Monthly Archives: January 2017


God, give me the serenity to accept those things that I cannot change, the courage to change those things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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Simply for being Jewish

During the war, our people were indiscriminately hated simply for being Jewish.  After the war, we must respond by indiscriminately loving all Jews, simply for being Jewish. ~ The Bluzhover Rebbe – R’ Yisrael Spira zt”l

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R’ Nachman’s Tallis

R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l once gave his old tallis to one of his close students.  “Show this tallis a lot of respect,” he said.  “For as many threads as there are in this cloth, that is how many tears … Continue reading

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Perfected by Each Other

Every man becomes better through his fellow. Since every individual possesses specific qualities that others lack, the realization by disparate people that in essence they comprise one whole, enables them all to be complemented and perfected by each other. ~ … Continue reading

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Why do we need to daven?

By Davening and verbalizing our needs, we are impressing upon ourselves that we are totally dependent on Hashem for every single thing. ~ Chovos  Halevavos

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Thankful People

It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy!

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According to the camel’s capacity, so is the load”(Talmud Ketubot 67a). It is the duty of those who are richer in material wealth, and those who are richer spiritually–learned Jews, Torah scholars and yeshiva students–to give generously of their greater … Continue reading

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Gratitude is not just a nice gesture or a worthy personal quality. It is a real obligation like any other in the code of law. If you withhold it, you are a thief. ~ R’ Yerucham Levovitz zt”l

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Right Now

A disciple of Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt”l related: I was in Synagogue praying the afternoon service, swaying in prayer religiously.  All of a sudden, I remembered that I hadn’t prayed the morning service or put on Tefillin that morning.  I … Continue reading

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Bad Start

We must sometimes permit ourselves to begin things badly, just so that we begin them.  Those who spend too much time preparing graceful entrances often never get to make them. ~ R’ Shraga Silverstein zt”l

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