Day 35 of the Omer

נִיטָא בַּא וועֶמעֶן אִיבּעֶרנעֶמעֶן זִיך. מעֶן בּעֶדאַרף האָרעֶוועֶן, מִיט סַבְלָנוּת אוּן קִרוּב הַדַּעַת קעֶן מעֶן, בְּעֶזְרַת הַשֵּׁם יִתְבָּרֵךְ, אַלס דוּרכזעֶצעֶן, מִיט בִּטּוּל הַזּוּלַת וְהַגְבָּהַת עַצְמוֹ וועֶרט מעֶן חָלִילָה אַלץ אָן.

We have no one to pamper us: we must labor. With patience and brotherly understanding we can — with G‑d’s help — overcome all obstacles. By belittling another and exalting oneself, one loses everything, Heaven forbid.1

Living as a Chassid

In the letter that includes the above counsel, the Rebbe Rayatz writes: “You deserve to be properly admonished for your fallen spirits. Such an attitude only causes damage…. Cut down on your sighing and increase your activities. Realize that ‘If I am not for myself, who will be for me?’2 Do not rely on the efforts of others, nor expect others to act in your stead. Be strong and of good courage, trusting that G‑d will bless your efforts.3 And may G‑d grant you success in your material and spiritual endeavors.”