Archive for February, 2013

True Wisdom

February 28, 2013

וישכיל קטנות ערך נפשו וזעירותו וזלותו
ח ו ב ו ת ה ל ב ב ו ת

It takes a lot of wisdom for a person to know his real status.

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Blaming yourself

February 27, 2013

R’ Chatzkel writes that just like if a person attributes his success to natural causes Hashem puts him in the control of those natural causes; so too, when a person attributes his failures to natural causes Hashem lets those natural causes rule over him. On the other hand, if a person puts his trust in Hashem and knows that the good and the seemingly bad all come from Hashem. Hashem will allow him to easily overcome his problems.

The only Address

February 18, 2013

Last Sunday we had on our hands three issues to deal with regarding our three daughters. Our oldest girl was stuck in O’Hare Airport in Chicago; her flight to Eretz Yisroel was cancelled and Delta was not coming up with alternatives. Our Second daughter, who is about to graduate elementary school, was dreading the two scheduled high school interviews. Our third daughter a 6 month old baby was to be checked on the morrow by a Dr. to determine whether she is suffering from a serious condition.

As usual we turned to Hashem; the whole family davened for the welfare of our girls and everything turned for the best. The oldest girl was placed on a flight to London and from there to Eretz Yisroel. The second daughter breezed through her interviews and the baby turned out to be perfectly healthy. Thank You Hashem for always taking care of us.

The Battle Ground

February 13, 2013

The main battle ground with the Yetzer Hora is in a person’s mind. Does the person desire to do Hashem’s Will or does he desire to do evil. The Chovos Halevovos bundles together those who seek physical amenities and those who desire them. On the other hand, if a person desires to do a Mitzva it is considered as if he already fulfilled the Mitzva.

Time of Joy

February 12, 2013

Just as in harvest time a person should store way food to last him for the all year. So too in Adar a person should accumulate happiness to last him for the all year.

The advantage of Negative Characters Traits

February 4, 2013

It’s a great gift from Hashem that Evil people have negative characters traits. Otherwise, people would tend to enjoy their company and follow their evil ways.