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middot truth

"Do not allow anything to pass your lips that you are not certain is completely true.'" --Rabbi M.M. Lefin of Satanov, Cheshbon HaNefesh

Anyone possessing truth is able to live a more conflict-free life; for as truth brings clarity, so too does it bring purpose and determination.  Do not allow anything to pass your lips that you are not certain is completely true.  Be a friend of truth and sponsor it.

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quotes

Simeon ben Shetah said: "Examine the witnesses diligently and be cautious in thy words lest through them they learn to falsify." --Avot 1:9 “You shall be sincere with the L-d y...
daily living

Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘When a man or woman commits any kind of sin against another person and thus breaks faith with ADONAI he incurs guilt. He must confess the sin whi...

torah

The truth can hurt sometimes, a lot. In fact, Moses’ words to the Jewish people in parashat Nitzavim-Vayelech contain some of the most difficult truths. For one, the people are...

besorah

Preparing to teach or preach Scripture is hard work and Rabbi Leffin’s maxim doesn’t make it any easier: “Do not allow anything to pass your lips that you are not certain is c...

mesorah

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov taught his students to turn his teachings into prayers. Rabbi Natan (his foremost student) wrote down many prayers corresponding to the various lessons in L...

stories

"Who are they," he [Herod the Great] said, "who teach, 'From the midst of thy brethren thou shalt set up a king over thee, [stressing the word ‘brethren’]?' The Rabbis!" He[H...

meditation

The Hebrew word for truth is emet.  Emet translates also as verity and correctness. Truth can be difficult. It can be difficult to find, and once found it can be difficult to...
accounting

Use these questions to evaluate your day: What were the "seeds" that started to affect your ability to exemplify truth? Think of several moments when you were challenged to e...
podcasts

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In the Torah, we read that the umin v'tumin would give truth when disputes would arise. The stones would also serve to be distinctive in showing tribal separation on the choshen, or breastplate, and relegate truth.   Anyone possessing truth is able to live a more conflict-free life; for as truth brings clarity, so too does it bring purpose and determination.  Do not allow anything to pass your lips that you are not certain is completely true.  Be a friend of truth and sponsor it.

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