Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 3rd Sivan, 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 3rd Sivan, 5769

Daily PiCK-ME-UPs the book

Instead of Cursing

Instead of cursing those who hurt us, instead of bringing black clouds of negativity and ugliness into our lives, let us rather call to our Creator for help; let us look for His light, a white, joyous, healing light.

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Daily Kabbalah Portion – 3rd Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Kabbalah Portion – 3rd Sivan, 5769

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Brethren, I plead you read, re-read the following text and meditate on its meaning and profound implications.
Blessings,
Aryeh

All of Israel Are Responsible for One Another

In light of the above we can understand a perplexing saying by our sages who said, “All of Israel are responsible for one another.” Furthermore, Rabbi Elazar, the son of Rabbi Shimon adds that, “The world is judged by the majority.”

It follows, that we are also responsible for all the nations of the world. I wonder; this seems to be something that the mind cannot tolerate. How can one be responsible for the sins of another whom he does not know? It is said specifically that, “The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”

Now we can understand the meaning of the words in utter simplicity. It is clearly impossible to keep the Torah and Mitzvot if the entire nation does not participate.

It turns out that each and every person has become responsible for his friend. This means that those who are reckless make those who keep the Torah remain in their filth. They cannot be corrected and come to love bestowal upon one’s fellow person without the participation of the reckless. Thus, if some among the nation are sinners, they make the rest of the nation suffer.

It is written in the Midrash, “Israel, one of them sins and all of them feel.” Rabbi Shimon said about that: “It is like people who were seated in a boat. One of them took a drill and began to drill under his seat. His friends told him, ‘What are you doing?’ He replied, “Why should you care? Am I not drilling under me?’ They replied, ‘The water is flooding the boat.’” As we’ve explained above, because the reckless are immersed in self-love, their acts create a wall of steel that detains those who keep the Torah from even beginning to keep the Torah and Mitzvot, as they should be kept.

Now we will clarify the words of Rabbi Eliezar, son of Rabbi Shimon, who says, “Since the world is judged by the majority, and the individual is judged by the majority, if one performs one Mitzva, blessed be he, for he sentences himself and the entire world to a scale of merit. If he commits one sin, woe unto him for he sentences himself and the entire world to a scale of demerit. It is said, ‘But one sinner destroyeth much good.’”

We see that Rabbi Abba, son of Rabbi Shimon takes the issue of the Arvut (mutual responsibility) even further, for he says, “The world is judged by its majority.” This is because he thinks it is not enough for one nation to receive the Torah and Mitzvot. Either he came to this opinion by observing reality, for we see that the end has not yet come, or he received it from his teachers.

The text also supports him, as it promises us that at the time of redemption, “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord,” and also, “all nations shall flow onto him,” and many more verses. That is the reason he conditioned the Arvut in the participation of the entire world. It shows that an individual cannot come to the desired goal by observing Torah and Mitzvot, if not through the aid of all the people of the world.

Thus, each and every Mitzva that one performs affects the whole world. It is like a person who weighs beans on a scale. Just like each and every bean one puts on the scale induces the final desired decision, so each Mitzva that the individual performs before the whole earth is full of the knowledge develops the world in that direction.

It is said, “But one sinner destroyeth much good.” It means that one’s sinning reduces the weight on the scale, as though that person took back the beans he had put on the scale. By that one turns the world backwards.

By Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag – Baal HaSulam, The Love for the Creator & Love for the Created Beings

Source: kabbalah.info

Today 3rd Sivan, 5769 – “Little Mitzvos”

 

Today 3rd 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

Bench the children on Friday night – even if its not your minhag.

Source: Little Mitzvos Org

Daily Reminder – 3rd Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 3rd Sivan, 5769

RevachL'Neshama

Rav Itzele Blazer Spoke Too Much?

In Shamayim they measure our words, one word at a time. Their will be a Din and Cheshbon on each and every one of them. Rav Itzele Blazer who barely talked his whole life came back in a dream to Rav Chaim Berlin after his petira and told him that the detail of the Din on each word is incomprehensible to a human being.

Therefore says the Chofetz Chaim (Zecher L’Mirriam 14), clean speech is not an all or nothing proposition. Even if you can’t kick the habit, nevertheless cutting back will prove very beneficial for you. Moreover if you start cutting back and keep working on yourself, you will eventually rid yourself of this terrible aveira. Haba Litaher Misaimim Oisoi.

“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 – 3rd Sivan, 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 3rd Sivan, 5769

Two Tzadiks

ON THE IMMANENCE OF G-D

R’ Pinchas said: “‘If a man fulfills the commandments of the Torah, such as the commandment of the phylacteries, and says the formula prescribed by the Kabbalists, namely, “In the name of all Israel [I am doing this]” then he lifts up the whole universe to its “root” above, for the world is really G-d Himself, like the locust whose clothing is part of its own self [i.e. its own wings garb its body]. Therefore, he annihilates [by his action] the [outward] existence of the whole universe. And if we see that in spite of all this the world is still there, it is because the vital energy of G-d is always active and the world is incessantly renewed.’ In contrast, then, to classical Kabbalistic theurgy, where mitzvot transform the G-dhead’s inner state, for Hasidism, mitzvot transform the worshipper’s field of vision”.*

*Midrash Pinhas, 1872, 9b, 60 (A), cited in Devekut, or communion with G-d, by Gershom Scholem, in Essential Papers on Hasidism: Origins to Present, edited by Gershon David Hundert, p. 296 (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

Source: Two Tzaddiks

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings – 3rd Sivan, 5769

 

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings

Aazamra.org - Torah for Our Time

SERVING G-D – Removing the shadow to reveal the light

Strive to nullify every one of your negative traits until you become absolutely nothing before G-d.

Start with one trait until you nullify it completely. Then work on your other traits, one by one, until they are totally non-existent.

The more you nullify your negative traits, the more G-d’s glory will shine and be revealed in you, until “The earth radiates with His glory” (Ezekiel 43:2).

G-d’s glory is like light. The larger an object standing in front of a source of light, the greater the shadow it casts. When you set up a thin rod in front of the sun, it throws only a small shadow. A larger object throws a bigger shadow, while a great structure throws an even larger shadow. The shadow is caused by the obstruction of the light.

The same is true of G-d’s glory. When something material stands in front of something spiritual, it casts a shadow. The denser the material, the more shadow it casts.

The deeper you are sunk in some negative trait or worldly desire, the greater the shadow it casts over G-d’s glory, causing His light to be hidden from you. But as you nullify these traits and desires, you also remove this shadow and the light of G-d’s glory is revealed.

When you succeed in nullifying the shadow completely, turning everything into absolute nothingness, then G-d’s glory is revealed in all the world . There is nothing to hide the light and cause a shadow. And then, “The whole earth is filled with His glory” (Isaiah 6:3).

Sichot Haran #136

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

Source: Azamra Org

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Omer Count for Tuesday, May 26th – 4th Sivan, 5769

 

Omer Count for Tuesday Night, May 26th – 4th Sivan, 5769

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

Tonight, Tuesday evening, May 26th, count 48 Days in the Omer, which is six weeks and six days of the Omer.

Day 48 – Yesod of Malchut: Bonding in Nobility, click here to read excerpt.

Exercise for the day: Actualize your sovereignty by intensifying your bond with a close one.

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SOURCE:
Chabad Org
Meaningful Life Center