Monthly Archives: September 2011

How Prayers are Accepted

“When you are davening in deep concentration and thought, know that prayer is accepted with the amount of concentration it is said with.”  ~ Rabbeinu David Ben Yosef Avudraham zt”l  (Torah Tavlin) Shana Tovah!

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What to Review before Rosh Hashanah

“Some people spend time reviewing the machzor before Rosh Hashanah.  The machzor won’t change!  Better one should review his deeds and correct them!”  ~ R’ Mordechai of Densburg zt”l (Torah Tavlin)

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Clinging to Hashem with Song

“The main closeness and clinging of Israel to Hashem is through the holy voices of song, praise, prayers and supplications…melodies and music.”  ~Rebbe Nachman of Breslov as quoted in The Garden of Gratitude. With that in mind, I want to … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Being Happy

“Rabbi Nachman says: How much would you give not to stop breathing?  You have to give a million times more in order not to stop being happy. We are human beings.  We are sometimes sad.  And sometimes we are 100% … Continue reading

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Who does Hashem Favor?

“Hashem doesn’t care about how much power, money and influence we have.  He loves each of us whether or not we have a university degree, and really doesn’t care if we’re Phi Beta Kappa or not.  King David said (Psalms 147: 10-11), … Continue reading

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“It is not so much that we need to be taken out of exile. It is that the exile must be taken out of us.” ~ From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by R’ Tzvi … Continue reading

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Positive Speech

When one guards his speech and engages others in conversations that are positive and constructive, the merit of Shmiras HaLoshon is multiplied many times because, by exercising restraint in speech, one draws others to this mitzvah as well.  ~ Chofetz … Continue reading

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Hashem is Patient

Don’t misinterpret Hashem’s patience and lovingkindness as a sign that what you are doing is Okay. Our sages warn (to paraphrase Avot 3:16), “The restaurant is open, and a hand is writing everything you eat on an itemized bill that … Continue reading

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The Greatest Miracle

“We have been privileged to see a miracle greater than all those performed at Har Sinai.  The Torah and mitzvos have been studied and performed by our nation throughout history, through all manner of persecution and oppression.  This is a … Continue reading

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Turn to Hashem

“Hashem wants us to turn to Him for all our needs, big or small.”  ~ The Garden of Emuna

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