Even the Small

Since R’ Nosson Zvi Finkel zt”l held that major offenses are the result of a series of lesser ones, he did not overlook any small deed of his students. ~ Sparks of Mussar

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Making an Effort

The commandment to trust does not prevent a person from trying to make every personal effort he can.  And conversely, making an effort and taking the initiative does not contradict the precept of trust. ~ Eved Hamelech

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You Will Get It

Anything which a person studied but did not fully comprehend in this world, he will merit understanding its true meaning in the World to Come. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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All Other Worries

Hashem, my worrying about my failings in serving You properly removed from me all other worries. ~ Sefer Hamidos Lehameiri

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It Would Hurt

The Chofetz Chaim once asked someone how his financial situation was.  The person replied, “It wouldn’t hurt if it would be a little better.”

“It would hurt,” the Chofetz Chaim told him.  “What the Almighty does for you is for your best interests.” ~ Chayai Hamussar

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The True Winner

Satmar chassidim organized a special Shabbos together with their Rebbe, the Divrei Yoel of Satmar zt”l.  A lot of planning, effort and money were invested to make this Shabbos a success.  But on Friday afternoon, the Rebbetzin wasn’t feeling good , and she asked the Rebbe to remain home, and he obliged. He stayed home, and didn’t lead a tisch for his chassidim.

After Shabbos, the gabai told the Rebbe that the chassidim were disappointed.  “Why does she always get her way?”

The Rebbe replied, “We have a kabbalah, tradition, that by shalom bayis, the one who is mivater is the minatzeiach (the one who gives in, is the winner).” ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman Shlita

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Create it

Torah is not a book that records history.  It is the blue print for us to create it.  ~ Chabad.org

The answer to yesterday’s “Identify the Prayer:”

“May it be Your will, Hashem, our God and the God of our forefathers, that we observe Your decrees in This World, and merit that we live and see and inherit goodness and blessing in the years of Messianic times and for the life of the World to Come.”


This is found in the Ashkenaz siddur at the last paragraph of Uvah Letzion right before Aleinu in Shachris

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