Monthly Archives: October 2013

Greatness

Greatness does not bring happiness; happiness brings greatness. ~ The Garden of Wisdom Advertisements

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Don’t Waste a Moment

Life is short, and the Torah is seemingly endless.  One should not waste a moment of the precious few years he is granted in this world.  Life is a fleeting opportunity to gather treasure; once the time is up, he … Continue reading

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One should Live like he is about to Die

A person should always see himself as if he is about to die, lest he die during a moment when he is a sinner and removed from God.  Therefore he must return from his sin immediately. ~ Rambam

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If it Could, it Would

“Everything a person has is allotted to him by the Ribon Shel Olam.  Don’t think that if something is not going well in a person’s life, it could still be better.  If it could be better, it would be better!” … Continue reading

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Bitter/Sweet

Der vos hot nit farzucht bittereh, vaist nit voz zies iz. He who has not tasted the bitter, does not understand the sweet.

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The Steipler Gaon

Once, a young married scholar spent a long time with Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky zt”l, better known as the Steipler, seeking guidance in his learning.  As the young man expressed his thanks and turned to leave, the Steipler said, “Do … Continue reading

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Very Deep teaching from R’ Nachman

It is the essence of the return to God that you should search at all times and beg:  “Where is the place of His glory?”  Then the fall itself is transformed into a great ascent.  The whole purpose of the … Continue reading

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