Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 9th Sivan, 5769

Daily PiCK-ME-UPs the book

What we want

We need to want what is good, what is beautiful, what is magnificent. For it is what we want, what we really want, that we receive.

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 Portion – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Kabbalah Portion – 9th Sivan, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Exile and Redemption – Congruity and Unity between Torah and Blind Faith and the Development of Human Calculation

Hence, I hereby propose to the House of Israel to say to our troubles, “enough!” And at the very least, calculate a human calculation, regarding these adventures that have come upon us time and time again, and here in our country as well, where we want to start our country anew. We have no hope of clutching at the ground as a nation; as long as we do not accept our holy Torah without any extenuations, to the last condition of the work Lishma, and not for oneself, with any residue of selfishness as I have proven in the article “The Revelation of G-dliness” (Matan Torah).

If we do not establish ourselves accordingly, then there are classes among us, and we will undoubtedly be pushed right and left as all nations are, and much more, because it is the nature of the developed that they cannot be restrained, for he who has a developed mind his mind is important, and will not bow before anything and knows no compromise. That is why our sages said Israel is the fiercest of the nations, because he whose mind is broader is most obstinate.

It is a psychological law. If you don’t understand me go and study this law among the contemporary members of the nation, and when we started to build, time was already showing us our fierceness and assertiveness of mind, and that which one builds the other ruins.

…It is known to all, but there is only one novelty in my words, and that is that they think that the other side will eventually understand the danger and will bow his head and accept their opinion. But I know that even if we tie them together in one basket, one will not surrender to the other as full note, and no danger will interrupt anyone from carrying out his ambition.

In one sentence: As long as we do not raise our goal above the corporeal life, we will have no corporeal revival, because the spiritual and the corporeal in us cannot live in one basket, for we are the children of the idea. Even if we are immersed in 49 gates of materialism, still we will not give up the idea. Hence, it is the holy purpose of His name that we need.

By Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag – Baal HaSulam, Exile and Redemption

Source: kabbalah.info

Today 9th Sivan, 5769 – “Little Mitzvos”

 

Today 9th Sivan, 5769 – “Little Mitzvos”

Little Mitzvos Org

You may think, how does one little Mitzvo help . . .

Our times are calling out to us to do Teshuva, but it’s too hard for us to change our lives. Even when we try, we end up reverting back to nothing, everything as was. We MUST show HaShem that we are seeing the signs and that it means something to us.

In this way, when HaShem asks what did we did, we can reply “I took this on…”

You must not consider this “Little Mitzvos” as a replacement for the Shulchan Oruch – you must continue learning Halochos via mainstream Seforim and with Shiurim.

Kedushas Shabbos

Cover an extra surface with tablecloth.

Source: Little Mitzvos Org

Teachings of the Sages – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 9th Sivan, 5769

Two Tzadiks

ON SELF-NEGATION

R’ Pinchas said: “The divine is most present when I myself am most absent”.*

*Freedomlaw, by R.J. Tavel (C)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

Source: Two Tzaddiks

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings

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THE PURPOSE OF LIFE – Each mitzvah creates a lamp

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.”

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Azamra means “I will sing” (Psalms 146:2)

“And the way to sing the song of joy is by seeking the good in all people, especially in ourselves. Each good point is one more note in the song of life!”

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

On this day – Limud yomi – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

On this day – Limud yomi – 9th Sivan, 5769

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Limud yomi

Limud yomi

Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 37; Yerushalmi yomi: Bava Metzia 27; Mishna yomit: Keilim 25:6; Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 308:49; Tanach yomi: 12 Prophets Seder 3

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 9th Sivan, 5769

Baal Shem Tov Foundation
 

The Maggid of Mezeritch once remarked, “If only I could kiss the Sefer Torah with the same love that the Baal Shem Tov used to show a little child who had started reciting his alef-beis!”.

(Sippurei Chasidim Shir HaShirim)

Source: The Baal Shem Tov Foundation

Daily Torah Quote – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Torah Quote – 9th Sivan, 5769

Breslev Israel
 

   Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the Heavens, from there the Lord your G-d will gather you and bring you back.

Devoraim 30:4

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Tikun Habris – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

Tikun Habris – 9th Sivan, 5769

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Tikun Habris is the most important topic to discuss in this low generation, and no one is dealing with it.

If you are Jewish then you are part of the Holy nation. Have mercy on your holy soul and stop blemishing it with the sin of wasting seed. Take heed of what the kabbalah says and stop committing this sin of wasting seed.

The Sin of Wasting Seed

Rav Acha bar Yashya said whoever wastes seed equates himself to an animal. Just like an animal does not care what it does, so to this person randomly commits this sin. Just like an animal is set aside to be slaughtered and does not receive life in the future world so to this person stands to die and does not live in the future world.

