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There’s No Substitute for Work

How often have we gotten hyped up about making changes in our lives, only to end up with nothing? Can we empower ourselves to return to Hashem? Yes – with emuna in ourselves and in our prayers to Hashem!

Expectations

You expect to serve Hashem in the way that you understand, and under conditions that seem perfect to you. But Hashem wants you to serve Him in the way that He wants. That is perfect service of Hashem! 

We Win and Then We Lose

We gather all the facts, weigh them against known risks, and then make our move. The move might be 100% correct, but still be wrong. What - how can that be?!

Orthodoxxed

There is nothing ordinary or usual about being a religious Jew. Everything we do is fluid - we break inner boundaries every step of the way.

A Pound of Flesh

How can a small physical space be "spacious"? How can the inner discipline needed for learning or for mitzvot be "sweet"? Conventional norms and simple logic tell us the opposite...

Who Throws Away Gold?

Darkness can shut out light for a person only when his emuna is weak and has been extinguished. The only solution is to light the light of Torah and emuna, to kindle the light that Hashem always loves us in any situation.

Ending Galut Yishmael

During these times, we must trust and rely only on Hashem to deliver true salvation. We cannot depend on our strength or might, nor can we depend on political alliances. 

The Curse’s Blessing

Have you noticed that everything that's worthwhile in life follows a pattern: the vision, the decision to do it, the commitment, the sacrifice, the moments of weakness, the times of outright despair. Why is that? 

A Single Word 

Do you have debts? Problems? Troubles? Difficulties? Health issues? Are you alone? Does anything seem to be lacking? Your basic approach must be Yisrael's response: “I have all.”

How Can We Reach Our Goals? 

Who are you really? Here's Rabbi Arush’s amazing answer: You are all good. You want only good. You truly want to act according to Hashem’s will. Your journey through life, like Avraham’s journey, depends on focusing on who you really are!

The Key to Everything

Does anyone still think that advances in science, philosophy, and education will bring an age of freedom and peace, or that senseless violence will become a relic of the past? The Kalever Rebbe explains why not... 

Event Handling in Life

Some mitzvot and sins involve doing something while others involve not doing something. These polar opposites are significant in life and can result in either blessings or tribulations.