Motivational Story on Self Discipline – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Shaya Yakobzon For me, it’s very hard to wake up for school. But, today, I said to myself, “Just wake up for 20 seconds.” So, I tried and in 10 seconds I fell down. I did it again, until I made it. I went down the stairs to wash my hands. I said to myself, “Maybe today I won’t wash my hands.” “But,” I said, “I have to.” So, I did. My mother made me a sandwich for breakfast. When I finished my sandwich, “maybe I won’t say Birkat Hamazon. It’s too long.” “But,” I said to myself, “this is the Yetzer Hara talking.” So, I took out a bencher and said the Birkat Hamazon.

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By Binyamin Schwartz You want to go out and play but, maybe, you should do your homework first. The ice cream truck comes and you have money but maybe you should save your money. I have a problem with these things. I tried and tried and I succeeded. Don’t let your laziness, your pleasure, get the better of you. The first time you try, you might fail. Even the second. But, sometimes you’ll succeed and that’s why you should keep trying.

Motivational Essay on Anger Management – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Yehoshua Heschkel Mosak By lunch, everyone is hungry. And, everybody wants to be first. If Yossi will go ahead of everybody and push, it will be not fair to everyone else. He will have to control himself. What should he do? Either go ahead and make everyone angry. Or, go to the back of the line like everyone and not get everyone angry by cutting in line.

Torah Values on Anger Management – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Asher Bienenstock First scenario: Ari got home. “Hello Ma, what’s for supper?” “Ari, how was your day? And your favorite supper is ready, meatballs and spaghetti.” “Yay,” Ari walks into the kitchen. Instead of taking a lot, he takes a small amount at a time. All of a sudden, Ari’s little sister throws a meatball at Ari’s head. Ari controls himself and says calmly, “Malky, next time, please don’t do that.” The door bell rings. “Ari, do you want to play football?” Ari answers, “In 10 minutes. After I finish my homework.”
Second scenario: Ari got home. “Ma,” he screams “What’s for supper?” “Ari, how was your day? And your favorite supper is ready, meatballs and spaghetti.” Ari runs into the kitchen and starts filling up his plate. Ari starts gobbling up his supper. Malky just threw a meatball at Ari’s head. “Malky!” Ari screams. “How could you do it!? I am all dirty now. I hate you!!!!…..” The door bell rings. Moshy was there. “Do you want to play football?” Leaving half his supper. Ari runs out the door.

Short Story on Importance of Teamwork – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Yehoshua Leib I was playing hockey and I was skating down the rink. I had a shot but instead I passed it to a kid who noone would pass to. Noone knew how good he was. He shot from half of the rink and he scored. Everyone started to pass to him. He was the best player of our team. If Chaim didn’t pass to Moshe and Moshe didn’t pass to me and I pass to Chezkel we wouldn’t have won. What a game it was. We started winning with him on our team.

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By Yossi Ostrovitsky Dovid, Chaim and Mordechai were playing basketball. Mordechai has the ball but he is not very good. Dovid is behind him, who is good. Dovid is open, so Mordechai instead of shooting and missing passes to Dovid who shoots and scores. If Mordechai would’ve shot, he would have missed. So, he used team work passed to Dovid who was good, he shot and scored.

Jewish Ethics on Teamwork – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Moshe Strauss An example of teamwork is writing a book. There is an author and an illustrator. The author might know how to write well, but when he tries to draw a picture it comes out terrible. The illustrator might know how to draw well, but he does not know how to write a story. So they work as a team and it comes out very good. But if they do each other’s job it will come out terrible and nobody will want to read their book. This shows that team work is very important

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By Mordechai Landa We have a big test that the whole school takes. It’s very major and you get good prizes. We have a few. First it’s a Bereshis test, second is a Brachos test and last is a Pesach test. I try very hard to get a good mark. 2 years ago I got a 90%. Last year I got a 94% and this year I got a 100%. How did I do this? After 2 years ago I was so embarrassed because I am a very smart kid and everyone was talking about it. So the next year my mother tested me every night, but I still got a 94%. So the next year my Rebbe would explain it in class and my mother would test me and I learned with my friend 2 times a week. I ended up getting 100%.

Inspirational Short Stories on Teamwork – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Simcha Braunstein When I was 8 there was an older boy in camp who I admired because he was a rocking pitcher. I decide to try to be as good as him. Every day I practiced. By the league I pitched and it was terrible. We lost almost every single game. First I got very upset at myself and stopped practicing. But, then I decided that there was no point in stopping. So, I continued practicing but I stopped pitching in games. Last year, the older kid who always pitched, but was also a shortstop, asked me if I could pitch because, we didn’t have a shortstop. I was thrilled. I said,”Yes” and in the game I pitched awesome. I was very happy that I didn’t give up. And now, I am an excellent pitcher.

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By Sruly Akerman I am in a choir and one time the head of the choir was looking for a kid for a solo. He picked me to try for a solo. But he gave it to another kid. I was gong to stop trying but I practiced a lot and next time he picked me for the solo. So even though I was so embarrassed when he said that I was not going to get the solo I kept on trying and I got the solo.

