בס׳ד

"Where does it say that you have a contract with G-d to have an easy life?"

the Lubavitcher Rebbe



"Failure is not the enemy of success; it is its prerequisite."

Rabbi Nosson Scherman



9 Sep 2014

The first fruits

A headline at Western Journalism caught my eye this morning.
Watch: Obama Just Tried To Back-Peddle On ISIS, But These Guys Called Him Out Big Time

Shouldn't the headline read back-pedal rather than back-peddle? I refer you to an article titled Pedal or peddle?


Ki Savo contains the mitzvah of bringing the First Fruits (Bikkurim) to the Bais HaMikdash. The fruits are brought to the Kohen and their presentation is accompanied by a declaration [Devorim 26:5-10] expressing one's gratitude to the Almighty in the context of a brief history of the Jewish people.
Continue reading and see examples of how Gedolei Yisrael practiced gratitude:  http://www.torah.org/learning/ravfrand/5771/kisavo.html


There's an interesting excerpt from a book titled The Psychology of Gratitude over here.


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