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Be Smart
2023-06-08 03:20
    by Reb Gutman Locks         Be Smart        I asked them if they were Jewish.      The… Read More
Or Your Camera Will Blow Up!
2023-06-06 03:21
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Or Your Camera Will Blow Up!        When I take their pictures with their cameras, I almost… Read More
Other Jews Too!
2023-06-04 03:17
   by Reb Gutman Locks          Other Jews Too!        A couple of hundred Chabad yeshiva boys came to the Kotel early… Read More
2023-06-01 03:24
    by Reb Gutman Locks          Exactly!        Shmuli loves to do this one: He had a few boys from South Africa who… Read More
A Tough Cookie
2023-05-30 03:18
   by Reb Gutman Locks         A Tough Cookie        After he read the Shema, he started to take off the tefillin… Read More
2023-05-21 03:50
    by Reb Gutman Locks          Missed Mysticism        From time to time, I receive requests for help from Jews who… Read More
2023-05-18 03:32
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Time        Time is ongoing, and accumulative. This means it is continuous, and it coll… Read More
Noah’s Ark Saves The World
2023-05-16 03:28
   by Reb Gutman Locks          Noah's Ark Saves the World   Mr. Gutman, Thank you. I'm a 21-Year-old guy from Finland and last year I be… Read More
A Special Day
2023-05-14 03:30
   by Reb Gutman Locks   A Special Day        He's from Seattle. He recently retired from working for the State and is planning on moving… Read More
The Temple Mount
2023-05-11 03:36
   by Reb Gutman Locks          The Temple Mount        A few years ago, the neighbor in front of my apartment put two… Read More
The Horrible Curses
2023-05-09 03:30
    by Reb Gutman Locks         The Horrible Curses        This week's Torah reading lists the horrible curses that G… Read More
2023-05-07 03:34
   by Reb Gutman Locks   Sometimes…        Sometimes it's busy… sometimes it's very quiet.      I wa… Read More
2023-05-04 03:46
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Forgiveness   Rev asked:      If a Noahide [a gentile who keeps the 7 Commandments of Noah… Read More
2023-05-02 03:36
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Observant        I called out for him to come put on tefillin. He walked over and looked at m… Read More
Cooking Life
2023-04-30 03:42
   by Reb Gutman Locks     Cooking Life        Life is like cooking. Whatever ingredients you put in the dish, that is what it is go… Read More
2023-04-27 03:53
      by Reb Gutman Locks         Remembering        The boys are from Argentina. Their class went to Poland… Read More
Proper Intention
2023-04-25 03:45
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Proper Intention        If a Jew goes to the prayer or study hall and doesn't pray or study… Read More
They Did Not Sand The Kotel
2023-04-21 04:23
    by Reb Gutman Locks           They Did Not Sand the Kotel        Those names are still chiseled into the ston… Read More
The Kotel
2023-04-20 03:55
    by Reb Gutman Locks         The Kotel        I do not know when, but maybe a few hundred years ago, someone came t… Read More
A Beautiful Flower
2023-04-18 03:54
   by Reb Gutman Locks         A Beautiful Flower           A beautiful flower is growing in the field… Read More
2023-04-02 04:16
   by Reb Gutman LocksSometimes   Sometimes in life you just can't handle it anymore… and you have to take a nap. Read us on T… Read More
Make A Jewish Family
2023-03-28 04:28
    by Reb Gutman Locks         Make a Jewish Family        He is visiting from America. He walked over and put out hi… Read More
It’s Our Heart
2023-03-26 04:18
   by Reb Gutman Locks         It's Our Heart        The Talmud[i]  explains whether we bring a large offering or… Read More
2023-03-23 04:48
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Now        This is a unique time in the history of the Jewish people. The Redemption promised… Read More
2023-03-21 04:31
   by Reb Gutman Locks   Memories        When I asked him to come put on tefillin he strongly refused. I asked again in a slightly differe… Read More
Early Matzah
2023-03-19 04:31
   by Reb Gutman Locks      Early Matzah          It has been my custom for many years to be sure to have the Passover… Read More
Doing What Hashem Wants
2023-03-16 04:48
    by Reb Gutman Locks     Doing What Hashem Wants        He is from France… visiting Israel, 28 years old… hadn't pu… Read More
A Joy
2023-03-12 04:39
   by Reb Gutman Locks         A Joy        One of the foremost halachic authorities of the late 20th century, R' Mosh… Read More
2023-03-09 04:47
   by Reb Gutman Locks          Three Days!        When you get to be my age (thank G-d), you hold three days of Purim… Read More
Writing To Hashem
2023-03-05 04:47
   by Reb Gutman Locks           Writing to Hashem        The essence of prayer is "Directing your heart to H… Read More
2023-03-02 05:02
    by Reb Gutman Locks          Mommy!   All mommies have the same job. Read us on TELEGRAM? Search @mpaths or tap here… Read More
A Big Day!
