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Wednesday, 11 Tevet, 5779

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Jewish History

During the Chmielnicki Uprising of 1648-1649, the town of Mezhibuzh was miraculously saved from a Cossack invasion thanks to the efforts of a simple tailor named Mordechai and his wife, Esther. This day was celebrated as a minor “Purim” by the local inhabitants.

Link: The Other Purims

Daily Thought

The Baal Shem Tov taught that the heavenly court has neither the power nor the capacity to judge you for what you have done with the life G-d gave you upon this earth. So this is what they do:

They show you someone’s life—all the achievements and all the failures, all the right decisions and all the wrongdoings—and then they ask you, “So what should we do with this somebody?”

And you give your verdict. Which they accept.

And then they tell you that this somebody was you. Being now in heaven, you don’t recall a thing.

Of course, those who tend to judge others favorably have a decided advantage.

Better get in the habit now.