Thoughts from Dr. H. David Burstein

Do you have an Ethical Will?

Dr. H. David Burstein June 2007. Several years ago while at a Bar Mitzvah my mind started to wander. I was curious about the origin of the word "religion". What was "ligion"? "Re", as far as I was concerned meant "pertaining to". "Ligion" I had no idea. I then quietly...

No Need to Apologize

Dr. H. David Burstein February 2007. "There is nothing as destructive to an individual or society as confessing to sins that one has not committed." Jewish author Ahad Haam When people start talking about Jewish comedy, the discussion of guilt, especially from our...

“Now I get it”

Dr. H. David Burstein February 2007. Several years ago I attended a lecture given by Rabbi Marc Gafni. He asked the question "Who is the real you? After going through various possible answers, he settled on the opinion of Rav Kuk. Rav Kuk said "Our essence is revealed...

Reaching Out by Going In

"I went into his room for the 11pm feeding and looking down on our sleeping 2 month old son was taught yet another lesson." Charlie Abraham Tavel Burstein was born on January 21st, 2005 in Toronto. My wife Lesley was magnificent. Her courage and toughness through the...

Partners in Creation

Dr. H. David Burstein 2004. "We are starting to sense the dangers of our history and our destructive paths. We are beginning to sense the need to restore the sacred feminine" - "The Davinci Code" I am not a scholar of Jewish history; however I have learned that there...

Choose Life

Dr. H. David Burstein 2003. "I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day: I have put before you life and death, blessing and curse.  Choose life"  Deuteronomy 30:19 The last two years have exposed people to dramatically to the evil in the world. Until...





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