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Tammuz 5764


15 Tammuz 5764

Pirkei Avos 1:17

“Not study, but practice is the main thing.”

“Wasn’t it amazing how the rebbe showed the obligation of chessed from Avraham Avinu ! “
“If the shiur was so ‘amazing’, why don’t you do chessed?”
“At least I get a mitzva for learning about chessed.”
“I’m not sure. The Gemara in Yevamos (109b) says “Whoever says ‘I have Torah, but not its actions’, doesn’t have Torah either.” “


Rabbi Chaim Flom

Iyar 5764

15 Iyar 5764
Pirkei Avos 1:15: “And receive everyone with a cheerful face.”
“If I had a car or big bucks I’d be able to do a lot of chessed.”
The Gemara (Kesuvos 111b) says “One who smiles (literally ‘shows his teeth’) at his friends is better than one who gives them milk to drink.”
Rabbi Chaim Flom

Adar 5764

14 Adar 5764

Pirkei Avos 1:14

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me.”

The Chiddushai Harim (the first Gerrer Rebbe) explained that everyone in the world has their own unique contribution to make in this world. If I don’t do it, no one else can do it, because what they do is their input into this world.

Make sure you are known for your good contribution to the world.

Hatzlacha !!

Rabbi Chaim Flom