Monthly Archives: September 2016

How to Eat and Drink

If one eats beef and drinks wine not out of physical desire, but in order to broaden his mind for the service of G‑d and Torah, as Rava said, “Wine and fragrance make my mind more receptive,” or in order … Continue reading

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Your Most Heroic Acts

Your most heroic acts are those of which you may not even be aware. Like the time you could have gotten even with the guy in the next cubicle, and nobody would have known. And you really wanted to. But … Continue reading

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Filling Your Head with Torah

You have to learn seforim that enlighten your mind. It’s of utmost importance to learn seforim like Mesillas Yeshorim. You must learn the Rambam Hilchos Dei’os and Hilchos Teshuva, Sha’arei Teshuva d’Rabbeinu Yonah and Chovos Ha’levovos. Seforim like that put so … Continue reading

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Always Connected

A Jew is connected with Hashem, not only while he Davens or engages in a mitzvah,  but during every moment of his life.  The moment he opens his eyes in the morning and recites Modeh Ani, he declares that he is aware that he is in Hashem’s presence. … Continue reading

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Menorah on Your Face

Every person has an image of a beautiful menorah on his face. If we draw imaginary lines between a person’s two ears, two eyes, two nostrils and mouth in the middle, we have a beautiful drawing of a menorah with … Continue reading

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Live Comfortably

The Tikkunei Zohar states that lashon hara can reduce one to poverty, chas v’shalom. Therefore, if a person wishes to live comfortably, he should guard himself from speaking or accepting lashon hara. ~ Shmiras Halashon

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מי כעמך ישראל

“You didn’t shampoo your hair so we can’t operate!” This shocking statement was made by a nurse to the wife of the head of a Day School in Minneapolis who had not been given instructions on how to prepare herself … Continue reading

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Want to Want

A Bachur came for an acceptance interview to Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv. The Rosh Yeshiva Harav Shlomo Freifeld asked him “Do you want to learn?” “No” replied the boy “but I want to want to learn.” Rav Shlomo loved the answer and warmly accepted the boy , who today is … Continue reading

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Complete Teshuvah

At what point does a person attain complete teshuvah? When a person is faced with the same situation in which he originally sinned, with the ability and desire to repeat the sin, yet refrains from sinning on account of his teshuvah – this … Continue reading

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A Student and Child

When a Jew studies Torah he is as a student before G‑d, his teacher, Whose wisdom he is studying. When a Jew prays, he is as a child before his father. ~ R’ Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson zt”l

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