Category Archives: Emuna

Coincidences

God causes events to coincide, and we call them “coincidences.” ~ R’ Shraga Silverstein zt”l

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Rosh Chodesh Av

I remember hearing in a shiur from R’ Pesach Krohn that the gemara in Taanis on 29a (quoting the mishna) states, “Meshenichnas Av, m’maatin b’simcha”, when Av arrives, we reduce  the level of happiness. Note that it does not state … Continue reading

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Surrounded

One who trusts in God is surrounded by loving-kindness. ~ Psalms 32:10

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No Worries

The first level is that I believe in God so much that I know that everything is good. Then there is a higher level: that I really don’t care.  I do care, yet I don’t, because if there is one God, what … Continue reading

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Broken Heart

Depression is like anger and rage.  It is like a complaint against G-d for not fulfilling one’s wishes.  But one with a broken heart is like a child pleading before his father.  He is like a baby crying and complaining … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Your Purpose

The greatest challenge a person faces is that he not be overwhelmed with the concerns of this world so that he forgets his purpose.  Therefore, he should trust in God that he will supply his needs and sustain him, and … Continue reading

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Leaving a Backup Plan

A person who tries to practice trust in God while leaving himself a backup plan is like a person who tries to learn how to swim but insists on keeping one foot on the ground. ~ The Alter of Novardok

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