Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch wrote: "Suffering is a great teacher. Suffering teaches you the limitations of your power. It reminds you of the frailty of your health, the instability of your possessions, and the inadequacy of your
means which have only been lent to you and must be returned as soon as the Owner desires it. Suffering visits you and teaches you the nothingness of your false greatness. It teaches you modesty."
("Horeb," vol.1, p.36; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.247)
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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optimistic, and upbeat people.
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the author of 25 books with his specialty in mastering happiness and other positive inner resources.
His last 15 books include such titles as: "Taking Action", "Happiness", "Kindness", "Courage", "Serenity", "Building Your Self-image" "Conversations with
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