Daily Reminder – 7th Nissan, 5769

Chasam Sofer – When Tefilos Don’t Work

When the great Gaon Rav Meshulam Igra was sick, the people beseeched Hashem with Tefila to spare his life. Their tefilos went unanswered and Rav Meshulam was niftar. Seeing the disappointment of the people the Chasam Sofer stood up to be Maspid him as follows. He told a Mashal of a broken ax trying to chop down a tree. The mightiest logger can swing away all day at the tree but if the ax is broken it will not help.

Surely said the Chasam Sofer, when people gather to daven with Kavana, Hashem answers their tefilos and grants their request. However the tool for tefila is the mouth and when the mouth is contaminated with forbidden speech it simply doesn’t function properly. No matter hard one davens, broken mouths cannot accomplish the task.

“Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L’Miriam BaDerech B’Tzaischem MiMitzrayim”

The Ramban and other Rishonim count among the Mitzvos Aseh Min HaTorah the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe. The Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara. More than just saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the incident in order for it to have its intended effect.

From: RevachL’Neshama

Teachings of the Sages – 7th Nissan, 5769

R’ Pinchas said that even a piece of straw lying on the ground does so at G-d’s decree. Divine Providence dictates that it lies with one end facing this way and the other end facing the other way.

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz – ON DIVINE PROVIDENCE

From: Two Tzaddiks

Daily Torah Quote – 7th Nissan, 5769

See greatness in others, and be great.

“Be Happy and Succeed” by Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

From: Breslev.co.il

Daily Kabbalah Dose – 6th Nissan, 5769

You’re On It

By Yehuda Berg

I know many people don’t have all day to dedicate to spiritual study and actions. Duties call, bills need to be paid, the hectic pace of life sweeps us up. And when we do have time for spirituality, we feel we have strayed too far off the path to continue.

I have news for you: If you’re looking for the path, you’re on it!

Today, take some steps forward on this path. Do an act of unconditional, out-of-the-blue sharing. Expect no return on your investment. The bigger your action, the bigger the step.

Teachings of the Sages – 6th Nissan, 5769

“[R’ Pinchas] emphasized in his teachings that one can really be considered a Tzadik, a saintly person, if he does not possess even a speck of evil within himself and does not see any evil in others”

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz – ON THE ROLE OF THE TZADDIK

From: Two Tzaddiks