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News Item — Mishlei 20-22

3 Tamuz – June 13. Retribution. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-22 presents a proverb in support of the Torah's prohibition against taking revenge when you have been wronged. Revenge may seem sweet, but is too dangerous a weapon to be left in the hands of ordinary...

A05 — Nafshi Activity Report

30 Sivan [June 10] — During the past 10 days all the articles of Mishlei Chapters 2 and 3 were reviewed and updated to the new WordPress format. The Mishlei segments for Chapters 1, 2, and 3 are now shown in numerical sequence by the Mishlei Index front matter. Each...

News Item — Mishlei 20-21

27 Sivan – June 7. Inheritance. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-21 presents a proverb on the potential pitfalls inherent in acquiring wealth through inheritance. Mishlei advises that in the final analysis an inheritance acquired in turmoil will not be blessed. ....

A04 — Nafshi Activity Report

26 Sivan [June 6] — During the past 10 days all the articles of Mishlei Chapter 01 (first perek of Mishlei) were reviewed and updated to the new WordPress format. Each article corresponds to a Mishlei segment within Chapter 01. In those cases where a segment covers...

News Item — Mishlei 20-20

22 Sivan – June 2. Resentment. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-20 presents a proverb whose subject is experiencing intense resentment against parents. Clearly, the resentment goes against the natural instinct of a child that has benefited from parental care and...

News Item — Mishlei 20-19

20 Sivan – May 31. Confidentiality. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-19 identifies three types of people who treat information recklessly. We are encouraged to avoid contact with such people as they can cause great harm by disclosing private information.

A03 – Nafshi Activity Report

19 Sivan [May 30] — During the past 10 days all the articles of Mishlei Chapter 11 were reviewed and updated to the new WordPress format. Each article corresponds to a Mishlei segment. In those cases where a segment covers two or more pesukim (verses), the segment has...

News Item – Mishlei 20-18

15 Sivan – May 26. Planning. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-18 explores planning methodology, covering three planning modes: thought, counsel, and stratagem (machashavos, eitzos, and tachbulos).

News Item — Mishlei 20-17

12 Sivan – May 23. Sweetness. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-17 compares the apparent sweetness of falsehood with the bitter consequence which tastes like a mouth filled with gravel.

News Item — Mishlei 20-16

12 Sivan – May 23. Collateral. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-16 shows how the seizure of personal items from a loan guarantor discourages wishful thinking.

A02 – Nafshi Activity Report

9 Sivan [May 20] -- During the past 3 weeks all the articles of Mishlei Chapter 18 were reviewed and updated. At the end of each article you can expect to find a link to the PDF version, allowing you to save and print a copy of that article. This process will now be...

News Item – Mishlei 20-12

29 Iyar - May 11. Alertness. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-12 teaches the importance of our critical biological sensory instruments (eyes and ears) to maintain awareness of our surroundings. It is our duty to maximize our use of these gifts from Hashem by...

News Item – Mishlei 20-11

28 Iyar -- May 10. Character. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-11 discusses the subject of character. This segment points  out that a person's underlying character traits can be revealed by patterns of childhood behavior. That suggests the importance of training in...

A01 – Nafshi Activity Report

21 Iyar [May 3] -- This past week the entire Nafshi web site, consisting of Mishlei and Tehillim commentaries, was switched over to a new, more powerful, technical platform called WordPress. As a result, there will be some differences in the look and feel, but the...

News Item 371. Mishlei 20-02 (Recklessness)

                  A new Mishlei segment was posted on Erev Shabbos, September 14. The segment contains a proverb (20-02) that addresses the responsibility each person has to avoid unnecessary risk....

News Item 370. Intoxication

            A new Mishlei segment was posted on Erev Rosh Hashanah. The segment contains a proverb (20-01) that addresses some of  the risk factors in...

News Item 369. Mishlei 19-29 (Suffering)

                A new Mishlei segment was posted on Friday August 31. The segment contains a proverb (19:29) that addresses   the importance of being aware that the choices we make in life have...