Monthly Archives: November 2020

Our Part

Hashem performs the miracles.  The good deeds and the good middos are man’s part. ~ R’ Yechezkel of Kozmir zt”l

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Be Better

If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for tomorrow? ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov – On that note, today is the first day of Pesachim in the daf yomi cycle. There … Continue reading

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No Comparison

All the physical pleasures of our world are not able to bring a person to the state of joy that is possible in the spiritual domain. ~ Darkai Mussar

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Learn to Appreciate Hashem’s Kindness to You

Every single time you have some pleasure, even a very slight one such as gaining a small profit, feel grateful to the Almighty. Every day we have numerous such occasions which are easily overlooked.  They are lessons to teach awareness … Continue reading

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You are Unique!

The gemara in Sanhedrin 37a states that “Each and every individual is obligated to say ‘the world was created for me.’” Each person is a one-time phenomenon, an occurrence that has never been before and will never be again.  You … Continue reading

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Why do bad things happen to good people?

God does not want us to understand why bad things happen to good people because if we understood, we would be forced to accept that bad things happen to good people.  And God does not want us to accept those … Continue reading

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Live in the Present

From the day I reached a level of understanding, I haven’t worried a single time about what will be in another hour. ~ R’ Modechai of Lekhivitz in Maigdolai Hachasidus

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Freshen it Up

Try to keep your prayers fresh.  If you repeat the same words again and again, they lose their meaning – a prayer grows stale. ~ The Kotzker Rebbe zt”l Some Practical Suggestions: Slow down and focus on one paragraph per … Continue reading

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Equally Good

Rashi explains the words “the years of Sarah’s life” to mean that they were all equally good.  But weren’t the majority of Sarah’s years filled with hardships – longing for children, living in exile, imprisonment at the hands of Pharaoh … Continue reading

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Never Easy

All new beginnings require that you unlock a new door. R’ Nachman of Breslev zt”l

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