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Daily Lift #682

Danger Alert

The purpose of danger is to bring us close to the Almighty. Those who use a dangerous event to elevate themselves become closer. Those who fail to do so become further away from Him.

In time of danger, it is against the Torah outlook to peacefully go about your business. Not paying attention and laughing off a situation shows a lack of recognition of the Almighty's involvement in our lives.

(Kovetz Inyanim, p.7; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.167)

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Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's new book has just been published by ArtScroll: ENCOURAGEMENT: Formulas, Stories, and Insights.

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