Miracles

  • 15 June 2018
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I recently heard an amazing devar Torah about how we experience Hashem in our lives. Miracles are the way we experience Hashem. Why? Because Hashem set up the world through nature and the laws of nature. Nevertheless, those laws of nature are every bit as much G-dliness as a miracle. And through nature Hashem does miracles. Nature itself helps and is "friendly". He gave an example of how in the Beit Hamikdash rain would never put out the fire on the Altar and so on.

Collector syndrome

  • 15 June 2018
  • jewishfamily

I always seem to collect things…..and I have a difficult time getting rid of things that I collect. My children are always telling me to clean out the house, to get rid of old clothes, old trinkets, old toys…throw them away, they tell me.  It is junk.  Nobody needs them.  But something within me cannot do it. Even erev Pesach I have a hard time doing that.  
Not because I am materially oriented and cannot part with those things.  

Spiritual growth, progress

  • 15 June 2018
  • jewishfamily

It is always important to grow and progress in life. that is why a human being is called a mehalech....he goes from level to level. If one is not going forward, one moves backward. A human being does not stand still. We should not be satisfied to stay on the same level but must constantly strive to grow spiritually, refine ourselves more and more.

Darkness of Galus....Message of Rebbe...Divine providence etc.

  • 15 June 2018
  • jewishfamily

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
The Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote a beautiful letter , part of which is below, explaining how even when a Jew sins, he still retains his G-dliness.
“The whole Creation and all the worlds have no reality of their own, for there is only one Reality—G-d, inasmuch as a spark of G-dliness animates and keeps everything in existence, as it is written, “By the word of G-d the heavens were created,” etc. This “word” of G-d is the essence and reality of everything.

Moving, home etc.

  • 15 June 2018
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Some time ago my husband and I started  talking about moving to a cleaner place, with fresh air, maybe near the beach. The main reason was health related.  We were seriously considering the idea, even took a few trips to see our “prospective” places. We returned very excited about moving. We even contacted a real estate agent to start looking for houses. But something started to bother me. A little inner voice was not comfortable with our decision. I tried to quiet that little voice.

Education, shlichus etc.

  • 15 June 2018
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I was reading an article about a shaliach who , due to the difficult financial situation, could not rely on his usual supporters for constant help. He was unable to continue providing everything for guests , programs etc. so he enlisted the help of his community members. When there was an event, he told this one to bring soda, that one to bring bread, the other one to bring cookies etc. And the reaction was overwhelming. People loved it. To the extent that even when things improve financially he plans to continue involving his community in his projects.

Thinking good, friends....finances

  • 15 June 2018
  • jewishfamily

Another important point to mention is that whenever someone becomes frustrated or angry or disappointed in life, they tend to look for someone to blame in life. Someone who is responsible for their suffering. Children in particular look to blame someone…parents are usually the most “convenient” to blame since they are closest to the children! 

The trick is to learn and to educate our children not to play the blame game. Rather each one has to do some internal searching, deep in their hearts, and find areas that they have to improve in. 

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