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Expand Article Tehillim Thought of the Day [Psalm 145:9]
24th of Tishrei, October 12, 2009  

“Hashem is good to all; His mercies are on all His works (Psalm 145:9).”  In Perek Shira, Chapter 6, the scorpion voices this thought: “G-D is good to all and His mercies are on all Hi ....


Posted 10/14/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (1)


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Expand Article Consideration for Others
Moshe Rabenu was mystified. As he reviewed the Torah he noticed that one verse might be misinterpreted. The verse that caught his attention records a statement that HaShem said to the angels, just before He created Adam, the first human. Specif ....


Posted 10/12/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Confident Prayer of King David
THE FAITH AND TRUST OF PSALMS____________25:20-21
  
"Protect my soul and rescue me, let me not be ashamed for I have taken refuge in You. Integrity and uprightness will protect me, for I have hoped in You."

In th ....


Posted 9/17/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (1)


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Expand Article The Dynamics of Faith and Trust
THE FAITH OF AND TRUST OF PSALMS    56:4-5
 
"In the day when I fear, I will put my trust upon You!
In Elokim, I will praise His word; in Elokim I have put my trust -
I will  not fear; what can man d ....


Posted 9/4/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Ma'aser Sheini and Ma'aser Ani
On Rosh Chodesh Elul 5695 (1935), Rav Dessler, Z’tl, wrote the following advice in a letter to his son:
“...My dear son, please remember what is before you, the Day of Judgment, which requires great preparation.  You must daven from the d ....


Posted 8/26/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Both Kosher Signs
Rabbi Eliyahu Roman, Shlita, recalled a remarkable and penetrating thought that he had heard from HaRav Shneuer Kotler, Z’tl.  Reb Shneuer brought the teaching of the Arizal regarding the 40-day period between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur. ....


Posted 8/24/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Elul; Mercy
Even the halacha seforim (the Mishne Berurah and the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch) teach that Elul is an acronym for “Ani L’Dodi V’Dodi Li-I am to my Beloved and my Beloved is to me”.  This teaches that Elul is a time of expressing love to our Creato ....


Posted 8/22/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Accepting His Malchus; Blessing Others
One of the main points of focus or change that we hope to undertake over the coming month is some form of marked improvement in Tefillah, which is so essential to the betterment of our relationship with Hashem. In the hope and interest of our improvi ....


Posted 8/21/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Yartzheit of HaRav Avrohom Pam, Z’tl
28 Menachem Av 5769

Today is the Yartzheit of HaRav Avrohom Pam, Z’tl.  Rabbi Shimon Finkelman has written an almost five-hundred page biography entitled Rav Pam (Artscroll), which is highly recommended, because it provides so many essenti ....


Posted 8/18/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Being Prepared to Give Tzedakah
In last week’s Parsha, we find a special emphasis on the Mitzvah of Tzedakah, as an appropriate introduction to the Month of Elul.  HaRav Moshe Feinstein, Z’tl, makes a remarkable point about Tzedaka by simply translating a Pasuk for us.  ....


Posted 8/17/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Brilliant Light of HaShem
FAITH AND TRUST IN HASHEM

Every day since the time of creation, the sun has risen each morning shining its life-giving rays of warmth and light upon our earth. This continuous gift of light that greets us each day with all of i ....


Posted 8/7/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Cry and Cry out
The Navi (Yeshaya 1:3, which we read as part of last week’s Haftora) teaches “Ami Lo Hisbonan--My nation did not consider.”

Rashi adds that the people knew they were acting improperly but “tread with their heels” on this knowledge, and ....


Posted 7/31/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Severity of Galus
HaRav Matisyahu Salomon, Shlita, notes that the worst part of our Galus is when Hashem is “Haster Astir” (Devorim 31:18)--completely hides Himself from us.  Indeed, what greater tragedy can there be than to be removed from the Source of all li ....


Posted 7/28/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Self Improvement
As the Nine Days have now commenced, we provide the following thoughts for reflection--and action.  They involve matters relating to matters both Bain Odom LaMakom and Bain Odom LeChaveiro which are timely to this period:

1. &n ....


Posted 7/24/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Reverse Fortunes
THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH HAI
 
There was once a ladder - with ten rungs - leaning against the side of the house. Even though each rung was exactly the same dimension and made of the same wood, nevertheless, the top rung felt that ....


Posted 7/24/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Repairing Our Interpersonal Relationships
As we move closer to the Nine Days, as evidenced by our beginning to wear freshly-laundered garments now, so that they will not be freshly-laundered then, we begin to reflect upon the causes of our most recent Churban, our behavior with our fellow ....


Posted 7/21/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (1)


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Expand Article Brick by Brick
As we commence the Second Week of the Three Week period, we may address a fundamental question.  Every year, for almost 2,000 years, we have been observing the very same Three Week period, beginning with the calamities that befell us on Shiva ....


Posted 7/17/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Working on Our Middos; Cruelty to Animals
Chazal (Sanhedrin 90A) teach that four distinguished "Hedyotos"--important personages (as opposed to kings) have no chelek, no portion, in Olam Haba. One of them is the wicked Bila’am, whose character is recorded for posterity in this week’s Parsha ....


Posted 7/4/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Ninth of Tammuz
Today is the ninth day of Tammuz. According to the Pesukim in Navi (Melachim II 25:3, Yirmiyah 39:2) today is the day that Nevuchadnetzar’s army, which had been besieging Yerushalayim, actually breached its walls. King Tzidkiyahu and his Anshei Cha ....


Posted 7/2/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Hidden Goodness
THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH CHAI
 
There was once a king who brought in foreign advisors to oversee a special building project in the palace. As soon as they entered the royal town one of the advisors took sick. In fact, he did n ....


Posted 6/24/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)



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