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Jewish Words of Wisdom: Quotes from February

From the Week of February 23 , 1997

"A person should always provoke his good inclination to overpower his evil inclination" (Berachot 5a as quoted in Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. in Living Each Day)

"Each day is a gift for itself; if squandered, it is lost forever" (Chofetz Chiam, A Lesson a Day)

"Whosoever preserves a single soul of Israel, Scripture ascribes [merit] to him as though he had preserved the entire world." (Talmud Bavli)


From the Week of February 16, 1997

"Spiritual light and contentment cannot be purchased; they can be attained only through toil and striving." (Chofetz Chiam, A Lesson a Day)

"Spirituality is a rather strange entity, in that we only have it as long as we think we do not have it. Once we believe we already have attained spirituality, we have actually lost it. Spiritual growth can occur only when we feel ourselves to be lacking in spirituality" (from Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. in Living Each Day)

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