The Broken Cup – A Mashal

BSDThere was a couple who used to go England to shop in a beautiful antique store. This trip was to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They both liked antiques and pottery, and especially teacups.  Spotting an exceptional cup, they asked, “May we see that? We’ve never seen a cup quite so beautiful.”  As the lady handed it to

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Powerful Quote On Values

Author: Dr. Moorehead Correct credit to the author of these words – Dr. Moorehead – minister, author, and former pastor of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington. He wrote it in 1990 and it was later published in 1995 in his book WORDS APTLY SPOKEN.  A Message:The paradox of

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Quotes by Famous Gentiles about Jews

“Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and themost remarkable race which has appeared in the world.” — Winston Churchill “The Jew is that sacred being who has brought

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MISC QUOTES

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person ” Mignon McLaughlin   “My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.” Socrates  “But I suggest, as a matter of personal

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QUOTES BY RAV YAAKOV WEINBERG ZT’L

“You cannot trust emotions. You must always judge emotions. But you cannot fulfill yourself as a human being without emotions. Reason cannot motivate; it is sterile. Emotions motivate. But reason must act as a measuring rod to judge your emotions whether they are appropriate ones or not.

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Quotable Quotes and Other Noteworthy Sayings

Author: Ahron Hoch ACHIEVEMENT AcornThere are two ways to reach the top of an oak tree: you climb it or sit on an acorn and wait. A MouseAlways remember that this whole thing started with a mouse. Walt Disney (1901-1966)Film and theme park entrepreneur AchievementGetting something done

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Letting Go Of Aveirot

Author: The Salant Foundation There was once a man who decided to hide his valuable gold coins in the bottom of a jug filled with wine. The container had a narrow neck and widened out to a broad bottom. The man dropped the coins in the jug

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Everything G-d Does Is For The Best- A Matter of Perspective

Author: Rabbi Baruch Finkelstein and Michal Finkelstein, RN, CNM INNERNET MAGAZINEhttp://innernet.org.ilMay 2007 *    *    * “THE THIRD KEY” Rabbi Baruch Finkelstein and Michal Finkelstein, RN, CNM *    *    *  Rebbe Nachman of Breslav asks, “Why don’t we experience God’s goodness all the time? The reason is because

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Which Wolf?

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a debate that goes oninside people.       He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil.It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity,guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.  The other

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Why Details Are Important

During a Q&A session at a campus J-Soc meeting with the student chaplain an undergraduate asked the Rabbi “Why does the Jewish religion seem to obcess over insignificant details? For example – how much matza do we have to eat or which spoon did I use for

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A Swindler Comes to Town

Author: Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson A Day/Mesorah Publications SEFER SHMIRAS HALOSHON A Swindler Comes to Town People who speak loshon hora tend to rationalize their sinful behavior withthe contention that the listener wanted to hear the gossip and that heobviously enjoyed it. Moreover, the two remained good

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Rabbi Ezriel Tauber Explains A Mashal

Author: Rabbi Ezriel Tauber The world is brimming with potential waiting to be fulfilled. Rabbi Ezriel Tauber explains this concept with a metaphor: Let’s say I’mthirsty, so I ask a friend to bring me water. He brings me water in a papercup, and what do I do?

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Locked Doors

Author: Sefer Ahavas Chesed – Part II Chapter IV footnotes Doublethink is a word coined to describe the process of convincing oneself that something is exactly the opposite of what it really is. With the yetzer hara’s able assistance, an entire town can convince itself that kindness

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A Parable

Author: Rabbi Yitzchak Wyne Rabbi Yitzchak Wyne tells a story about a successful businessman who meets a former colleague down on his luck. The colleague begs the successful business man for a substantial loan to turn around his circumstances. style=”mso-spacerun: yes”Eventually, the businessman agrees to a 6 month

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Spirituality in Life

This was taken from R.Barnett’s article on Shavuos…. I once heard a story that may shed some light on this perplexing episode. An American Frigate was doing a maneuver off of the coast of Nova Scotia. On its radar screen it detected another vessel directly in its

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Refining Silver

Author: Malachi 3:3 says: “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.”This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out the process of

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With Open Eyes

Author: Sefer Ahavas Chesed Day 33 – With Open Eyes SEFER AHAVAS CHESED – Part II Chapter IX footnotes Wherever the potential is greatest for a Jew’s neshamah to fully blossom, the yetzer hara is there, planting spiritual weeds to undermine its growth. Since chesed is the

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The Generous Boss

Author: Sefer Ahavas Chesed Day 10 – The Generous Boss SEFER AHAVAS CHESED – Part II Chapter IV footnotes A quick glance at the sky, the backyard, even the palm of a person’s hand, is enough to testify to Hashem’s kindness. If a Jew is to emulate

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Lost Oppurtunities

Author: Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson A Day/Mesorah Publications When one ponders his great poverty in Torah study and performance of other mitzvos, he realizes that he has nothing to be arrogant about. As the Sages put it, “If you lack knowledge, then what have you acquired?” (Bereishis

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