Orchus Tzaddikim

The Gate of Love

August 16, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

In today's lesson on Chapter Four of "Orchus Tzaddikim" (The Ways of the Righteous), we learn an important lesson for life. There are seven main types of love. Each has a misplaced application as well as a positive one. We also learn important holistic health advice when learning the proper way to… [Read more...]

Chutzpa, Good or Not: The Gate of Audacity

August 9, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

Chutzpa is the Hebrew word for audacity. When we activate our chutzpa in the right place, we gird ourselves in strength and are able to take a bold stand against evil. On the other hand, chutzpa in the wrong place sends a person into a self-destruct mode. How do we differentiate between the… [Read more...]

Behind Closed Doors: The Gate of Shame

August 2, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

Would you do whatever you want behind closed doors if you knew that no one would see you or catch you in the act? Would you allow your spouse to see your computer's or smartphone's surfing history? There's a healthy type of shame that indicates to emuna and spiritual… [Read more...]

The Gate of Humility

July 19, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

Humility is a wonderful trait, the opposite of arrogance. One who attains humility saves himself untold grief and circumvents many of evil's ensnarement. The Almighty cherishes every morsel of effort that a person invests in seeking humility, as we learn in today's lesson on the classic book of… [Read more...]

The Gate of Arrogance

July 12, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

Arrogance is the first "gate," or chapter, of the classic ethics book "Ways of the Righteous," which we learn in today's lesson. The author addresses this character trait first because it's the root of many additional character flaws. In fact, it's the most damaging of negative character traits.… [Read more...]

Ways of the Righteous

July 5, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

"The Ways of the Righteous" is one of Judaim's prime guidebooks to character refinement and improvement. We humans have the bodies of mammals but the souls of angels. The more we strive to refine character, the more our souls can channel our bodies in the upright path. This wonderful book teaches… [Read more...]

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