Monthly Archives: February 2020

No Words

After singing the prescribed zemiros each Friday night, the Skulener Rebbe was wont to sing just the niggun of the zemer without saying the words. He explained that when you sing the words of a zemer, you are limited by … Continue reading

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Beyond the Rules of Nature

Yisro told Moshe that he shouldn’t be the sole judge for the entire nation. There should be other judges helping him. The sefarim teach that Yisro’s point was valid. It was indeed impossible, according to the rules of nature, for … Continue reading

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Educating our Children

“Educate a child according to his way, so that even when he becomes old he will never leave it” (Mishlei 22:6) The Vilna Gaon zt’l explains, “Train the child to perform the mitzvos according to his [individual] nature, because then, … Continue reading

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Why are we Sad?

Why are we sad?  Because we always walk around thinking that things are wrong.  Why do I think that things are wrong?  Because I have a feeling that I am running the world.  And since things are not the way … Continue reading

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The Source of All Blessings

The greater the harmony, mutual respect and devotion between a husband and wife – particularly when both are observers of Torah and mitzvos – the greater is the measure of God’s blessings to both of them for all their needs. … Continue reading

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Where is God?

Where is God to be found? In the place where He is given entry. ~ The Kotzker Rebbe

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2 Gifts

“I opened two gifts this morning.  They were my eyes.” – I just heard a shiur from R’ Zecharia Wallerstein where he suggests that in order to gain a better appreciation for what you have, try closing your eyes for … Continue reading

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