Author Archives: Emuna Daily

Bentching

The Maggid of Mezeritch used to tell his students that it is more important to be careful to bentch with kavanah than to daven with kavanah.  Prayer was instituted by the Anshei Kenesses Hagedolah (Men of the Great Assembly), whereas … Continue reading

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Modim

What Should You Think About When You Bow in Prayer? When we  bow down to Hashem during the Shmonei Esreh, we must not underestimate the value of this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for the countless kindnesses that we receive … Continue reading

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All Heart

The importance of a prayer does not depend on the amount of words uttered to invoke Hashem, but rather on the quality of the cry of the heart thrown towards Hashem. ~ R’ Yechazkel Levenstein

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Times of Stress

Times of stress are also times that are signals for growth.  If we use adversity properly, we can grow through adversity. ~ R’ Dr. Avraham J. Twerski zt”l

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How can Hashem Allow Such a Tragedy to Happen in Meron?

When someone has those kinds of questions, you don’t dare try to give any type of answer. You just put your arm around them and say, you know what, I am going to ask that question with you together. ~ … Continue reading

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Big Day for Tefillah

It is proper for every yirei shamayim to do teshuvah on Lag b’Omer because Reb Shimon’s merit will help him purify himself. ~  R’ Yohonoson Eibshitz zt’l Today is also an opportune time to daven for good children (to be … Continue reading

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Why Bonfires?

The Zohar states that on the final day of Reb Shimon Bar Yochai’s life, he revealed to his students the great and holy secrets of kabbalah. As long as he taught, the sun didn’t set. The Bnei Yissaschar writes that … Continue reading

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You Count!

The best the yetzer hara can hope to do it persuade you that you don’t make a difference. Who’s going to bring Moshiach if not for us?  We’re the last few, the glowing ember, the tiny little group that eats … Continue reading

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How Big is Hashem?

A little boy asked his father: How Big is Hashem? Looking up at the sky, his father saw an airplane and asked his son: “How big is that airplane?” The boy answered: “It’s very small. I can barely see it.” … Continue reading

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Search for these Treasures!

If people realized the great reward for answering Amen, they would run about searching for opportunities to hear Berachos as though they were desperately searching for treasures. ~ The Pele Yoetz Perhaps, let’s make an effort this week, whether in … Continue reading

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