Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

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Stupid Mistakes

We make stupid mistakes – all the time. It’s part of our reality. The question is then, how do we turn them to our advantage? How do we climb them towards our dream? There is a solution. We just need to find it.

By: Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz of “Self-Growth.

PiCK-ME-UPs:
Empower yourself, enjoy life!
Not just another book, but a series of lessons to change our lives, turning darkness to light, misery to joy, shame into dignity; giving us a sense of direction, that we may move through our days with enthusiasm and passion, turning each moment into a jewel, a treasure, and a source of great pleasure and enjoyment. Click here for more.

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Daily Kabbalah Quote – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

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Daily Kabbalah Quote

“Every basis for physical success is the measure of the unity of society, and the basis for the success of intelligence and knowledge, is the separation and disagreement among them.

It therefore turns out, that when mankind succeeds in the matter of success of the bodies, meaning by bringing them to the degree of complete love for the fellow man, all the bodies in the world will unite into a single body and a single heart. And only then will all the happiness intended for humanity will be revealed in all its glory.”

Baal HaSulam, in “The Freedom.”

Source: kabbalah.info

Daily Reminder – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

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Rav Naftoli Amsterdam Recommends Getting A Heter Mei’a Rabbanim

Rav Naftoli Amsterdam one of the close talmidim of Rav Yisroel Salanter wondered why people run around to get 100 Rabbanim to allow them to marry a second wife which is only assur from a Cheirem of Rabbeinu Gershom. Shouldn’t they get 100 Rabbanim to sign off before they speak Lashon Hara which is an issur Min HaTorah, and one of the more severe ones at that? (Iturei Torah Kedoshim)

“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.

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Teachings of the Sages – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

Two Tzaddiks

ON GOOD AND EVIL

R’ Raphael said: “See not evil in another and good in thyself, but see good in another, and evil in thyself. … Criticize not another’s conduct, but only thine own”*

*Midrash Pinhas, p. 44 (A), cited in The Hasidic Anthology: Tales and Teachings of the Hasidim, by Louis I. Newman, p. 507. Reprinted with permission of Ann Newman (B)

By Rabbi Refael of Barshad zs”l – ON GOOD AND EVIL

Source: Two Tzaddiks

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

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PURITY OF THOUGHT

Man’s mind is his very essence. Wherever your thoughts are, that is where you are – all of you.

This is why it is so important to avoid all evil thoughts, because otherwise that is where your place will be.

You must force yourself to think good thoughts in order to be worthy of know ing God. Then your place will be with Him and you will be merged with Him. The greater your perception of God, the more fully merged with Him you will become, and then you will attain eternal life.

Likutey Moharan I, 21

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
“It is a great mitzvah to be happy.”

Omer Count for Thursday Night, 7th Iyar, 5769

 

Omer Count for Thursday Night, April 30th, 2009 – 7th Iyar, 5769

*The Omer is counted every evening after nightfall, from the second night of Passover till the night before Shavuot.

Tonight, Thursday evening, April 30th, count 22 Days in the Omer, which is three weeks and one day of the Omer.

Day 22 – Chesed of Netzach: Lovingkindness in Endurance, click here to read excerpt.

Click here to order the book. For more information on this fascinating 49 day journey click here.

On this day – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

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On this day

Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 5; Yerushalmi yomi: Bava Kama 39; Mishna yomit: Keilim 18:3; Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 305:12; Tanach yomi: Yechezkel Seder 6

From: Kaluach – Hebrew/civil calendars

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

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“Toras Hashem temimah (G-d’s Torah is complete) …” (Tehillim 19:8). The Baal Shem Tov rendered this literally: The Torah in its entirety spells the name of G-d.

Toldos Aharon, Beshalach.

Source: The Baal Shem Tov Foundation

Daily Torah Quote – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

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Rabbi Shimon would say: There are three crowns–the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood and the crown of sovereignty–but the crown of good name surmounts them all.

Avot 4

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Self-Growth – Keep Smiling – 6th Iyar, 5769

 

Self-Growth - Keep Smiling

I, You

By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

I am you and you are I, and we are one — as long as we choose to see it this way. Let’s be good to ourselves.*

* The Kotzker Rebbe would say, “If I am I and you are you, then I am I and you are you; but if I am you and you are I, then I am not I and you are not you.” This however is no contradiction. A person should worry about his own self-growth. Still, such growth is only possible when we concern ourselves with the welfare of others.

Have a growth-filled, uplifting day

By: Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz of “Self-Growth

“Heavenly Ways” gives us a Torah-based point of view 176 topics, affirmations to accelerate our journey along healthful, heavenly ways. To see excerpt, click here.

Hearts on Fire expands on selected verses from Tehillim to motivate us to new growth. In hard-cover for sale, or otherwise as a free ebook. Click here for an excerpt.

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Special: Download the “Keep Smiling” ebook, free. Click here.

A Handful of Light” expands on the very short, powerful “Letter of the Ramban” with classic mussar and outlook ideas. (287 pages) To see an excerpt, click here.

PiCK-ME-UPs:
Empower yourself, enjoy life!
Not just another book, but a series of lessons to change our lives, turning darkness to light, misery to joy, shame into dignity; giving us a sense of direction, that we may move through our days with enthusiasm and passion, turning each moment into a jewel, a treasure, and a source of great pleasure and enjoyment. Click here for more.

