Who are You?

Where we are is up to Hashem, but who we are is up to us.

~ R’ Fischel Schachter

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Why We Eat

It is not that after we eat, we are obligated to make a blessing. Rather, the whole purpose of eating is that we should review the concepts found in Birkat Hamazon.

Every time you eat, you have an opportunity to recognize the kindness Hashem bestows upon you.

~ R’ Yeruchem Levovitz zt”l

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You Got This!

Always remember you are never given an obstacle you can’t overcome.

~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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Spiritual Law of Attraction

Our sages teach us that joy is one of the greatest ways to bring blessing into whatever you do.

Don’t wait for conditions to change to be happy, be happy and then you will see the conditions change. 

~ Gedale Fenster

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Not a Standardized Test

We all took the same standardized tests back in school.  Judaism, however, is not a standardized test; it’s a customized test tailored for each individual.

Your challenges are different than everyone else’s, yet we each have the strength necessary, not only to pass the test, but to ace it and achieve the highest ranks in Gan Eiden. ~ Rav Yisroel Feld

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Why did This Happen?

The wise person learns from everything that occurs to him. He tries to gain understanding from each occurrence. Even if he doesn’t merit to gain a total understanding, the attempt to gain a deeper grasp of the matter in itself expands his mental scope. 

By developing your spirituality and cleaving to Torah, you will develop a profound spiritual outlook in all that occurs in your life. This will help you to lift yourself up from one level to the next.

~ R’ Chaim Mordechai Katz zt”l

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Love of Life

Someone who is devoid of spirituality will lack a true feeling for the importance of life. On the other hand, a person who sincerely wishes to cleave to eternal life will have an intense inner awareness of the true value of every second in this world.  This form of “love of life” will be on an entirely different plane from those who lack spiritual awareness. ~ R’ Eliyahu Dessler zt”l

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You Gotta Move

Suffering is a result of being stuck, of not being able to move. Few things are more painful than finding out that you were able to move, but you didn’t.  It hurts to come face to face with our potential, to see what we might have been, had we moved. The yetzer hara tries to get us to blame everyone else, to stay comfortable, to remain stuck in place.

Make a decision to move ahead, to take responsibility and move, and wherever you end up, that’s where Hashem wants you to be.

It’s exhilarating.  You did yours.  ~ R’ David Lieberman

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Try This

One who wants to forge a stronger relationship with Hashem should start by reciting the first berachah of Shemona Esrei with kavannah.

~ Rambam

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Now is the Time

If a person could come back from the dead and pray, he would certainly pray with all his might.

~ R’ Nachman of Breslov  zt”l

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