Monthly Archives: September 2021

Big Day for Tzedakah

It is proper to give a lot of tzedakah on erev Succos. Reb Chaim Vital would distribute the entire tzedakah pushke to the poor on this day.” ~ Shaarei Teshuvah (625) Rebbe Chaim of Tzanz zt’l said that there isn’t … Continue reading

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You have Everything you Need

A person who lives with the Torah perspective realizes the Almighty has provided him with exactly what he needs to fulfill his unique goals in life. Hence there is never a reason to envy what others have. ~ Bais Shlomo

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Closer

When we cry about all our sins on Yom Kippur, we’re really saying, “Hashem, look at all these sins, look at this pile of garbage, of refuse, the distractions I enjoy… I enjoy them because I have this gaping hole … Continue reading

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Be Real!

We can be real with ourselves. With Hashem. On Yom Kippur, a day when we’re being real, we’re able to say, “We are Your beloved and You are ours.” That’s the one truth.  It’s because we’re being real that we … Continue reading

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Remorse

When a person feels remorse for having committed a sin, he is forgiven for ALL his sins. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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Shabbos of Return

The Shabbos before Yom Kippur is called Shabbos Shuvah, which literally translated means “Shabbos of Return.” This alludes to the final redemption, which will usher in the World to Come – an era that will be completely and exclusively Shabbos. … Continue reading

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After Rosh Hashanah

Why do the Days of Repentance immediately follow Rosh Hashanah? On Rosh Hashanah everyone does teshuvah mentally, regretting his failings and resolving to turn over a new leaf.  But this is not enough.  Teshuvah must also be done in a … Continue reading

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Erev Rosh Hashanah – Don’t Forget!!

Giving tzedakah on erev Rosh Hashana is considered a great mitzvah.  In fact, as a result of Jews giving tzedakah, the Heavenly Gates of Mercy are opened wide.  For in the same measure that we take pity on the poor, … Continue reading

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I Love You, Hashem!

A person should not let a single day pass by without articulating, at least once, “I love You, Hashem.” ~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l

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Hands

A person must work to make a living for the family.  Hands should be busy with that.  But the mind should be in Heaven. ~ The Kotzker Rebbe zt”l

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