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Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
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Posted on: May 14th, 2015

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I felt terror posing questions to Rav Elyashiv doing so only twice in the 9 years I was in his shiur

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Posted on: April 16th, 2015

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In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech

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Posted on: March 19th, 2015

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Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements

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Posted on: February 19th, 2015

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Humility often confused with low self-esteem, truly means that a person realizes his true worth

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Posted on: January 15th, 2015

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If we are certain that God is on our side, we can easily become arrogant and even cruel

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Posted on: December 25th, 2014

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Reb Shlomo Zalman could not endure honorifics applied to him because of his enormous humility

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Posted on: November 21st, 2014

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Though braggarts come across as conceited, their boasting often reflects a low sense of self-regard

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Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

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A humble person who achieves a position of prominence will utilize the standing to benefit others.

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Posted on: September 18th, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

“he’s my rabbi” the Black painter said with pride, pulling out a photo of the Rebbe from his wallet

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Posted on: August 21st, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.

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Posted on: July 25th, 2014

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The enormity of Hiram’s accomplishments crazed him and deluded him into self-deification.

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Posted on: June 19th, 2014

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Thinking about how much we can do in comparison to what we have done serves as a corrective against pride and arrogance.

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Posted on: May 22nd, 2014

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Separating fun from happiness can liberate, regarding (a) time, (b) money and (c) jealousy.

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Posted on: April 24th, 2014

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People expectantly go through their lives awaiting the event that will make them happy.

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Posted on: March 26th, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

If you expect more, you will be less grateful; if you expect less, you will be more grateful.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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So goes the story about a man in the silly town of Chelm who visited a public bathhouse and found himself in a terrible predicament. Without the distinction of clothing, everyone looked alike. “Among all these men who look alike,” he said to himself, “how will I ever know which one is me?” He solved his dilemma by tying a red string around his big toe.

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Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

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In the campaign to rob a consumer of any sense of contentedness, which translates into sales, strategy is often focused on confusing need with want and the illusion of being dissatisfied.

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Posted on: December 26th, 2013

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“I never said I have nothing to complain about,” she intoned with an expression that belied her age. “I just don’t see the wisdom of protesting. I am fine and I am being adequately nourished.” And with that she went back to her cereal.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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One of the ancillary axioms of cornflake fights is that they can never be contained between just two warring parties.

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Posted on: October 31st, 2013

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

After having written this column for so many years, and covering so many topics, I am (finally) bowing to the numerous requests to write about our blessed family. More specifically, I shall commit to paper everyone’s favorite routine: the scene at our breakfast table.

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