Words of Wisdom – 5th Nissan, 5769

Upon seeing a budding tree in Nisan we say “Blessed is He whose world lacks nothing and He has created good creations and good trees for the enjoyment of all mankind”

– Brachos 43b

From: RevachL’Neshama

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From our Sages on the Parshah

And the fire upon the Altar shall be kept burning in it… and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning (Leviticus 6:5)

Although a fire descended from heaven upon the Altar, it is a mitzvah to add to it a humanly produced fire.

(Talmud, Eruvin 63a)

This is a rule that applies to all areas of life: the gifts of life are bestowed upon us from Above, yet it is G-d’s desire that we add to them the product of our own initiative.

The Chassidic Masters

From our Sages on the Parshah – Chabad.org

Teachings of the Sages – 5th Nissan, 5769

“The essence of prayer is d’vekut [cleaving to G-d] with the Creator of the world; and the essence of d’vekut is hitpashtut ha-gashmiyut [a state of elevated mystic consciousness where one is divorced from any awareness of materiality or the body], which is similar to the exit of the soul from the body”

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz – ON PRAYER

From: Two Tzaddiks

Daily Torah Quote – 5th Nissan, 5769

Peace brings us to prayer, and by means of prayer we attain the General Peace, which is Peace in all the Worlds.

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

From: Breslev.co.il

Aryeh’s DIARY – 4th Adar-10th Nissan, 5769

DIARY
29th March – 4th April, 2009
4th – 10th Nissan, 5769

The first ten days of Nissan correspond to the letter Yod of ADNY; the four days of checking the Paschal lamb from 11-14 Nissan correspond to the Dalet The fifty days from the first day of Pesach to the eve of Shavuot correspond to the Nun and Shavuot itself corresponds to the Aleph, signifying our complete acceptance of the kingship of G-d through our service in this period.

Please spare a thought for the many who cannot afford Matzot and other Pesach needs. In this period it is customary to give Kimcha d’Pischa — special charity to the poor to cover their “flour” (kimcha) and other Pesach needs.

Sunday 29 March / 4 Nissan:
We are now in the count-down to Pesach. As we work to clean out the Chametz and make our other preparations for the festival, let’s remember to cleanse ourselves inwardly and offer our personal prayers from the heart for all that we need personally and collectively.

Friday night-Saturday 3-4 April / 10 Nissan:
Shabbat HaGadol, the “Great” Shabbat:
Torah reading: TZAV (Leviticus 6:1-8:36), setting forth the laws of the sacrificial rituals in the Temple.
Special Haftara for Shabbat HaGadol, the last Shabbat before Pesach:
Malachi 3:4-24 prophesying G-d’s coming Day of Judgment.
It is customary for the rabbi of the community to give a special sermon on themes relating to the coming festival of Pesach. It is also customary to read the main narrative portion of the Pesach Haggadah on Shabbat afternoon in preparation for the Pesach Seder night.

Today, 10th Nissan, is the anniversary of (1) The taking of the paschal lamb by the Children of Israel in Egypt without the Egyptians daring to attack them even though the lamb was their god; (2) Death of Miriam in the 40th year of wandering in the Wilderness; (3) Miracle of the splitting of the River Jordan when the Israelites entered the Land under Joshua.

This Information taken from: Aazamra.org - Torah for Our Time