Who is Righteous?

Who is a righteous man and who is an evil man? Many people think a righteous man is one who does not transgress, and the evil person is one who constantly transgresses. But even the very righteous also transgress and even the very wicked perform good deeds.

The essential difference between the two is that a righteous person tries to overcome his desires to do wrong and the evil person does not. – R’ Yeruchem Levovitz zt”l

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“Don’t make change too complicated. Just begin.” ~ Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt”l

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Torah Should Make You Happy

The Torah is meant to make a person happy in this world. Don’t make any mistake about it. When a person learns Torah it helps him to be happy in this world… And if it doesn’t then you’re missing something from your Torah. ~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l

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Course of Treatment

One should pit his yetzer tov against his yetzer hara.  If that does not work, he should study Torah.  If that fails, he should read Krias Shema.  And if that also fails, he should remind himself about the day of death. ~ Talmud Berachos 5a

This quote is just one of many great lines from the gemara we are learning doing Daf Yomi.  I have to say, last week was a great week, and the 7 highlights of the week were learning the daf each day.   It is not too late to join the fun!  It’s a 7.5 year journey.  Making up one week is not a big deal.  Just do it! 

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A Good Partner

Attach yourself to a successful person and you will succeed. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

Good practical advice from Rebbe Nachman

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The Past is in the Past

The donkey doesn’t look back to see how hard he has worked.  He is happy that now, unburdened, he is free.  ~ The Kotzker Rebbe

Let’s just focus on the present.

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WhatApp Torah Groups

Over the past couple of years, I have subscribed to several different WhatsApp groups which I find very inspirational and wanted to share some of my favorites with you in no particular order.  If you subscribe to others that you recommend, please comment below with the information and how to subscribe.

Torah Anytime – Short daily inspirational clip from various speakers – Save +1.929.355.4268 on your phone as Torah Anytime.  Then on WhatsApp, click on Torah Anytime and Message “Add me”


Meaningful Minute – One minute inspirational clip daily from various speakers – Save +1.516.668.3725 on your phone as Meaningful Minute.  Then on WhatsApp, click on Meaningful Minute and Message “Add me”


Guart Your Eyes (GYE) – Short video or audio clip daily for men from various speakers to help you grow in kedusha with regard to guarding your eyes – http://gyeboost.org/


Rav Elimelech Biderman – Short clip from R’ Eliemelech Biderman shlita in Yiddish with English subtitles – Save +1.845.293.2166 on your phone as Rav Biderman WhatsApp.  Then on WhatsApp, click on Rav Biderman WhatsApp and message  “Add me for videos only with English subtitles”


Rabbi Alon Anava – Short clip from R’ Alon Anava on various topics including chasidus and the weekly parsha – Save +972.55.965.6836 on your phone as Alon Anava WhatsApp. Then on WhatsApp, click on Alon Anava WhatsApp and Message “Add me”


Rabbi Shmuel Braun – Heavenward Gaze – 6-8 minute audio clip daily from Shmuel Braun on Chasidus https://chat.whatsapp.com/FrIxdydj4o768gf8POHKwq


Money Halacha –Short video clip on practical money halacha sent out daily – https://chat.whatsapp.com/HUlt6btNk4qIaGE1dCUoAW


Chazaq on the Parsha – One powerful short message per week on the parsha from a different speaker each week –  https://chat.whatsapp.com/Dv6nlz2gIEhKq21G3EB09S


Rabbi YY Jacobson – Short inspirational daily clips from Rabbi Jacobson – https://chat.whatsapp.com/88ZldRdGsFAA9U3wvbdHWy


Rabbi Shalom Axelrod – Short one minute daily dose of Torah from Rabbi Axelrod – https://chat.whatsapp.com/GOiEpeYvxUw4dxFIARDGAR


Rabbi Shay Schachter – also known as “Rav Shay Links” – Links to several shiurim given by Rabbi Schachter each week – https://chat.whatsapp.com/GM1fNdLz7XBGozHNr7smRA

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