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Our Purpose

The entire purpose of our existence is to overcome our negative habits. ~ Vilna Goan, Commentary to Mishlei 4:13

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Inner Emptiness

There is anger that is born from inner emptiness.  We are sometimes angry with ourselves, but selfishness impels us to accuse others. ~ R’ Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook zt”l

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Reality

If things do not go your way in reality, then allow yourself to desire the way things are in reality. ~ R’ Mordechai Levovitz

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You Don’t Need to Know Why

If one makes knowledge and human understanding a prerequisite to his fear of sin and is unwilling to refrain from a course of action unless he understands it to be negative, he will never possess enough knowledge to do the … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait

Don’t wait until you are free to learn, for your special task in life may be to learn while under stress and pressure.  If you wait until the pressures subside, you may wait forever. ~ R’ Mendel of Kotzk zt”l

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Perfection: Not Required

You don’t need to be perfect to inspire others.  Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.

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Incredible!

If only I could go back in time to Auschwitz and whisper in my grandfather’s ear that his descendants would be in Israel today…

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Reassurance

Stress makes you believe that everything has to happen right now.  Emuna reassures you that everything will happen when Hashem wants it to happen. 

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No Time to Waste

Rabbi Tarfon says: The day is short, the task is abundant, the laborers are lazy, the reward is great, and the Master of the house is insistent. ~ Pirkei Avos 2:20

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Apple or Pear?

The Brisker Rav asked his son each Shabbos whether he wanted an apple or a pear.  When he asked for a pear, his father gave him an apple.  And each week, he would give him the opposite of what he … Continue reading

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