Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sukkot is a Marriage

On Sukkot our desires [“to dwell in the House of the Lord” (Psalm 27:4)] are answered. In effect, God is the bridegroom and we, the Jewish people, are the bride called upon to enter the bridegroom’s home. The seven days … Continue reading

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Back to the Roots

The power of Sukkot is that it takes us back to the most elemental roots of our being.  You don’t need to live in a palace to be surrounded by clouds of glory.  You don’t need to be rich to … Continue reading

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Nothing but Joy

You shall hold a festival for the Lord your God seven days…and you shall have nothing but joy. ~ Deuteronomy 16:15

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True Trust

A person who truly trusts in God is truly rich.  But a person who is only reputed to trust in God is like a person who is only reputed to be rich. ~ R’ Yisrael Salanter zt”l

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Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve

“Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve…” is heresy! What you are really saying is that it wasn’t Hashem’s will. ~ R’ Yissocher Frand

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364

The  numerical value of the Hebrew word “HaSaTaN” (the Satan) is equal to 364. That is because on the 365th day – Yom Kippur,  Hashem silences the Satan enabling us to emerge meritorious in judgement. Gemar Chasima Tovah!    

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What if You Didn’t Do Any Sins? 

Teshuva (repentance) means to come back to the greatness which is expected of us, even if you did not do any sins at all. Did you learn enough Torah? Did you love Hashem enough? Did you think about His greatness enough? … Continue reading

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