Monthly Archives: November 2015


Nothing is as dangerous for man as routine. ~ The Kotzker Rebbe zt”l

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“Only Joking” – No Excuse

You are forbidden to speak loshon hora even in jest.  The Torah prohibits derogatory statements, even if they are said without hatred and without the intention of degrading the person being spoken about.  ~ Guard Your Tongue

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The Leshem zt”l

Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv’s grandfather was R’ Shlomo Elyashiv, better known as the Leshem.  The Leshem’s sefer is based on writing from the Arizal and Vilna Gaon, and is very difficult to understand.  His sefarim are so precious that when … Continue reading

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Starting Shabbos Early

If a person adds from the weekday to the holy day, Hashem will repay him in kind by adding years to his life.  In addition, He will grant him wealth and honor. ~ Chavos Ya’ir as quoted by R’ Dovid … Continue reading

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The Last Way Station

The last stanza (way station) to which Torah will be exiled before the advent of Mashiach is America. ~ R’ Chaim of Volozhin zt”l (1720-1797)

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A Must Watch Video!!!!

By now, many of you have heard about the 15 year old boy named Natan, who recently (on the first night of Sukkos) had a near death experience, went up to Heaven and remembers everything he saw there. Not only … Continue reading

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Thinking about Others

One should not even think about others and their affairs unless it is for the purpose of benefiting them, whether for their bodies or their souls.  Besides this, one should not think about them at all – ever. ~ R’ … Continue reading

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Know that calmness and humility are partners, just as their opposites, anger and pride, are partners. Generally, what stirs anger is inward pride, while what causes calmness is inward humility. ~ R’ Avraham Ben HaRambam

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It All Adds Up

“One who gathers a handful at a time will eventually have much” (Proverbs 13:11), but one who says, “Tomorrow I will study” ends up with nothing. ~ Yalkut Shimoni

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To His Face

Speaking loshon hora about someone in his presence is very serious even if your sole intention in mentioning his faults is to criticize him constructively.  Corrective comments should be delivered privately.  Offending someone publicly is loshon hora and constitutes a … Continue reading

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