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Don't be left out in the cold.
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August 24, 2012 3:36 PM
Knowing it is a test 50%, knowing we can pass 40%, knowing there is reward 5%, learning from the past 4%. I dont know about the other 1%
August 22, 2012 6:43 PM
My will, God's will
I'm Brazilian, catholic, and I'm always delighted with Lori's way of saying such deep subjects! You speak for everyone who is to listen.
Please, Lori, kepp on spreading hope, joy, strength , Love towards G'd and all people who happen to attend her videos!!
August 22, 2012 3:55 PM
Whenyour home is not your home
At home I don't use the cell phone on Shabbat. Yet now I'm living with my daughter to help her with her 4 month old baby. She is not Shomer Shabbat.I had hoped she would become closer to G-d as a new mother. And she has started lighting Shabbat candles, but otherwise Shabbat is just another day of the weekend. While I want to make myself available to help her . I've started answering her calls on Shabbat on my way home from Shull. I feel uncomfortable about it and I feel that Shabbat is slipping away from me. I've just decided to tell her how I feel so she will understand that it is G-d's will not my will, a quote from you. Thank you for your
August 22, 2012 1:12 PM
Judaism is not all or nothing
What a great teaching today, Mrs. Palatnik. Nia:weh-kowa, thank you!
August 21, 2012 4:25 PM
That's exactly how I feel about the so called hardships.
Once I give in, it's gonna make me feel terrible afterwards. Totally not worth it. I love this video, it's full of energy & good spirit. Thanks!
August 21, 2012 12:57 AM
bless you lori!
for such wisdom within this crazy mobile-iphone-apps-money greed-unsure-impatient-fastly spinning world!!
August 20, 2012 9:27 PM
For what it's worth, I am not perfectly Shomer Shabbat. However, I am proud to say that I would say no to the Las Vegas trip. I am a b'aal teshuva who was raised in an EXTREMELY Secular Jewish home, and it would be easy for me to say that what I am currently doing is as good as it is going to get. However, that is not what Hashem wants from me. I am being tested all the time! Sometimes I pass and sometimes I stumble and fall.
August 20, 2012 10:51 AM
following G-d's will and tests vs. being tempted to give up
Thanks, Lori! All too often, it can be easy to contemplate the temptation of giving up in life in thinking what one currently has is as good as it is going to get, but is that kind of thinking idolatrous as opposed to G-d's will and tests for His perfect plan of living a more fulfilling life? Maybe it depends on the balance between quantity and quality of life. Anyone either agree with me or beg to differ?
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