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Some people seem to be unsure of the meaning of one of the brachos we say every morning.
When putting on shoes say [the bracha] she’asah li kal tzarki, Who has made for me all of my needs. (Brachos 60b)
What does putting on shoes have to do with providing all of my needs? All I need is a pair of shoes? That cannot be why the gemara associated this bracha with shoes.
The Avudraham says, the reason for this bracha [bei …
This article, in its original form, was written in November of 2011.
I spoke with the protagonist, “Mirel,” last week. Baruch Hashem, her daughter is now 13 and having the tantrums typical in form and to be expected of an adolescent. Mirel is coping well and her daughter is the beneficiary.
Here’s what I wrote, ten years and what seems a lifetime ago:
I did not have a tantrum yesterday but if I were younger I j …
A person only connects to the higher levels through speech, it is the entire honorable part in him. It is called the "living soul" of a man since the rest of the parts of the body die. And if a person loses this good part, the body remains dead and like an unwanted vessel. Therefore we are required [by halacha] to keep our word b’divrei Shamayim... And regarding all other matters, even though there is no positive or negative mitzvah a …
V’amarta bilvavecha koechi v'otzem yadi asah li es hachayil hazeh.
And you will say in your heart, “My strength and the power of my hand have given me this success.” (Devarim 8:17)
What do you think in your head after you’ve said that in your heart?
You think, you realize, that the strength and the power came from Hashem.
What about you? What was your role in your success?
Hashem gave everyone a vital role in succes …
A shooting or burning sensation is a common characteristic of neuropathic pain. However, it's usually a long-term issue that doesn't go away on its own. It can be relentless and terrible at times, yet it can also come and go. Nerve injury or a dysfunctional nervous system is common causes. Nerve damage causes a change in nerve function both at the injury site and in the surrounding tissues.
Due to any disease or accident, sometimes the doctor nee …
Akavia ben Mehalalel’s son said to him, “Father, commend me to your colleagues.” Akavia said to him, “I will not commend you.”
He said to Akavia, “Have you found something wrong with me?”
Akavia said, “No. Your deeds will cause you to be accepted, and your deeds will cause you to be distanced.” (Eduyos 5:7)
He was telling his son that he should engage in maasim tovim in orde …