True Mercy Living
Kindness and mercy are always in favor. To help those in need, to champion the cause of those who cannot speak for themselves -- these are always actions that evoke an approving reaction from those who hear about them.
The Importance of Sheitels in our Troubled Times
A world-renowned expert on tsnius and halochoh in general, HaRav Falk argues that in our times there should be particular emphasis on these matters. Recalling the words of the Chofetz Chaim almost 80 years ago, he points out that the only instance in which we are threatened with abandonment is in the case of pritzus. Thus in our times, when the awful events give this impression, there is a special importance to strengthening the bounds of tsnius.
by Rabbi Pesach Eliyahu Falk
Author of Oz Vehodor Levushoh
The Steipler on Learning Mussar With Children
The sefer, Ashkavtei Derebbi brings the following: Our teacher was asked whether it was necessary to learn mussar with a six-and-a-half year old boy. He responded, "Certainly one should learn with him! Otherwise he'll grow up wild and without restraint. The ideas of reward and punishment, of Gan Eden and Gehennom and of the world having a Master, should be implanted in him."
Chai Sivan--A Day of Protection
Twelve years ago, on 18 Sivan 5752, I was on the way to buy food for a kiddush in honor of our newborn daughter. The next thing I remember was waking up on a stretcher being wheeled into Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, Yerushalayim. Bewildered and in pain, I was astonished to hear that I had been in a serious car accident. An experienced medical technician who "happened" to witness the accident began to care for me immediately and called an ambulance to the scene. (How appropriate that it was on "chai" Sivan, the eighteenth day of Sivan, Hashem gave me life anew!)
by Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis
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