(Medrish Hagdol Vyashev)

A Wonderous Segulah to rectify oneself and to rectify Nefesh Ruach and Neshama. Culled from the Holy ARIZALs works to be said every day after prayers. Tikun Mem Ches from the Tikunei Zohar has the Segulah to bring that which is precious and holy out of what has fallen into spiritual darkness and to rectify the sins related to the Bris Kodesh. Whomever says it will be worthy of many wonderous things relating to body and soul.

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Self-Growth – Keep Smiling – 8th Sivan, 5769

 

Self-Growth – Keep Smiling – 8th Sivan, 5769

Self-Growth - Keep Smiling
 

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By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

We need to use all our abilities, talents and resources to reach the success we want. This includes getting help from the people in our lives.

Have a growth-filled, uplifting day

By: Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz of “Self-Growth

Blog – To view previous “Keep Smiling”s, click here, or copy this address to your browser:
http://keep-smiling-self-wealth.blogspot.com/

“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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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 Reminder – 8th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 8th Sivan, 5769

RevachL'Neshama

Zechiras Miriam

When Your Friend Has Been Taken For A Ride

Bais Hillel says regardless of how beautiful the Kallah looks you are permitted to bend the truth and praise her. Bais Shammai disagrees and says you need to tell it like it is or else it is a lie. Bais Hillel asks Bais Shammai, “do you mean to say that if your friend purchased an item that was not good or costs too much you should tell him the truth? Of course not! Bais Shammai does not disagree with this.

It is lashon hara and rechilus to tell someone he has been cheated by a store once it is too late. Only if he has recourse under the halachos of Ona’ah may you tell him. Even then there are many particulars that you need to know. Until you learn both Hilchos Ona’ah and Hilchos Lashon Hara, be careful what you say next time your friend proudly comes over to you to show you his brand new..

“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

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth – 8th Sivan, 5769

 

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth – 8th Sivan, 5769

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Urgent Yearning

By Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Daily Dose – Today’s Meditation – Urgent Yearning

This Daily Dose from: Chabad.org

DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): 8th Sivan, 5769

 

DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): 8th Sivan, 5769

Chabad org

By Malka Touger

Positive Commandment 11
Studying and Teaching the Torah

Deuteronomy 6:7 “And you shall teach them diligently to your children.”

Is your father a doctor? An accountant? A computer programmer?

The Torah actually encourages him to be a teacher, as well!

Besides the profession your father may have chosen, he is commanded to teach his children Torah.

He must also try to teach other Jews the Torah, because students are also called “children.”

When you grow up, this same Mitzvah obligates you to study Torah yourself and to teach it to others.

 

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

This Week’s Article – Which World?

 

This Week’s Article

Which World?

By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

We live in three worlds, the world of things, the world of people, and the world of concepts.

The world of things is made of buildings, homes, gardens, furniture, cars, clothing, food and drink, etc. The world of people is composed of family, friends, neighbors, workmates, teachers, people who buy from us or sell to us, people we see, people we meet, etc. The world of concepts is the most complex of the three. At one level, it is made of research, exploration, scientific discovery; at another, of social justice, truth and peace; at yet another, of love, awe, joy, etc.

We all live in all three worlds. The question is though, which for us is our main world? In other words, in which of our worlds do we invest our main thrust?

  … or Life

That which is material dies — if not today, then tomorrow. That which is spiritual lives beyond this world; it is eternal, timeless.

Every element in this world is composed of the material and the spiritual. The spiritual is the soul, the life-force of the material being. When we use the elements of this world for a higher cause, we attach ourselves to its spirit and make it a part of our higher selves. We gain for ourselves a share in its life-force.

If however, we use this world purely for physical gratification, we embed our own spirituality into that which is material. This damages us, as well as our world.

  A Hidden Hunger

We each have a hidden hunger. We may try to suppress it, but this doesn’t make the hunger disappear. The only way is to try to satisfy it.

Material riches cannot satisfy this hunger. On the contrary, they irritate it, much like the thirsty person who drinks seawater. We have to turn to — link ourselves with — the Source of life. Only then can we begin to satisfy this need.

A 10-yr old has no wish again to be the age of five. An adult has no interest in returning to his childhood. Similarly, one who connects and tastes life in a higher realm will never view his life in the same way again.

  The Formula

We come into this world as guests. This world is not our own. As such, we need to behave ourselves. The hotel, which we so enjoy, has rules. The management may keep a low profile, but they enforce their rules strictly and with precision. They reward us when we behave as we should. They punish us for misbehaving.

To improve our lives, to promote our self-growth, we need to learn and know these rules. Then we will avoid doing what we shouldn’t be doing, and instead, do what we need to do. We will stay away from the words that shouldn’t be said, and instead say what we need to say. We will stop thinking thoughts that harm us, and instead generate thoughts that bring goodness into our lives.

To sweeten our lives we must learn the formula; then, do our best to keep to it.

Author, Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz.

