Of Course Not

Would He who implants the ear not hear?  Would He who forms the eye not see? ~ Tehillim 94:9

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Trading Places

If I was offered to trade placed with Abraham Our Father, I wouldn’t do it.  What would God get from this?  He’d still have one Abraham and one Zushe! ~ R’ Zushe of Anipoli zt”l

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Cup Half Full or Full?

A person shouldn’t be upset that his cup is only half full, because his cup us actually entirely full, only his cup isn’t as tall as he thought it was.  ~ The Skulener Rebbe zt”l

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Total Self-Sacrifice

One must have mesirat nefesh (total self-sacrifice and dedication) for the love of a fellow Jew, even towards a Jew whom one has never seen… ~ The Baal Shem Tov

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Don’t be Satisfied with your lot?

In material matters, one who is “satisfied with his lot” (Pirkei Avos 4:1) is an individual of the highest quality; a person possessing this trait will attain the highest levels.

In spiritual matters, however, to be satisfied with one’s lot is the worst deficiency, and leads, God forbid, to descent and falling… ~ The Alter Rebbe zt”l

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Oh, I remember you!

A person should take leave of his friend only with a word of halachah, for through this he will remember him. ~ Talmud Berachos 31b

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Untouchable

No man can touch the livelihood destined for his fellow. ~ Talmud Yoma 38b

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