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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Identify that Prayer #5

This is just an excerpt: “One thing I’ve asked from Hashem, that shall I seek: that I dwell in the house of Hashem all the days of my life…”

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The Fate of the World

Each of us carries a great responsibility, for the fate of the world may hinge on one single mitzvah we perform. ~ Kuntres Chiddushei Torah

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They are Recorded

My son, do not sit in the company of those who speak badly about their friends, for when their words ascend, they are recorded, and all those who were part of the group [who heard what was said] are recorded … Continue reading

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