Monthly Archives: June 2015

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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A Candle

“A Jew is like a candle,” the Lubavitcher Rebbe once explained to a chassid, “and his task is to light up other Jews.” The chassid asked, “Rebbe, did you light my candle yet?” The Rebbe replied, “No, but I have … Continue reading

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What are you using it for?

A person who uses his mental ability solely for worldly pursuits instead of for understanding the true Heavenly light is like a villager who finds a magnificent sculpture and uses it as a scarecrow.  ~The Alter of Novhardok

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One who speaks loshon hora destroys three people: the subject of his evil words, his listener and himself. ~ Sefer Chofetz Chaim

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The giver gets more than the recipient.  The recipient acquires something material and limited.  The one who gives, however, acquires for himself a good and pure heart. ~ The Alter of Novardok

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