Monthly Archives: May 2018

Taken for Granted

When a person is ill, he strongly wants to become well.  He imagines that when he is cured he will feel constant happiness.  But shortly after he is cured, he takes his good health for granted. ~ Chochmah Umussar.

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Prayers for our Children

The answer to yesterday’s “Identify that Prayer” is “Viharev Na Hashem” of Birchas HaTorah at the beginning of Birchos Hashachar each morning. Regarding this prayer, the Ateres Zekeinim (Orach Chiam, Siman 47) states “Parents should always pray that their offspring … Continue reading

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Identify that Prayer #19

“Please, Hashem, our God, sweeten the words of Your Torah in our mouth and in the mouth of Your people, the family of Israel. May we and our offspring and the offspring of Your people, the House of Israel – … Continue reading

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External Factors

A truly happy person does not allow his happiness to be dependent on any external factor over which he may not have control. ~ Chochmah Umussar

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Stronger Impulses

In every stage of spiritual growth a person has different impulses and desires.  The more elevated a person becomes, the more he has to fight off strong impulses (Sukah 52a).  A person should not think he is on a lower … Continue reading

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All Set!

When the Shabbos table is set and ready by noon on Friday, it’s a segulah for shalom bayis. ~ R’ Hershel of Ziditchov zt”l

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My best

I do my best and Hashem does the rest. And when I don’t do my best, Hashem helps me clean up the mess. ~ Ms. Chevi Garfinkel

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