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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Jewish History

Death of King Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian emperor who conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the first Holy Temple 26 years earlier, died on the 25th of Adar of the year 3364 from creation. (Jeremiah 52:31)

Rebbetzin Chaya Mushkah Schneerson (1901-1988) of righteous memory, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe of righteous memory, was born on Shabbat, the 25th of Adar, in Babinovich, a town near the Russian city of Lubavitch, in the year 5661 from creation (1901). In an address delivered on the 25 of Adar of 1988 (the Rebbetzin's 87th birthday, and about a month after her passing), the Rebbe initiated an international birthday campaign, urging people to celebrate their birthdays and utilize the day as a time of introspection and making resolutions involving an increase in good deeds.

Links:
A biography of the Rebbetzin
On the Jewish Birthday and the birthday customs

Daily Thought

Here is how to make an honest living, with confidence and minimal worry:

  1. Determine how much you need to provide for your family needs.

  2. Get into a business that can make that sum of money.

  3. Put your best foot forward and do whatever needs to be done.

And stop there. Invest yourself, but don't enslave yourself. Do your job, but don't become your job. No anxiety, no fretting, no sleepless nights. More will get you less.

Put out your bucket just the right size in the rain and trust that heaven will fill it to the brim.

Derech Mitzvosecha, Tiglachat Metzora; Hayom Yom, 16 Adar II and 5 Tammuz.