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Displaying items by tag: planning
Friday, 25 February 2011 19:42

not by might

art-hanukah"Not by might, nor by power, but through My spirit" - Zechariah 4:6, read on Shabbat Chanukah

There is no doubt that we, as women, have the ability to carry much and rest little.  Whether we have families, or care for those around us, we are constantly in motion.  Sometimes before we even realize where the day has gone, it is over. But how do we maintain the balance of giving light and being sure our cruise of oil doesn't run out?  As the darkness of the winter season comes upon us, it can be difficult to motivate ourselves, let alone feel cheery.  However, as bearers of the light of Mashiach, it is possible to dance like the flames of the candles and radiate light, as well as endure the challenges of our days beyond what we think is possible.

Published in besorah
Sunday, 28 November 2010 06:58

not free from it

art-workloadRabbi Tarfon would say: The day is short, there is much work [to be done], the workers are lazy, [even though] the wages are great and the Householder is insistent. He would also say: It is not incumbent upon you to finish the task, but neither are you free to absolve yourself from it. If you have learned much Torah, you will be greatly rewarded, and your employer is trustworthy to pay you the reward of your labors. And know, that the reward of the righteous is in the World to Come.  --Avot 2:15-16

Published in mesorah
Friday, 10 September 2010 20:31

patience as a spoke on a wheel

You’re supposed to be somewhere.  You didn’t leave on time, or maybe you did.  You didn’t plan for mishaps, or maybe you planned for the worst and thought you were prepared.

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