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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

25 Sivan 5775 – June 11, 2015
Yale argued living on campus meant living in the "real world," with its complexities and challenges

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (III)

25 Iyyar 5775 – May 14, 2015
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)

28 Nisan 5775 – April 16, 2015
In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir

28 Adar 5775 – March 19, 2015
Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements

A Humbling Lesson (IX)

1 Adar 5775 – February 19, 2015
Humility often confused with low self-esteem, truly means that a person realizes his true worth

A Humbling Lesson (VIII)

25 Tevet 5775 – January 15, 2015
If we are certain that God is on our side, we can easily become arrogant and even cruel

A Humbling Lesson (VII)

4 Tevet 5775 – December 25, 2014
Reb Shlomo Zalman could not endure honorifics applied to him because of his enormous humility

A Humbling Lesson (Part VI)

28 Heshvan 5775 – November 21, 2014
Though braggarts come across as conceited, their boasting often reflects a low sense of self-regard

A Humbling Lesson (Part V)

29 Tishri 5775 – October 22, 2014
A humble person who achieves a position of prominence will utilize the standing to benefit others.

A Humbling Lesson (Part IV)

24 Elul 5774 – September 18, 2014
“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)

26 Av 5774 – August 21, 2014
Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.

A Humbling Lesson (Part II)

27 Tammuz 5774 – July 25, 2014
The enormity of Hiram’s accomplishments crazed him and deluded him into self-deification.

A Humbling Lesson (Part I)

21 Sivan 5774 – June 19, 2014
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)

23 Iyyar 5774 – May 22, 2014
Separating fun from happiness can liberate, regarding (a) time, (b) money and (c) jealousy.

Breakfast And Happiness (Part VII)

25 Nisan 5774 – April 24, 2014
People expectantly go through their lives awaiting the event that will make them happy.

Breakfast And Happiness (Part VI)

25 Adar II 5774 – March 26, 2014
If you expect more, you will be less grateful; if you expect less, you will be more grateful.

Breakfast And Happiness (Part V)

28 Adar I 5774 – February 27, 2014
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)

22 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
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)

24 Tevet 5774 – December 26, 2013
“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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