When you try to correct someone who is not open to correction, the
person is likely to say that you don't understand him. He'll claim
that he is the righteous one and you are the fool!
For your words to be effective, the person needs to be open to hearing
your corrections. This means it's best to avoid correcting someone who
is certain to quarrel with what you said. And it also means looking
inward into the reasons why your approach is unsuccessful
(see Vilna Gaon - Proverbs 10:18; Rabbi Pliskin - "Consulting the
We're human. We need food. We need meaning and connection. And we most definitely need encouragement.
Now, in this wise and charming new volume, we learn how to effectively use the massive power of encouragement,
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In Encouragement, Rabbi Pliskin shares meditations and affirmations, inspirational true stories, and his trademark
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Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the author of 25 books with his specialty in mastering happiness and other positive inner resources.
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