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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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What If?

    by Reb Gutman Locks  

What If?


     I was talking with a very nice, young, non-religious Jewish man. He was raised religious but he did not have a great relationship with his father so as soon as he could he left. I really like the guy. The conversation went something like this.

     "How come you don't kept Shabbos?"

     "Sometimes I want to make a phone call or something."

     "That's so important?"

      He smiled comfortable with the idea that he can do whatever he wants.

      I asked. "Let's say, G-d forbid, that you are right. Let's say that after you die nothing happens, no heaven, no hell, just zero. I would still want to live my life helping people, trying to make the world a better place."

      He agreed completely.

     "So, if you are right, I have lost nothing by living as I do and following the Torah."

      He kind of agreed.

      I went on, "But now let's say that I am right, and life goes on after this one. Then what's going to happen to you?"

      His face twisted. He didn't say anything but the thought that maybe what I am saying is right made him wonder about his life and what might happen to him after he leaves this world.

     The ironic thing is that not only do the non-religious Jews lose a huge share of what will be later, but when you do it right, living a religious life is more enjoyable than a secular life. The fact is, studies show that religious people are more optimistic, therefore happier than secular people, and live longer, healthier lives. I'm having a good time. Baruch Hashem.



Sunday, September 17, 2017

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G-d’s Abode?

G-d's Abode?

   by Reb Gutman Locks   

      David asked: How do you make sense of this?

     "Look down from Your holy abode, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the soil You have given us, a land flowing with milk and honey, as You swore to our fathers." [i]

     But G-d is everywhere, why does Moshé imply that He is high up and not here with us?

Thank you.


Gutman's response: Hashem fills and surrounds all…He is everywhere… so how can He have an abode?

     We know that Hashem is everywhere, one of His Names is Place (Makom) and obviously Place has to be every place. King David wrote that G-d is even in Hell.[ii]

     So then why do we come to the Kotel to pray? Why is it that wherever we are, all over the World, when we pray we face Jerusalem? We do this because here in Jerusalem, and particularly the Temple Mount, Hashem makes His Presence easier to recognize. He hides less here than anywhere else in the World. He does this to draw us to the teachings of this place, His holy Torah.

     G-d is everywhere and He is all, but the way we address Him will determine our mindset, our experience when we pray and think of Him. When we call G-d "our Father" we should feel differently than when we call Him "our King."

     We often think of Hashem as being in Heaven. We do this to elevate our thinking toward the upper worlds. During one of the prayers of Kedusha[iii] we say that the angels ask one another, "Where is the place of His glory to adore Him." This is to direct our thinking higher and higher trying to recognize and experience even a tiny ray of His wondrous glory.

     In the wilderness, when we were about to begin another leg of our journey Moshe would say, "Arise Hashem and let Your foes be scattered…."[iv] Does Hashem rise up? Not in the way a person does. "Rise up" when referring to Hashem in this way means to have His will manifest and directed to scatter our enemies, not that He literally rises up or lies down.

     What then is the "abode" of Hashem? In the sense of this line in the Torah it is the "place" above (before) creation where Hashem is not hiding. We want His blessings to come to us undiminished by His hiding Himself as He does in this lower world.

     Many times, Hashem reminds us that He is with us. All these are metaphoric terms used to bring our awareness to higher and higher spiritual realms trying to direct our consciousness to the Glory of Hashem.

[i]  Deuteronomy 26:15

[ii] Psalms 139:8

[iii] Shabbos morning musaf

[iv] Numbers 10:35


Friday, September 15, 2017

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Podcasts-The Weekly Torah Portions

    by Reb Gutman Locks   

Podcasts-The Weekly Torah Portions


     From the Old City, Gutman's book on the weekly Torah portions is now available as a free weekly audio Podcast. Something unique in each Torah portion of the year. You can subscribe by clicking on the following link, or by searching the iTunes store:






Thursday, September 14, 2017


The Chumrah Brigade Misses the Point or Religious Propaganda for Fun & Profit

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

Thank you to all the commentors on Lies on Wigs and Posters and Attacks on Emunah.  I must assume I did not explain myself well, so let me try again...

In the holy Satmar community in Williamsburg, New York, USA, these holy chassidic women shave their heads, to protect against even one hair showing (as it states should be avoided in the Gemora) as well as galactic concerns relative to mikvah.

