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Expand Article One of Only Six
One of the six questions a person is asked after his 120 year stay in this world is “Tzipisa Li’Yeshua”--did you sincerely await the Redemption (Shabbos 31A)?  Indeed, the Rambam writes in the 12th Foundation of Faith that we must await Moshia ....


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


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Expand Article Remaking the Meraglim’s Forty Days
Welcome to a new month, with new potential for incredible growth. As we all know, if the Meraglim would have come back with the proper report, Tisha B’Av would have been marked as a day of eternal celebration, rather than a day which now lives in inf ....


Posted 6/23/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Our Internal Filters
We are familiar with the famous expression that “Devorim HaYotzim Min HaLev” are “Nichnasim El HaLev”--words which leave the heart enter another’s heart.  Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff, Shlita, beautifully explains that for the words of a speaker to ....


Posted 6/18/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article A Time To Forgive
PIRKEI AVOS\THE ETHICS OF OUR FATHERS   2:10
 
Rabbi Eliezer said, "Perform repentance one day before you leave this world."
 
HaShem, our merciful Father, overflows with goodness, compassion, and kin ....


Posted 6/17/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Advance Planning
You are moving towards a traffic light, and you see it turn yellow.  You know that it will turn red either right before or as you are traveling through the intersection.  You have to make a split-second decision--go through the light (per ....


Posted 6/17/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Mashgiach’s Yahrzeit; Covering Our Eyes
Today is the Yahrzeit of HaRav Yerucham Levovitz, Z’tl, the renowned Mashgiach of the Mirrer Yeshiva from 1910 until his passing in 1936. His talmidim included HaRav Chaim Shmulevitz, Z’tl, HaRav Dovid Povarsky, Z’tl, HaRav Shlomo Volbe, Z’tl, HaRa ....


Posted 6/10/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article A Positive Perspective
PIRKEI AVOS/ETHICS OF THE FATHERS________4:20
 
Rabbi said: Do not look at the vessel; rather look at what is inside. There is a new vessel that is filled with aged, vintage wine; and there is an old container that is completely empty ....


Posted 6/10/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Anticipating
As world events continue to spin around us, as we turn from Far East nuclear testing, to the Afghan war, to the still amorphous swine flu, to a new and probing threshold in American-Muslim (Esav-Yishmael?) relations, to joblessness, foreclosures an ....


Posted 6/10/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Individuals in a Group; Wondrous Event
We are all familiar with perhaps the most pronounced question in last week’s Parsha--why does the Torah spend so many Pesukim on the Karbanos of the Nesiim, when instead the Torah could have simply stated: “These are the Karbanos that each and every ....


Posted 6/8/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Post-Shavuos Notes
We provide the following post-Shavuos notes to our readers:

1) In a pre-Shavuos Bulletin, we had mentioned that the term "Simcha" is used two times by the Torah relating to Shavuous, and suggested an explanation. A reader noted a related ....


Posted 6/2/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Inner Pleasantness
PIRKEI AVOS\THE ETHICS OF OUR FATHERS\2:10
 
Rabbi Eliezer said, "Do not be inclined to anger."
 
The dictum of "Do not be inclined to anger," applies to one’s relationship towards others and just as importantly, it pert ....


Posted 6/2/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Segula
Many reasons are given as to why we read Megilas Rus on Shavuos. HaRav Yaakov Emden, Z’tl, in his Siddur Bais Yaakov writes that the preeminent lesson of Megilas Rus is the tremendous Chesed of Rus. With this, HaRav Emden writes, we can appreciate ....


Posted 6/2/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Proper Kavod for Seforim
As Shavuous is fast-approaching we provide our annual reminder on the proper Kavod for Seforim:

It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word for honor,” kavod”, is also used as a synonym for the Neshama--soul, as Dovid HaMelech pleads ....


Posted 5/22/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Readying Ourselves for Kablas HaTorah
In one week from today, we will celebrate Matan Torah with Shavuos.  Much in the same way as we get closer and closer to Yom Kippur do we feel a need to do Teshuva, or as we get closer and closer to Pesach do we feel a need to rid ourselves of ....


Posted 5/21/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Purity of Faith
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 this heart ....


Posted 5/21/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (1)


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Expand Article Make It Your Business
HaRav Boruch Ber Lebowitz, Z’tl, Rosh HaYeshiva of the Kamenitz Yeshiva is quoted in Growth Through Torah (p.287) as follows: "What can I compare to my situation? I wake up in the morning, and it is as though I have the Shaagas Aryeh, the Ketzos Ha ....


Posted 5/18/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Sivan's Twins
The following is excerpted from the sefer Let My Nation Serve Me by Rabbi Yosef Deutsch, Shlita, (Artscroll) a wonderful work which provides both depth and feeling to the events in the Midbar leading up to Mattan Torah, and to Mattan Torah itself, ....


Posted 5/15/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Birds on the Roof - THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH CHAI
Once a man asked the following question to his clever child, "Let’s assume that ten birds landed on the roof of our house.  Soon four archers approached the house. Each one shot a single arrow and killed one bird - so that now four of the birds ....


Posted 5/8/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Value of a Quarter.
Several years ago, a rabbi from out-of-state accepted a call to a community in Houston , Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.  When he sat down, he discovered that the ....


Posted 5/4/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Global Trust in HaShem
Sefer Mitzvoth HaBitachon
 
Rav Aba  expounded on the verse, "Trust in HaShem forever, for He is HaShem-the strength of the worlds" (Yesheyahu 26:4):
 
"Trust in HaShem"-all of mankind must strengthen their fai ....


Posted 5/1/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Thoughts for the Week | Comments (0)



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