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A Day of Salvation

It is impossible to know when the geulah sheleimah will come, but I think it will be on Lag b’Omer, on “Reb Shimon’s day,” because it is a very pure day, a day for salvations. ~ The Tzvi LaTzaddik of … Continue reading

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No Shame

There’s no shame in admitting that one made a mistake.  But to stubbornly refuse to admit to a mistake is indeed shameful. ~ Pele Yoetz

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Lengthy Prayers

When the Chasam Sofer zt”l was a child, his prayers were quite lengthy and took a lot of time. One of his friends chided him: “Moshe, while you stood and prayed I learned several pages of Gemara!” R’ Moshe replied: … Continue reading

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When to Worry

Worry doesn’t help at all; it only harms. To worry about something that already happened is insanity. The Chachamim taught us that all worries are forbidden. The only worry permitted is to ask yourself, “Why am I worried?” ~ Ralbag

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The Power of a Smile

In Pirkei Avos, we learn: “Greet each person with a friendly smile.” When you smile at someone, that person is apt to smile back at you and this will increase one’s own positive feelings. ~ R’ Yisrael Lipshitz of Danzig … Continue reading

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Control your Desires

Desire is the major cause of every transgression. When a person does something improper, it is because he has a specific desire that was aroused by the trait such as envy, lust, or honor seeking. ~ Toras Avraham

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True Ambition

When you have a true ambition for something, you will not give up hope. Giving up hope is a sign that you are lacking ambition to achieve that goal. ~ R’ Eliyahu Dessler zt”l

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Empathy

After you master the ability to feel the pain of other people as if it were your own pain, the next step is to feel the Almighty’s pain, since the Creator has empathy for the suffering of mortals. ~ R’ … Continue reading

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The Goal of All Education

The goal of all education, preaching, and instruction is the development of mature individuals who will understand that difficulties in life are Divine-ordained challenges to overcome and opportunities for growth, and not excuses for defeat and self-ruination. ~ R’ Aaron … Continue reading

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Baggage

Given a choice, people would reclaim their own baggage in life over others. ~ R’ Simcha Bunim of Peshischa zt”l In other words, if everyone’s “baggage” or troubles were spread out on a table and people were given the option … Continue reading

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