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How to Take an Insult
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When I was in third grade, I had a teacher who taught us how to accept a compliment. “Don’t squirm,” she would say. “Look the person in the eye, and say thank-you.” While this was wise advice, I don’t recall any teacher telling us how to take an insult. The Chovos HaLevavos does (Sha’ar Bitachon […]
59. How the Spiritually-Perfected Become Vulnerable
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Having described in great detail how one can get close to God, an idea occurs to the Rambam, which he feels answers a philosophical difficulty that may bother some people. [III, 51] He previously discussed how human beings enjoy individual providence, but not all to the same degree. Rather, the closer a person is to […]
Why Me?
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When a person faces a problem, the natural reaction might be to look at others who don’t have that problem and think, “Why me? Why did I have to be the one stuck with this?” I once heard a woman speaking about her trials and tribulations raising an autistic child. One day, she was waiting […]
Tzarich Iyun: The Uganda Plan
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Misconception: The early Zionists were offered, and nearly accepted, Uganda as the Jewish homeland. This demonstrates that Zionist leader Theodor (Binyamin Ze’ev) Herzl and his supporters were indifferent to the historic Jewish homeland and did not appreciate the unique relationship between the Jews and the Land of Israel. Fact: None of the land offered by […]