Author Archives: Emuna Daily

Learn to Appreciate Hashem’s Kindness to You

Every single time you have some pleasure, even a very slight one such as gaining a small profit, feel grateful to the Almighty. Every day we have numerous such occasions which are easily overlooked.  They are lessons to teach awareness … Continue reading

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You are Unique!

The gemara in Sanhedrin 37a states that “Each and every individual is obligated to say ‘the world was created for me.’” Each person is a one-time phenomenon, an occurrence that has never been before and will never be again.  You … Continue reading

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Why do bad things happen to good people?

God does not want us to understand why bad things happen to good people because if we understood, we would be forced to accept that bad things happen to good people.  And God does not want us to accept those … Continue reading

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Live in the Present

From the day I reached a level of understanding, I haven’t worried a single time about what will be in another hour. ~ R’ Modechai of Lekhivitz in Maigdolai Hachasidus

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Freshen it Up

Try to keep your prayers fresh.  If you repeat the same words again and again, they lose their meaning – a prayer grows stale. ~ The Kotzker Rebbe zt”l Some Practical Suggestions: Slow down and focus on one paragraph per … Continue reading

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Equally Good

Rashi explains the words “the years of Sarah’s life” to mean that they were all equally good.  But weren’t the majority of Sarah’s years filled with hardships – longing for children, living in exile, imprisonment at the hands of Pharaoh … Continue reading

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Never Easy

All new beginnings require that you unlock a new door. R’ Nachman of Breslev zt”l

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Shidduch – When?

As a bachur, Rebbe Mechele of Netanya zt’l came to the Chazon Ish and said, “What’s going to be with me? I’m already twenty-eight and I don’t have a shidduch!” The Chazon Ish asked him, “How many do you need?” “One.” … Continue reading

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My Image

The test of faith is whether I can make space for difference. Can I recognize God’s image in someone who is not in my image, who language, faith, ideal, are different from mine? If I cannot, then I have made … Continue reading

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Against the Tide

Code of Jewish Law rules that one ascertains whether a duck is kosher if it swims against the tide. That’s the powerful challenge of living in our times – to fight ferocious tides… ~ Chana Burston

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