The first step in change: start looking at yourself
Just before we celebrate Rosh Chodesh Elul, the Rebbe Rabbi Yosiah Pinto strengthened his students and said that the first step in becoming stronger is for a person to look at himself and be less concerned with others. Watch
Aryeh Zamir, submitted on behalf of Shoba Israel
Monday, August 15, 2022, 10:55 a.m. Updated: 11:46 a.m.
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We are at the beginning of the days of mercy and forgiveness and are approaching Rosh Chodesh Elul.
In his last lesson, Rebbe Rabbi Yosiah Pinto, head of the "Shuba Yisrael" institutions, strengthened his students and said that the first step in becoming stronger is for a person to look at himself and less concern himself with others.
Thus Rabbi Pinto said: "One of the great facts is that a person should work on himself, He has to look at himself, what is going on with himself, because if he doesn't, how will he know what he is doing wrong and how his actions can be corrected?"
"The Gemara says," Rabbi Pinto continued, "that the old Hillel would say, if I am here - everything is here, that is , if I see what I'm doing and look at what's happening to me - then I know what to fix in myself."
"A person who does not live himself and feel himself and is busy all the time just looking at others and judging others - then he will not be able to be corrected, because he is constantly condemning everyone to the spoon of duty and from his point of view, they are all evil. But as soon as he looks at the picture in full perspective, and understands where His mistakes - he can be corrected. And this is the work for the month of Elul, first look at yourself, then judge others."
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