Some words of Wisdom

One of our readers sent me three wise thoughts that are worth pondering. I will add a fourth. 

Tikkun Olam – The repair of the world: If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that God has left for you to complete. But if you only see what is wrong and what is ugly in the world, then it is you yourself that needs repair.
–Menachem Schneerson

The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence – these are the features of the Jewish tradition which makes me thank my stars that I belong to it
–Albert Einstein

The day that you were born is the day that God decided that the world could not exist without you.
–Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

When I worked in the Pentagon and gave speeches, I included the following in my talks often, and it became a slogan for the US Army for more than a decade. There are many sources for it. I got it from Erich Fromm:

Be all that you can be!

About the Author
Dr. Israel Drazin served for 31 years in the US military and attained the rank of brigadier general. He is an attorney and a rabbi, with master’s degrees in both psychology and Hebrew literature and a PhD in Judaic studies. As a lawyer, he developed the legal strategy that saved the military chaplaincy when its constitutionality was attacked in court, and he received the Legion of Merit for his service. Dr. Drazin is the author of more than 50 books on the Bible, philosophy, and other subjects.