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diligence
middot diligence

Memory Verse: "Always find something to do - for yourself or for a friend, and don't allow a moment of your life to be wasted." --Rabbi M. M. Lefin of Satanov, Cheshbon HaNefesh

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In our own pursuits of being light enough to be moved about in learning and positive growth, we are strong enough to pursue these goals without being shaken or giving up. One who is diligent is eager to learn and grow, persistently working to realize the next level - whatever that may be. The diligent person is never idle – always assessing, always reevaluating.

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quotes

On Diligence... “Act while you can: While you have the chance, the means, and the strength.” – Talmud “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; fo...
daily living

Rabbi Joseph Karo begins his code of Jewish Law (Shulchan Aruch) with a statement concerning the way one should get up in the morning: ...
Over the few years of my life, I have encountered many people who were enthusiastic over one thing or another. Sometimes they seemed too excited over whatever it was than I thought...

torah

Then they called Rebekah and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" And she said, "I will go." Genesis 24:58 One thing I’ve observed about the male psyche in my years of couns...

besorah

“Enthusiasm,” for most of its history as an English word, has had a mixed connotation. The word literally means “being possessed by a god” and by the 18th century had come t...
I love to run. Three years of cross country in high school planted that love firmly in my bones. For any sport, enthusiasm plays a big role. ...

mesorah

Fiddler on the Roof teaches us that there is a blessing for everything in Judaism (including the czar)! One can come to the same conclusion with careful analysis of a siddur or ha...

stories

Visitors entering his room in Halberstadt would find him [Rabbi Yisrael Salanter] with a German book open in front of him, performing physical exercises, following the instructions ...

meditation

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov is well known for his promotion of a practice called hitbodedut (make-oneself-alone). Hitbodedut is the practice of taking one hour (or however long you can...
accounting

Use these questions to evaluate your day: What were the seeds that started to affect your enthusiasm today? Think of matters in which you were successful today, versus one...
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