Monthly Archives: May 2020

What to learn…

The Netziv writes, “If someone will ask you: Which approach of Torah study should I follow, and which mitzvos should I focus on the most? Reply ‘Follow your heart.’ (Koheles 11:9). Wherever your heart pulls you is a sign that … Continue reading

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Visualize!

On Har Sinai, the Jews were able to actually visualize the words of Hashem.  So too, a parent must make sure that his child can observe and truly visualize every word he is taught. Sometimes, action speak louder than words.  … Continue reading

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No Way Back?

The most important thing is, don’t give up.  Because even if you are in such a place and you absolutely don’t see God because it is so bad where you are, and so dirty, and you are so far gone, … Continue reading

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Hashem’s Will

With emuna, we save ourselves untold anguish.  We know that Hashem has a reason for everything. Even if something is not to our liking, we can reconcile ourselves to the fact that this is Hashem’s will. As soon as we … Continue reading

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Good Excuse?

One who really cares is not placated by the fact that he has a good excuse.  If the goal was not achieved, it was not achieved — regardless of the excuse. ~ R’ Tzvi Freeman  

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Go to Battle

We read in the Torah: “When you go forth to war against your enemies…”  This applies also to the enemy within.  Go forth to battle your evil impulse. ~ Kotzker Rebbe zt”l

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Beloved by the Almighty

It is not sufficient for a person to love the Almighty, rather he needs to strive to behave in a manner that will cause the Almighty to love him.  That is, he must fulfill the Almighty’s commandments and walk in … Continue reading

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