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Daily Jewish Wisdom

Discussion in 'Judaism DIR' started by Green Gaia, Jul 29, 2004.

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    Spend your money on good books, and you'll find its equivalent in gold of intelligence.

    - Immanuel, "Mahberot," c.1300
     
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    The six days of war must receive their ultimate meaning from the seventh day, which is peace and celebration.

    - Abraham Joshua Heschel
     
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    Everything should be made as simple as possible--but not simpler.

    - Albert Einstein
     
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    A human being must either climb up or climb down.

    - Talmud: Erubin, 21a
     
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    If you want to help pull a friend out of the mire, don't hesitate to get a little dirty.

    - Baal Shem
     
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    Death is experienced only once, but he who fears it dies each minute.

    - Rubin, Sefer HaMiddot
     
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    It is the first duty of friendship to preserve a friend's illusions.

    - Schnitzler, "Anatol: Questioning Fate," 1893
     
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    Without inwardness there can be no external world, and without imagination there can be no reality.

    - Werfel, "Realism and Inwardness," 1930
     
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    Three keys have been entrusted to no messenger: of childbirth, resurrection, and rain.

    - Zohar, Genesis
     
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    Who did not earn merits in life will not benefit by what's done for him after death.

    - Sefer Hasidim, 13C
     
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    It is not in our power to explain either the prosperity of the wicked or the sufferings of the righteous.

    - Pirkei Avot 4:15
     
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    As the eye needs light to see, so the soul needs labor to comprehend.

    - Philo, "Sacrifices of Abel and Cain"
     
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    Just when you are reduced materially, take care not to be impoverished also spiritually.

    - J. Kimhi, "Shekel HaKodesh"
     
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    If you want to praise, praise God; if you want to blame, blame yourself.

    - Bahya, quoted by Schechter, "Seminary Addresses"
     
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    All education starts with forbidding.

    - Leo Baeck, "Essence of Judaism"
     
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    When is prayer heard? When the soul is subdued.

    - Al-Harizi, "Tahkemoni"
     
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    God ascends with the shofar sound, the Lord is with the shofar.

    - Psalms 47:6
     
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    The Holy One hates him who says one thing in his mouth, and another in his heart.

    - Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim 113b
     
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    Each sin is recorded the same day in heaven.

    - Apocrypha: Enoch 98.7
     
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    Ye shall hear the small and the great alike; ye shall not be afraid of the face of any man; for the judgment is God's.

    - Deuteronomy 1:17
     
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