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    If Only You Would Have Known…

    Australian educator Toby Lieder says there are many things in life you would regularly do if only you knew that... Full Story

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    And
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    And

    You never know what not accepting a girl into seminary can change her life for the better

    great
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    great

    beautiful,thank you

    You never know
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    You never know

    When you expels boy from yeshiva
    How much damage Have done
    How your decision could have influenced the complete decision he will take in his immediate future
    Like turn to drugs seeking approval elsewhere

    You never know
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    You never know

    When you love your kids unconditionally and accept them no matter what derech they choose especially off the derech the impact that you have in keeping their fire alight in returning the chance that you have in them coming back to the fold are far greater by you not judging them and accepting them just the way they are at the moment. Most impt to love them more!!

    You never know
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    You never know

    When a teacher says a warm word to a student that is normally quiet almost invisible and the teacher notices and has a warm chat perhaps after class and notices the student and says a warm word to them what an impact it makes on the student It happened to me

    You never know
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    You never know

    That when you have a challenging child and you give them that something extra how it can go such a long way for example when a child was extremely difficult in his behaviour acting out for attention etc we took that child rides in the car
    Whenever we would need to go on an errand. We gave him that little extra attention In the car one on one and slowly that little act of attention started changing his u accepting behaviour You never know what a small change like this can make a big difference

    The 16 "Aseres HaDibros"...
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    The 16 "Aseres HaDibros"...

    Every one of these poignant lines are powerful,however the 16 th – the last line, i love the best.

    Yasher Kochachen!

    You never know when.......
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    You never know when.......

    You make that one random phone call to your mommy to tell her how much you appreciate her and love her may be the last time you will speak to her. I didn’t know that I should have done it more often because the last time I spoke to my mother I o lay thought about myself and kvetched to her again about my problems instead of remember ting to say I love you Ma and I never got to Tell her that I love her since she suddenly passed away. If only I could’ve said one more I love… Read more »

    You never know.............
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    You never know.............

    When you say a fine report by a call about a shidduch and you focus on all their maaylos how your report can make ALL the difference to a persons future! You have no idea how your report will make it or break it. You never know

    You never know the impact you have
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    You never know the impact you have

    When you go 101% out of your way to give that little extra Individual attention to a Bochur in your yeshiva My son was drifting towards the wrong crowd and one mashpiah in his yeshiva took that extra time to take invite him for a walk and give him personal attention and show an interest in him making him feel aware of his choices and responsibilities all in a warm casual manner showing him the right way through this extra attention just a small conversation. You never know when you give a student that little extra attention and one on… Read more »

    You ever know when
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    You ever know when

    Go on a criticism free diet just for 24 hours and focus all you’re Erny into what is going RIGHT how your life can change 360 degrees! I tried it once and omg. Everyone asked me all day are you alright?

    You never know when you put a little note in your kids /husbands bag
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    You never know when you put a little note in your kids /husbands bag

    Just a little love note that says I love you into their lunch bag or school bag. Or mention of a good sweet thing they did that day what an impact it will make ontheirmood that day! You’ll ever know unless you try it

    You'll never know
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    You'll never know

    How much it means to your parents that you spend 30 seconds once a week Erev shabbos to just say good shabbos what it means tithe until you have you’re own family

    You never know when
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    You never know when

    When someone calls you just to say hi for no reason that they may need your friendship and support more then ever and hey don’t know how to Say it so next time you get a call and they say I’m just calling to say hi please do t just brush it off. It spend an extra few minutes to be sincerely interested in their life and be fully focused on them in the now and don’t get carried away in your agenda. You never know what your five minutes of pure sincere empathy can do To Save a persons… Read more »

    Keep it up
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    Keep it up

    Really special. Thank you

    If only you would know...
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    If only you would know...

    How powerful having an enjoyable Shabbos meal together can have.

    So inspiring
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    So inspiring

    Thanks so much!

    You never know
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    You never know

    The shidduch your child could have had when you say no because there is a sibling with special needs.

    Amazing
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    Amazing

    U never know how amazing life in LONDON is!!!
    Excellent schools , abundance of kosher food , resturants galore ,frum chassidisher KIND community , high standard of living, living with all different Jews yet all together , mild weather , excellent shopping to name afew….. Love my home town!!!

    to #8
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    to #8

    ouch.

    wow!
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    wow!

