Monthly Archives: September 2017

Payback

If a person speaks badly about others and disgraces them, he will be spoken against and disgraced in return (in addition to his punishment in the World to Come). ~ The Chofetz Chaim

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Spoiling Them

When one of his more ascetic students questioned Reb Yisroel Salanter’s caring for others’ material needs to the point of indulging them, in total contradiction to his personal practice of self-denial (“You’re spoiling them, Rebbe!”), Reb Yisroel responded: “Yenem’s gashmiyus … Continue reading

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Diamonds

Our sages teach that there is no wealth in the world that is adequate compensation for even the tiniest of mitzvot.  We’d surely be happy if we found a two-carat diamond on the sidewalk, so why not be happy with … Continue reading

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What we Want

We can’t always get what we want; We should just be happy we don’t get what we deserve!

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Everywhere

One who does not see G-d everywhere does not see him anywhere. ~ The Kotzker Rebbe

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Our Bond

Our bond with Hashem is our ultimate merit.  It makes no difference whether we receive or not – our primary goal is our personal connection with our Father. ~ R’ Menachem Azolai as translated by Dov Elias

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What is the Point?

Life is a bitter experience when a person doesn’t know what he or she is living for. ~ R’ Lazer Brody

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Really Not Worth It

When we speak lashon hara about someone else, we take his sins upon ourselves and he takes our mitzvos. ~ Chovos Halevavos

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Why Don’t You Believe It?

Someone said to Reb Yisrael Salanter zy’a “I am set in my ways; I don’t think I’ll ever do teshuvah.” Reb Yisrael Salanter rebuked him, “Chazal tell us that when we blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, the Satan gets … Continue reading

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One Small Step

Hashem says to Klal Yisrael, “If you make an opening as small as the point of a needle, I will make an opening for you as wide as the portal of the Sanctuary.” If we take a very modest first … Continue reading

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