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Guard Your Influence (I)

No year will exceed the seminary year in influencing the development of these young women.

Chanukah

Chanukah teaches the secret that greatness is how you respond-It’s how you fight&sacrifice for RIGHT

The Yale Five (Conclusion)

Though the Yale 5 lost the case and appeal, they ultimately won: Yale became flexible about housing

The Yale Five (IV)

The Yale 5 became the cause célèbre of liberals who maligned & conservatives who triumphed the cause

The Yale Five (III)

The Yale 5 were treated liked pariahs by their fellow Jewish students; their beliefs rejected

The Yale Five (II)

Since the students knew the housing rules in advance they should not have picked Yale hoping for an exception in their instance.

The Yale Five

Yale argued living on campus meant living in the "real world," with its complexities and challenges

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (III)

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

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (II)

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

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir

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

A Humbling Lesson (IX)

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

A Humbling Lesson (VIII)

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

A Humbling Lesson (VII)

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

A Humbling Lesson (Part VI)

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

A Humbling Lesson (Part V)

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

A Humbling Lesson (Part IV)

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

A Humbling Lesson (Part III)

Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.

A Humbling Lesson (Part II)

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

A Humbling Lesson (Part I)

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

Breakfast And Happiness (Conclusion)

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

Breakfast And Happiness (Part VII)

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

Breakfast And Happiness (Part VI)

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

Breakfast And Happiness (Part V)

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.

Breakfast And Happiness (Part IV)

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.

Breakfast And Happiness (Part III)

“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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