Wrapping a Present

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

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May the Merciful One perform for us miracles just like He did for our fathers, in those days, in this time. ~ Harachaman in Birachas Hamazon

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Low Battery

Imagine if your cell phone battery was on 10% and it lasted for 8 days. Now you understand Chanukah.

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No Problems

There are no problems in life, only challenges. ~ R’ Moshe Menora zt”l

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What will the Angels say?

The Midrash says that if a person habitually judges others negatively and speaks against them, the angels above also speak against him. ~ Chofetz Chaim

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My Mitzvah

The Chofetz Chaim zt’l was serving and caring for a guest who said, “I can take care of it myself. You don’t have to do this for me.”

“Really?” the Chofetz Chaim replied, “and will you also wear my tefillin for me tomorrow?”

Implying that since this was his mitzvah of Hachnasas Orchim, he wanted to perform the mitzvah properly. ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman Shlita

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Covering the Challahs

According to halacha, if you have both bread and wine in front of you, the Hamotzi over the bread comes first.  However, our Sages ruled that on Shabbos, Kiddush on the wine should come first.  To avoid shaming the challahs, we cover them.

Now imagine, we are told to cover the lifeless challahs so as not to cause them embarrassment.  How much more so must one make sure not to embarrass or hurt the feelings of others.

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