2023-02-26 04:56
   by Reb Gutman Locks   A Big Day!        For thousands of years Jewish men from the age of 13 years old put on tefillin every weekday of… Read More
Increasing Joy!
2023-02-23 05:09
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Increasing Joy!        The month of Adar has begun. It is the time for increasing joy… Read More
2023-02-21 05:24
   by Reb Gutman Locks         A Metaphor…        It was nighttime. There was no light on the narrow street bel… Read More
Noah’s Ark
2023-02-19 05:10
   by Reb Gutman Locks       Noah's Ark   Dear Rabbi Locks      I watched several of your YouTube videos with great int… Read More
Ten Jewish Men
2023-02-14 05:14
    by Reb Gutman Locks       Ten Jewish Men        Why is there so much merit in being one of the first ten men to show up for… Read More
2023-02-12 05:14
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Earthquakes!        Tens of thousands of apparently innocent people have died in the past wee… Read More
2023-02-09 05:28
   by Reb Gutman Locks          Good and Bad                  … Read More
2023-02-07 05:30
   by Reb Gutman Locks      Jerusalem   Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain, hour after hour this morning! Thank G-d! Read us on TELEGRAM? Search @mpaths or t… Read More
I Don’t Know
2023-02-05 05:24
   by Reb Gutman Locks             I Don't Know        He's an 81-year-old Israeli who has lived in Brook… Read More
Chassidic Garments
2023-02-02 05:30
   by Reb Gutman Locks          Chassidic Garments        Chassidus teaches; "Thoughts, speech and deeds are garments… Read More
Jewish Blood Pressure
2023-01-31 05:21
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Jewish Blood Pressure        Sometimes I call out to visitors at the Kotel, "Come take… Read More
My Special Friends
2023-01-29 05:20
    by Reb Gutman Locks         My Special Friends        After davening at sunrise at the Kotel, Avi brought his spec… Read More
2023-01-19 05:38
   by Reb Gutman Locks       Oy!        He was standing in the middle of the prayer area with a "prayer shawl" on that had… Read More
What To Tell Them?
2023-01-17 05:28
    by Reb Gutman Locks          What to Tell Them?        Birthright is back, Baruch Hashem. They are doing a wonderf… Read More
Who Is A Jew?
2023-01-15 05:36
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Who Is a Jew?        He is here on a Birthright trip. He is 20 years old and had never put on… Read More
Entering His House
2023-01-10 06:04
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Entering His House        With great wisdom, King Dovid told us; "Enter His gates with t… Read More
Two Boys
2023-01-08 05:23
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Two Boys        He is 19 years old, born in Germany, and he still lives there. His mother is… Read More
2023-01-03 05:25
   by Reb Gutman Locks        It's the Same Old Argument        An Italian, firm believer in yushka- (x-ianity) came up to… Read More
2023-01-01 05:24
    by Reb Gutman Locks                        Why Did Moshe Ask?        Moshe aske… Read More
Today’s World
2022-12-29 05:29
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Today's World        He's visiting from Florida. He's 52 years old and had never pu… Read More
To Sum It Up
2022-12-27 05:24
   by Reb Gutman Locks        To Sum It Up        There is one simple thing we can all do to make our lives better. It's qu… Read More
I Got A New Job
2022-12-25 05:48
by Reb Gutman Locks        I Got a New Job        He is a Deputy Sheriff, visiting from Florida. When I first tried to get him to put… Read More
A Happy Chanukah
2022-12-20 05:33
   by Reb Gutman Locks         A Happy Chanukah        There is a disagreement among the sages whether or not we are o… Read More
2022-12-18 05:19
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Change?         A friend came up to me on the street and asked, "Does doing a mitz… Read More
He Saw It!
2022-12-15 05:32
   by Reb Gutman Locks         He Saw It!        His Hebrew name is Velvel. His English name is Bill. He is 98 years o… Read More
2022-12-13 05:18
   by Reb Gutman Locks          27%        An American tourist came up to me at my tefillin table smiling. He wanted t… Read More
Not Only
2022-12-11 05:18
   by Reb Gutman Locks     Not Only   Not only is Jerusalem holy, it is beautiful too.   Read us on TELEGRAM? Search @mpaths or tap here https:… Read More
Up Or Down?
2022-12-08 05:20
   by Reb Gutman LocksUp or Down?      Why does the Torah begin with the letter bet? Bet is the second letter of the Aleph bet. Shouldn't the Torah begin w… Read More
2022-12-06 05:12
   by Reb Gutman Locks          Working        I work for my living… sometimes as a cheerleader, bringing Jews… Read More
Why Did This Happen To Me?
