Monthly Archives: July 2014

Return

To return takes but a moment. One moment a being is at an ultimate distance from his G-d and from his true self, the next he is in complete union. The power to return is beyond time. ~ R’ Tzvi Freeman … Continue reading

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The Need for a Mussar Seder

In his old age, the Chofetz Chaim called on all roshei yeshivhos to institute a Mussar seder – “In these times, it is our only protection against the storms of freethinking raging in the world.”

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The Kotzker Rebbe’s Followers

“I do not want followers who are righteous, rather I want followers who are too busy doing good that they won’t have time to do bad.” ~ R’ Menachem Mendel of Kotzk zt”l

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Urgent! Calling for a global recitation of Shema at 12:00 noon EST, 7:00am PST, 7:00pm in Israel.

This is taking place in a few minutes! Today, Monday, July 28, which is Rosh Chodesh Av, Jews around the world are being encouraged to recite the Shema at 12:00 noon, EST, 7:00am PST, which is 7:00pm in Israel. The … Continue reading

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The Coming of Mashiach

Chazal teach us: Three things arrive unexpectedly – Mashiach, a metziah (a find), and a scorpion.  What is the connection between these three?  Because if one is zoche (merits), the arrival of Mashiach will be like a pleasant but unexpected … Continue reading

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Inner Divine Intent and Purpose

Az a Yid kumt in a art, iz es tzulib a kavanah ton a mitzva, hayn a mitzva shebayn adam laMakom vehayn a mitzva shebayn adam lachavero. ~ Bal haTanya When a Jew comes to a particular place it is … Continue reading

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The Bal Shem Tov’s Ahavat Yisrael

The Bal Shem Tov’s Ahavat Yisrael (love of fellow Jew) was beyond imagination. The Maggid of Mezritch said: “If only we could kiss a Sefer-Torah with the same love that my Master kissed the children when he took them to Cheder … Continue reading

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