Monthly Archives: October 2015

Thoughts

You are where your thoughts are.  Make sure your thoughts are where you want to be.  R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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Food for Thought

I’ve trained myself not to want what I don’t want. ~ R’ Pinchas of Kortiz Let me know if you have any thoughts on this one.

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Incredible Story Fresh out of Israel

About a week ago in Israel, a Palestinian Arab was following a chassidish lady who was walking alone in Jerusalem for about 20 minutes, after which he disappeared. The woman was suspicious of him and immediately called in his description … Continue reading

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Secrets

If someone tells you a secret, you are forbidden to repeat it to others.

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I am Afraid

Studying Torah late one night in Kovna, R’ Yisroel Salanter overhead the conversation of two paupers who were lodging in a side room.  One asked the other to accompany him to the well, as he was afraid to go out … Continue reading

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Languages and the 7 Day Week

Here is an excerpt from the Kuzari, which I have been learning lately and love: The Rabbi: “Have you ever seen or heard of a nation that [abandoned their original language and] invented a new one?” The Kuzari: “No, I … Continue reading

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Our Nation

Our nation is only defined as a nation through her Torah. ~ Rabbeinu Sa’adia Gaon zt”l

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Silence

Through silence a person merits trusting in God. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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Upright

The Lord created man upright, walking on two, and not on four like a beast, for while the beast sees only the ground, man also sees Heaven.  ~ The Kotzker Rebbe zt”l

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The Key to a Successful Marriage

R’ Eliyahu Dessler used to tell newlyweds that the key to a successful marriage is that each partner should always try to make the other happy.  But when one constantly makes demands of the other, happiness will not be theirs. … Continue reading

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