Monthly Archives: July 2018

Your Donation

If we were asked to donate money to rebuild the Beis HaMikdash, how proud we would be to have this opportunity.  We would donate to the best of our ability, in order to have a portion in this great merit. … Continue reading

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Starts with a Tiny Spark

The Gemara (Shabbos 104a) states “He who comes to cleanse himself receives help from Above.” It does not state “He who cleanses himself,” but rather, “He who comes to cleanse himself.”  The wording teaches us that with the slightest beginning, … Continue reading

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So Embarrassed

The Gehinnom that one experiences for his sins in the next world is the scalding embarrassment of having to face the truth of his mistakes in life.  The Gemara (Brachos 12) teaches “One who commits a sin and is embarrassed … Continue reading

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Just Passing Through

A visitor to the apartment of the Chofetz Chaim, was struck by its sparseness.  “Where is your furniture?” the man asked.  “Where is yours?” replied the Chofetz Chaim.  “Oh, I am only passing through,” said the man. To which the … Continue reading

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Keeping your Word

When a person is faithful to his every utterance and righteously lives up to his word, he merits that Hashem will “do all that he expressed verbally.” Thus, every person has the ability to fulfill the words of Chazal: “Tzadik … Continue reading

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We All have Faults

Rabbi Yoself Leib Bloch used to say that regardless of how high a level a person is on, he always has natural tendencies that bring him down.  This is the very nature of man. Rather than allowing those tendencies to … Continue reading

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Rationalizations

In order for a person to maintain proper middos, he must put himself in another’s place.  When someone does something that you consider wrong or improper, think about how many rationalizations you would have been forced to come up with … Continue reading

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