Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Person’s Value

It is equally wrong for a wealthy person to feel superior and speak condescendingly to others because of his wealth as it is wrong for a poor person to feel inferior and speak submissively because of a lack of money.  … Continue reading

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Bat Yisrael

HaRav Ovadiah Yosef zt”l once told me, “Do you know why a Jewish woman is referred to as a ‘bat yisrael’ (lit. daughter of Israel)? ‘Bat’ in Hebrew refers to the pupil of the eye, as in bat ayin. A … Continue reading

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Creating Emptiness

R’ Nachman of Breslov taught that when one covets something he does not have, he creates an emptiness inside of him, which is very unhealthy.  This emptiness unfortunately results in him giving less of himself to others including his family. … Continue reading

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Sure-Fire Segulos for Parnasah

I heard from R’ Shlomo Gottesman that there are many segulos for parnassah which some people subscribe to and some do not, but here are three segulos that are guaranteed to work: Give tzedukah (maaser); Say Birkat Hamazon properly each … Continue reading

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Two Walls

Chazal observe that Hashem placed the tongue behind two walls, the teeth and the lips, so that one refrain from inappropriate speech.

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The Awesome Power of Judging People Favorably

R’ Nachman of Breslov taught that when you judge someone favorably, Hashem judges that person the same way that you judged him. For example, if you see someone eating food that is not kosher, but you think to yourself that … Continue reading

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Flame of a Candle

The flame of candle, representative of the Jewish soul (Mishlei 20:27), always points upwards. Under all circumstances, it refuses to face down. A Jew is the same. He is always growing, developing and striving to reach greater and greater heights. … Continue reading

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In Israel, to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles. ~ David Ben Gurion

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No Obstacles

If you’re doing something and there are no objections or obstacles to overcome, it’s a pretty sure sign that what you’re doing isn’t very important. ~ R’ Shlomo Carlebach zt”l

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Guarantee for a Happy Life

If you are sincerely interested in having a guarantee for a happy life, learn to accept what cannot be changed. ~ R’ Zeliig Pliskin

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