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How Much

It’s not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small, but how much or how little you are with what you have. ~ R’ Samson Raphael Hirsch zt”l

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While You are Sleeping + Segula for Parnasah Today

Hashem sustained the Bnei Yisroel in the form of Manna. The Manna did not fall during the day but rather in the middle of the night as they slept.  The lesson is that our livelihood is not necessarily dependent on our efforts. If it is the will of Hashem we … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry about these 2 Things

There are two things in life that you should never worry about. It’s not worth worrying about things you can change, because you can change them. And it’s not worth worrying about things you cannot change, because you can’t change … Continue reading

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You can Borrow Mine

If Moshe Rabbeinu were to come back today and need to borrow a pair of tefillin, I would be comfortable giving him mine because I know that they are exactly the same as every other pair going back to Har … Continue reading

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Any Excuse

By makas bechoros, Moshe was careful to say that the firstborns will die at approximately chatzos. He didn’t tell them that it would happen exactly at chatzos (as indeed occurred) as Moshe was concerned that the Egyptian clocks might be … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts on Tefillin

The end of this week’s parsha, Bo, discusses the mitzvah of Tefillin. So here are two thoughts to have in mind: When one awakens in the morning and puts on tefillin, this good deed should draw many other good deeds … Continue reading

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The Power of Your Thoughts

Your thoughts have the ability to elevate your body.  The physical effect of thoughts on the body is so great that one will actually not be able to move the body in a way that would be inconsistent with those … Continue reading

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Unique

We all have faults and yet we manage to love ourselves despite them.  But when it comes to others, we tend to be more critical.  We must looked past those faults and look for the good in every person.  R’ … Continue reading

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When do we discuss Emuna?

Unlike in the morning, at night, after Shema we say אמת וֶאֱמוּנָה – We discuss emuna (faith and trust in Hashem) at night. That is because the primary emuna is to believe that even when everything is dark, and there … Continue reading

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The View From Up There

When I was young, I went to Manhattan to see the Empire State Building. I was amazed at the allure of the streets, the splendid cars, the well-dressed people, the elegant stores. Then, we went up to the tower, and … Continue reading

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