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An honest man is hard to find

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, 15/12/2017 15:57
I never promised you a rose garden

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, 08/12/2017 15:55
Everyone views things as I do

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, 10/11/2017 11:34
An act that echoes through time

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, 03/11/2017 14:19
The greatness of the founding fathers

The greatness of the founding fathers

To reach greatness, we must use the Avos as role models.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 27/10/2017 17:28
Self image, the basis of it all

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, 13/10/2017 13:50
The power given to man

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, 29/09/2017 16:18
Using Visualizations

Using Visualizations

The Torah is teaching us that visualizations work, and we can use themRabbi BenZion Shafier, 07/09/2017 23:59
The greatness of man

The greatness of man

The Torah teaches us to view man in a very different light.Rabbi Benzion Shafier, 01/09/2017 18:02
'If I were a rich man'

'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, 24/08/2017 22:51
Life: The school of growth

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, 18/08/2017 03:15
The whatever generation

The whatever generation

The whatever generation - inspiring YOU to be a better person and a better Torah Jew.Rabbi B. Shafier, 10/08/2017 04:45
Tisha B'Av 2,000 years later: Where are we?

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, 01/08/2017 13:45
If only I were rich then I would be happy

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, 04/01/2016 07:57