“If you decide to take pity on yourself and consider your eternal purpose, here is your entire remedy: pay no attention at all to whatever you may be in your own eyes.”

-Reb Nosson of Nemirov, z”l (1780-1844)

(Likutey Halachot – Laws of Reading the Torah 6:17; quoted in Meshivat Nefesh by Rabbi Alter of Teplik, z”l, translated by Avraham Greenbaum as Restore My Soul.)

Author: Matthew Zachary Gindin

Freelance journalist and teacher. I write regularly for the Forward, All That In Interesting, and the Jewish Independent, and have been published in Religion Dispatches, Situate Magazine, Elephant Journal, and elsewhere.

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