EVERYBODY HAS TO BLAME SOMEBODY

  • 15 June 2018
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Everybody needs to blame somebody. It is a universal trait. Whenever something goes wrong in the political arena they start pointing the finger at someone. Someone has to be blamed for mistakes. There is always someone that is sacrificed in the blame game.  Because somebody always has to be blamed. It is easier to blame someone else than to take responsibility.

This is the problem in society today. People do not take responsibility for their actions. They search for ways to alleviate guilt by blaming others.

IT IS WHAT IT IS

  • 15 June 2018
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Recently I seem to hear that sentence everywhere. And I started thinking into it. What does that mean?? It seems obvious…it is what it is. Nothing profound. 
But somehow everyone feels they need to make that statement constantly. Why?
So I started to analyze it a bit. It is what it is….that basically is another way of saying “Accept the situation because you cant change it and you cant do much about it”. It is another way of saying “I may not like this situation but I have decided to accept it”.

Pesach and redemption

  • 15 June 2018
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As we leave the month of Adar, where we increase in joy, we enter the month of Nissan, the month of nessim and geula (miracle and redemption). So we have to take the joy of Adar and apply it to our service of Hashem and work on doing things to actualize the redemption. So what should we do? Well, the first thing we need to think about is that the world is balanced, like a scale. One more good deed, good thought, could tip the balance to the side of good and bring the redemption. Imagine the responsibility of each and every Jew, man , woman and child.

Mysterious ways of Hashem

  • 15 June 2018
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Well, we now know that those yeshivah boys who were murdered actually gave their lives for klal yisrael. they saved the Jews from a horrible terrorist plot that was supposed to happen Rosh Hashanah, Hashem yirachem.
These are the mysterious ways of Hashem that we cannot fathom.
Bu as Jews we know not to ask why. Jews dont ask why. We ask instead "what is the message inside this event? what should we learn? what is the purpose?"
And even when we cannot understand we accept with faith. all Jews are believers, the descendants of believers. This is our Jewish DNA!

GET RID OF AMALEK

  • 15 June 2018
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Again a horrible attack by Amalek! Yes, that is what I said..Amalek. Anyone who hates the Jews simply because the are Jews stems from Amalek. Anybody who would kidnap innocent young Jewish teens, yeshivah bochurim, just because they are Jewish is from Amalek. Isnt it about time to get rid of Amalek??
The Torah teaches that even when Moshiach comes, G-d's throne is not complete until we wipe out Amalek.
But what does Amalek represent?

BRINGING MOSHIACH

  • 15 June 2018
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Now that it is after Pesach and we did not merit the geula yet, we are left wondering what we can do to actually bring Moshiach. What are you doing? yes, each and every one of us is responsible to bring the geula. to make it happen. The Lubavitcher Rebbe on Chof Ches Nissan gave it over to us to become his partner in this project. So whenever you do a mitzva, say that you are doing this to hasten the coming of Moshiach. When you add in goodness and kindness, say that you are doing this to hasten the geula. And if you want to know the real secret to bring Moshiach?

Mishenichnos Adar marbim bsimcha

  • 15 June 2018
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Finally Adar! This is the month when everything changes around. It is the month of laughter. Through laughter you can change everything. So laugh your way through Adar. this year we have two Adars! Double opportunity. 60 days of joy. And as the Lubavitcher Rebbe taught us, when there are 60 days of Adar, all negativity is botul bshishim! So dance, laugh and dance some more. Get rid of Amalek. Get rid of doubts. Get rid of impurity. Get rid of gezeras. This is the month to get rid of our enemies, internal and external. Let's dance our way to geula! It is no wonder that Nissan follows Adar.

LUCK OR DIVINE PROVIDENCE?

  • 15 June 2018
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Now that we are in the month of Kislev, the month of geula and nissim (and I would add, the month of light), we certainly can learn many lessons from this month. 
One thing that I was thinking about recently is the idea of “luck”, or mazal. And of course the idea of coincidence as well. So many people chalk various events up to coincidence or to luck. 
They fail to delve deeper.
But I think the dreidel is a great example of this idea. It spins and spins and drops on one of the letters. Is that luck? Is it coincidence? Or is it Divine Providence?

Shana Tova Umetuka!!!

  • 15 June 2018
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Wishing everyone a truly new year. Not just a new year in the sense of being Rosh Hashanah...but a new year, meaning a year that is very different and better than all previous years. A year of good health, of happiness, shalom bayit, parnassa , nachat and good news. But even more than that, it should be a NEW YEAR. A year that is better than all previous years. A year that Hashem should renew for us in a much refined way. A year that is filled with all kinds of positivity.  Only positivity. Only good things. Only good news. 

Keeping up your spirits in the dark

  • 15 June 2018
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If you find the world confusing, frightening and filled with darkness, you are not alone.  As we see more darkness and feel more despair, this is a sign that actually there is much more light being generated! Sounds strange? Well, Chassidus tells us that before Moshiach comes, as we get closer and closer to the revelation of Moshiach, when the world will be filled with a new sublime light and we will experience a huge revelation of G-dliness and kedusha, we will experience the greatest appearance of so called “darkness”. Because the light is concealed. Truth is more concealed.

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