Monthly Archives: May 2012

Solving the Problem

“When a person has a major problem, worrying prevents him from thinking of practical ways to solve the problem.  The calmer you are, the easier it will be for you to solve the problem.” ~ Yosef Ometz (Torah Tavlin)

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“People want to run away from where they are, to go to find their Jerusalem. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing there, make that a Jerusalem.” ~ Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman

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How Near is God

“God appears far, but no one is closer than Him.  He is high above His universe, but a person can enter the synagogue, stand near the pulpit, and pray in a whisper – and God hears his prayer.” ~ Talmud … Continue reading

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Advice For Those Who Plan On Learning All Night on Shavuos

On one occasion, the Chofetz Chaim admonished his son not to go in the way of youths who disrupt their Torah learning to engage in idle conversation. Young Aryeh Leib replied, “But it is not proper to ignore a friend or acquaintance … Continue reading

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Visualize the Words

“On Har Sinai, the Jews were able to actually visualize the words of Hashem.  So, too, a parent must make sure that his child can observe and truly visualize every word he is taught.  Sometimes, actions speak louder than words.” … Continue reading

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“Making a Living”

“The common conception of how it works is faulty.  Some see a career as making a living.  A career doesn’t make anything.  What you receive is generated above, in a spiritual realm.  Your “business” is to set up a channel to … Continue reading

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Eat In Order to Pray

“It is better to eat in order to pray than to pray in order to eat!” ~ R’ Shalom Ber of Lubavatich zt”l (Torah Tavlin)

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“Our teacher the Baal Shem Tov said: Every single thing one sees or hears is an instruction for his conduct in the service of G-d. This is the idea of Avoda, service, to comprehend and discern in all things a … Continue reading

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“I keep many pictures of my children and grandchildren on the walls of my home.  I want to be able to constantly look at them and remember the great kindness which the Almighty has bestowed upon me!” ~ R’ Moshe … Continue reading

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No Bother

“Rabbi Zeira said: When a person has a friend, the more he asks him for things and borrows from him, the more the latter detests him and repulses him.  But this is not true of God.  The more a person … Continue reading

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