Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why Are You So Sad?

“Rebbe Nachman says…Why are you so sad?  Because everything goes wrong in your life.  But, gevalt, do you know why everything goes wrong?  Because you are so sad.” ~ R’ Shlomo Carlebach zt”l

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Growing Up

“There is a time when He relates to us as a father relates to his infant child. We can cry and spit and make those little messes babies make—but He loves us, just because we are His child. And then … Continue reading

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Halachos Birchas Hamozon

The Sefer Hachinuch writes; “One who is careful with the mitzvah of Birchas Hamazon will always have Parnasah in abundance and in a respectful manner.” One who want to be careful should always bentch while reading the words in a siddur … Continue reading

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How We Can Fix the World

The first thing needed to fix this world is that Jews should love each other and be united. And this can begin even without a planning committee and without funding. It can begin with you. —A letter from The Lubavitcher … Continue reading

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For This is All of Man

In this past week’s daf, I learned a very holy gemara that I just kept reading over and over and would like to share with you regarding the verse “The end of the matter, all having been heard: Fear God, … Continue reading

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Naturally Happy

“The natural state of Man, the way G-d created him, is to be happy. Look at children and you will see.” – R’ Tzvi Freeman

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Not a Punishment

“When G-d takes something from your grasp, He’s not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.” – unknown 

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Spiritual and Material

“A good barometer to determine whether something will be of benefit materially is whether it is the proper thing to do spiritually. A business venture that implies breaking your moral principles will also be detrimental materially. At times, we experience … Continue reading

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“Days are scrolls: write on them what you want to be remembered.” ~ R’ Bahya ibn Pakuda in Chovos HaLevavos

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“Guard your spare moments well for they are like uncut diamonds.  Discard them and their value will never be known.  Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” ~ R’ Raphael of Emden zt”l as … Continue reading

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