“Wealth – A Torah Approach” contains over 700 teachings from the Torah, Prophets and our earliest sages on this continually perplexing subject. Click here for an excerpt.

DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): 6th Iyar, 5769

 

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Negative Commandment 280
It is forbidden to pervert justice for a convert or orphan

Deuteronomy 24:17 “You shall not pervert the judgment of the stranger or the or the orphan

A judge may not consider the sensitive nature of an orphan or “Ger” (convert to Judaism) while siting in judgment.

He must base his verdict on fact.

This Negative Mitzvah cautions the judge not to give a lenient judgment because he has consideration for the sensitive nature of the person he is judging.

 

Positive Commandment 177
Judging Honestly

Leviticus 19:15 “With righteousness, judge your neighbor

In Heddy’s school, a student who is sent to the principal’s office for bad behavior, does not panic. She knows that the principal is fair.

He treats the students properly and never gives them too severe a punishment.

A Jew who is ordered to be brought before a Beit-Din was assured of fair judgment.

It was not dependent on the nature of the judge nor his mood!

The Torah commanded us to judge in a fair manner.

This is not merely a helpful suggestion or gentle prodding – it is a commandment!

The judge knows he is guided by a higher authority than his own.

 

Negative Commandment 276
It is forbidden to fear the threats of a man being accused in judgment

Deuteronomy 1:17 “You shall not be afraid because of any man”

This Negative Mitzvah encourages the judge to act honestly and bravely in judgment.

The Torah commands him not to fear while judging.

He should not be afraid that the accused person will do him harm or take revenge. The Torah tells us not to be frightened, but to bring about proper judgment.

 

Negative Commandment 274
It is forbidden to accept bribery in judgment

Exodus 23:8 “And you shall take no bribe

Occasionally, we hear about people receiving large sums of money as bribes. Whenever a person does a nice thing for a judge so that he will and say good things about him, the Torah considers it bribery.

The Talmud relates that once a judge’s tenant brought him the rent a few days early and the judge refused to hear the case because he considered that a bribe.

The Torah gives a judge this special commandment because he is charged with declaring justice.

A judge is forbidden to accept any form of bribery, even if the bribe is offered from an innocent man and the judgment is truthful and correct.

From: my free Daily Mitzvah (Maimonides) Email Newsletter: Chabad.org

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 5th Iyar, 5769

 

Daily Quote from “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book – 5th Iyar, 5769

PiCK-ME-UPs the book

The Best Me

We need be no more than anyone else is, nor any less. We just need to be “the best me” we can be.

By: Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz of “Self-Growth.

PiCK-ME-UPs:
Empower yourself, enjoy life!
Not just another book, but a series of lessons to change our lives, turning darkness to light, misery to joy, shame into dignity; giving us a sense of direction, that we may move through our days with enthusiasm and passion, turning each moment into a jewel, a treasure, and a source of great pleasure and enjoyment. Click here for more.

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Daily Kabbalah Quote – 5th Iyar, 5769

 

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Daily Kabbalah Quote – 5th Iyar, 5769

“The whole desirable end for the Creator from the creation He had created is to delight His creatures, so they would know His greatness and His Trueness, and would receive all the abundance and pleasantness He had prepared for them.”

—Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) (1884—1954), “Introduction to the Study of The Book of Zohar”.

Source: kabbalah.info

Daily Reminder – 5th Iyar, 5769

 

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Daily Reminder – 5th Iyar, 5769

Spousal Abuse

Telling Lashon Hara to your spouse, is as Assur, as telling to anyone else (unless it is permissible see Klal 8:10). If fact says the Chofetz Chaim, it may have more severe negative ramifications.

For example if a person unjustly tells their spouse about what someone did to them, certainly that spouse will become angry and may enter the fray, fanning the flames of hatred and revenge.

No, we don’t keep secrets from our spouse, but Lashon Hara is not a secret, it is an issur. By telling, you will cause your spouse far greater harm in Shamayim than what you’d be arrested for, here on earth.

“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.

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From: RevachL’Neshama

Teachings of the Sages – 5th Iyar, 5769

 

Two Tzaddiks

Teachings of the Sages – 5th Iyar, 5769

R’ Pinchas said: “It’s possible for a person to be created and live an entire lifetime just for the sake of uttering one word or making a single gesture that he performs for the Holy One”*

*The Way into Jewish Mystical Tradition, by Lawrence Kushner. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001, p. 109 (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz – ON LANGUAGE, ACTIONS, THOUGHTS, AND DREAMS

From: Two Tzaddiks

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov – Sayings & Teachings – 5th Iyar, 5769

 

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Each mitzvah creates a lamp

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov – Sayings & Teachings – 5th Iyar, 5769

Each mitzvah that a person does in this world creates a lamp with which he can explore the treasure house of the King after he dies. This is the ultimate bliss of the life to come.

Likutey Moharan I, 275

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
“It is a great mitzvah to be happy.”

Omer Count for Wednesday Night, 6th Iyar, 5769

 

Omer Count for Wednesday Night, April 29th, 2009 – 6th Iyar, 5769

*The Omer is counted every evening after nightfall, from the second night of Passover till the night before Shavuot.

On Wednesday Night, count 21 Days in the Omer, which is two weeks and six days of the Omer.

Day 21 – Malchut of Tiferet: Nobility in Compassion, click here to read excerpt.

Click here to order the book. For more information on this fascinating 49 day journey click here.