Monthly Archives: January 2020

Hide-and-Seek

Once, the young grandson of Rabbi Boruch of Mezhibuz was playing hide-and-seek with his friends.  The young boy hid, and waited for his friends to find him.  But no one came.  He left his hiding place to discover that they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spiritual Strength

When Hashem distances Himself from us, it is to provide the opportunity for us to exercise our free will and build our spiritual strength. ~ R’ Heshy Kleinman

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

At the Microcosmic Level

All significant change in human behavior takes place at the microcosmic, not the macrocosmic level. It belongs not to social forces or trends, but to the here-and-now of single individuals. ~ R’ Lord Jonathan Sacks

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Contamination

Lashon hara and other forms of forbidden speech contaminate the air and are the root of diseases, rachmana litzlan. ~ The Trisker Maggid zt’l

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rosh Chodesh Shevat – Special Day

It states in Devarim 1:3,5,”It was in the fortieth year, on the eleventh month, on the first of the month (Rosh Chodesh Shevat)… Moshe began explaining the Torah…” Tzaddikim said that this teaches us that on Rosh Chodesh Shevat, new … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Ask

Always seek the truth no matter what. Be willing to ask others for information you lack and do not be concerned if they think less of you for it. ~ R’ Yechezkel Levenstein zt”l

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Root of Bitachon

The root word of bitachon is betach/certain, for bitachon isn’t only a belief in G-d’s ability, but a sense of certainty that everything will be good in a revealed manner, until it envelops one with tranquility. Within bitachon is the word tach/plaster, since plaster is a connecting agent, holding together … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment