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Joseph the Tzaddik

The biblical character who most embodies the ability to not just conquer the yetzer hara, the evil inclination, but to guide the imaginative faculties that fuel this drive in a positive direction was Joseph. His ability to fend off Potiphar’s wife’s constant sexual advances earned him the appellation “Joseph the Tzaddik” – Joseph the Righteous. […]

Throwing Caution to the Wind

One of the laws governing the physical universe is that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This same principle operates in the spiritual worlds as well; for instance, Divine justice is meted out “measure for measure” throughout the Torah. Likewise, human beings possess good and evil inclinations, and there is even […]