Author Archives: Emuna Daily

Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

Sfas Emes notes that parshas Vayeitzei is written in all Torahs without a single paragraph break, which represents Yakov’s unceasing labor, as well as the fact that throughout his exile, he didn’t allow his mind’s focus to be disrupted, maintaining … Continue reading

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New Understanding

There is great power in asking yourself two questions: 1.What were my previous thoughts on this subject? 2. What new understanding have I now gained? The best way to appreciate a virtue is to evaluate how things are without that … Continue reading

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Definition of Nature

Nature:  Miracles that occur more often. ~ R’ Yerucham Levovitz zt”l

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Recipe for Shalom Bayis

The best relationship between husband and wife will obtain when both achieve and practice the virtue of giving.  Then their love will never cease and their lives will be filled with happiness and contentment for as long as they live … Continue reading

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Recipe for Good Children

Having good children is 50% prayer and 50% shalom bayis.  ~ The Steipler Gaon Note that the Shalah Hakadosh identifies three places in the morning tefilos where one should specifically daven for his or her children: The first bracha of … Continue reading

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Don’t Boast

When you help someone whom others were unable to help, don’t say anything that would imply criticism of those other people.  If the Almighty has given you wisdom that he did not give to others, do not boast about your … Continue reading

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Not Just a Nice Gesture

Gratitude is not just a nice gesture or a worthy personal quality.  It is a real obligation like any other in the code of law.  [Furthermore,] if you withhold it, you are a thief. ~ R’ Yerucham Levovitz zt”l

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