Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Watch

When R’ Yaakov Kamenetzky zt”l presented his son Binyamin with a watch as a bar mitzvah present, he told his son that “time is your most precious possession.  Each moment is an opportunity for eternity, but if it’s lost it … Continue reading

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A Common Misconception

“A common misconception is that on Simchas Torah we celebrate the completion of the Torah.  No!  In truth, we celebrate beginning all over again!” ~ R’ Shmuel Zvi of Alexander zt”l a/k/a Tiferes Shmuel from Torah Tavlin Chag Sameach!

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Pray for Good Health

The Gemara states, “L’olam yivakesh adam rachamim she’lo yechele–Always a man should be praying to Hashem that he should not become sick.” In the best of health, one should pray to Hashem to remain well. I really should charge you, … Continue reading

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Higher and Higher

The Rebbe’s most common response to someone who had done something positive: It is our nature, all of us, that we never attain half our goal. If we earn $100, we want to make $200. And when we reach $200, … Continue reading

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The First Day for an Accounting of Sins

This is great encouragement for anyone who has experienced a setback since Yom Kippur. Chazal call the first day of Sukkos, “Rishon l’Cheshbon Ha’avonos – the first day for an accounting of sins”.  What do Chazal mean by that? The Shelah HaKadosh explains … Continue reading

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Come Back to Life

“If I had already died and the Almighty told me I could come back to life again, imagine how happy I would be.  Now that I am still alive, shouldn’t I still feel that same joy?” ~ R’ Nochum of … Continue reading

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Go Beyond

“We all have limitations — after all, are we not of flesh and blood? There comes a time, however, when you have to break out beyond those limits.  You’ve got to do more than you can possibly do. The truth is, … Continue reading

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