If you live in their community and do not shave your head, you are NOT TZNIUS (not dressed modestly).

In the holy Temani (Yemmenite) Jewish community, the women cover their hair, necks, and wear a face veil.

If you live in their community and do not cover your neck and wear a veil, you are NOT TZNIUS.  (I should note that recent arrivals from Yemen have been in some of the most religious Jewish communities in Israel and WERE SHOCKED at what they saw as a lack of modesty because the women's faces were visible.)

And if you are part of the "cat sha'alim", the shawl covering extremists in Israel and/or overseas such as Lev Tahor, besides the women being required to cover their necks and faces, they must also cover their hands (wearing gloves).

If you don't cover your hands in this community, you are VERY IMMODEST.

Almost every year like clockwork statements of major modesty violation come out, almost always before Rosh Hashana, to guilt the holy Jewish communities into additional zealousness.

If your community rabbi sees issues in his community, he can and should address it if he can do so and be effective.  HOWEVER, a statement from 5 rabbis from very particular Jewish religious style communities in Israel should NOT be used to set world standards for every style of every religious Jewish community world wide.

And the blog that's pushing this statement should realize they are reaching a world wide audience and potentially freaking out women and causing religious damage in homes and communities world wide... destroying shalom bayis and causing women emotional pain as well as damaging their emunas chachamim (what, their own rabbis can't be trusted to bring up important issues?  and their own community standards in their holy religious Jewish community could be not kosher?)

So let me be clear... I am not endorsing nor banning wigs, natural hair wigs, long wigs or short wigs.  I am not saying they are ok or that they are not ok.  I am saying that making a statement "it's official X type of hair covering is not kosher" due to a wall poster or a blog post out of Bnei Brak or Beis Yisroel Jerusalem is itself a not kosher statement, and one that can cause great damage.  

And those that want to tell me women wearing a particular type of wig the poster has declared problematic is on my head because I challenge a random blog post and wall poster, I say to them all the shalom bayis, agnos nefesh, financial impact, possible job loss from removing a sheitel, loss of paranosa to wig makers and sheteil machers and the starving of their families, and loss of parnosa on the kosher supervisors in the industry and starving of their families, and women who may choose to uncover their hair because they will or cannot or are embarrassed by a scarf, is all on their heads.

On an unrelated note, I wonder how many women are wearing their scarves because supervised sold non-temple based Indian hair is suddenly non-kosher are on their way to yoga class and performing actual Indian non-kosher religious practices without realizing it?

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Is It Wrong?

    by Reb Gutman Locks   


Is It Wrong?


From: annascheithauer

     Hi, from Brazil. Is it wrong in the Jewish perspective, to non-Jews worship several entities? Here in Brazil we a have a religion called Umbanda, its African, but it's mixed with christianity. And they worship in their daily life several "gods" in order to achieve things that they want through ritual. Is that wrong or sinful in the Jewish perspective?


Gutman's response:


     There is only One G-d… and G-d is Infinite. Although a non-Jew is allowed to believe that G-d gave certain powers to other entities, such as to a star, or to a spirit or such, no one is allowed to serve (worship) such an entity in any way. All mankind is to worship only the One, the Infinite G-d. This is our right, our privilege. We are able to serve the true G-d, and not a man made, little god.

    Follow the Seven Commandment of Noah and you will have a wonderful share in this world and later you will have a share in the World to Come, too.

Be well



Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Lies of Wigs and Posters and attacks on Emunah

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

imageSeveral people have seen fit to share with me the latest rabbinical statement about “removing avoda zara from our camp”.  Surprisingly this is not about removing YOGA, which has infiltrated almost every frum community and the slightest examination of which shows it to involve actual practice of non-Jewish Eastern religions.  No, it’s time for another round of LIES, MANIPULATIONS, and pre-Rosh Hashana shaming over…sheitels aka wigs.

We once again have a supposed letter (presented as a poster) from many prominent rabbonim (rabbis) telling the (religious Jewish) community that X existing common action is dangerous to the community, them personally, and G-d.  And once again we see the lies of photoshop and the attempted manipulation of the community by zealots posing as community organizers (askanim).

