Pinchas teaches us the obligation of a Jew to completely obliterate the energy of the feeling that one "can't" overcome the obstacle before him.
Reb Nosson Breslover gives a beautiful explanation to the correlation between the giving of Tzedakah and Davening
The entire planet is being supported by the independent acts of individuals. It is therefore vital to understand the impact-- both positive and negative, of our own private actions on the Universe.
The Three Weeks are known as a time of distance between Hashem and the Jewish Nation. However, we learn that they are in fact a time that contains within it an even greater potential for communication with The Creator
Rebbe Levi of Berdichev cites a beautiful parable to help us achieve the emotional excitement and passion needed to serve Hashem with love and awe on a daily basis
Bilam's original wish was to curse the Jewish people by corrupting the Jewish intellect with doubt. His curses came out as blessings. Why is this so? Because a Jew is simply born with Faith. Bilam realized that he wouldn't be able to corrupt our minds, so he resorted to causing us other challenges, which to this day, remain a big test for us collectively. May we always rise above it!
One of the prophesized qualities of the generation before Moshiach is false faith; proclaiming dependence on Hashem when really it's the quality of despair ("Yi'ush") cloaked in religiosity. It's important to be very discerning and identify the difference between true faith versus giving up our own abilities to help ourselves.
A Jew needs to serve G-d with both joy (simcha) and fear/awe (yir'ah). How do we navigate these two seemingly contradictory emotions and know how to strike the proper balance? The Baal HaTanya offers a beautiful commentary on this common struggle.
Learning how to create balance between learning Torah and working is a part of the work of Tikkun Olam (fixing of the World)
The Tzaddikim teach us what true honor really is. A truly honorable person is one who gives honor to others; not necessarily one who receives honor from others.