Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Lifetime of Learning Mussar

It is worthwhile for a person to learn mussar throughout his life even if its only benefit is to prevent him just once from uttering a remark of loshon hora. ~ R’ Yisroel Salanter zt”l

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One’s Luck

Ainem’s mazel iz an anderen’s schlimazel. One’s good luck is another’s misfortune.

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The Alter’s Concentration

Once, during the Russian civil war, R’ Nosson Zvi Finkel (the “Alter”) and R’ Yaakov Kamenetsky were davening in a room in the midst of an artillery bombardment by the White Army.  White they were reciting Shemoneh Esrei, a large … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers

Sometimes, Hashem doesn’t want to give you something you want, not because you don’t deserve it; rather because you deserve better!

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Every Moment is Special

Time is not a continuum; every moment is special, every moment has a special task for which it is uniquely suited; every moment is a now that has never existed before and will never exist again, because tomorrow and the … Continue reading

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Teaching Torah and Eternity

Teaching Torah is the greatest chesed (kindness) one can bestow upon another person. If you give someone food or money you are helping him for a limited amount of time. But if you teach someone Torah you are helping his … Continue reading

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Zohar on this week’s Parsha

One who is zealous in avoiding forbidden speech becomes enveloped in a spirit of sanctity. ~ Zohar on Parashas Chukas

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Thinking Poorly of Yourself

A person who thinks poorly of himself because he is unaware of his strengths, is not humble; he is a fool. ~ R’ Yehudah Leib Chasman zt”l as quoted in Torah Tavlin

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A Liar

A ligner glaibt men nit, aflieh az er zogt dem emess. No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth.

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First Pair of Shoes

Rabbi Chayim Shmuelevitz, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir, said that when he sees a young child wear his first pair of shoes, he is moved to tears because he pictures the intense joy of that child’s mother. ~ R’ Zelig Pliskin

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