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A11 – Nafshi Activity Report

4 Elul [Aug 12] — As of today two new Mishlei Appendices have been added. Each appendix brings together the proverbs pertaining to a key theme of Mishlei. Appendix 04 shows a series of proverbs focusing on Anger issues, especially as they relate to forbearance in the...

News Item – Mishlei 21-09

3 Elul  [August 11] -- Sociability. In a new Nafshi posting (21-09), Mishlei presents a proverb emphasizing the importance of sociability and companionship in making a happy home.

News Item – Mishlei 21-02

27 Av [Aug 5] — Rationalization. In a new Nafshi posting (21-02), Mishlei presents a proverb dealing with the tendency of people to convince themselves that the approach they want to take is morally correct and unsullied by selfish considerations. This is a...

A11 – Nafshi Activity Report

27 Av [Aug 5] — As of today a new proverb (21-01) has been added to the list of Control proverbs covered in Mishlei Appendix 03. This new proverb deals with Hashem’s control over actions chosen by the Free Will of a king.  

A10 – Nafshi Activity Report

23 Av [Aug 1] — As of today two new Mishlei Appendices have been added. Each appendix brings together the proverbs pertaining to a key theme of Mishlei. Appendix 02 shows a series of proverbs focusing on Commitments issues, specifically Loan Guarantees. Appendix 03...

News Item – Mishlei 20-24

21 Av – July 30. Control-Steps. In a new NAFSHI posting, Mishlei 20-24 presents a proverb on the relationship between man’s free will and Hashem’s ultimate control over any action that man initiates. This will be the sixth segment on this theme in Mishlei....

A09 – Nafshi Activity Report

20 Av [July 29] — APPENDIX. A new Mishlei Appendix has been started with a series of proverbs focusing on Commerce issues, specifically Weights and Measures. You will find this first entry at the end of the Mishlei directory chart (page 4). The intent is to ultimately...

News Item — Mishlei 16-01

29 Tamuz – July 9. Articulation. In converting Mishlei to the new WordPress format, the most recently updated segment has been a proverb on our illusion of control. Even when we express our thoughts in speech, we depend on Hashem to provide the actual articulation of...

News Item — Mishlei 13-07

14 Tamuz – June 24. The Illusion of Wealth. In the conversion of Mishlei Chapter 13 to the new WordPress format, the most recently updated segment has been 13-07. This presents two related proverbs exploring the illusory self-image of wealthy people and poor people....

A08 – Nafshi Activity Report

13 Tamuz [June 23] — As of today all the articles of Mishlei Chapters 1 through 12 have been updated to the new WordPress format. This process is now continuing with Chapter 13. The most recently completed segment is 13-02 (The Fruit of Wisdom). All the teachings of...

A07 – Nafshi Activity Report

8 Tamuz [June 18] — As of today all the articles of Mishlei Chapter 10 have been updated to the new WordPress format. This is the first Chapter of the central section of the Book of Mishlei. All segments in this chapter consist of a single proverb, except for the last...

A06 Nafshi Activity Report

7 Tamuz [June 17] — As of today all the articles of Mishlei Chapters 1 through 9 have been updated to the new WordPress format. These nine chapters, dealing with the subject of Wisdom, form the complete Opening Section of the Book of Mishlei. The Mishlei segments for...

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).