Monthly Archives: December 2013

How to Speak

“One should always pepper his speech with phrases like ‘Baruch Hashem,’ or ‘with the help of Hashem,’ or ‘G-d willing,’ etc.  Training oneself to speak in such a manner will help a person to always maintain a sense of gratitude … Continue reading

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“Holiness is an altered state of consciousness which is the product of man’s pulling back from the physical to attain the inner state of union with the Most High.” ~ The Light of Ephraim by Simcha H. Benyosef (A book … Continue reading

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Half Truth

A halber emes iz a gantser ligen.  – A half truth is a whole lie.

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The Steipler Gaon’s Exceptional Honor of Sefarim

All his life, the Steipler Gaon showed exceptional honor for sefarim.  Once, someone watched as the Steipler withdrew the wrong sefer from a bookshelf.  He would not return the sefer to the shelf without first opening it and studying from … Continue reading

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“Words are the pen of the heart; music is the pen of the soul” ~ R’ Schneur Zalman of Liadi zt”l

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What is a Miracle?

“A miracle is a gift of true knowledge.  The greatest thing in life is to be aware of Hashem, to have a real feeling that you’re standing in front of Him.  A miracle gives you that feeling in one flash.  … Continue reading

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It is the Yetzer Hara Talking

“When I am about to start davening, I am overcome by a terrible sense of embarrassment.  How can I approach Hashem in prayer when my life is so riddled with sin?  On second thought, however, I realize that this must … Continue reading

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“Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.” ~ Talmud (not sure where specifically)

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Concerned about your Emuna?

“You write to me you are concerned that you no longer believe. If you don’t believe, then why does not believing concern you?” ~ The Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l

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A vort iz vert a sileh; shveigen iz vert tsvai. – Talk is worth a shilling; silence is worth two.

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