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Becoming Stronger at the Broken Places.

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Published on Nov 18, 2011

BECOMING STRONGER AT THE BROKEN PLACES. Vayishlach 11/17/10
How Our Wounds Can Make Us Invincible
Are you wounded? Have you been hurt -- by people or life experiences? Can a wounded person heal and come back stronger than before? Hemingway said it well: "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places." But was is the secret of becoming strong at the broken places? Some people have not been able to achieve this strength, including Hemingway himself (as evidenced by his tragic end). Often, our broken dreams and unfulfilled aspirations wear us down, weaken our resolve and don't allow us to grow. So how does one not just survive but actually become more powerful at the wounds and the cracks of our lives? Is it an attitude? Is there something we can do to achieve this strength?

In this week's Torah portion we read -- perhaps the first documentation ever -- of a lonely man on a lonely night who suffered a crippling wound wrestling in a mysterious battle. Not only did the man survive, he became a formidable force that changed the course of history.

Please join Rabbi Jacobson's fascinating class as he brings alive the personal relevance of Jacob's lonely wrestle, and how his injury made him stronger than ever. Discover the secret of becoming stronge

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