Just as no two faces are alike so too no two minds think exactly alike (Berachot 58a) You are a unique expression of G-dliness in this world. Without you there would be in irreparable gaping hole in G-d’s world. That is both a privilege and a calling! That is why when you save one person it is as if you have saved an entire world (Sanhedrin 37a)! Mendel Bluming
The Lubavitcher Rebbe teaches: a learned Jew is not someone who has learned a lot but someone who is constantly learning!
Many Jews are surprised to hear that there are 6 traditional fast days each year. We know of Yom Kippur but why the rest? Here’s one insight: We are so dependent on food. One day without food and we are a mess, practically incapacitated. How dependent we are…. a good reminder… Mendel Bluming
A reminder from the Baal Shem tov to keep in mind through the vicissitudes of life:
When I was five years old I was orphaned from both my father and mother. The last words spoken to me by my holy father before his passing were: “Yisrolik, fear nothing but G-d alone.”