Monthly Archives: May 2017

“All his time Learning Torah”

The Arizal stated the following regarding the first night of Shavuos: “Know that one who does not sleep at all this night, but instead spends all his time learning Torah, is guaranteed that he will live out the year and … Continue reading

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Why do we Count Up?

Normally, when we count down to something, it is all about reaching the goal.  With Sefiras Haomer, however, it is not just about reaching that goal of Matan Torah, but rather the work we put in to getting to that … Continue reading

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The Shin on Tefillin

Why is the letter shin embossed on the Tefillin Shel Rosh? As an indication of the number of days in the year we put on tefillin.  The Jewish lunar year has 355 days.  There are 52 Shabbosos in the year, … Continue reading

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The Diamond Ring

Years ago, a student of mine bought a house from a non-Jewish woman who was getting on in her years. As the elderly lady was about to leave the house for the last time, she confided in the young man … Continue reading

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You are a Miracle

Everybody likes it when God does miracles for him. The question is, do you understand that you are a miracle, that your life is all miracles, that everything is a miracle? If you’re living on the level where miracles are … Continue reading

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Staying Positive

Whenever things are not as you wish, ask yourself, “How could things have been worse?” ~ R’ Zelig Pliskin

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No city in the world, not even Athens or Rome, ever played as great a role in the life of a nation for so long a time, as Jerusalem has done in the life of the Jewish people. ~ David … Continue reading

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Identify that Prayer #17

“…may Your compassion be aroused, Hashem, our God, and give goodly reward to all who sincerely believe in Your Name. Please reply with the answer either on the website or by simply replying to this email. For those of you … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

If things do not go the way you wish them to be, you should then wish them to be the way they are in reality. ~ R’ Mordechai of Lekhivitz zt”l

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No Dealings

The Holy One Belssed Be He desires no dealings with a baal lashon hara and does not wish to save him from misfortune. ~ The Chofetz Chaim citing a Midrash

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