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My War Against Nice II

As we explained in “My War Against Nice I,” trying to be nice means determining how we act by how it will make others feel. This syndrome was (first?) described almost 900 years ago by the great Rabbeinu Bechaya in … more

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My War Against Nice I

  The word “nice” certainly brings with it a host of positive associations: a nice day, a nice piece of cake, and a nice time at the beach. However, if asked to pick a word that presents one of the … more

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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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