Category Archives: Mussar

The Owner

When a salesman calls to make a product recommendation, he wants to know that he is speaking with the person who can make the purchasing decision. He does not want to waste his efforts making his pitch to someone who … Continue reading

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Body-Soul

There is a popular old legend that a person only uses a fraction of his brain. There does not seem to be any science behind this myth, but the idea that we have more capacity than we are aware of … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur and the Spiritual Smorgasbord

Yom Kippur Smorg I hope that you find that this short class enhances your Yom Kippur experience! With warm wishes for a Gmar Chasima Tova, Rabbi Ephraim Becker

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Audio classes now available

Yeshiva Ohr Avraham, under the guidance of Rav Mordechai Sher, has posted a number of talks which I delivered at the Yeshiva.  They can be downloaded at no charge at the following link: Shiurim of Rabbi Ephraim Becker Thank you, … Continue reading

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Remembrance and Asking the Right Question – the Holocaust and Purim

The Sabbath prior to Purim is designated as a Sabbath of Remembrance. The specifics of what is to be remembered is the vicious attack of the Amalekites on the nascent Jewish People as they miraculously emerged from Egypt. The attack … Continue reading

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Sudden Tragedies, Fear of Heaven and The deaths of the righteous

But thunder can come in many forms, including in the heinous screams of axe-wielding jihadists and in the wails of the bereaved when the carnage is over. The thunder straightens out the crooked heart. The events are frightening and beyond our comprehension. They point us beyond. Continue reading

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