Monthly Archives: November 2018

We Are All Different

No two minds are alike, [just as] no two faces are alike ~ Berachot 58a

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Mind Wandering?

If your mind strays while praying, do not give up trying to concentrate.  As soon as your realize you are not concentrating on what you are saying, at that very moment begin concentrating. ~ Vilna Gaon

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No Room

The Torah states “As soon as Yaakov left…Esau his brother came…”(Genesis 27).  As soon as the righteous Yaakov leaves the evil Esau enters his place.  There is no room for compromise in Torah. ~ The Alter of Novhardok

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Even the Small

Since R’ Nosson Zvi Finkel zt”l held that major offenses are the result of a series of lesser ones, he did not overlook any small deed of his students. ~ Sparks of Mussar

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Making an Effort

The commandment to trust does not prevent a person from trying to make every personal effort he can.  And conversely, making an effort and taking the initiative does not contradict the precept of trust. ~ Eved Hamelech

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You Will Get It

Anything which a person studied but did not fully comprehend in this world, he will merit understanding its true meaning in the World to Come. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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All Other Worries

Hashem, my worrying about my failings in serving You properly removed from me all other worries. ~ Sefer Hamidos Lehameiri

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