Category Archives: Mussar

The Aftermath of Pesach

Each year, our Haggadah collections get larger and we learn new insights on the depths of the Pesach Seder.  New teachings and deeper understanding is, of course, very important.  But there is something crucial that we must be very careful … Continue reading

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Cravings

Why do human beings have cravings over and above their physical needs? It must be that God implanted these unnecessary cravings in us as a challenge. They give us an opportunity to exercise self-control, which enables us to rise to … Continue reading

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Died with Justification

One might say, “I have no time [to learn Torah]. I’m busy.  I have a wife and children.  I need to make a living.”  That’s all true, but what can we compare him to?  He is like a person in … Continue reading

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What is Purgatory?

Purgatory is discovering in the next world what you could have done in this world, but you lacked the desire. ~ R’ Lazer Brody

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Good Question

How can a man blind his eyes to his actions or slacken his efforts, if afterwards, when he can no longer straighten out what he has made crooked, he will unquestionably suffer? ~ Mesilas Yesharim

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Not About the Hours

The determination of a masmid (diligent learner) is not how many hours he learns a day, but how many minutes he learns an hour. ~ Rabbi Jonathan Rietti

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Chassidus

Do you know what chassidus is? It is to be cautious with what you say and with what you see. ~ Reb Shalom of Shotz zt”l

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