Category Archives: Divine Providence

What goes around comes around

A nugget from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, Or haMeir, Behaalotecha If you see people spreading lies about you, know for sure they are only giving you back your own, and that you have brought this upon yourself because you could … Continue reading

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The World is a Mirror

A nugget from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, from Or haMeir on Parshat Naso Everywhere you happen to look and everything you happen to see, even the ugly and the coarse, you should understand that it was not for nothing that God … Continue reading

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For Yom HaShoah

כִּי תָבאוּ אֶל אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נתֵן לָכֶם לַאֲחֻזָּה וְנָתַתִּי נֶגַע צָרַעַת בְּבֵית When you come into the Land of Canaan which I am giving to you, and I place on your house a plague… Leviticus 14:44 Rashi explains … Continue reading

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Knowledge in Exile

A long and difficult teaching from Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, Meor Einayim, Parshat Devarim, that’s totally worth the effort. I’ve slightly condensed and restructured it with headings for clarity, so if you’re reading along with the original (posted below) it … Continue reading

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Two That Are One

From Yehuda Leib Alter of Ger, Sfas Emes, Parshat Bo כי אני הכבדתי את לבו ואת לב עבדיו למען שתי אתתי אלה בקרבו    For I have hardened [Pharaoh’s] heart and the heart of his servants, so that I might show these, … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself

A teaching from Menahem Mendel of Kotzk, from Ohel Torah, Parshat Vayishlach וַיִּשְׁלַח יַעֲקֹב מַלְאָכִים לְפָנָיו   Jacob sent messengers (or angels) before him… Genesis 32:4 צריך לדעת אומרו לפניו ללו צורך. ונראה הפירוש שיעקב שלח את המלאכים מלפניו, והיינו שילכו מאתו … Continue reading

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Signposts

Two tales of the brothers Rebbe Elimelekh and Rebbe Zusya, told by their disciples. וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה זֶה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְ־הֹוָ־ה תַּעֲשׂוּ וְיֵרָא אֲלֵיכֶם כְּבוֹד יְ־הֹוָ־ה                             … Continue reading

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