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Dovid Shraga Polter

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There is a special, basic instruction that one can derive from accountancy: that a discrepancy of even a penny indicates a basic error in the bookkeeping as significant as if it were a substantial amount. This is not the case in ordinary business transact...
Harness your creativity! After reading the insightful lessons presented here, I hope you realize that, with a bit of creativity and thought, you can identify and formulate life-lessons for spiritual growth from everything you encounter. You can learn some...
The Baal Shem Tov’s Birthplace Marks a Philosophy The Baal Shem Tov’s birthplace serves as an ongoing lesson in a Jew’s life. The philosophy of the Baal Shem Tov is to steadily increase in one’s service of G‑d. One must never be spiritually content. His l...
G‑d shields His Divine light from creation, for if His light were fully revealed, the physical world would cease to exist. An X-ray machine must be covered, for if its rays were not shielded, all those in the vicinity would be severely harmed. However, wh...
Although the candidate who is running is only human, he exerts his whole heart and soul to find favor in the eyes of the voters. No burden, neither material nor spiritual, is too great for him at this time. He cares not for eating or sleeping as long as h...
When telling a story to young children, it is important to share the moral and lesson. When choosing a game, children should be taught to choose one that reflects the importance of giving and caring for another. A prime example is the game of Treasure Hun...
One form of transportation is train travel. Traveling by train offers several insights into our daily service of Hashem. For example: 1. There are express trains and local trains. Express trains make fewer stops and get their passengers to their destinati...
Lessons learned… From a telephone: That which one speaks here is heard elsewhere! From a telegraph: Every word costs money! From a train: If I am one minute late, I can lose my ride! Sichos Kodesh, Shavuos, 5739
Not all the chassidim who came to Liadi to spend the holidays with Rabbi Schneur Zalman were learned enough to comprehend his profound discourses. One Shemini Atzeres, a simple laborer approached the Rebbe after having toasted LeChaim several times, as cu...
Chassidim often derive lessons even from the secular and the mundane. Anything that adds inspiration, even if it has no basis in Torah, is worthy of learning and repeating. In Torah, there are acronyms that serve as symbols alluding to a certain group of ...
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