Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

PiCK-ME-UPs the book

Taking and Giving

To live, as the Creator wants us to live – taking pleasure and giving pleasure – leads to the highest success of all.

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 – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

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It is common knowledge that the Creator did not complete creation when He created it. And we can see in every corner of reality, in the general and in the particular, that it abides by laws of gradual development – from absence through the completion of its growth. For that reason, when the fruit tastes bitter in the beginning of its growth, it is not considered to be a flaw in the fruit, because we all know that the fruit has not yet finished its development.

And so it is in every aspect of reality, when some item appears bad and harmful to us, it is but a self-testimony of that item; that it is still in that transition phase – in the process of its development. Therefore, we cannot decide that it is bad and it is not wise for us to cast a flaw in it.

By Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag – Baal HaSulam, Peace in the World

Source: kabbalah.info

Daily Reminder – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

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Screaming For Mercy

The gemara in Moed Katan (5a) says that the reason a Metzora screams “Tamei Tamei” when a person passes by, is so that the person should have rachmanus on him and daven for him.

The Chofetz Chaim (Shaar HaZechira 7) explains that when a person tells Lashon Hara his tefilos are not accepted in Shamayim. Therefore, Hashem in His mercy puts the Baal Lashon Hara in such a pathetic situation, that although people dislike him because of his disgusting ways, nevertheless his present situation is so humiliating that people will feel bad for him and daven for him, since his tefilos are ineffective.

“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 – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

Two Tzaddiks

ON LANGUAGE, ACTIONS, THOUGHTS, AND DREAMS

R’ Pinchas said: “In everyone there is something precious which is in no one else. That is why it is said: ‘Despise not any man’”.*

*Tales of the Hasidim: Early Masters, by Martin Buber, p. 127 (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

Source: Two Tzaddiks

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

Aazamra.org - Torah for Our Time

Stop then and there!

You may be in some place when suddenly you have a thought of Teshuvah and a deep longing for G-d. Stop then and there in that very place and take a moment to focus on the thought and the feeling of longing. Turn them into a prayer. Put your longing into words straight from your heart. Don’t wait or move on, even if you are not in your usual place of prayer and study – even if you are going on your way – because if you move on, it could interrupt your train of thought.

Likutey Moharan II, 124

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

Source: Azamra Org

Omer Count for Wednesday Night, May 6th – 13th Iyar, 5769

 

Omer Count for Wednesday Night, May 6th -13th Iyar, 5769

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

Tonight, Wednesday evening, May 6th, count 28 Days in the Omer, which is four weeks of the Omer.

Day 28 – Malchus of Netzach: Nobility in Endurance, click here to read excerpt.

Exercise for the day: Fight for a dignified cause.

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

SOURCE:
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Meaningful Life Center

On this day – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

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Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 11; Yerushalmi yomi: Bava Metzia 1; Mishna yomit: Keilim 19:6; Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 306:7; Tanach yomi: Yechezkel Seder 11

From: Kaluach – Hebrew/civil calendars

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

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“A voice cries out in the wilderness, ‘Clear a path for G-d. ..’“ (Yeshayahu 40:3). The Baal Shem Tov taught that this refers to the thoughts of Teshuva that every Jew experiences when he contemplates the ultimate purpose of his existence.

Pri Tzaddik, Va’eschanan.

Source: The Baal Shem Tov Foundation

Daily Torah Quote – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

BreslevIl
 

Within your desire to increase your happiness, lies your challenge.

“Be Happy and Succeed” by Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

From: Breslev.co.il

Self-Growth – Keep Smiling – 12th Iyar, 5769

 

Self-Growth - Keep Smiling

Innermost, Deepest

By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

Our innermost, deepest desires are the most beautiful and powerful desires we have. Often though, it takes a “heartbreaking” event for us to realize that they’ve been there all along.*

* Shaarei Teshuva 1.33

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): 12th Iyar, 5769

 

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By Malka Touger

Negative Commandment 286
It is forbidden to accept testimony from a wicked person

Exodus 23:1 “Do not put your hand together with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness

The testimony of a witness is taken seriously by the court and serves as evidence helping the judges come to a just decision.

The witness must be a trustworthy person.

The judge is not permitted to accept the testimony of a dishonest person and use it in considering the case.

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