Monthly Archives: April 2014

Not Just a Written Test

While learning about emunah is easy, applying the ideas in everyday life is far more difficult.  If there was a written test on the subject of emunah, many people would score 100.  But this does not mean they have real emunah.  Knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Permission to Speak

Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan, author of Chofetz Chayim, used to say that some people are mistaken about his book on loshon hora. “It’s not a book against speaking,” the Chofetz Chayim would say.  “On the contrary.  The book gives one … Continue reading

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“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”  ~ Primo Levi

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Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah is a vital day in the Jewish calendar, providing us with a focal point for our remembrance. We cannot bring the dead back to life, but we can bring their memory back to life and ensure they are … Continue reading

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R’ Aryeh Levine zt”l and the Thief

A neighbor once knocked on Rabbi Aryeh Levine’s door and told him that he just saw a thief break into a nearby kiosk.  The neighbor said that he wanted to stop the thief, but he feared to do so lest … Continue reading

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The Now

There is no moment more vital than the one right now. There is no space more crucial than the one in which you stand. There is no act more powerful than the one you have been empowered to do. For … Continue reading

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No Bad Can Come From It

None ever became poor from giving charity, nothing bad or injurious is caused by Tzedakah, as it is written: “The Lord will be kind and compassionate to you and multiply you” (Deuteronomy 13:18) ~Mishna Torah 10:2

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The Sound of Torah

“I am like the mill owner who hears the noise of his mill grinding and is happy and relaxed because he knows that the mill is working properly and work is getting done.  Similarly, the sound of Torah learning, no … Continue reading

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On the Last Day of Pesach

“On Acharon Shel Pesach, the radiance of the light of Moshiach is shining openly!” ~ The Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l

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R’ Natan of Bresolv’s Complete Trust 

Once, on the last market day before Pesach, Rebbe Natan still did not have any money to buy his household needs for the festival. Before he could even say his morning prayers, his wife, Dishel, pressed him for money, causing him … Continue reading

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