This week’s recommended reading: 1st – 7th Sivan, 5769

Books

 

Torah Reading for the Week of 1st – 7th Sivan, 5769

Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)The Good Fence – by Rabbi Max Weimman

Advanced Parsha – Shavuot (Exodus 19:1 – 20:23) Living “Chosen”
Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)Does the Best Man Win? – by Rabbi Noson Weisz – Aish Jerusalem

From our Sages on the Parshah – Parshah In DepthParshah: Behar-Bechukotai Verses: Leviticus 25:1-27:34

Rebbe Nachman’s WisdomThe Last Minute, By Rabbi Erez Moshe Doron

Chassidic PearlsThe Power of Pidyon – Bamidbar – By: Rabbi Lazer Brody

Stories for the Shabbos TableThe Light – Nasso – By The Baal Shem Tov

The editorial page of Breslev Israel’s English websiteA Letter of the Torah By Rabbi Lazer Brody

The Breslov Research Institute’s Dvar Torah – Based on Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom ##80–81 – Dvar Torah for Shavuot

A Mashal When The Vilna Gaon And Dubna Magid Spent Shavuos Night Together – By The Dubno Magid

Peninim on the TorahPARSHAS BAMIDBAR By Rabbi A. Leib Scheinbaum

Chasidic Insights on the Weekly ParshaCHASIDIC INSIGHTS PARSHAS BMIDBAR 5769 (from 5763) BS”D By Zvi Akiva Fleisher

What’s Bothering Rashi?Shavuot – Matan Torah(69) By Dr. Avigdor Bonchek

Sources

Aish HaTorah   |   Breslev.co.il   |   Breslov Research Institute   |   
Chabad.org   |   RevachL’Neshama   |   Shema Yisrael Torah Network

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Daily Reminder – 4th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 4th Sivan, 5769

RevachL'Neshama

Zechiras Miriam

Why The Dead Don’t Talk

A dead person cannot talk, walk, eat, or move any of his limbs. The whole body is intact so why not? All the ko’ach a person possesses comes from his neshama. This is clear, since upon death the only change is that the neshama goes away and it leaves him powerless.

Your neshama comes from Hashem. Every action you take, the power is coming directly from Hashem. Amazing, says the Tomer Devora, that Hashem supplies you power to do aveiros and doesn’t leave you hanging mid sentence when the topic is one which the Torah forbids.

You don’t have any of your own koach. Every word you utter is using the Koach of Hashem. Don’t force your kind benefactor into saying things that that really upset Him.

“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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DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): 4th Sivan, 5769

 

DAILY MITZVAH (Maimonides): 4th Sivan, 5769

Chabad org

By Malka Touger

Negative Commandment 63
Desecrating the name of G-d

Leviticus 22:32 “Neither shall you profane My holy name

Everything a Jew does, has an effect on the way others look at the Jewish people and the Torah.

The Torah expects a Jew to behave in a proper and fitting manner.

If a person follows the Mitzvot and acts in a just manner, other people will notice him and praise HaShem and His chosen nation (see also Positive Mitzvah 9).

However, if the individual does not act properly, people will see and criticize, not only the person himself, but HaShem and His nation.

This is called a “Chillul HaShem” – a desecration of G-d’s name.

This Negative Mitzvah describes three types of situations where a Jew must be very careful in what he says and how he acts, so that he will not cause a Chillul HaShem.

1)   The first type of Chillul HaShem is when the Jewish religion is challenged.

If an evil nation or person proclaims that Jews are no longer allowed to follow the Torah, obeying such a ruling would be considered a Chillul HaShem.

Our history is full of countless stories of Jews who chose to sacrifice their lives rather than deny their faith.

2)   The second type of Chillul HaShem is when a Jew’s behavior is irresponsible and disrespectful of Torah and Mitzvot, even if he does not benefit from his actions. This is also a Chillul HaShem.

3)   The third type of Chillul HaShem involves an individual who is regarded as a religious person and upholds the Torah.

