The gemara in Avodah Zarah states that “A person can acquire eternal life in just one moment.” But what can a person do in just one moment?
The Maggid of Mezeritzh explains that even if a person who had been off the path would make one turn toward Hashem with sincerity, that would give him eternity.
It’s still Manna that falls from the sky. The check that your boss gives every week is nothing but Manna! The food that you buy in the stores –it’s Hashem, not the grocer, who’s handing you the food. Israel was prepared for forty years in the Midbar (desert) to think, “Hashem is doing everything, we are nothing. ~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l
Reb Mendel M’Riminov said that saying Parshas Ha’monn (Shneyim Mikroh V’Echod Targum) on Tuesday Parshas B’Shalach, is a Segulah for Parnasah. (Tuesday Parshas B’Shalach is Today, January 15th)
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You never lose by giving into someone, even when you’re right. Hashem sees everything – nothing is forgotten. ~ R’ Lazer Brody
Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said: One should always rise up early so as to be among the first ten [in shul to form a minyan]. Even if a hundred come later, he receives the reward [equal to] them all. ~ Berachos 47b
This shouldn’t be taken lightly. Imagine if we were able to see this reward; everyone would run to be the first 10!
One who guards his mouth and tongue [from speaking loshon hara] guards his soul from tribulations ~ Mishlei 21:23
If not speaking loshon hara is very difficult for you, start off by designating just an hour a day where you absolutely commit to not speak or hear loshon hara. Over time, look to increase those hours and see where it takes you. But realize that even if you can’t increase the time, that one hour will be very beneficial to your soul. Start today!
We should be reluctant to part with our lives only in the sense that the artist is reluctant to part with his unfinished masterpiece. ~ R’ Shraga Silverstein zt”l
One must meditate and pray to God in his native language. This is how prayer began. The main form of prayer was an expression of the heart before God in each individual’s own words…Even though we follow the order of worship ordained by the Great Assembly, personal prayer, as it originally existed, is still the most beneficial. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov based on the Rambam
Don’t be shy. Next time you are alone, talk to Hashem.
Thank Him for everything you have and ask Him for everything you need!