Monthly Archives: June 2015

Why One Must Rush to Repent

A person who dies without teshuva dies with a stain and goes to Gehinom.  They put detergents on him to get the stain out, and the detergents hurt… oooohhh de they hurt!  They burn! So the Neshama is somewhat scarred … Continue reading

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True Emuna

When a person finds himself in trouble and distress, and he sees no natural way to escape from his Evil Urge, and he then casts his lot with the Lord and trusts in Him, this is still not trust of … Continue reading

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Relating that Someone Violates Mitzvos when it is Possible to Judge him Favorably

You are obligated to give a mitzvah observer the benefit of the doubt whenever possible…and are forbidden to tell others that he sinned….Furthermore, you must even refrain from disliking such a person because of his misdeeds.  ~ Guard Your Tongue

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You Gotta Smile

A talmid of a mussar yeshivah came to R’ Nosson Zvi Finkel zt”l in Hebron to announce his engagement.  R’ Nosson Zvi felt that the boy was too serious, and reprimanded him for not having a pleasant countenance – especially … Continue reading

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Men are from Mars…

Men are from Mars and woman from Venus. The challenge is to make it work on Earth.  ~ Chicken Soup to Warm the Neshama

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Well Done

Well done is better than well said.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Act Upon it

The Kuzari was told in a dream, “Your intentions are desirable, but your deeds are not.” R’ Yosef Yozel Hurwitz zt”l posed a question: We, too, seek the truth.  Why do we not have dreams in which God reveals to … Continue reading

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Inviting in Guests

“Inviting in guests, people who are God’s creations and children, is an even greater sign of our love of God than actually receiving the Divine Presence itself.” (Talmud Shabbos 127a).  If we love God so much, we are always ready … Continue reading

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What Should be Done

I can answer the question, what should not be done. But what should be done – this, each person must ask himself.  ~ The Kotzker Rebbe

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He is Lax in Fulfilling a Mitzvah

There are some mitzvos which are, unfortunately, so neglected that failure to observe them is not generally condemned.  Nevertheless, it is considered loshon hora to relate that a person is remiss in fulfilling that mitzvah. ~ Guard Your Tongue

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