Sadly, what such posters and pushing them around the internet does today is DAMAGE EMUNAS CHACHAMIM, damage our belief in our sages.  Why?…

First let’s clear a few things up:

Rav Ovadiah Yosef, zt”l, clearly ruled that wearing wigs for Jewish religious required hair covering is forbidden.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe clearly ruled that wearing wigs for Jewish religious required hair covering is the preferred method.

Oh no, to great gedolim with opposing positions…what am I to do???

The answer is…follow my rabbi and community.  If I’m sephardi and a follower of those in the line of Rav Ovadiah, I’m not going to weir a sheitel.  If I’m Chabad or a follower of the Rebbe, I’m going to wear a sheitel.  And if I take one position or the other, I’ve clearly got on whom to rely.  But the right answer is to “asay l’cha rav”, select a rabbi for yourself and go ask him.

BUT, BUT, the poster says…

#1 EVEN if one of these rabbis on the poster IS your rabbi, GO AND ASK HIM…because 90% of the time these posters are…

FAKED.  Yes, people just grab the rabbis signatures and make up a poster saying whatever zealous thing they think is appropriate to push.

MANIPULATED.  Today we clearly see from videos that people show up to the gedolim, shove a paper with signatures on it and say “sign here, other rabbis have”.  Investigation, insight, holy Torah wisdom applied?  Or just trying to get this guy out of his face?

#2 General pronouncement or specific ruling?  Plenty of times we also see people come and ask a rabbi a question (videos on Youtube available) that’s specific for the asker’s circumstances…which is then run off and put on a poster as a general ruling.  Does this situation apply to YOU?  ASK your rabbi!  Because it likely does NOT.  (For example you are a wig wearer and your general community is not, but you’ll lose your job and your children will starve if you don’t…are you required to?  That’s a question for your rabbi, not to be interpreted from a wall poster.)

#3 As Rav Kanviesky said, “if you didn’t hear it from me, don’t believe it” (that he said it).  In the recent chicken controversy in Israel, it was reported (YWN) that exactly ONE rabbi went and investigated, going so far as to go to the chicken coops and personally examine, at length, the birds involved as well as gaining testimony.  This is where the damage to emunas chachamin (faith in our sages) comes in… since we KNOW from Rav Kanviesky’s statement that posters with his signature can NOT BE TRUSTED to be true, we know have a reason to distrust things published in the name of our sages.  And causing ANY distrust in our sages is a terrible thing.

#4 One of the leading sites/blogs pushing this poster was formerly written by a respected rav who personally told me he frequently consulted his rabbis and spiritual mentors before posting…to make sure (G-d forbid) that he would not cross the line into loshon hara or inappropriate direction to the public.  Since that rav lives in Ashkelon, and the site/staff operating it now are out of Jerusalem, why exactly are they pushing a psak (ruling) out of Bnei Brak and Modiin Elit?  WHY DO WE NOT HAVE A VIDEO STATEMENT from THEIR rabbonim, either the Melitzer Rebbe or Rav Arush, shlita, stating that they have investigated the issue and ruled this way?  Or have the current site writers fallen for a poster?

#5 The poster specifically impinges upon the holy work of Mashgichim (kosher supervisors), declaring that they “simply can’t” do their jobs.  That’s loshon hara, taking away someones livelihood, and damaging the reputation of klei kodesh (holy workers).  If mashgichim can’t be trusted, how can we buy kosher food?  How can we send our children to school and trust they will be taught holy topics?

In the not so distant past our holy rabbonim and chachamim and community leaders followed the wise demand of Gemora not to make a ruling that the community would ignore or not follow.  Because one would merely turn the community away from G-d and His Torah (somewhat of the “hey, if I’m already a sinner” syndrome).  Sadly the zealots pushing such posters don’t seem to realize (good eye) or perhaps don’t care (bad eye) about the damage they are causing.

Here’s my advice…

A. If you are concerned, ASK YOUR RABBI.

B. If it’s on a poster, it’s propaganda.  If it’s on a poster with multiple rabbinical signatures, it’s lying manipulated propaganda.

C. Don’t get your spiritual direction or rabbinical advice from a wall poster.  Because you’re merely being manipulated by the zealot of the moment.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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What Should a Goi Do?

   by Reb Gutman Locks   

What Should a Goi Do?


