Tag Archives: Wisdom

Bitter, Not Bad

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It is for my good that I have been affliced, so that I would learn your decrees (Ps. 119:71) – When a person suffers, he shouldn’t say that things are bad. Rather, he should say that the situation is bitter. The Almighty does nothing bad. Just as medicine is beneficial, although it might be bitter, so too events are always beneficial even if they are bitter. (Rabbi Moseh of Korbrin)

Traditional Jewish Insights

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By P. David Hornik
(This article was originally published in The American Spectator (www.spectator.org)).

Though not what’s considered an observant Jew, I’ve done some unsystematic reading about Judaism, and once was lucky enough to be the private editor of a Judaic scholar for a few years. I find that certain traditional Jewish insights about everyday life, not necessarily available in the current psychological or self-help literature, have stuck to me, influencing, I hope, my behavior.
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Ten personal pearls of Jewish wisdom

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By P. David Hornik
(This article was originally published in The American Spectator (www.spectator.org)).

Though not what’s considered an observant Jew, I’ve done some unsystematic reading about Judaism, and once was lucky enough to be the private editor of a Judaic scholar for a few years. I find that certain traditional Jewish insights about everyday life, not necessarily available in the current psychological or self-help literature, have stuck to me, influencing, I hope, my behavior.
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