Monthly Archives: February 2017


If you seek it as silver and search for it as treasure, then you will understand the fear of God. ~ Proverbs 2:4

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Man’s Duty in this World

The foundation of saintliness and the root of perfection in the service of God lies in a man’s coming to see clearly and to recognize as a truth the nature of his duty in the world and the end towards which … Continue reading

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Public Humiliation

Just by opening one’s mouth, he can forfeit his portion in the World to Come, as our sages taught, “A person who humiliates his fellow in public has no portion in the World to Come.” ~ Bava Metzia 59

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The Smell of Shabbos

It happened one Friday that the gaon Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freund stepped into the kitchen where the Shabbos meal was being cooked.  The vapor of the dishes filled the kitchen.  Said Rabbi Moshe Aryeh: “If women knew the powerful remedies … Continue reading

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Through Faith

A man should believe in God through faith, not because of miracles. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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We have it Backwards

Most people are concerned about their own material needs and another person’s spirituality. It should be the other way around: a person is obligated to be concerned with his own spirituality and the material well-being of others. The material needs … Continue reading

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Humble People

The Humble person finds Serenity; One who seeks honor and recognition cultivates a life of inevitable frustration. ~ R’ Chaim Shmulevitz zt”l

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High Fees

Experience is a good school, but the fees are high. ~ Heinrich Heine

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Despair is the worst of ailments. No worries are justified except: “Why am I so worried?”  ~ R’ Yisrael Salanter zt”l

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More than any other Sin

Hashem is more exacting with the sin of lashon hara than with any other sin.  As Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai taught in the Zohar: “Hashem is prepared to forgive anything except lashon hara.” ~ Chofetz Chaim

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