“Woe unto a person who is not aware of his defects, and who does not know what he must correct. But much worse off is the person who does not know his strengths, and who is therefore unaware of the tools he must work with to advance himself spiritually.”

—   R’ Yeruchom Levovitz zt”l
We don’t have so many na nachers on this side of the ocean… Nevertheless we’re still feeling ‘the love’.

“Heaven and Earth, man and woman, soul and body-are all opposites. They aren’t always opposites; there are times they influence each other positively, and there are times they reach complete unity. In all connections of opposites there is joy, and it is the place and essence of joy. Anywhere joy is found there is connection and unity.”

—   Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe z”l

Williamsburg Updates

Pic courtesy of GOH getting lost again. Don’t ask.

Anyways, due to unforeseen circumstances of getting lost twice in one night, I walked down the closed off street and found out what actually happened.

They had a nasty fire about an hour or so before I made my way into the area looking for the subway. I couldn’t figure out exactly what it was before because I was hanging out by the closed off street entrance. Once walking down the block past police, you could see the serious fire/smoke damage reaching the top floor and more crowds hanging around with firemen still going in and out of the building. Pic is blurry but you can still see more or less the blackened doorway. I wasn’t too focused on getting a perfect picture, feels weird, plus I was kind of ready to get home and find my correct train.