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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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Little Josh was brought to Dr. Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr. Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail. Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said, “Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You’re not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave.” Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said “OK. I’ll eat but I have some conditions. First, I’ll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you’ll share with me.” Dr. Gill was OK with this. He asked the child what he’d like. “Worms!” said Josh. Dr. Gill was horrified but didn’t want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. “Not that many, just one,” yelled Josh as he saw the plate. So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two pieces and then Dr. Gill eat half. Dr. Gill went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing, barely managing to keep his cool, said, “OK, now eat!” Josh refused as he sobbed, “No way! You ate my half!”