Monthly Archives: June 2019

This is Crucial!

“Whoever speaks loshon hora raises sins to the Heavens.” (Arachin 15b), The Chofetz Chaim teaches that this should be taken literally. When we speak negatively of our fellow Jews, this causes the sins of our people to be noted in Heaven, where they … Continue reading

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Now is the Time

When I was young, there were many sections of Torah that I wanted to learn, and I pushed it off for a later time.  But now I can tell you that whatever one doesn’t grab, one isn’t able to grab … Continue reading

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Essence of a Yid

The essence of a Yid is seen precisely when he’s in the right. ~ R’ Yissachar Dov of Belz zt”l

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Pause

Acting impulsively causes errors and brings about many negative consequences.  Before making an important decision, think the matter over carefully and do all you can to clarify which decision seems the wisest.  ~ Ralbag

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Test: How Much Do You Believe in Hashem?

The Baal Shem Tov taught that if you want to check how much you actually believe in Hashem, check whether you find yourself coveting. This is also the test of how much ahavat Yisrael (love of your fellow Jews) you … Continue reading

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Less Said

The less said, the fewer mistakes. The greater the talk, the greater the headache. ~ R’ Yosef Qimhi zt”l (1160-1235)

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Kosher Behavior

It is more important to be glatt yosher in one’s dealings with people than to be glatt kosher in what one eats. ~ R’ Yosef Breuer zt”l

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