Monthly Archives: June 2014

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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If a person is right, he should be listened to regardless of his identity or behavior.  True, the Sages (Bava Metzia 107b) have said that a person should first correct himself and only then should he correct others.  But this … Continue reading

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All Means are Equal

One should not think that his livelihood depends on a particular source and that, if that source were to fail, there would be no other way for him to earn a living.  Rather, he should rely on God for his … Continue reading

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Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.

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We must never be so committed to justifying our past that we thereby threaten to destroy our future.  It is not an easy task. On the contrary, it is one of the greatest trials of all, for it means sacrificing … Continue reading

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