Category Archives: Teshuva

The Greatest Enemy

It is a mistake to think that the yetzer hara’s purpose is to merely cause a person to sin; its true goal is to destroy a person completely.  Once he tricks someone into sinning, it does not even let him … Continue reading

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Creating Angels

When we prepare for Rosh Hashana during the month of Elul with Teshuva, Hashem creates Malachim (angels) in proportion to that preparation, that will escort us in and testify on our behalf during the days of judgement. ~ R’ Tzvi Mayer Zilberberg – Think Hashem

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Rosh Chodesh Elul – Bad Day for the Yetzer Hara

The Vilna Gaon explains that there are three painful days for the yetzer hara (evil inclination), when the yetzer hara can’t incite people to sin.  They are Rosh Chodesh Elul, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Today is Rosh Chodesh Elul; … Continue reading

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Advice from Rebbe Nachman

Serve God with all your strength and rely completely on His infinite love. He will never abandon you regardless of what you may have done in the past. The past is nothing, what counts is the time from now on. … Continue reading

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Always be Right

As I was once putting my children to sleep, my six-year-old daughter remarked aloud to the other kids, “Abba is always right, because even when he’s wrong, he knows he’s wrong, and so he’s still right.” We can live our … Continue reading

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Zos Chanukah

What the tzadikim cannot reach on neilah of Yom Kippur ,a regular person can reach on Zos Chanukah, the 8th day of Chanukah.  ~ R’ Eli Mansour

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Days of Teshuva

The days of Chanukah are days of teshuvah out of love…The first 7 days correspond to the 7 days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.  The 8th Day of Chanukah corresponds to Yom Kippur. ~ R’ Eli Mansour

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