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Do you want to get a chance to fix the world?

How can we figure out our own place in creation, and accurately measure what the impact of our deeds (and misdeeds) have been?

Do you want to get a chance to fix the world?player

The greatness of a true leader

What is the difference between Emunah and Bitachon?

The greatness of a true leader

How to understand the meaning of life?

This life is the great laboratory of growth. When a person understands this perspective, life itself has meaning and significance.

How to understand the meaning of life?

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.

An honest man is hard to find

I never promised you a rose garden

When I discover the kindness within the torture, this can change my perspective on the entire situation.

I never promised you a rose garden

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.

Everyone views things as I do

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?

An act that echoes through time

The greatness of the founding fathers

To reach greatness, we must use the Avos as role models.

The greatness of the founding fathers

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.

Self image, the basis of it all

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?

The power given to man

Using Visualizations

The Torah is teaching us that visualizations work, and we can use them

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The greatness of man

The Torah teaches us to view man in a very different light.

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'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.

'If I were a rich man'player

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.

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The whatever generation

The whatever generation - inspiring YOU to be a better person and a better Torah Jew.

The whatever generation

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?

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

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!'

If only I were rich then I would be happy