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I was once with Rebbe Shlomo at a subway station in Berlin. A disheveled, drunken man started shouting angrily at us, “You dirty Jews!” I urged Rebbe Shlomo to leave, but instead he went up to this raving man and hugged him. The man broke down and cried, “I wish all the Jews were like you.”

(Rabbi Yehoshua Witt)


People ask me, “What can I do?” I’ll tell you what you can do. We have to take the anger out of our hearts.

 

Whenever the air is full of anger, the only way out of it is to fill the air with joy. There is no other way!

 

If someone is angry with you, what do you do? Do you get angry back? If you say, “I love you so much,” that can already be taking away the anger.

 

If you have hatred in you, you are also tasting evil.

 

The most important thing today that every person has to do is to cleanse their heart from anger.

 

Whenever we begin to get rid of anger, we are already five thousand years too late. We can’t wait any longer.

 

The only way to get rid of anger is to fill our hearts with a lot of joy.

 

Hating people or saying bad things does not make you less holy – it breaks you!

 

The whole world is a hospital. The whole world is sick. Hatred is a sickness. Do you think I will help the world by getting sick myself?

 

 


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