Monthly Archives: October 2017


More important than who one’s grandparents were, is who one’s grandchildren will be. ~ R’ Shlomo Riskin

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First things First

It is first necessary to have faith in God, and only then will you be worthy of understanding Him with your intellect. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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I once received a letter from a girl who composed the most loving poem to Hashem, full of hope and optimism, from the deepest and darkest of places. In it she wrote: “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you … Continue reading

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Belief in You

Everybody believes in God, hopefully.  But do you know how much God believes in us?  The world still exists.  That means God believes in us that we can fix everything.  ~ R’ Shlomo Carlebach zt”l

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Deep Roots

Emuna gives a person the will to live and the power not only to withstand though times, but to gain by them.  Emuna resembles the deep roots of a tree that enables it to withstand wind, storm and drought. ~ … Continue reading

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Not About the Hours

The determination of a masmid (diligent learner) is not how many hours he learns a day, but how many minutes he learns an hour. ~ Rabbi Jonathan Rietti

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Let the heart of those rejoice who seek the Lord ~ Divrei HaYamim 16:10 It is only human to feel downcast when searching for a lost item and to be happy when it is found.  “Those who seek the Lord” … Continue reading

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Aish Kodesh

R’ Kalonymus Kalman Shapira of Piaseczno, also known as the Aish Kodesh, would tell his students each day when lessons were over and they were about to go home: “My dear boys, never forget that the greatest thing in this … Continue reading

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Far Worse

Telling lashon hara about a Jew to someone that is not Jewish is an even graver sin.

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Take Advantage of an Eis Ratzon

When one passes a difficult test, that time is an eis ratzon, a very auspicious time, for tefillah. There was a yungerman whose daughter was lo aleinu in a hospital in Be’er Sheva. The doctors lost hope for her survival. They … Continue reading

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