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When to Praise Hashem

It is easy to praise Hashem in retrospect.  Our job is to praise Hashem when things look bad. We must believe that, even then, everything that happens to us is by Hashem’s merciful providence and for our good. ~ R’ … Continue reading

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Don’t Despair

Sometimes the reaction to the sin is worse than the sin itself. Our job is to be embarrassed and take responsibility because we could do better, not be depressed with guilt and shame.  Let’s put the energy on the repair … Continue reading

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Be Extraordinary

Lead an extraordinary life and God will take care of the miracles. ~ The Lubavitcher Rebbe

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It’s a Sign

If a person sees someone committing a sin, it means that he is also in some way associated with that sin, because otherwise, Heaven wouldn’t have shown it to him. ~ The Baal Shem Tov

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A Basic Ingredient for your Home

It is necessary for there to be chesed in a house for it to be considered a house of G-d. Where there is chesed people learn the ways of Hashem.  Without chesed, even if other mitzvos are performed there, a … Continue reading

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Guaranteed

Although we are not assured that every request we make of Hashem will be fulfilled, Tefilos on behalf of Ruchniyus (spiritual matters) are guaranteed a positive response from Hashem! ~ Rav Eliyahu Dessler zt”l in the name of R’ Yisroel Salanter zt”l

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The Ramchal’s Formula

My formula for understanding life is: Every event and situation in your life is meant to be a test of your character. For example, both poverty and wealth are tests. A wealthy person might become arrogant and forget Hashem. A … Continue reading

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What is Hope?

Hope is the ability to combine aspiration with patience; to be undeterred by setbacks and delays; to have a sense of the time it takes to effect change in the human heart; never to forget the destination even in the … Continue reading

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A Goal

A goal is more than an end to strive for; it is a strong arm which leads one along, where otherwise he would flounder or falter.  ~ R’ Shraga Silverstein zt”l – Today begins the new daf yomi cycle of … Continue reading

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Talmud Yerushalmi

To my fellow Gemara learners, tomorrow is a very exciting day – the start of the 11th cycle of Daf Yomi Yerushalmi!   Perhaps for the very first time in history, after about 1800 years, Talmud Yerushalmi is going to … Continue reading

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