Rattling the Sabers and Increasing the Prayers
We have heard a lot about preparations for a war with Iraq
lately, and much of it is reassuring. But we should not let
any of it dampen our incentives to pray.
A Middos Workshop: Cooling Down the Angry Fires
In previous articles we examined the challenging problem of
haughtiness (ga'avoh), our basic human tendency to
feel more important than others. We learned several
techniques for eliminating this trait from our lives, most
importantly to concentrate on the reality that Hashem's view
of us far outweighs what we or our peers think of us.
Based on Shiurim of Rav Dovid Siegel
The Ruler's Scepter
The human body is made up of two sets of muscular systems,
one of which is the involuntary system which activates
various organs in our body without our conscious intervention
or even knowledge. No person can arrest his cardiac activity,
nor can he control the muscular workings of his stomach and
intestines. The function of these muscles is not controlled
by our will or decision.
by Yochonon Dovid
Principles of the Teaching Profession:
"Noach found favor in the eyes of Hashem" (Bereishis
Let Us Create
by HaRav Tzvi Shraga Grossbard, zt"l
The Seforno (ibid.) comments that Noach's finding
favor in Hashem's eyes, "is what saved his sons and
daughters. He himself [i.e., his own zechus] was
incapable of saving them but his finding favor in Hashem's
eyes helped them...
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