THE DANGER OF APATHY

  • 8 July 2019
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Apathy is a big problem our society faces today. 

When we hear of a tragedy, we may shed a tear or feel sad, but we also do not FEEL the pain of the others in a deep way. We move on with life and chalk it up to another tragic news.

In Israel, there are so many terror attacks and so many tragic occurences on a fairly constant basis, Hashem yirachem, that we become hardened…. and perhaps it is almost a protective mechanism. We can’t bear hearing more negativity. It is too much. So we become almost apathetic.

GIMMEL TAMUZ

  • 4 July 2019
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This Shabbos will be Gimmel Tamuz, the day that the Lubavitcher Rebbe was concealed from our physical eyes. I do not use the word “passed on” because to me the Rebbe is always here with us, guiding us, and directing the world towards Geula (redemption). May we merit to actually bring the Geula now. Each and every one of us has an aspect of Moshiach within us. We need to actualize all our potentials now and work to bring about the complete redemption and the revelation of Moshiach immediately.

Existing or living?

  • 16 June 2019
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What is the difference between living and existing?

We all exist. Everyone and everything in this world exists.  But existing does not mean we are living.

We can go through all the motions of life: we can pray, we can work, we can do our responsibilities and duties as parents, spouses, friends, children etc. But we still can be only existing. Life is dull. We do not have enjoyment out of life.

WHAT HAS BECOME OF OUR SOCIETY

  • 16 May 2019
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What has become of our society? So many celebrities and politicians are suddenly speaking up in favor of abortion, trying to claim that nobody has a right to tell a woman what to do with her body. The entire discussion is taken out of context and twisted into a ridiculous argument.

This is not about women’s rights! This is about the baby’s right to live. Why is it nobody feels like the baby has any rights? Just because a baby cannot speak or express itself? Just because we cannot hear or see what is going on inside the womb??

ISRAEL THE AGGRESSOR?

  • 5 May 2019
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Israel is the aggressor? Israel is the occupier?  Such chutzpa beyond even normal logic to suggest such a thing.

Yes, we occupy our own land, the land given to us by G-d Almighty! 

Firing hundreds of rockets at Israel seems to me to be the “aggressor”.  How can the terrorists even have the audacity to try to claim otherwise.

It is a totally illogical, emotionally based, foolish and a false accusation….. as usual.

Important

  • 25 April 2019
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It just came to our attention that if someone tries to go into this website on their cell phone, they are unable to see the entire site and only see the blog part of it. So until this is corrected, please access the site through the computer where you can see the entire site properly with all the sections including the kallah classes, a section on Moshiach, security of Israel, childrens stories etc.

P.S. apparently this has been corrected and if you use your cell phone to access this site, you need to click on menu to see the full options but it does work now.

GOING OUT OF EGYPT

  • 11 April 2019
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What does it mean to go out of Egypt, especially today when are no longer slaves in Egypt?

On Pesach G-d took us out of Egypt, mitzraim. Chassidus teaches that mitzraim also means metzorim, limitations. So on Pesach G-d takes us out of our personal mitzraim, our personal limitations.

But what does that really mean?
In life we are often limited by things that affect our true service of Hashem. In a sense we are slaves to many different things and to many types of Pharoahs (pharaoh can be materialism, fear, worry, anxiety, etc. etc.)

BREAK DOWN THE WALLS OF EXILE

  • 30 March 2019
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Why is it that simcha, joy, breaks barriers and changes things?

The Tzemach Tzedek, the  third Lubavitcher Rebbe, once visited Jewish soldiers in the czars army.

They said to him, “Rebbe, we worked to shine our buttons on our uniforms in your honor. Now please polish our souls that have become coarse and heavy.”

These were soldiers who were captured as little children and forced to work in the army.

THE GIFT OF HUMOR

  • 28 March 2019
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Humor is one of the greatest gifts G-d has given to mankind.  With humor even difficult situations lighten up. Once we realize we can still laugh even during hardships, it helps us to overcome challenges with greater power. And in fact simcha poretz geder: simcha, joy, breaks down barriers. Why is that? Because when we have joy, we break the obstacles and worries and fears within ourselves, allowing Hashem to take over (it is no longer about ourselves or what we want or what we think or plan: it is all whatever Hashem’s will is.

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