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Discovering the Rebbe

Advice for Life: Keeping Occupied


The Rebbe greets a small child as he leaves his home on the way to his office at Lubavitch World Headquarters (Photo: Shafran Family/Lubavitch Archives).
The Rebbe greets a small child as he leaves his home on the way to his office at Lubavitch World Headquarters (Photo: Shafran Family/Lubavitch Archives).

One should always be occupied.
Being jobless, without an occupation,
can cause one to focus
and obsess on the minute details of life,
which in turn can lead to depression and mood swings.
Busying oneself with a job,
learning, or influencing others,
is the antidote.


Adapted from a letter of the Rebbe, of righteous memory.1

Footnotes
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Vol. 29, p. 282

Advice for Life: A New Occupation


Public school children attending a rally in the sukkah at Lubavitch World Headquarters are greeted by the Rebbe with a smile. (Photo: Lubavitch Archives)
Public school children attending a rally in the sukkah at Lubavitch World Headquarters are greeted by the Rebbe with a smile. (Photo: Lubavitch Archives)

Until there is a better position
actually available,
don’t leave
your current occupation.


Adapted from a letter of the Rebbe, of righteous memory.1

Footnotes
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Vol. 29, p. 267

Advice for Life: Giving


The Rebbe waits as a child places a coin that the Rebbe just gave him into a charity box that his mother is holding. (Photo: Algemeiner Journal/Lubavitch Archives)
The Rebbe waits as a child places a coin that the Rebbe just gave him into a charity box that his mother is holding. (Photo: Algemeiner Journal/Lubavitch Archives)

Give a coin to a pauper,
although you do not owe him anything.
G‑d will reciprocate in kind,
granting you abundant blessings,
although He owes you nothing.


Adapted from a letter of the Rebbe, of righteous memory.1

Footnotes
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Vol. 29, p. 11.

Advice for Life: Peace in the Home


Trainer Studio/Lubavitch Archives
Trainer Studio/Lubavitch Archives

Peace between a husband and wife concerns,
as it were, the peace between the Holy One, blessed be He,
and His Shechinah (Divine Presence).


-- Adapted from a letter of the Rebbe1

Footnotes
1.

Vol. 29, p. 276.

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