Monthly Archives: November 2016

Lashon Hora which is Permitted

If someone has completely forsaken mitzvah observance, or continually transgresses a particular mitzvah whose severity everyone is aware of (for example, eating pork), you are permitted to shame him for his misdeeds.  Since he has not merely succumbed to temptation, … Continue reading

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A Trip to see the Maggid

Thus did Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev journey from Pinsk to Mezritch to see the Maggid – the Rebbe Reb Ber. “Why undertake so arduous a journey?” he was asked. “I must see the Maggid.  You see, he knows there’s … Continue reading

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Cosmetics for the Soul

Worldly pleasures are like cosmetics for the soul; they are merely tools for enhancing our spiritual well being and bringing us closer to Hashem. ~ Based on Mesilas Yesharim

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Please, God

Please, God Give us one more chance. Give us two more chances. Give us a hundred more chances. ~ R’ Shlomo Carlebach zt”l – Today is his 22nd yartzheit

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Words and Hearts

Words and hearts should be handled with care.  For words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair.

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Envy

The man who envies is guilty of robbery in thought. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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2 Dogs

My inner struggles hound me constantly.  It is as if inside of me there are two dogs.  One of the dogs is mean and evil.  The other dog is good.  The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.  … Continue reading

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First Offence

If it is clearly impossible to judge someone’s action favorably, you are nonetheless forbidden to tell others about the sin if it is a first offense…since it is possible that he will regret his misdeed and do tshuvah. ~ Guard … Continue reading

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Amazing Story about an Act of Chessed

Sometimes we need a reminder of how powerful acts of chessed can really be. We should always be conscious of the fact that we have no idea how far the reach will be on one small act of chessed. Reb … Continue reading

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A Jolt

The whole purpose of a fall is often to prepare the way for a spiritual climb.  The intention is to give you a jolt in order that you marshal all your strength and focus your entire consciousness on serving God.  … Continue reading

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