Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Blueprint

The Torah says: I was the tool of God’s artistry. An architect who builds a palace does not do so on his own.  He has scrolls and notebooks which he consults as to how to place the rooms, where to … Continue reading

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A Blockage

Another reason lashon hara is so destructive is that when a person sullies his mouth with forbidden speech, it prevents his holy words of Torah and prayer from ascending to Heaven.

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Shalom Bayis comes First

One summer night in a Tel Aviv hotel before the evening prayer, Rabbi Noson Tzvi Finkel gave a long lecture on ethics to a number of his former students.  Before he finished, his wife interrupted him with a whisper, “They … Continue reading

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Ultimately, even if you did not receive what you asked for, Hashem cherishes your prayers and answers them with good. ~ Praying with Fire

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You don’t always have control over what happens, but you do have control over what you do with the experience.

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3 Stages of a Mitzvah

When one approaches a mitzvah, he must feel the greatest joy at the opportunity that he is offered with this mitzvah. When completing the mitzvah, he should feel happiness at having achieved his goal. But while he is actually doing … Continue reading

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Standing Still

As long as you’re holding on to where you were yesterday, you’re standing still. ~ The Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l

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We may have excuses for not be able to accomplish, but there is no excuse for not wishing we could. Hashem is with us, escorts us, feels the challenges that we face, He knows what we are going through, He … Continue reading

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Small Acts

Don’t despise small acts. Nothing is small, because everything you do for Hashem and for other people is forever. ~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l

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The Void

My mission on this word is to recognize the void – inside and outside – and then fill it. ~ The Kotzker Rebbe zt”l

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