Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Greater Problem

Regarding someone who was worried about his lack of money but reluctant to take from others, R’ Yechezkail Levenstein replied: “You wrote you find it difficult to take financial assistance from others.  That is truly the proper attitude to have.  … Continue reading

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Rough Job Interview

When you have an awareness that a situation or occurrence is a test, you will find it much easier to deal with. To illustrate this concept, imagine that you went for a job interview and the potential employer shouted an … Continue reading

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The Greatest Enemy

It is a mistake to think that the yetzer hara’s purpose is to merely cause a person to sin; its true goal is to destroy a person completely.  Once he tricks someone into sinning, it does not even let him … Continue reading

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Train Yourself

A person should train himself to serenely accept whatever happens to him.  As our Sages say: “Train yourself to accept suffering and forgive insult” (Avos d’Rabbi Nasan).  Thereby, he will find it much easier to guard his tongue. ~ Chofetz … Continue reading

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The Holiness of the Succah

“In succos, you shall dwell…” The Gemara derives from this passuk that one should live in the succah in the same way one lives in his home.  However, the Satmar Rebbe taught that we should also derive from this passuk … Continue reading

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Succos throughout the Year

The one who fears Hashem won’t only have succos during the holiday of Succos, but throughout the entire year he will remember that life is temporary; he’s living here as a guest. One should sleep in the shade of the … Continue reading

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Tie them Together

The four minim (esrog, lulav, hadasim and aravos)  represent the unity of the Jewish people. The Midrash teaches that the esrog (which has a good scent and flavor) represents Torah scholars who do good deeds. The lulav has a taste … Continue reading

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