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responsibility
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Responsibility is assessing what is ours to do to and seeing these tasks through to completion. A proper balance of this trait is where one spreads out the tasks for each other and for self.  When one takes on too much responsibility, this leads to stress and the tendency to control situations and take over.  At the other end of imbalance, one who is irresponsible takes on little to no tasks and does not realize the ramifications of negligence. When we do what we are beholden and capable of doing with firm resolve, we repair the world and make living for all more bearable.

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In Parashat Vayakhel, the Israelites finally begin to build the tabernacle after the disastrous detour of the golden calf. The Lord provides detailed instructions for the tabernacle...
by rabbi russ resnik in torah
Responsibility, in society has negative connotations. When something goes wrong, everyone looks for who is Responsible. Responsibility has become a synonym for “guilt.” Whoeve...
by rabbi michael schiffman in besorah
Responsibility has become a sort of hot potato in our times. We want others to take lots of it, and we don’t want to take any ourselves. ...
by rabbi russ resnik in torah
“In a free society, some men are guilty and all men are responsible.” ...
by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld in daily living
R. Simon said: When the Holy One, blessed be He, came to create Adam, the ministering angels formed themselves into groups and parties, some of them saying, Let him be created, w...
by rebbetzin malkah in mesorah
And the Lord God called to man, and He said to him, "Where are you?"  And he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I am naked; so I hid."  And ...
by rav rafael in torah
On another occasion, Rabbi Israel [Salanter] encountered an orphan boy wandering about and not going to school. When he asked the charity wardens why they did not see to defraying t...
by rebbetzin malkah in stories
When we realize that “love your neighbor as yourself” is part of the great commandment of the Shema (Mt. 22:37–40; Lk. 10:25–28), it increases our responsibility level subst...
by rabbi russ resnik in daily living

 

accounting


Use these questions to evaluate your day: What were the seeds that affected your responsibility in various arenas today? Did a you shirk away from a responsibility today and if ...

quotes


Rabbi Tarfon said: "The day is short, the task is great, the laborers are lazy, the wage is abundant and the master is urgent." -- Avot 2:20 He [Rabbi Tarfon]used to say: "It is no...

 

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daily living


“In a free society, some men are guilty and all men are responsible.” ...
When we realize that “love your neighbor as yourself” is part of the great commandment of the Shema (Mt. 22:37–40; Lk. 10:25–28), it increases our responsibility level subst...

torah


In Parashat Vayakhel, the Israelites finally begin to build the tabernacle after the disastrous detour of the golden calf. The Lord provides detailed instructions for the tabernacle...
Responsibility has become a sort of hot potato in our times. We want others to take lots of it, and we don’t want to take any ourselves. ...
And the Lord God called to man, and He said to him, "Where are you?"  And he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I am naked; so I hid."  And ...

besorah


Responsibility, in society has negative connotations. When something goes wrong, everyone looks for who is Responsible. Responsibility has become a synonym for “guilt.” Whoeve...
“A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a cer...

mesorah


R. Simon said: When the Holy One, blessed be He, came to create Adam, the ministering angels formed themselves into groups and parties, some of them saying, Let him be created, w...

meditation


"It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me later on. "When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet." – Antoine de Saint-Exupé...

stories


On another occasion, Rabbi Israel [Salanter] encountered an orphan boy wandering about and not going to school. When he asked the charity wardens why they did not see to defraying t...

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