What choice do we have when we think we are ready to explode over some relative or friend who has slighted us in a seemingly unforgivable way? We can choose to grab hold of a Gemara Rosh Hashana 17a, six lines up from the bottom. This is one of the most incredible statements in all... Read more »
The same word ‘Modeh’ to thank, also means to elevate. When we thank, we are also obligated to study and appreciate the great gifts we are receiving from Hashem daily. We do not say, “I thank.” Rather, we start with, “Thanking” is “I”... it should become our essence!
Gift of Emuna. In Makos 24a we learn that Chavakuk the Prophet summarizes the entire Torah with the gift of emuna. Hashem granted us a soul which is the essence of who we are which is always connected to Hashem. We have inspiration, intuition and a conscience that are all linked together to the inner faith we have.
ur goal should be to perform mitzvos with energy, quickness, focus and excitement. As the Mesillas Yeshorim explains in Chapter 6, with the Gemara
Three Goals of Life We know our three primary goals: Torah, Service, and Kindness, Avos 1:2. The Maharal explains that these three goals correspond to avoiding the three worst crimes, Idol worship, the opposite of serving Hashem,
Some explain the name ‘Chanukah’ to refer to the Jews resting on the 25th day of Kislev, but others point out, one is permitted to work on Chanukah... it is not a holiday that requires