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Emuna Daily · 9h ago

The Greatest Enemy

It is a mistake to think that the yetzer hara’s purpose is to merely cause a person to sin; its true goal is to destroy a person completely.  Once he tricks someone into sinning, it does not...
Emuna Daily · 1d ago

Train Yourself

A person should train himself to serenely accept whatever happens to him.  As our Sages say: “Train yourself to accept suffering and forgive insult” (Avos d’Rabbi Nasan).  Thereby, he will f...
Emuna Daily · 5d ago

The Holiness of the Succah

“In succos, you shall dwell…” The Gemara derives from this passuk that one should live in the succah in the same way one lives in his home.  However, the Satmar Rebbe taught that we should a...
Emuna Daily · 6d ago

Succos throughout the Year

The one who fears Hashem won’t only have succos during the holiday of Succos, but throughout the entire year he will remember that life is temporary; he’s living here as a guest. One should ...
Emuna Daily · 1w ago

Tie them Together

The four minim (esrog, lulav, hadasim and aravos)  represent the unity of the Jewish people. The Midrash teaches that the esrog (which has a good scent and flavor) represents Torah scholars ...
Emuna Daily · 1W ago

7 Days of Joy

The mitzvah (from the Torah) of lulav is only for one day while the mitzvah (from the Torah) of simchah is for seven days because Hashem loves simchah, and He wants His children to be happy....
Emuna Daily · 1W ago

Giving Charity Today

The Shaarei Teshuvah (625) writes: “It is proper to give a lot of charity on erev Succos.  Reb Chaim Vital would distribute the tzedakah pushke to the poor on this day.” Rebbe Chaim of Tzanz...
Emuna Daily · 1W ago

2.5 Walls = A Hug from Above

When one sits in a succah, he is being hugged by Hashem.  The Arizal said that this hug is represented by the minimum two and half walls of a succah – From the shoulder to the elbow, from th...
Emuna Daily · 2W ago

The Importance of Guests on Succos

The Zohar teaches that on Succos, the ushpizen come to our succah to celebrate with us.  When they come, they look to see if there are any guests, and if so, they remain and bless all the pa...
Emuna Daily · 2W ago

The Most Precious Moment

On Yom Kippur, the Cohen Gadol would say אחת, ושלש אחת , ושתים אחת, ואחת אחת, אחת … וארבע The Imrei Emes explains that the most precious moment for Hashem is when one makes a strong resolve ...