Motivational Story about Determination – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Shimon Kadosh One day Chaim said to himself, “I am going to get a touchdown in football.” When he got a pass he quickly dropped the ball by accident. All his classmates started screaming at him. The next day he stayed on the side by recess until a kid came to him and told him to come join the game. The next day he joined the game but when he got a pass he came from a different angle. Chaim caught the ball and made a touchdown. His team was a success again. From this story we learn that even if you are not successful one time, try again. Maybe you will succeed.

Inspirational Essay on Not Giving Up – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Shlomo Zalman Chaim wanted to be a waiter. Since he didn’t have any experience he had a hard time doing it. He dropped the tray by the wedding. He was very embarrassed when everyone laughed at him. But his boss told him that happened to him also and he should try again. He did try again but this time he did it differently with 2 hands and it worked very well. He became a good waiter in the end.

Essay on Achieving Your Goal – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Sholom B. Hunger I had a goal to win a race. At the beginning of the race I thought I would win because I was ahead of everyone who was running the race. I started to fall behind one person, two people, three, four, very soon I was all the way behind. But I never lost courage. Soon I was 5th to the head, because I ran as fast as I was able to. The next minute I was a yard away from the finish line, I put my head forward and won.

Short Story on How to Bounce Back – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Yitzchak Fruchtandler I walked into the class the fist day of school. I decided that I wanted to be mekayem the mitzvah of “Veachavta Lereyecha Kamocha” – loving each and every Jew. There was a kid in the class who used to be my best friend. But, during this summer’s vacation when he was playing basketball he hit my head. I stopped playing with him and I didn’t give him any snack. So, today, on the first day of school, I decided to give him a whole bag of snack. I included him in my game by recess and he became my best friend again.

Inspirational Story on How Not to Give Up – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Nosson Dov Rotberg Reuven wanted to be good at math. He feels like he should stop trying because he failed his test. The next time he had a math test, he started studying all over again even though he was very upset. He tried to forget what happened with last test and focuses on doing the math problems, in a different way. This time he aced the math test.

Jewish Values on Persistence – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Y.Meir Charnoff There was a man who wanted to become an artist. He signed up at the art school to learn how to draw. The man took art classes for 3 years. Then he started drawing. He sent his first drawing to the store. They put it on display. He was passing by the store with his friend, his friend said, “That’s a funny drawing.” His friend didn’t know that it was his friend’s drawing. So he went home and tried to draw again. He practiced until it looked nice.

Motivational Essay on How Now to Give Up – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Daniel Chaim Gavrelov Once I was playing basketball and my goal was to win the game. But, I missed the last shot to win and I lost the game. My friends were screaming at me, because I missed the last shot. The next day, my friends asked me if I wanted to play I said, “Yes.” I wanted to try again. Maybe I could win this time. So, I played and I tried again. And B”H I won the game. After the game I said, “If you try, you will succeed.”

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By Chaya Shmaya Feder One boy had a goal to be a able to learn every night for 3 hours. Every time he tried he was unsuccessful. Every night he came home and did endless homework, ate supper and read for about 4 hours and then he tried to do the Hebrew homework. He tried to do the Hebrew homework but he was too tired and his father told him to go to sleep. The next day he did something different. He got home. Ate supper and did his homework. He decided not to read any book so he could learn for 3 hours. It worked!

Jewish Stories to Overcome Failure – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Dani Feldshteyn Lets’ say this boy, Moshe, does not know how to swim. He takes lessons to learn how to swim and he fails. The next day, he comes back and takes another lesson and another, but he keeps failing. The next day, his mother tells him to try again, but he doesn’t want to finally he is convinced and he tries again and again. Finally it worked. He continues practicing until he is a top swimmer.

Short Story How to Achieve Your Goal – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Shimon Kadosh One day Chaim said to himself, “I am going to get a touchdown in football.” When he got a pass he quickly dropped the ball by accident. All his classmates started screaming at him. The next day he stayed on the side by recess until a kid came to him and told him to come join the game. The next day he joined the game but when he got a pass he came from a different angle. Chaim caught the ball and made a touchdown. His team was a success again. From this story we learn that even if you are not successful one time, try again. Maybe you will succeed.

Inspirational Short Essay on Persistence – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Sruly Akerman   I am in a choir and one time the head of the choir was looking for a kid for a solo. He picked me to try for a solo. But he gave it to another kid. I was gong to stop trying but I practiced a lot and next time he picked me for the solo. So even though I was so embarrassed when he said that I was not going to get the solo I kept on trying and I got the solo.

Moral Stories on Not Giving Up – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Simcha Braunstein  When I was 8 there was an older boy in camp who I admired because he was a rocking pitcher. I decide to try to be as good as him. Every day I practiced. By the league I pitched and it was terrible. We lost almost every single game. First I got very upset at myself and stopped practicing. But, then I decided that there was no point in stopping. So, I continued practicing but I stopped pitching in games. Last year, the older kid who always pitched, but was also a shortstop, asked me if I could pitch. I was thrilled. I said,”Yes” and in the game I pitched awesome. I was very happy that I didn’t give up. And now, I am an excellent pitcher.

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By Sholom B. Hunger   I had a goal to win a race. At the beginning of the race I thought I would win because I was ahead of everyone who was running the race. I started to fall behind one person, two people, three, four, very soon I was all the way behind. But I never lost courage. Soon I was 5th to the head, because I ran as fast as I was able to. The next minute I was a yard away from the finish line, I put my head forward and won.