What Really Counts

A person should get his happiness from eternal things, from leading a good life, from having a good relationship with G-d, not from transient things, that today you have them and tomorrow they’re gone. Real goodness in life comes from a sense of the eternal. Only the experience of living with the eternal can make… Continue reading What Really Counts

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The Art Of Blessing

The Chazon Ish pointed out a common misconception about bitachon: Many people think that bitachon means that whatever I trust in HaShem to do, He will do. If I want it (badly enough); it will be. I wish; therefore it is. On the contrary, said the Chazon Ish, the true definition of bitachon is the… Continue reading The Art Of Blessing

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To Do What’s Proper

“HaShem is here in this place, and I did not know it!” exclaimed Yaakov Avinu upon awakening from his prophetic dream at the Makom HaMikdash. “How awesome is this place! This is the House of Elokim, the Gate of Heaven!"” How can it be that he did not know beforehand of the holiness of the… Continue reading To Do What’s Proper

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Rabbinical Commandments

We learn in this week’s parsha (Achrei Mos – Vayikra 18:30) “You shall safeguard my charge…”. Make a safeguard for my charges. This, according to most opinions, is the source of the rabbinical authority to make “fences” around the Torah for protective measures. If it wouldn’t be for this verse, Chazal would not be allowed… Continue reading Rabbinical Commandments

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