     A tourist from London came up to me by my tefillin cart at the Kotel and said, "I am not Jewish. Is it alright for me to put on a tallis?" (fringed prayer Shawl)

     I told him, "It is not forbidden for a non-Jew to put on a tallis, but you should not do it."

     He asked why and I explained.

     "G-d gave the commandment to wear a fringed garment to the Jewish men. It is a spiritual tool that we have been given to help us accomplish our job in this world. If you would put on a tallis thinking that you would be doing something spiritually correct it would take you away from the role that you have been given. You would come to think that you should do the Jewish commandments and you would not be fulfilling the role that G-d gave you."

     "You should follow the Seven Commandments that G-d has given to all the Nations of the World and you will have a wonderful life in this world and a share in the world to come."

     I gave him a pamphlet that Chabad hands out to gentiles. He looked at it and said that he already keeps the Seven Commandments. He told me that he is in a Jewish Reform congregation in London.

    "Look up on line the bnei Noah movement especially in Texas. They are very excited about their new-found path and it will be good fellowship for you. Also, there is AskNoah.org. They will answer your questions."

    That same afternoon a young man wearing tzitzits (fringed garment) came up to me and said, "We met here three years ago and you asked me if I was Jewish. I told you that I wasn't  Jewish yet but I was in the process of my orthodox conversion. Today was my mikvah day. After six years of learning."

    The final step in an orthodox conversion is going to the mikvah (emersion).

    His face shown brightly, really. I congratulated him and welcomed him, called him a Jew and yelled for Shmuli to come over. He took his hand and welcomed him warmly, too.

     What should a goi do? As a rule, they should keep the Seven Commandments and not try to become a Jew. But apparently there are some exceptions.




Sunday, September 10, 2017

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    by Reb Gutman Locks



     Every once in a while I see the birds standing in the cracks of the Kotel pecking one another. One bird stands there turning its neck or its face to the other bird and the second bird pecks it over and over again. It can go on for several minutes. What's going on?

     The bird that is pecking is pecking at the tiny bugs that are biting the other bird. Obviously, the bird being pecked loves what the pecking bird is doing. But the other day I overheard them arguing which one of them was doing the mitzvah of "ahavas bird k'mocha" (love your fellow bird like yourself).

     The pecking bird says, "I am doing the mitzvah because I am relieving you of those miserable bugs that are biting you, so you should be very thankful to me. You cannot get rid of them by yourself."

     And the bird being pecked says, "I am thankful for what you are doing but I am doing the mitzvah of feeding my fellow bird which is a tremendous mitzvah. You aren't pecking me because of your love for me. You are pecking me because of your love of bugs for lunch." And back and forth they argue as to which one is really doing the greater mitzvah.

     The same debate could be said by a Jew giving tzedakah (charity) and the Jew he or she is giving to.

    The rich Jew says, "I am doing the wonderful mitzvah of giving tzedakah to my fellow Jew so obviously I am the one doing the mitzvah here. You are just receiving money from me and are doing nothing!"

     While the poor Jew who receives the tzedakah could say, "If I wasn't here you would not be able to do the mitzvah and all you would have is a few more coins in your pocket, coins that you don't even need. But since I am here and needy, those few coins that you give to me will not only do good for me when I spend them, but they will come back to you later in Heaven… only then, they will be made out of a wondrous, uplifting, brilliant light."

     When a bird pecks its fellow bird both birds benefit tremendously. One bird gets instant relief from the itchy bugs it can't reach while the other bird gets its delicious lunch. All he has to do is peck it up.

     When a Jew gives another Jew well needed charity both Jews benefit. One Jew gets lunch while the other Jew gets a guaranteed spiritual inheritance to be delivered to him later when he goes to Heaven. Two win/win situations.



Friday, September 08, 2017

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Why Such Horrible Curses?

Why Such Horrible Curses?


     This week's Torah portion[i] again lists the most horrible curses you could ever imagine. They are so wretched it is truly hard to read them, let alone remember that they have happened to us during our 2000 years of exile. We are told that the curses Moshe first warned us about applied to the exile following the destruction of the First Temple, [ii] and the list in this week's Torah portion apply to the exile from the Second Temple which is the exile we are still experiencing today. One major addition in this listing from the previous time Moshe listed curses is this time he tells us specifically why those miserable curses come.

