Monthly Archives: December 2012

Quality over Quantity

“The important thing is not how many separate commandments we obey, but the spirit in which we obey them.” ~ Baal Shem Tov

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Good Company

“Young children who cannot absorb Torah knowledge can still attain fear of G-d by being around those who study Torah and just hearing their words.  The same thing goes for adults, too, who can’t learn Torah in depth.  They should … Continue reading

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“The Be’er Heiteiv says (Siman 185) ‘Whoever says the blessings of bentching with proper concentration can be assured of having a livelihood of plenty and dignity all the days of his life.’ In today’s financially stressed times, isn’t it worth … Continue reading

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“Through humility, the fear of G-d will intensify in your heart, for you will always be aware of from where you have come and to where you are destined to go.  You will realize that in life you are as … Continue reading

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Hashem’s Blessings

“How does one acknowledge Hashem’s blessings? ” I asked. “Simple,” the angel answered. Just say, “Thank you, Hashem. ” “What blessings should they acknowledge?” I asked. “If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead … Continue reading

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Countless Beginnings

“A Jew can begin countless times – even if he falls each time, even if the falls are serious descents into sin –there is always some impression left by each attempt. Every attempt strengthens us for the next one. Each … Continue reading

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The Man who Paced To and Fro

“A person who lives his life without direction is similar to a man who paces to and fro.  We can understand why he went from here to there – because perhaps things are better there than here.  We can also understand why … Continue reading

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Don’t Take Anything for Granted

If you are saying to yourself that life is not so bad, and that you haven’t had any serious problems, then you are very fortunate, but have a lot of work to do.  You must make sure that you don’t … Continue reading

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Nothing is Automatic

Nothing is automatic.   Everything is kindness from Hashem. The more that we marvel at everything – the more we cause Hashem to want to provide for us. ~ R’ Menachem Azolai as translated by Dov Elias

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Turn on the Light

You can blunder around in the dark, carefully avoiding every pit. You can grope through the murky haze for the exit, stumbling and falling in the mud, then struggling back to your feet to try again. Or you can turn … Continue reading

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