Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Instructions

“Hashem gave mankind, and the Jewish people in particular, clear instructions as to one’s purpose in life.  Not only do we have our holy Torah and its commandments; we have the great tzaddikim – the righteous sages and spiritual leaders … Continue reading

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Facades

“In the facades we put on for others we demonstrate our potential; through our children we reveal our reality.”  ~ Lawrence Kelemen (To Kindle A Soul)

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Truly Wealthy

“One who has one hundred wants two hundred” (Koheles Rabbah 1:34). Someone who covets money never has enough, while one who has an inner sense of contentment is truly wealthy.

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“Go in Peace”

“When one says ‘Lech b’shalom – go in peace’ like Avimelech did to Yitzchak, one gives his friend the illusion that the road before him will be easy, that he is already in a state of peace.  This is not … Continue reading

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The Yield

“In business, a person’s profit may exceed the effort invested, or it may be less.  In spiritual matters, the yield is exactly equal to the amount of effort expended.” ~ R’ Itzele of Petersburg zt”l from Torah Tavlin

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Here Today and Gone Tomorrow

“King Solomon, the wisest of all men advised (Ecclesiates 7:2): ‘It is better to frequent the house of mourning than the house of feasting, for it signifies the end of all men – and the living should take it to heart!’ …All … Continue reading

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My Body also has a Soul

“Our holy master Rebbe Nachman says that not only the soul has a soul – but my body also has a soul – the inside of my body.  You know, imagine if all I used my hand for was just … Continue reading

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