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Mishlei 12-05 (Thoughts)

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Mishlei 12-06 (Deceptive Speech)

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Mishlei 12-07 (Foundations)

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 12-07 (Foundations) Righteous people (tzaddikim) build their lives on firm foundations. They are like...

Mishlei 12-08 (Intellect and Heart)

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Mishlei 12-09 (Dignity and Toil)

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Mishlei 12-10 (Compassion and Cruelty)

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Mishlei 12-11 (Idleness and Toil)

    NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 12-11 (Idleness and Toil) People who work hard all their lives often see their goal as being...

Mishlei 12-12 (Greed)

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Mishlei 12-13 (Unguarded Speech)

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Mishlei 12-14 (Speech and Action)

    NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 1] Key Concepts of Mishlei 12-14 (Speech and Action) Although the power of speech can be a source of great harm as...

Mishlei 12-15 (Wisdom and Humility)

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Mishlei 12-16 (Anger and Shame)

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Mishlei 12-17 (Credibility)

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Mishlei 12-18 (Destructive Speech)

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Mishlei 12-19 (Lasting Value)

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Mishlei 12-20 (Treacherous Counsel)

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Mishlei 12-21 (Precedents)

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Mishlei 12-22 (Betrayal)

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Mishlei 12-23 (Discretion)

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Mishlei 12-24 (Diligence – Zerizus)

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Mishlei 12-25 (Anxiety)

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Mishlei 12-26 (Role Models)

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Mishlei 12-27 (Wealth and Value)

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Mishlei 12-28 (Life)

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Mishlei 13-01 (Moral Discipline)

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Mishlei 13-02 (Wisdom)

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Mishlei 13-03 (Vigilance)

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Mishlei 13-04. Idleness and Frustration

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Mishlei 13-05 (Truth and Falsehood)

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Mishlei 13-06 (Stability and Mitzvos)

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Mishlei 13-07 (Wealth and Value)

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Mishlei 13-08 (Light and Life)

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Mishlei 13-09 (Strife)

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Mishlei 13-10 (Wealth and Wisdom)

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Mishlei 13-11 (Misery and Heartache)

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Mishlei 13-12 (Scorn)

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Mishlei 13-12 (Scorn)

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Mishlei 13-13 (Vitality)

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Mishlei 13-14 (Intelligence and Character)

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Mishlei 13-15 (Prudence)

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Mishlei 13-16 (Faithfulness)

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Mishlei 13-17 (Willful Stubbornness)

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Mishlei 13-18 (Physical Desire)

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Mishlei 13-19 (Culture)

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Mishlei 13-20 (Habituation)

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Mishlei 13-21 (Inheritance)

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Mishlei 13-22 (Law and Prosperity)

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Mishlei 13-23 (Parental Love)

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Mishlei 13-24 (Appetite)

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Mishlei 14-01 (Women’s Wisdom)

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Mishlei 14-02 (Fear of Hashem)

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Mishlei 14-03 (Conceit)

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Mishlei 14-04 (Tolerance)

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Mishlei 14-05 (Truth and Deception)

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Mishlei 14-06 (Attitude)

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Mishlei 14-07 (Prudence)

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Mishlei 14-08 (Shrewdness)

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Mishlei 14-09 (Thoughtlessness)

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Mishlei 14-10 (Empathy)

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Mishlei 14-11 (Endurance)

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Mishlei 14-12 (Discernment)

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Mishlei 14-13 (Laughter)

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Mishlei 14-14 (Complacency)

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Mishlei 14-15 (Judiciousness)

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Mishlei 14-16 (Forbearance I)

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Mishlei 14-17 (Impatience)

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Mishlei 14-18 (Value)

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Mishlei 14-19 (True Worth)

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Mishlei 14-20 (Social Classes)

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Mishlei 14-22 (Secrecy)

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Mishlei 14-23 (Effort)

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Mishlei 14-24 (Distinction)

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Mishlei 14-25 (Reputation)

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Mishlei 14-26 (Devotion)

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Mishlei 14-28 (Participation)

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Mishlei 14-29 (Forbearance III)

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Mishlei 14-30 (Envy)

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Mishlei 14-31 (Interdependence)

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Mishlei 14-32 (Steadfastness)

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 14-32 (Steadfastness) A person’s true character is tested when misfortune strikes. If he shows...

Mishlei 14-33 (Thoroughness)

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Mishlei 14-34 (Justice)

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Mishlei 14-35 (Competence)

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Mishlei 15-01 (Forbearance II)

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Mishlei 15-02 (Eloquence)

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Mishlei 15-03 (Transparency)

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 15-03 (Transparency) Mankind has been given the ability to appreciate the wonderful world in which we...

Mishlei 15-04 (Empathy)

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Mishlei 15-05 (Disrespect)

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Mishlei 15-06 (Contamination)

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Mishlei 15-07 (Consistency)

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Mishlei 15-08 (Hypocrisy)

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Mishlei 15-10 (Intervention)

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Mishlei 15-11 (Mystery)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 15-11 (Mystery) There is a certainty about the inevitability of death. But although our spiritual existence...

Mishlei 15-12 (Willfulness)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 15-12 (Willfulness) Free will is one of the greatest gifts granted to us by Hashem. We treasure it as we...

Mishlei 15-13 (Cheerfulness)

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Mishlei 15-14 (Discernment)

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Mishlei 15-15 (Envy)

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Mishlei 15-16 (Value)

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Mishlei 15-18 (Forbearance IV)

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Mishlei 15-19 (Resoluteness)

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Mishlei 15-20 (Parenting)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 15-20 (Parenting) The Jewish father has a duty to educate his son in the wisdom of the Torah. He does so...