Monthly Archives: February 2014

Don’t Lose Your Temper This Shabbos

On Friday, in the rush to finish the Shabbos preparations on time, a person is apt to become short-tempered.  On Shabbos, when the entire family sits at the table together, parents might become angry with young children for misbehaving.  Thus, special care should be taken on Shabbos to control one’s anger.  ~ R’ Eliyahu Lopian zt”l … Continue reading

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Our Task

All the worlds were created only for the sake of man, and his entire value and importance lies precisely in his having the evil inclination.  His task is to strengthen himself to fight it.  The more forcefully an evil inclination … Continue reading

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What tool does Hashem give us to maximize the benefit of our misfortunes?

Hashem wants us to get the most out of misfortunes.  He wants us to understand why the come.  Therefore, He gives a clue to understand them.  The way the misfortune comes, that’s a clue, a hint why it comes.  ~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l

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How does he live?

For a person with no parnassah, it’s clear to me how he lives – he lives off emunah and bitachon.  But when a person has parnassah, how, in fact, does he live? ~ Rebbe Simcha Bunim of Peshischa zt”l

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No Sleep for 40 days?

When Moshe went up to Har Sinai to receive the Torah, how did he not sleep for 40 days The Midrash (Shemos Rabbah 47:7) draws the following analogy: A king gave his servant 24 hours to count the gold in the treasury.  Whatever the servant counted was his to keep. The servant said to himself “How can I sleep during these 24 hours? Every minute slept is treasure irretrievably lost.” It was for this reason teaches the Midrash, that Moshe did not sleep during the 40 days and nights he spent in Heaven; he did not want to miss a moment of the glorious opportunity to partake of God’s mission.  ~ The Pirkei Avos Treasury

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Still Not Even

A nogid kumt op un an oreman kumpt oif, iz noch nit gleich. A rich man’s fortune down and a poor man’s fortune up – they are still not even.    

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Malka’s Soup

As his last few days in this mortal world approached, the Rebbe Reb Elimelech of Lizensk lay in his bed unable to eat. His son the Rebbe Reb Lazer begged his holy father to try to eat something, anything. “Isn’t … Continue reading

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