All the Rebbe’s want you to be kind including the MidnightRabbi!

The Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Israel Mayer Kagan, the saintly legal authority whose special focus was upon Jewish ethics and proper speech, points out that there’s a big difference between one who does Mitzvos thinking only of his reward in the World to Come, versus one who is truly thinking about what G-d wants. And he offers a simple litmus test to distinguish between them.

A true Servant of G-d wants to see everyone serving Him and doing His will, to increase the Honor of G-d in the world. Someone only out for his own benefit doesn’t really care if other people are doing what they should or not; he’s content with his own reward.

Apple and HoneyRabbi Kagan was sharply critical of those in his day who had the resources to help Jews obtain kosher food and stay attached to the community, yet failed to help. What would he say in our generation, when kosher food is plentiful, yet millions of Jews have little knowledge of anything Jewish? Are we doing everything we can to help them?

Today, Jewish students graduate college, head out into the workforce, and often have little connection to anything Jewish until they marry — if, that is, they marry Jewish and want a Jewish home for their children. Yet when they are exploring, when they’re looking at the world, it is easier than ever to reach them. All we have to do is announce our presence, and they come knocking on the door.

We need your help to answer their call. They come to us with questions on every topic under the sun, and we can guide them to do more — much more — than simply read a few more pages on our and other websites. We have a bold plan for action, but it can’t become reality without you. The Jewish People cannot wait for another several years to pass before we have people in place to be sure that help is available for them, using new technologies available to us today.

The High Holy Day prayers say, “Repentance, Prayer and Charity avert an Evil Decree.” When we are crying for G-d to have mercy upon us, let’s do our part to help halt a wave of assimilation so grave that the Divine Presence is surely crying as well.

Please respond today, by simply pressing this link: – and please mention your “Eli Goldsmith’s” friend!

May you be written and sealed in the Book of Life for a year of prosperity and spiritual growth!

Sincerely Yours,

Eli Goldsmith

PLEASE remember -> dont forget the causes that matter !


2 thoughts on “All the Rebbe’s want you to be kind including the MidnightRabbi!

  1. thanks to for the inspirational words 🙂 and Today in Judaism

    Today is: Tuesday, Elul 24, 5772 · September 11, 2012

    Today’s Laws & Customs

    • Elul Observances
    As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionaly a time of introspection and stocktaking — a time to review one’s deeds and spiritual progress over the past year and prepare for the upcoming “Days of Awe” of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

    As the month of Divine Mercy and Forgiveness (see “Today in Jewish History” for Elul 1) it is a most opportune time for teshuvah (“return” to G-d), prayer, charity, and increased Ahavat Yisrael (love for a fellow Jew) in the quest for self-improvement and coming closer to G-d. Chassidic master Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi likens the month of Elul to a time when “the king is in the field” and, in contrast to when he is in the royal palace, “everyone who so desires is permitted to meet him, and he receives them all with a cheerful countenance and shows a smiling face to them all.”

    Specific Elul customs include the daily sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) as a call to repentance. The Baal Shem Tov instituted the custom of reciting three additional chapters of Psalms each day, from the 1st of Elul until Yom Kippur (on Yom Kippur the remaining 36 chapters are recited, thereby completing the entire book of Psalms). Click below to view today’s Psalms.

    Chapter 70 Chapter 71 Chapter 72

    Elul is also the time to have one’s tefillin and mezuzot checked by an accredited scribe to ensure that they are in good condition and fit for use.

    Links: More on Elul

    Today in Jewish History

    • Passing of Chafetz Chaim (1933)
    Elul 24 is the yahrtzeit of the revered Torah scholar, pietist and Jewish leader Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (1838-1933) of Radin (Poland), author of Chafetz Chaim (a work on the evils of gossip and slander and the guidelines of proper speech) and Mishnah Berurah (a codification of Torah law).

    Link: A Tzaddik’s Tear

    Daily Quote

    Bless for us, L-rd our G-d, this year and all the varieties of its produce for good; and bestow dew and rain for blessing upon the face of the earth…

    – Ninth blessing of the Amidah (winter version)

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    Shalom,I’m so happy you got a chance to meet D…. ( M….. brother). They still need a little help getting along, but they are getting there. Maybe you can speak to him and explain to him that his brother really loves him, but the way he is now- I’m also glad you had a good Chanukah with your family. I wanted to write sooner but I didn’t want disturb your festivities of Chanukah. I don’t know if you know this, but M mentioned that he introduced k to smoking cigarettes. This is not good for any one. M…. needs to be guided off of smoking- this is one the major areas we had difficulties with- we hate it, his brother fights with him bitterly on this and M…s bad Asthma. Is there anything that can be done to get him “unhooked?” Also if we can work on his overall appearance and stress the importance of first impressions. How people view others at first just on their appearance. He needs to look sharp, clean, and well kept. He needs his hair cut and styled, – and not wear a hat all the time- (if he does). Also explain to him that not everyone has to know that he doesn’t always eat kosher ( he mentioned that to my cousins- ) he should understand that they will only remember that part of the visit- ( they are not observant). I do hear that there are some changes- positive ones and I am grateful for those changes- but as you know there is still more work to be done. M…. also has to realize that he is an adult and will be held accountable for his actions- unlike when he was younger.

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