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The Time I Got In Trouble For Studying In Class

This is from lyl, who can’t actually think of any yetzer hara she has that is greater than her yetzer hara for doing well on tests.  275 more words


Do sinners go to heaven?

Geeze, I hope so! Otherwise, I am in BIG trouble!!

Frankly, so are you.

Anyone, and everyone, is a sinner. Whether they commit murder, rob, lie, or just eat ham on Shabbat, they (and we) all are sinners. 772 more words


Self Absorption - Rosh Hashanah 5777

The story of the Akeidah, the Binding of Isaac, which we read every year on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, is so tantalizingly evocative, inspiring, and troubling.  2,107 more words

Divrei Torah (Weekly Sermons)

יצר הרע (Yetzer Hara) - Forgotten Shores, Forgotten Lands

It’s truly a shame that dungeon synth isn’t as wide spread as other musical genres. It’s a genre that’s an offspring of an offspring, the fringe genre of a fringe genre. 311 more words


Defeat Your Enemy

Dear Readers,

In this week’s Parasha we come across a seemingly simple verse, which reveals deep concepts to us upon closer inspection.

כִּֽי־תֵצֵ֥א לַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה עַל־אֹֽיְבֶ֑יךָ וּנְתָנ֞וֹ יְהֹוָ֧ה אֱלֹהֶ֛יךָ בְּיָדֶ֖ךָ וְשָׁבִ֥יתָ שִׁבְיֽוֹ … 1,137 more words


Thank You Hashem - Week 156

  • Thank you for putting this weekly Thank you Hashem email out for 3 years. It is remarkable. Baruch Hashem!

  • Thank you Hashem for your great gift, my 82nd birthday!
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Thank You Hashem / Divine Providence Stories

Sympathy for the Devil

“Oh please, Dear Lord, release me from the bonds of sin, lift this burden from my soul, for I am such a miserable wretch.”

Father Douay was on his knees using his left hand to press and rub the hair shirt under his robe across his chest to increase his pain, and his right, clutching a short whip, to strike himself across the face and neck. 2,926 more words

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