If this person does something that even seems wrong, other people will point at him and say: “Look at that person who calls himself a religious Jew!”

An example of this type of Chillul HaShem would be, Yeshivah students dumping their garbage out of the bus windows… Or a girl siting comfortably on a public bus, ignoring an elderly lady who is standing…

If we act in such a manner that causes other people to disapprove of our actions, because they are not proper or fitting, this too is considered a Chillul HaShem.

 

Negative Commandment 65
We are forbidden to destroy or damage a Jewish place of worship, or holy books, or to erase sacred names.

Deuteronomy 12:4 “This you shall not do to the L-rd your G-d

This Negative Mitzvah tells us that we are forbidden to destroy or damage a synagogue or Yeshivah. We are also not allowed to damage a sefer, or to erase any one of the sacred names of HaShem that appear in writing.

All old sefarim and books (even school notebooks!), that have the name of HaShem in them or have notes from learning Torah, may not be thrown out in the garbage.

They are called “Shaimot” and must be given to the “Genizah” which may be found in Yeshivot or Synagogues. These books are then buried in a special place.

 

Positive Commandment 172
“Heeding a Prophet

Deuteronomy 18:15 “You shall listen to him

Children obey their parents. Students listen to their teachers. Players carry out the instructions of their coach. Hikers follow their leader.

We all have our goals and are guided by those who help us to reach them.

The Jewish people’s goal is to fulfill the will of HaShem as stated in the Torah.

HaShem chooses a specific person and appoints him as a prophet.

His job is to help the people in explaining the ways of the Torah and to encourage them to fulfill the Mitzvot.

We are commanded to listen to the prophet and obey his instructions.

 

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

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 4th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 4th Sivan, 5769

Daily PiCK-ME-UPs the book

The Magnificence

We need to learn and teach others how to enjoy the magnificence of Creation. But first, we need to appreciate it ourselves.

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 – 4th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Kabbalah Portion – 4th Sivan, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Why Was the Torah Given to Israel?

Now we can answer the question, “why the Torah was given to the Israeli nation without the participation of all the nations of the world?” The truth is that the purpose of creation applies to the entire human race, none absent. However, because of the lowness of the nature of creation and its power over people, it was impossible for people to be able to understand, determine and agree to rise above it. They did not demonstrate the desire to relinquish self-love and come to equivalence of form, which is adhesion with His attributes, as our sages said, “As he is merciful, so you be merciful.”

Thus, because of their ancestral merit Israel succeeded, and over 400 years they developed and became qualified and sentenced themselves to a scale of merit. Each and every member of the nation agreed to love his fellow man.

Being a small and single nation among seventy great nations, when there are a hundred gentiles or more for every one of Israel, when they had taken upon themselves to love their fellow person, the Torah was then given specifically to qualify the Israeli nation.

However, the Israeli nation was to be a “transition.” This means that to the extent that Israel cleanse themselves by keeping the Torah, so they pass their power on to the rest of the nations. And when the rest of the nations also sentence themselves to a scale of merit, then the Messiah will be revealed. That is because the role of the Messiah, is not only to qualify Israel to the ultimate goal of adhesion with Him, but to teach the ways of God to all the nations, as the verse says, “And all nations will flow onto Him.”

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

Source: kabbalah.info

Today 4th Sivan, 5769 – “Little Mitzvos”

 

Today 4th 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

Prepare the candles Thursday night.

Source: Little Mitzvos Org

Teachings of the Sages – 4th Sivan, 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 4th Sivan, 5769

Two Tzadiks

ON THE IMMANENCE OF G-D

R’ Pinchas said: “A man must go within G-d”.*

*Likutei Shoshanim, Tshernovitz, 1857, p. 14 (A), cited in New models of the sacred leader at the beginning of Hasidism, by Ron Margolin, in Saints and Role Models in Judaism and Christianity, edited by Joshua Schwartz and Marcel Poorthuis, p. 388 (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

Source: Two Tzaddiks