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According to what I have found there is no source for Gezel Sheina even in Shas. Is there an actual source?
  • What's The Solution to the 'Imposter Syndrome' & The Fear of Being Exposed?
    Rav Kook explains that there is no way to pretend and hide one's shortcomings and be an "imposter", for they eventually will be exposed and revealed, at least through Freudian slips. The solution is to focus, not on the façade, and not on the hidden self, but rather on improving my real inner self. This approach to truth explains how real tshuva actually turns even one's purposeful sins into benefits.
  • Distant Learning
    The student who tricked his Rav that he was listening to the zoom lesson...
  • "Killing Me Softly With His Words"
    We all know that cussing, swearing & pornographic speech are prohibited just like gossip & Lashon HaRa, but Rav Kook explains why the Talmud doesn't allow us even to hear negative speech without rebuking. In addition to thought, speech, and action, Rav Kook adds that hearing is super-significant, e.g. one who deafens someone must pay damages not just for his ears, but for his entire body because learning, tradition, and kabbala are transmitted thru hearing. He adds that "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem". Rebuke is not just for the sinner but for the "rebuker" himself (prevents being influenced), and for society and really all mankind.
  • Givers Keepers
    A powerful story reminding us what we give away is what we keep forever.
  • Play Write
    A teacher who wrote a letter to his student out of anger. The letter got sent accidentally...
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