Category Archives: by Shmuel Sackett

One “Very” is not Enough: By Shmuel Sackett

There is a Mishna in Pirkei Avot that teaches us to be humble and modest. The Mishna is short and directly to the point. While the lessons are great, the words are few. It is the 4th Mishna in the […]

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“We’ve Been “Not Leaving” for a Long Time: By Shmuel Sackett

I recently wrote an article about the difficult period that Israel is facing (Iran, Syria, Hamas etc..) yet how I am proud to be here, despite the dangers. This article generated a tremendous response from you – the readers – […]

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Never Leaving, No Matter What! By Shmuel Sackett

Yes, I agree that President Trump’s decision to end the Iran deal was a good thing, even though I knew exactly what it meant for Israel. Within minutes of Trump’s speech, the IDF Chief of Staff announced that the army […]

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We Love Those Babies! By Shmuel Sackett

Over 30 years ago, I purchased the sefer “Gateway to Happiness” by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. I highly recommend it and still learn many Torah lessons from it until this very day. Among other things, Rabbi Pliskin teaches that facts are […]

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The 2000 Year Old Prayer: By Shmuel Sackett

Jews all over the world, have been saying these words for 2,000 years. Millions of tears have been shed clinging to the hope that – one day – these words would come true. Incredibly, after all that has happened to […]

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Israel at 70 – Exactly what are we Celebrating?: By Shmuel Sackett

The entire country is blue and white! Flags are flying everywhere and Yom Ha’Atzmaut will be the biggest and best ever. Everyone is in the holiday spirit and – in addition to counting the omer – millions of people are […]

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Is it Your Dream? By Shmuel Sackett

Life is very complicated and extremely busy. Even with all the modern gadgets that are supposed to save us time, adults today have less free time than their primitive, non-Facebook, rotary-telephone-using parents. On the positive side, we have Tablets (though […]

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The Five Words I Hate: By Shmuel Sackett

I realize the importance of being politically correct but we must be careful, that while following the rules, we still manage to be true to our values and ideas. I speak very frequently to large groups and write many articles […]

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Why all the Miracles? By Shmuel Sackett

Here’s a basic Jewish history question: From the time the Children of Israel left Egypt, until the time they entered the Promised Land, how many times did water split for them in a miraculous fashion, allowing them to cross from […]

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Two Forgotten Jews: A Happy Update: By Shmuel Sackett

Baruch Hashem, everybody is talking about the release of Sholom Rubashkin. It truly is a miraculous event and seeing pictures and videos of him outside the prison walls is unbelievable!
Back in 2014, when NOBODY was mentioning his name, Shmuel Sackett […]

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