     "Because you did not serve Hashem your G-d, amid gladness and goodness of heart, when everything was abundant."[iii]

     It does not say that these curses came because we did not serve G-d. It says that these curses came because we did not serve G-d with joy! This is how important it is to be happy when you do a mitzvah. When we serve our Creator joyfully it gives Him joy. If we rob Him of His joy He will, G-d forbid, take away our joy!

     When we do a mitzvah we say the blessing, "Blessed art Thou O'L-ord our G-d Who has made us holy with His commandments…" Fulfilling His commandments makes us holy. Can there be any better reason than this to be happy? Think of this whenever you do a mitzvah.

[i] Deuteronomy 26

[ii] Lev 26

[iii] Deuteronomy 28:47


Thursday, September 07, 2017

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    by Reb Gutman Locks   



     When I asked this Israeli to come put on tefillin he refused. I saw how stubborn he was so I softened him up before asking again.

     "Give your son a blessing. Put your right hand on his head."

      They almost always cooperate with this one. After he read the blessing I asked, "What do you want Hashem to give to him? Say it out loud so the boy can hear you."

    "Good health, success in learning, be safe all his life, when he grows he should have a good livelihood…" Sometimes they can go on and on with this one. When he finished I asked, "Is he a good boy?"

  "Gold, pure gold.

   I repeated, "Pure gold!" and patted the boy's cheek. The kid's love it when I do this.

     "Okay, now you can put on tefillin."

      He refused again, but this time his refusal was much softer. I pulled his arm and said, "Come, it will be good for you."

     He gave in and let me put tefillin on him. His son placed his cheek on his father's hand while he read the Shema. When he finished I showed him how to pray for all of his loved ones, our soldiers, and the Jews in danger. He softened up completely. His boy liked it, too. You can see from their faces how much they enjoyed the mitzvah.

     When the door doesn't open, look for the key. Don't just give up and walk away.



Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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Going Off the Derech (Path)

    by Reb Gutman Locks   

Going Off the Derech (Path)


Ch wrote:

     Shavua tov Reb Locks,

       I immensely enjoy reading the Mystical Paths blog and especially your wonderful stories of kiruv. With a heavy heart turn I to you (of course to Hashem always) asking your advice in how to deal with my 22 yr. old son who has unfortunately gone off the derech.

     My husband and I have raised our son and our other children in a good Jewish home full of taharah, shmirat shabbat, kashrut, tefillot, (spiritual purity, guarding Shabbat, kosher food, prayer,) etc. My son is very intelligent and special and was very gentle and naive but unfortunately after a couple of years in the army he became someone we hardly recognized. He began dating a female soldier for a long period of time and even ran off to Greece with her for a vacation. He has removed his kippa and stopped putting on tefillin and going to Beit Knesset at all. For Shabbat he makes sure to be away so I have idea what he does or where he is. 

     I am in constant anguish and have prayed and cried to Hashem for guidance and comfort. The problem is that he has four younger brothers and a sister who look up to him and are very influenced by him. My husband repeatedly asks him to put on a kippa in the house but he just ignores his father. We've been to family weddings and gatherings in which he comes without a kippa and my embarrassment just kills me.

     In November he is finishing his army duty and plans on going off to the States since all my children are American citizens so he now has an American passport which he just received. I am even more terrified of him hooking up with non-Jewish girls and the like. I have since been sick with worry and now have diabetes and high blood pressure just from all of this. 

     I would greatly appreciate any advice on the subject as all I know to do is to beg and pray to Hashem to help us. 

Thank you,


Gutman's response:

Shalom Ch,

   This is such a serious, difficult problem to heal, and I am sorry to say, all too common. Briefly, my opinion on this is that you have two major priorities, one even more serious than the other.

    The first is to protect the family, particularly the younger siblings from the older boy's wild influence. This is the single most important objective and you have to do this no matter what is required.

     Number two, it is also essential to have the older boy know that you still love him and will try to help him in any way you can, but he has to respect the wishes of his parents when he is at home or around the younger children, or he may not be by them. This must be enforced or you will be inviting his attitude to, G-d forbid, spread to the rest of the family.

