made a rare display of anger when he was approached by the tribes who wished to settle on the east side of the Jordan River – Gad, Reuven and half of Menashe. He shot back with the rhetorical question: … more

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