Monthly Archives: March 2018

According to His Ability

According to his ability – this is a great principle in serving God.  Yes, a person must have a lot of patience with himself. ~ R’ Shlomo Wolbe zt”l

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50%

The face tells you to share only 50% of what you know, because a person has two eyes to acquire information, but only one mouth to reveal what he saw. ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman Shlita

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To what is anger similar?

To what is anger similar? To the intelligent mind it is like a thick cloud blocking the light of the sun. To the Yetzer Harah, it is like a break in the fence for the thief.  ~ unknown

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Double Woe

Woe to a person who is not aware of his faults, for he does not know what he has to correct. But double woe to a person who is not aware of his virtues, for he is lacking the tools … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings

Though someone who committed many serious offenses has an obligation to feel deep regret for his past, he should feel joy that he is presently repenting.  His regret ought to be mixed with feelings of joy about his present awareness … Continue reading

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The Traveler on the Ship

If a traveler on a ship sailing west regrets having made the trip and turns himself toward the east while remaining on board, he has obviously accomplished nothing. The same is true of a person who tries to mend one … Continue reading

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Disrespecting a Shul

Rav Pam said that those that talk in shul, will talk at the Kosel.  Those that talk at the Kosel, will talk in the Bais Hamikdash even after Moshiach comes…Moshiach himself will have to silence the talkers… Because when you … Continue reading

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What’s the Minimum?

What is the minimum amount of concentration one must strive for during Prayer? To daven with the realization that one is standing in front of the King – the King of the universe. ~ R’ Chaim Brisker based on Rambam

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3 Steps Forward

Tzaddikim explain that taking three steps forward [before Shemona Esrei] is to remind the person that he should come closer to Hashem when he wants to pray. He shouldn’t approach tefillah with the same level of emunah and bitachon that … Continue reading

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Beyond Imagination

When one trusts in Hashem, Hashem will help him in ways that he never imagined. ~ R’ Pinchas Koritzer zt’l

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