Monthly Archives: August 2017

Deal with Now

Even if you have devoted a lot of time and effort to some project, if you presently become aware that it is better to cancel it, do so.  The fact that you have invested much energy is irrelevant.  Deal only … Continue reading

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Sincere Generosity

When you could have given a smaller donation and other people would have considered that amount sufficient, your giving a larger sum shows that it comes from sincere generosity.

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Imagine the Worst

When you feel anxiety about a future event, imagine the worst and accept it.  This has a very calming effect.  For example, if you are afraid you will miss a bus and feel anxiety, imagine you have already missed it … Continue reading

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The truth is that there is no essential difference between the natural and the miraculous. Everything that occurs is a miracle.  The world has no other cause but the will of God. ~ R’ Eliyahu Dessler zt”l

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The Tchebiner Rav zt”l

Someone told the Tchebiner Rav zt’l that he has older children, and he hasn’t yet found a shidduch for them. The Tchebiner Rav told him the following story: “One Erev Yom Kippur, before dawn, a person was walking to do … Continue reading

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From Above

Hashem does everything.  One does not bang his fingers below until it was decreed from Above.  ~ Talmud Chulin 7

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Hashem doesn’t give to those who worry, only to those who ask.  ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman

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Creating Angels

When we prepare for Rosh Hashana during the month of Elul with Teshuva, Hashem creates Malachim (angels) in proportion to that preparation, that will escort us in and testify on our behalf during the days of judgement. ~ R’ Tzvi Mayer Zilberberg – Think Hashem

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Rosh Chodesh Elul – Bad Day for the Yetzer Hara

The Vilna Gaon explains that there are three painful days for the yetzer hara (evil inclination), when the yetzer hara can’t incite people to sin.  They are Rosh Chodesh Elul, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Today is Rosh Chodesh Elul; … Continue reading

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One Day until Elul!

Hashem anticipates the month of Elul with great joy; the month that He is closer to us and when we try to draw closer to Him ~ Sfas Emes

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