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"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



28 Sep 2010

The best first lines

This morning I was directed to "Read the 100 Best First Lines From Novels
as determined by the American Book Review."

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/09/read_the_100_best_first_lines.html?f=most-commented-vulture-7d5

Clicking on the American Book Review link, I came across some oldies but goodies including Jane Austen's, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
It is perhaps fitting that I came across the best first lines list the week of Shabbat Parshat Bereshit, when we begin to read the Torah anew, starting with the opening verse, "In the beginning, G-d created the heavens and the earth."

This morning, I received an email from Derech emet containing a quote of the day.
"You should realize that you are unworthy of the abundant kindness that G-d gave you. Place this thought in your mind until it burns with love of your Creator."

As we read the first verse in the book of Genesis this week, we realize the abundant kindness provided by our Creator.

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