Monthly Archives: August 2015

End of the Year

Hashem anticipates the “end of the year” (Eikev 11:12) – the month of Elul with great joy; the month that He is closer to us and when we try to draw closer to Him. ~ Sfas Emes

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The Tree of Life

One who wishes to heal his tongue, should partake in the “tree of life” – the Torah – for by eating from it, one can earn eternal life.  Know that the study of Torah is the means through which one … Continue reading

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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

After resolving a difficulty in Rambam, R’ Yisroel Salanter fainted.  “If I have such talent,”R’ Yisroel explained upon coming to, “I have a tremendous responsibility.  The Heavenly Court will demand of me, “Why didn’t you get the whole world to … Continue reading

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The First Mitzvah of Shabbos

The First Mitzvah when Shabbos is ushered in is the kindling of the Shabbos lights. The Ohr Hachayim explains: Hashem created the world to last 6 days, and every Shabbos the world receives an injection of renewed creative strength to … Continue reading

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In the name of the Maggid [of Mezritch]: “The zemiros of Shabbos are the wings of the Shabbos seudos, to bring them up on high.” ~ Rebbe Yechezkel of Kuzmir zt”l

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Modeh Ani

When you arise in the morning you say, “I thank You.”  But have you never thought: who is the “I” and Who is the “You?” ~ The Kotzker Rebbe

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A Breeze

Everything is by Divine Providence. If a leaf is turned over by a breeze, it is only because this has been specifically ordained by G-d to serve a particular function within the purpose of creation. ~ The Baal Shem Tov … Continue reading

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