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  1. Cassie
    September 5, 2012 @ 3:29 am

    Perfect. I love that you aren’t as critical as you could be. It makes you approachable and that’s huge. Yours is the only blog I routinely comment on because of it. I have learned a ton from you! I understand what the other person was saying but I think it’s a fine line to tread. It’s easy to sink into the mindset and suddenly think your opinion is The Opinion. At least for me. Ha!

    LOVE the tichel today.

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    • RivkaMalka
      September 5, 2012 @ 3:46 am

      Cassie, thank you! I wasn’t sure if I was clear. Because you’re right, it is a fine line. I don’t want to deliver fluff , but I also don’t want to get stuck in the neagtivity.
      What you wrote about “your opinion” is very wise. Our opinion make sus feel so smart – we have it all figured out. But for sure, we don’t. We’ve only got our pair of glasses on, not the perspective of the thousand who we’re quick to make statements about. Thanks fo your comments, Cassie, they’re always so insightful.

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      • Lisa Eggers
        September 5, 2012 @ 4:34 am

        Great thoughts, Cassie! Thanks for sharing! And thank you Rivka, you make ALL of us feel welcome here on you site and I always feel energized by your enthusiastic attitude and positivity!

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  2. Andrea
    September 5, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    Oh wow.
    “The problem is, that when we don’t live with Hashem, we live with fear. To live with Hashem means to trust in the greatness of every human being. When we live with fear, instead of belief, we end up making rules, upon rules, upon rules, creating a sub culture that has nothing to do with truth.”
    This is so amazingly put… will be sharing!!!

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  3. Jolene
    September 5, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I keep coming back and saying it, I know, but *these* posts are why I return to your page, again and again. We *can* accomplish more through love than through criticism; we all have so many differences, it’s more important (likely more useful, too) to find common-ground and celebrate and build on that, and how compassion toward one another, than to hone in on “failings” with criticisms. Thank you, again.

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    • RivkaMalka
      September 5, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

      Really well said, thanks Jolene! and its great to have you here!

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  4. Sara
    September 5, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    I was taught (and G-d willing will be able to teach my kids) not to look at others, try to hold myself to the highest standard and cut everyone else tons and tons and tons of slack.

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    • RivkaMalka
      September 5, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

      I really like that. It’s so wise

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  5. Jaimie
    September 7, 2012 @ 2:52 am

    Thank you for providing the dose of spirituality that I needed tonight!

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    • RivkaMalka
      September 7, 2012 @ 8:27 am

      love you too Jaimie!

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