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Keep writing!
    So realistic!

    beautiful
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    beautiful

    i really enjoyed this, thank you

    You never know...
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    You never know...

    Well I’m not so creative! 😉
    Well done, very nice.

    If only i would have known what the teacher was saying to my daughter
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    If only i would have known what the teacher was saying to my daughter

    U never no what words a teacher can say that can make your child go of the direct my daughter was told close your button cover your elbows etc as u look like a goy well u no what she now dresses like a goy .bh she has had a good u bringing hopefully she will come back but Please don’t judge the parents all the time

    This is so beautiful
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    This is so beautiful

    Especially all the comments

    One never knows
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    One never knows

    When you give a man his ‘cave’ which is time alone when he comes home from work to allow him to unwind what effect it will have what investment it will be for a happier more peaceful conducive environment the rest of the evening It worth it. So instead of shoving the little ones in the tired worn out husband when he walks in the door at night let him relax and unwind with a cuppa tea bring him his slippers and treat him like a king! You never know, he may even treat you back like a queen !… Read more »

    Yo never know
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    Yo never know

    how precious each of these comments are!!!

    You never know  ( even though we cetainly should )
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    You never know ( even though we cetainly should )

    That the Abishter watches everything and knows everything that we do. You may think you are fooling everyone – and possibly even fooling yourself – but it is Elul and there is a Yom ha Din. Give serious thought to anyone you have hurt or damaged and make things right – the Gemorah explains exactly how – because Yom Kippur does not take care of the way we hurt others.

    thanks
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    thanks

    toby, you have brought out
    how to use Torah for healing, helping, simcha and how to grow in this world. what a beautiful piece of writing that is so powerful, I just love this and astounded at all the thoughts. THANKYOU.

    dddd
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    dddd

    we carry the ability to change lives for the better in so many ways, we don’t even know how much. as someone said above….just DO these great positive mitzvos and see the power.

    I FOUND OUT
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    I FOUND OUT

    TO NUMBER 3 & 19 Yes, I found out what it did to a good chasidishe boy when his principal threw him out of yeshiva for wanting to learn some English (that this principals wife taught privately to other boys from the same yeshiva). Today this boy is not frum and only remembers how he was mistreated by his yeshiva! And #19 Yes it’s chodesh Elul a new I find it unforgivable what this man did and is still being done by a woman who constantly embarrasses her students in public giving them good reasons for rejecting the Torah way… Read more »

    dont get the point of this
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    dont get the point of this

    this i think seems to be reffering to those that DONT know but for harav hagadol like me who does know…………..

    Btw
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    Btw

    And comment number 1 was supposed to refer to the author herself and not in anyway condone not accepting girls or boys into schools or seminary

    Parents, please know that you'll ever know........
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    Parents, please know that you'll ever know........

    Parents, you never know what damage you are doing to your children if you keep using your mobile phones during mealtimes Your kids need your fullest attention
    They are craving it. They will soon mimick you. And when you want them they will be on their phone too. You never know the damages done till they’re all grown up
    So
    Take heed!!! Put down those mobile phone during meal times and turn to your loved ones and start talking to each other!

    You never know how far a 1 minute memo message on your cell can go
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    You never know how far a 1 minute memo message on your cell can go

    You never know how far a one minute memo message to your kids or ainkilach can go! Someone I shall call her shaindulz came up with this brilliant idea. I complained that I never get to talk to my kids or ainkilach cuz they don’t always answer the phone etc so she suggested why don’t I just press that little microphone on the bottom right of my phone and talk a recording for one minute to them saying I love you Ori miss you and mention one nice thing to them. Imagine to your kids surprise when a memo from… Read more »

    Great article
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    Great article

    You never know by accepting children into school

    You Really Never Know The Impact You Make By Saying Hello To A Newcomer To Your Community
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    You Really Never Know The Impact You Make By Saying Hello To A Newcomer To Your Community

    I was recently new to a community and I have experienced an awesome feeling of warmth and care when a woman called me each and every day for one minute the first 2 weeks I had arrived and asked me how I am, How I adjusted, If I need help. advise, or just anything. Literally every day for 2 weeks! Ill never forget this for the rest of my life! Thank you Yehudis! You never know the impact you make by a 1 min phone call!

    from South-America
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    from South-America

    Excelent !!! special to keep in mind everyday, we never know when we need to think about it!!

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