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Why Failure Is Good

I have loved this verse (or, more specifically, this section of verse) from Mishlei (Proverbs), because of its validation about how failing is not only okay, it’s almost expected. To be a righteous person, a Tzaddik, is kind of what we should be striving to be, and here this verse is telling us that we… Continue reading Why Failure Is Good

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Torah Tuesdays: the downfall of our enemies

It is, of course, old news now that Osama bin Laden was killed.  After seeing the rumors fly around on Facebook statuses (stati?), I confirmed the news on Cnn.com. My initial response was to be relieved that he will no longer be able to do evil, but to not be overly public about my feelings. … Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: the downfall of our enemies

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Good Vibes

Today’s Torah Tuesdays was inspired by a shiur by Rebbetzin Nechama Karlinsky. She mentioned that our attitude towards others is reflected back to us.  In Mishlei (otherwise known as Proverbs) 27:19 we learn that: “As water reflects a face back to a face, so one’s heart is reflected back to him by another.” What does… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Good Vibes