An honest man is hard to find

The test of chessed is when the guy's a creep. If I do favors to nice people, that’s nice - but it’s not the test of chessed.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 12/15/2017, 3:57 PM

I never promised you a rose garden

When I discover the kindness within the torture, this can change my perspective on the entire situation.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 12/8/2017, 3:55 PM

Everyone views things as I do

The more I train myself to be a giver, the more accurately I learn to see giving in G-D.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 11/10/2017, 11:34 AM

An act that echoes through time

How is it possible for a man to make the ultimate sacrifice in a manner that seems to transcend every emotional limitation?Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 11/3/2017, 2:19 PM

The greatness of the founding fathers

To reach greatness, we must use the Avos as role models.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 10/27/2017, 5:28 PM

Self image, the basis of it all

To reach greatness, a person must believe in himself. He must trust in his inherent worth and his ability to succeed.Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier, 10/13/2017, 1:50 PM

The power given to man

How can we figure out our own place in creation, and accurately measure what the impact of our deeds (and misdeeds) have been?Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 9/29/2017, 4:18 PM

Using Visualizations

The Torah is teaching us that visualizations work, and we can use themRabbi BenZion Shafier, 9/7/2017, 11:59 PM

The greatness of man

The Torah teaches us to view man in a very different light.Rabbi Benzion Shafier, 9/1/2017, 6:02 PM

'If I were a rich man'

Just as humility is the center of a person’s character development, so too is it the cornerstone of his avodas Hashem.Rabbi Benzion Shafier, 8/24/2017, 10:51 PM

Life: The school of growth

We live in times of mass prosperity, where the average person is rich, but to enjoy that great blessing, bracha, we must maintain control.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 8/18/2017, 3:15 AM

The whatever generation

The whatever generation - inspiring YOU to be a better person and a better Torah Jew.Rabbi B. Shafier, 8/10/2017, 4:45 AM

Tisha B'Av 2,000 years later: Where are we?

For 2,000 years, the Jewish people have been forced out of one country after another around the world. Are we wiser for the experience?Rabbi B. Shafier, 8/1/2017, 1:45 PM

If only I were rich then I would be happy

So many people assume that the cause of unhappiness is that they do not have enough money.'If only I were rich, then I would be happy!'R' Ben Tzion Shafier/The SHMUZ, 1/4/2016, 7:57 AM