Monthly Archives: May 2019

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

A person who drives himself ambitiously to earn his livelihood is like the passenger who impatiently pushes the wall of the train in a vain attempt to make it move faster. All of a person’s income is determined on Rosh … Continue reading

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Be Careful

Be careful not to consider yourself wicked.  A person who considers himself wicked will not try to improve and is likely to become worse than he is now. ~ Hamaspik L’ovdai Hashem, p. 68

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Consider this

Someone might commit an evil act, yet be a better person than you – kinder, more generous. ~ Kotzker Rebbe zt”l

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Earth Stations

Our bodies are earth stations enabling our souls to survive on earth until they return to the world of spirit whence they came. ~ R’ Shraga Silverstein zt”l

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Wasted Hours

Remember this, if you can – there is nothing, nothing more precious than time.  You probably feel you have a measureless supply of it, but you haven’t.  Wasted hours destroy your life just as surely at the beginning as at … Continue reading

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The Local Dullard

Even the local dullard knows something you don’t. Learn from him, from her, learn from everyone. ~ The Kotzker Rebbe zt”l

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Bar Yochai

One of the songs that discuss Reb Shimon Bar Yocahi’s praises is “Bar Yochai” – “the son of Yochai.”  Why don’t we call Reb Shimon by his name?  Why does this song call him by his father’s name? Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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