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Summary. The following is an excerpt from a weekly mailing sent out by the family of Avremel and Chaya Blesofsky of Chabad in Iowa City. For regular inspiration, visit their website to signup for weekly mailings.

One of the aphorisms quoted many times by the Baal Shem tov was, “Every single thing that a person sees or hears, is an instruction to him in his conduct in the service of G-d.” 

So as we watch the reports of the economic turmoil that the world is currently enduring, it behooves upon us some introspection into the current situation. And when searching for solace to make peace with any turmoil, crisis or challenge that faces us, we must turn to the Torah and Chassidic masters to glean from their teaching on how to react.

In challenging times the Rebbe would continuously remind us the famous dictum “Tracht Gut Vet Zayn Gut – Think positive and it will be positive!”  Use these times as steppingstones for a great leap ahead.

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