Monthly Archives: September 2012

Control

“The purpose of our being in this world is to overcome our forbidden impulses, and we are frequently in a state of conflict.  By controlling our desires for evil, we elevate ourselves.  לפום צערא אגרא – The more difficult the … Continue reading

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Post Yom Kippur Advice

“There are times when a person feels the stirring to return to G-d.  He wants to begin to serve G-d….  At such a moment he has to face the full force of the evil inclination.  It takes great strength and … Continue reading

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Concentration

“When you are davening in deep concentration and thought, know that prayer is accepted with the amount of concentration it is said with.” ~ R’ David Ben Yosef Avudraham zt”l  (Torah Tavlin)

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If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now

As I have said in the past, I try to keep the quotes short, but when I quote something a little longer, you know it is going to be really good.  The following is an excerpt from R’ Bini Maryles’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Question G-d

“People question G-d, but are certain of themselves.  They should rather be certain of G-d, and question themselves.” ~ R’ Yisrael Salanter zt”l (Torah Tavlin)

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Who Desires Life?

“Which man desires life, who loves days of seeing good?  Guard your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit…” ~ Tehillim 34:13-14.

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Assistance

Chazal has taught us that one who strives to purify himself is granted Divine assistance.

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