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One Who Turns 50 Gives Advice
My pals, today I turn 50. According to our Sages, this is the age at which one gives advice.
Here are 21 pebbles of wisdom I’ve picked up in my 50 trips around the sun:
A Fool’s Urgent Question
“Rabbi, what can I do? I know I’m a fool, but I don’t know what to do about it.”
Even Napoleon Could See The Temple Would Be Rebuilt
“They are still crying after 2,000 years?! A nation that mourns so long will never cease. They will surely return to their land and see the rebuilding of their Temple.” — Napoleon
The Thief And The Pomegranate Seed
Before his hanging, the thief made an offer.
The Hidden Holiness
In trying to become a holier person, one can go astray despite donning the garments, behaviors, and thoughts of holiness.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe had a beautiful teaching about this…
The Definition of Soulmates
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was asked, “Do you believe in soulmates?”
He said, “It’s quite true that God decides before we’re born who the right spouse is for us, but it is not necessarily true that God decides such a couple will be happy.”
A Prayer for Israel’s Enemies
Master of the Universe, please help our enemies see with their eyes and understand with their heartsbefore it is too late.
Can You Disagree With The Whole World And Be Right?
“Truth does not become more true because the whole world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.”
One Should Taste Every Permitted Food
Rav Chizkiya said in the name of Rav, “In the World to Come, every person will be called to account for everything his eyes saw, but of which he did not eat.
What are the Noahide Laws?
The Noahide laws are laws given by God to all mankind. They’re fairly straightforward, but like anything in matters of faith, there’s endless depth available for those who inquire.
RUN-DMC and Rebbe Nachman
In youth, one learns to talk; in maturity, one learns to be silent.