Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Yetzer Hara Knows Our Tikun

“The Arizal…teaches that we encounter most resistance in the area of our mission on earth, since the Yetzer Hara – the evil inclination – doesn’t want us to complete our mission successfully.” ~ The Garden of Emuna Advertisements

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A short and long lesson from Parshat Noach

“Noach’s son, Cham told others about his father’s drunkenness and was cursed, whereas Noach himself was not.  Thus, speaking ill of one who has sinned is worse than he who committed the sin.” ~ R’ Moshe Amiel zt”l (Torah Tavlin) … Continue reading

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Long Life

“Each of us comes to this earth for the express purpose of fulfilling a mission.  Longevity depends on the task we have to complete.”  ~ The Garden of Emuna

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No True Existence Besides God

“Chasidic teachings explain that not only is there no deity or power other than God, but in fact, there is no true existence at all besides God.  The fact that we see a physical world is only due to our … Continue reading

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Amein Yehei Shemei Rabba

 Our Sages, of blessed memory, have taught us the awesome power of answering “Amein Yehei Shemei Rabba …” (“Amen, May His Great Name be blessed”). By answering with proper concentration and intent, one can cause severe Heavenly decrees to be … Continue reading

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The Process of Prayer

“When a person prays to God, it is not merely that God ‘listens’ to his prayers from above and responds accordingly.  Rather, the process of prayer itself refines the person spiritually, rendering him a suitable receptacle for additional Divine blessings. … Continue reading

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The Dancing on Simchas Torah

“The dancing on Simchas Torah is so exalted and so elevated that even the Angel Michael comes down to this earth and collects all the fallen and torn straps of the shoes of the Jews as they dance.  He then … Continue reading

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