Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jewish Wealth

“Jewish wealth is not houses and gold. The everlasting Jewish wealth is: Being Jews who keep Torah and Mitzvot, and bringing into the world children and grandchildren who keep Torah and Mitzvot.” ~ The Lubavitcher Rebbe

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Don’t Question Hashem

“I merited living a long life because I never questioned Hashem’s actions.  When one questions Hashem, he is brought up to Heaven and shown that in fact everything is perfect and just.  Since I have never complained, there has been … Continue reading

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“Belief cannot be commanded” ~ Samuel David Luzzatto

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“The emotion of sadness is essentially selfish, as it is derived from an individual’s feeling that something, either spiritual or material, is lacking that rightfully belongs to him. Such an outlook concentrates solely on the self, rather than on others.” … Continue reading

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Beyond Reckoning

“Knowing where an act of chesed will lead is impossible. One cannot possibly trace its progress through the world as it spreads goodness through the many lives intertwined in the fabric of humanity. No one can see what Hashem sees … Continue reading

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Your Soul

“For hundreds of years — perhaps since the beginning of Creation — a piece of the world has been waiting for your soul to purify and repair it.  And your soul, from the time it was first emanated and conceived, … Continue reading

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“When a person feels the pangs of envy, he is causing himself to feel that pain.  One is not allowed to cause himself pain!” ~ R’ Eiyahu Dessler zt”l from Torah Tavlin

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Proof of God

There is a famous story in which the Kaiser asks Bismarck, “Can you prove the existence of God?”Bismarck replies, “The Jews, your majesty. The Jews.”

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A Close Friend

“All blessings begin, ‘Blessed be Thou,’ as though the person were speaking to a close friend.” ~ R’ Elazar Ben Yehuda von Worms zt”l

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“Oftentimes, as time passes, we see in retrospect how a particular seemingly-bad situation turned out for the very best.  At other times, we never become privy to Hashem’s considerations, calculations, and motivation for putting us through a certain trying and … Continue reading

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