Monthly Archives: February 2018

Darkness

Were it not for the dark, the light wouldn’t be apparent at all.  ~ R’ Lazer Brody

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Patience & Control

Patience is a wonderful virtue.  Make an effort to be gentle and forbearing with insulting and aggravating people and with your family.  Be as strong as a lion to control your tongue even if you are burning with the desire … Continue reading

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Running after Pleasures

People who run after the pleasures of this world will lack inner peace as soon as they are unable to gratify their desires.  Therefore, they will suffer even if there are no external factors that are problematic. ~ The Vilna … Continue reading

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A Prayer

Hashem, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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Reliance

“Blessed is the man who relies on God.”  The blessing is that not only does he receive his material needs, but he also binds himself to God through his bitachon. ~ R’ Yosef Yozel Hurwitz zt”l

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Our Only Free Choice

Our only free choice in life is desire.  ~ R’ Lazer Brody

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Close the Door!

This is very strong. The Vilna Gaon taught that if you are 100% determined to do something good, there is no room for the Yetzer Hara. If you believe you can do it, you will do it! The problem is … Continue reading

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