Monthly Archives: November 2019

Don’t Boast

When you help someone whom others were unable to help, don’t say anything that would imply criticism of those other people.  If the Almighty has given you wisdom that he did not give to others, do not boast about your … Continue reading

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Not Just a Nice Gesture

Gratitude is not just a nice gesture or a worthy personal quality.  It is a real obligation like any other in the code of law.  [Furthermore,] if you withhold it, you are a thief. ~ R’ Yerucham Levovitz zt”l

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All Your Willpower

Always keep in mind that it is by summoning all your willpower – even when you think you don’t have any – to divert your mind from fantasies whenever they come that you give Hashem joy and cause Him to … Continue reading

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Draw it Out

We create nothing new.  All is within ourselves.  We must draw it out.  ~ Kotzker Rebbe zt”l

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Emuna vs. Bitachon

Emuna is the guideline, while bitachon is putting that awareness into action. Emuna is like a tree and bitachon is similar to the fruit.  The fruit is a sign of the tree [that it exists].  However, the tree is not … Continue reading

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LOL

In the beginning of his career as a rabbi, Rabbi Naftoli of Ropshitz was once asked to speak when he was unprepared.  He told his audience, “When delivering a lecture it is proper to state the truth, to speak concisely … Continue reading

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Segulah for Parnassah

The Gemara (Bava Metzia 59.) teaches that honoring one’s wife is also a segulah for parnassah. “Rava said to the people of Mechuza, ‘Honor your wives so you will become wealthy.’” What is the association between honoring one’s wife and … Continue reading

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