Failure isn't the end of the world. It's part of life. No one escapes failure. No one grows without taking risks and falling down.
Speaking of failure, I just learned that my Friday mail, while I did everything right in sending it out, went to the spam box for many of you. Please look in your spam box and check it not spam, so there is less likelyhood that it happens again. If you ever don't get my email on a partiualar day, please check your spam box and rescue it. Tomorrow I have a special message about never giving up and asking for your help. Please read it tomorrow.
Love Yehuda Lave
Pain isn't bad. It's a sign that Hashem has chosen you for some specific challenge.
Reb Shlomo Carlebach - Personal Memories by Rabbi Natan Siegal in Efrat (Jan. 9 2014)
We are sorry to have to add a postscript that Rabbi Natan Siegal died just recently. He was buried August 27, 2017 in Efrat.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin - founder of the Judean settlement/city of Efrat
Englishman versus Irish Man applying for the job
Murphy applied for a forklift job at a famous Irish firm based in Dublin.
A Englishman applied for the same job and since both applicants had similar qualifications, they were asked to take a test and led to a quiet room with no interruptions by the Manager.
When the results were in, both men had scored 19 out of 20.
The manager went to Murphy and said, "Thank you for coming to the interview, but we've decided to give the Englishman the job."
"And why," replied Murphy, "would you be doing that? We both got 19 questions correct. This being Ireland and me being Irish surely I should get the job."
Manager, "We have made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you got wrong."
"And just how would one incorrect answer be better than another?" said Murphy.
"That's simple," said the manager, "On question number 7 the Englishman wrote down, 'I don't know.' And you wrote down, 'Neither do I.' "
Dani Seeman on "Preparation for ascending Har HaBayit (Temple Mount)"