2022-12-01 05:16
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Why Did This Happen to Me?        In this week's Torah portion, Laban, Yaacov's father-in-la… Read More
Time To Come Home
2022-11-29 05:02
    by Reb Gutman Locks         Time to Come Home        He is 68 years old. This was the first time he ever put on te… Read More
2022-11-27 05:03
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Meditation?   Dear Gutman,      Thank you for your teachings     … Read More
What Hashem Wants
2022-11-24 05:23
   by Reb Gutman Locks         What Hashem Wants        The father came right over when I called for them to put on te… Read More
Our Mother’s Tent
2022-11-17 04:56
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Our Mother's Tent        Why did Yitzchak bring Rivkah into his mother Sarah's tent? He… Read More
Talking To Hashem
2022-11-15 04:52
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Talking to Hashem        There is no better way to remember that Hashem is right here w… Read More
Good Time
2022-11-13 04:47
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Good Time        He is 76 years old, a retired medical doctor from Baltimore. This was the f… Read More
Jerusalem - Wednesday 3:30 PM
2022-11-10 04:56
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Jerusalem - Wednesday 3:30 PM   Rain and sunshine at the same time. I love it! Read us on TELEGRAM? Search… Read More
2022-11-08 04:41
   by Reb Gutman Locks        The Best Prayer         An elderly visitor from America came up to the tefillin stand an… Read More
The First In The World
2022-11-01 04:35
   by Reb Gutman Locks         The First in the World        Avraham, our father, was the first one in the world to b… Read More
2022-10-30 04:37
   by Reb  Gutman Locks      A Light Unto the Nations?        Two men came up to me at the Kotel tefillin stand. They said… Read More
Our Deeds
2022-10-27 04:40
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Our Deeds        In this week's Torah portion (Noah), we read that the evil deeds o… Read More
2022-10-23 04:30
    by Reb GutmanLocks         Time to Go        (I wrote this letter to a friend whom I have not seen in over 45 ye… Read More
Let Us Make Man
2022-10-20 04:27
    by Reb Gutman Locks          Let Us Make Man        How, in this week's Torah portion, can Hashem say, "Let us mak… Read More
Waving At Kotel
2022-10-13 04:53
   by Reb Gutman Locks               Waving at Kotel         We do not lay tefillin on the holidays… Read More
2022-10-09 04:15
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Do It Right!        What is the proper way to wave the Four Species on the holiday of S… Read More
For My Dear Fat Friend
2022-10-06 04:19
   by Reb Gutman Locks         For My Dear Fat Friend        There is a blessing Hashem wants to give to the Jew but… Read More
Repentance, Prayer, Charity
2022-10-04 04:14
   by Reb Gutman Locks          Repentance, Prayer, Charity        One of the more emotional moments of prayer during… Read More
Jews Coming Home
2022-10-02 04:19
   by Reb GutmanLocks        Jews Coming Home         According to newly released statistics from the Jewish Agency fo… Read More
From Jerusalem
2022-09-25 04:11
   by Reb Gutman Locks         From Jerusalem   Hashem bless all of us with a wonderful, healthy, sweet, and productive New Year… A… Read More
2022-09-22 04:21
   by Reb Gutman Locks          The Ten Days of Teshuvah        The ten days of teshuvah: from Rosh Hashanah through Y… Read More
Jews Should Marry Jews!
2022-09-18 04:07
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Jews Should Marry Jews!           He came up to me at the tefillin stand&hellip&hell…Read More
The Worse & The Best
2022-09-15 04:11
   by Reb Gutman Locks   The Worse & the Best        This week's Torah portion (Ki Savo) lists the worse, most horrible curses that c… Read More
Becoming Holy
2022-09-13 04:07
   by Reb Gutman Locks        Becoming Holy        The father is Russian. He made Aliyah (moved to Israel) some years ago… Read More
“Come Put On Tefillin”
2022-09-08 04:05
   by Reb Gutman Locks        "Come Put on Tefillin"           He was rushing past me. I called out, "Borde… Read More
“Dear Hashem…”
2022-09-06 03:57
   by Reb Gutman Locks          "Dear Hashem…"        Writing a note to place between the stones of the Kotel. … Read More
If I Could…
2022-09-04 04:01
   by Reb Gutman Locks         If I Could…   If I could erase all of my mistakes, I would be at least forty years younger. Read us… Read More
What You Give
2022-09-01 04:01
   by Reb Gutman Locks       What You Give        The Torah tells us what we give will be ours[i] This doesn't seem to make sen… Read More
The Month Of Elul
2022-08-25 03:55
   by Reb Gutman Locks            The Month of Elul        When we are asleep, all time seems to be the same. Whe… Read More
Teaching Torah
2022-08-23 03:44
   by Reb Gutman Locks          Teaching Torah        This may seem to be an oversimplification, but there are two gen… Read More
2022-08-21 03:48
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Next        His family is visiting from New York. It's his 13th birthday… his Ba… Read More
2022-08-18 03:56
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Blood in Your House        "You shall not place blood in your house"[i] The Torah warns… Read More
Moving Up
2022-08-16 03:43
   by Reb Gutman Locks         Moving Up        He is Bukharan. He lives in America, but he doesn't speak English. He… Read More

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