« Home | Not "In A Second" - But "This Second" » | From So Far - Until So Close » | When Silence Is The Most Powerful Form Of Expressi... » | From Green Bay To Crown Heights » | Playing Hockey With A Baseball Bat » | Seeing The Light » | Living Your Dreams » | A Timely Message » | Strengthening Faith » | Chassidim And Chassidus »

Avoiding Temptation

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.

Robert Orben

What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely.

Franklin P. Jones

Bilaam was SO impressed!!

"Mah tovu ohalecha yaakov - How goodly are thy tents o Jacob" [So biblical sounding!]. Rashi - He was impressed that the openings of their tents weren't facing each other, so they couldn't look in.

What was he impressed with? That the Jews aren't peeping Toms [or "peeping Moishes]??


More than that!

He was blown away by the fact that the Jews placed their tents in such a way that they wouldn't be TEMPTED to look into their neighbors tents. They knew how to avoid nisyonos.

It is not enough to pass life's tests. One must learn how to AVOID them in the first place.

As we proclaim daily אל תביאנו לידי ניסיון

[Based on the Birkas Mordechai - Parshas Balak]

Powered by WebAds
Segula - 40 days at the Kotel

About me

  • I'm Rabbi Ally Ehrman
  • From Old City Jerusalem, Israel
  • I am a Rebbe in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.
My profile