All rights reserved (c) Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 8th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 8th Sivan, 5769

Daily PiCK-ME-UPs the book

Only Now

Focus, do your best; smile and enjoy your life. See your dreams coming true and be the person you want to be. Be in love with your world, amazed by its beauty. For, now — and only now — your are alive.

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.

FREE INSPIRATIONAL POSTER – To download high resolution version, click here.

Daily Kabbalah Portion – 8th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Kabbalah Portion – 8th Sivan, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Exile and Redemption – The Difference Between a Secular Ideal and a Religious Ideal

A secular ideal stems from humanness and hence cannot raise itself above humanness, whereas a religious idea, which stems from the Creator, can raise itself above humanity, because the basis for a secular ideal is equalization, and the prize of glory in the eyes of man, and he acts in order to boast in the eyes of people. And although one is sometimes disgraced in the eyes of one’s generation, one still relies on other generations and it is still a precious thing for him, like a gem that fuels its owner though no one knows of it or cherishes it. A religious idea, however, is based on glory in the eyes of G-d. Hence he who follows a religious idea can raise himself above humanity.

And so it stands among the nations of our Diaspora. As long as we followed the path of Torah we remained safe, for it is known to all the nations that we are a highly developed nation, and wanted our cooperation and to exploit us, according to their own selfish desires. Yet we still had great power among the nations, for after all the exploitation, there still remained a handsome portion left for us, greater than for most civilians of the land.

But because people rebelled against the Torah, in their aspiration to execute their selfish device, they lost the purpose of life, meaning the work of G-d. And because the sublime goal was switched with the selfish goals for the pleasures of life, anyone who attained fortune raised his own goal with glory and beauty. And where the religious scattered his monetary surplus on righteousness and good deeds and other such collective needs, the selfish ones scattered their surplus on the joys of life: on food and drink, clothing and jewels, and were equalized with the distinguished in every nation.

By these words I only mean to show that the Torah, as a natural law of development, even when accompanied by blind faith, goes hand in hand in wonderful unity, in a way that the bad incidences in the Diaspora, that we have much to tell of from the days of our exile, were all for the reason that we embezzled the Torah. If we had kept the commandments of the Torah, no harm would come to us.

By Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag – Baal HaSulam, Exile and Redemption

Source: kabbalah.info

Today 8th Sivan, 5769 – “Little Mitzvos”

 

Today 8th Sivan, 5769 – “Little Mitzvos”

Little Mitzvos Org

You may think, how does one little Mitzvo help . . .

Our times are calling out to us to do Teshuva, but it’s too hard for us to change our lives. Even when we try, we end up reverting back to nothing, everything as was. We MUST show HaShem that we are seeing the signs and that it means something to us.

In this way, when HaShem asks what did we did, we can reply “I took this on…”

You must not consider this “Little Mitzvos” as a replacement for the Shulchan Oruch – you must continue learning Halochos via mainstream Seforim and with Shiurim.

Kedushas Shabbos

Be Makpid to eat Melava Malka.

Source: Little Mitzvos Org

Teachings of the Sages – 8th Sivan, 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 8th Sivan, 5769

Two Tzadiks

ON THE IMMANENCE OF G-D

“In all thy ways acknowledge Him” (Proverbs 3:6). “The following remark is attributed to Rabbi Pinhas of Koretz: ‘How then is it possible to know G-d in all ways? It is, because when G-d gave the Torah, the whole world was filled with the Torah. Thus there is nothing which did not contain Torah, and this is the meaning of the verse. Whoever says that the Torah is one thing and the profane sphere another is a heretic’”.*

*Martin Buber’s interpretation of Hasidism, by Gershom G. Scholem, in The Jewish Expression, edited by Judah Goldin, p. 407 (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

Source: Two Tzaddiks

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings – 8th Sivan, 5769

 

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings

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THE PURPOSE OF LIFE – Make a profit from this world

The profit you can gain from this world is indescribable. You don’t even need to lay out money to make a profit from this world. All you need to do is reach out and take advantage of the many opportunities G-d constantly provides for you to make a very great profit.

Likutey Moharan II, 55

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

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Azamra means “I will sing” (Psalms 146:2)

“And the way to sing the song of joy is by seeking the good in all people, especially in ourselves. Each good point is one more note in the song of life!”

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Daily Kabbalah Dose – 8th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Kabbalah Dose – 8th Sivan, 5769

Daily Kabbalistic Wisdom

Where’s the Change?

By Yehuda Berg

Kabbalah reveals that when a person who has avoided spirituality comes before the Creator and is asked why he didn’t change, he will take out his bag of excuses: I was too busy trying to survive, I gave to charity, it’s not like I ever killed somebody, I didn’t know you really existed.

G-d will then tell him, “you have all the excuses, but you did not accomplish anything in this lifetime. Now you must return to the world and do something!”

Change something today. It can be the slightest thing like committing to not say a certain negative word or behaving a certain way. Fill your bag with shining examples of effort and personal growth.