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WHY SHOULD I BE HAPPY?

An angel appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, the Lord will reward him with his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom, or beauty.

Without hesitating, the dean selects infinite wisdom.

"Done!" says the angel, and disappears in a cloud of smoke and a bolt of lightning.

Now, all heads turn toward the dean, who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light.

One of his colleagues whispers, "Say something."

The dean… Read More »

My Parents Brainwashed Me?

You know the story of the mother who goes to the Rabbi. “Rabbi! You have to help my son. He went crazy.”

“What happened?”

“He put a kippa on his head,” the mother cries. “What else?”

“He now dons Tefillin in the morning,” she sobs. “He is insane.”

“What else?”

“He only eats kosher. Insane!”

“Is that all”?

“No,” she weeps. “It’s much… Read More »

WHEN DOES REAL LIFE BEGIN?

Sarah was always late to work. She just couldn't wake up on time. Her boss told her she would fire her if it did not stop. Sarah decided to seek the advice of her doctor. He prescribed some medication and told her to take one pill before going to sleep. She did so, and woke up before the alarm clock sounded. Feeling well rested, she headed to work. Sarah told her boss about the prescription and how well it worked. Her boss replied, “That's great, but where were you yesterday?”

This Shabbat is a double portion: Behar and… Read More »

IS YOUR LIFE LIKE A WEDDING?

The passengers were seated on the commercial airliner, waiting for the cockpit crew to show up so they could take off. The pilot and co-pilot finally appeared in the rear of the plane, and began walking up to the cockpit through the center aisle. Both appeared to be blind.

The pilot was using a white cane, bumping into passengers right and left as he stumbled down the aisle, and the co-pilot was using a guide dog. Both had their eyes covered with huge sunglasses. At first the passengers didn't react, thinking it was all a practical joke.… Read More »

DO YOU LIKE? OR DO YOU LOVE?

Once, a salesman approached a home and heard a big commotion inside. When the door was opened by a man, the salesman asked if he could speak to the master of the home.

"Well, sir," came the reply, "you will have to wait for that; we’re in middle of deciding who the master is right now!”

The past week has been one of pain in light of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Thousands have lost their lives. Many are still missing; buildings and homes are ruined.

The Chabad House of Nepal has… Read More »

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