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Apple or Pear?

The Brisker Rav asked his son each Shabbos whether he wanted an apple or a pear.  When he asked for a pear, his father gave him an apple.  And each week, he would give him the opposite of what he … Continue reading

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Nothing

For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.  ~ Simon Wiesenthal

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Image of G-d

When you see the image of God in another human being, God reveals His image within you. ~ The Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l

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You are No Angel

I met a teenager, a young man who is growing close to Torah life. “Rabbi,” he asked me, “how can we be expected to be able to watch where we look, to guard our eyes in public…are we angels? That … Continue reading

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Only G-d Knows

Only the Creator of the world knows your path, only Him.  So try and trust Him and Thank Him. ~ R’ Shalom Arush

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Building Bridges

The Divrei Chaim of Tzanz’s zt’l doctor asked him what he does. He replied, “I build bridges.” The doctor couldn’t imagine that the rabbi seated before him is an engineer. The Tzanzer Rav explained, “I’m busy building a bridge that … Continue reading

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Lesson from a Watch

Reb Avraham Genichovsky zt’l told his students that once, his watch fell to the ground and stopped working. He thought that something must have broken inside, because it was working well until it fell. He brought it to a watchmaker, … Continue reading

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Constantly

One should be involved in avodas Hashem constantly. If you don’t have strength to concentrate on Torah right now, you can still say Tehillim. And if you don’t have strength for Tehillim either, you should give tzedakah…” but always be … Continue reading

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Be Active

When baking matzah, one is either kneading the dough, baking it, or perforating holes into it. The dough is constantly being processed. Whereas, chametz is made by allowing the dough to sit idle to rise. The Satmar Rebbe zt’l said … Continue reading

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Echaaaaaaad

Some Chassidic rebbes would take a stroll in the quiet streets on the Seder night, and listen to the Sedarim of the simple townsfolk coming through the open windows. The Bnei Yissaschar zt’l was once taking such a walk together … Continue reading

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