     I strongly suggest that besides the present Torah teachings you provide for your family that you have someone teach the younger children the more spiritual aspects of Torah observance as this will protect them from the older boy's huge mistake. When Torah is taught only on a physical plane it often becomes a burden, especially to the children, and especially when they mix with the secular children who seem to be having so much fun with their "freedom" to eat, drink, or touch whatever they want. Spiritual Torah teachings will bring joy and more awareness of Hashem's presence to the family's Torah life which will protect them from the enticing empty world.

      Hashem bless your family to come back together in peace.

   Have a healthy, happy, and successful New Year




Sunday, September 03, 2017

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You’re Late!

   by Reb Gutman Locks   

You're Late!


     It was around 20 minutes after sunset. We were putting the tefillin stand away at the Kotel when a platoon of soldiers came rushing in. They were sweaty and their uniforms were totally soiled as if they had been on a hard three or four days march.  A few of them were wearing knitted yarmulkes which usually means that they are Religious Zionists but the rest of them were not wearing kippas. They grabbed the tefillin and put them on saying the broucha (blessing) loudly.

     The halalcha (Jewish law) is that we are allowed to make the blessing on tefillin no later than 13 minutes after sunset so what they were doing was clearly not according to the halacha. Just then a group of Litvacher (Litvak) rabbis walked by the stand. Litvak rabbis are renowned for their rational, strictly non-mystical, non-Chasidic approach to Torah observance. They can be extremely critical.    

     From some 20 yards away, they loudly reminded me of the halacha, "It's past the time of making the blessing. Why are you allowing them to do such a thing at the Kotel?"

     I yelled back, "The mitzvah guards their lives. What can I do?"

     They nodded their heads, "Yes, alright," and they walked on.

     What do you think happens in Heaven when we all agree, especially when on the surface there seems to be good reason not to agree? Hashem smiles, nods His head, and says, "Yes, alright."



Thursday, August 31, 2017


Talking During Davening

   by Reb Gutman Locks   

Talking During Davening


     What should we do about the talkers during davening? They can be very intrusive, even rude, disrespectful, a nuisance at best. I know what I would like to do to them… but then I remember this story:

     The rabbi in a large village in Europe passed away and the congregation begged his son to take over. The young rabbi said, "I will take responsibility for the shul on the condition that you stop talking during davening. It is forbidden to talk about secular matters in shul and all the more so during davening."

     They quickly agreed, and both sides of the bargain kept their word. The davening became as it should be, Jews focusing on the prayers and not their social lives.

     But then, after a while, the rabbi noticed that there were more divorces in his village than before. And there were more small businesses closing, and more people asking for tzedakah (charity) than before.

     The rabbi was smart enough to trace the problems back to the community coming together in the shul. When they were allowed to talk they became aware of each other's' problems and often were able to help one another, at the very least they would pray for one another. But now that talking was forbidden they were really unaware of each other's situation.

     The rabbi announced, "From now on you are to go back to talking with each other in shul even during davening if you want. They were totally relieved and it went back to the way it used to be…. Sure enough, the divorce rate went back to the very rare once in a while that it was before, and a lot of the poverty was relieved… things got better for the community.

     It has been shown that people who daven in a minyan live longer than those who daven alone. Next time you are bugged by someone talking in shul, smile and say, "I hope he's all right."




Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Peace is the Goal

   by Reb Gutman Locks

Peace is the Goal


     Hashem created the world using Justice. Justice is based on Truth. This means whatever you did will come back to you; guaranteed, equal portion across from equal portion. This is exactly what you deserve.

     But Hashem saw that the world could not withstand such strict Judgement. How few of us could stand up to the Truth of our deeds? To remedy this Hashem created Mercy. Mercy comes into the world and throws down Truth so there can be Peace. Peace is the goal, not Truth.

     Remember this in your daily relationships. Treat others the way you would like Hashem to treat you.

     The Lubavitcher Rebbe put it this way, "It is better to be kind than to be right."




Sunday, August 27, 2017

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There Is One

   by Reb Gutman Locks

There Is One


     "There Is One" is a collection of 146 very short articles that I wrote some thirty years ago.

      Referring to this book, the Lubavitcher Rebbe said, "This book will truly bring Jews close to Torah," and many readers have told me that he was right.

     The entire book is now available in audio format free. If you would like to hear me reading the stories click here. I think you will enjoy it.






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