Avodah – Perek Shira – 9th Tammuz, 5769

 

Perek Shira – 9th Tammuz, 5769

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Perek Shira

Perek Shira: Who Is The Boss? The Horse Says, The One With The Food

Did you ever go horseback riding? The first and most important rule they teach you is that you need to show the horse who is the boss. If you establish that, then you are okay. If not, get ready for a rough ride on the of this fast and mighty creature. The Gemara Pesachim says that a horse eats a lot, works a little, is arrogant, and would like to kill its owner in war. Not exactly the profile of an animal that you would think would relate to a weak human being as Mr. Boss. Similarly the Gemara in Pesachim says that Canaan, the father of all slaves commanded his children who were destined to be slaves, love stealing, love adultery, hate your owner, among other less than sterling character traits.

Inborn traits like those possessed by the slave and horse are the hallmarks of someone who desperately wants his freedom. Yet both of them are loyal because they know who butters their bread. Not only are they loyal but they are a model of subjugation and modesty. Similarly says the Knaf Renanim, we too at the very least should learn from these two characters how to behave towards Hashem. We may have our own plans and desires but at the very least we should be smart enough to know that when we need food we need to totally submit ourselves to our boss. When is that? Always!

The horse says, “Hinei K’Enei Avodim El Yad Adonaihem, K’Enei Shifcha El Yad Givirta, Kein Eineinu EL Hashem Elokeinu”; we are like the arrogant slave and the maidservant whose eyes are turned towards its master in complete humility, at least when it needs something.

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

 

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

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Limud yomi

Limud yomi

Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 67
Yerushalmi yomi: Bava Batra 20
Mishna yomit: Ohalot 2:6
Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 317:7
Tanach yomi: Tehillim Seder 8
Shabbat parshiot – Eretz Yisroel: Balak
Shabbat parshiot – Diaspora: Chukas

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

 

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

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For oneself, one must always maintain a critical eye; for others, never.

(Sippurei Tzaddikim 24, 1)

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Daily Torah Quote – 9th Tammuz, 5769

 

Daily Torah Quote – 9th Tammuz, 5769

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The Rebbe says in Likutei Moharan II 7:4, “Even when his time comes to leave the world, and the soul ascends and cleaves to its Source in the upper worlds, this is not the ultimate and complete goal, for the soul to only be attached above. Completion for the soul is that, as it cleaves above, it should continue to be below as well. It is, therefore, necessary that a person leave a part of himself, his mind, behind when he leaves the world.”

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Tikun Habris – 9th Tammuz, 5769

 

Tikun Habris – 9th Tammuz, 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

He causes the lengthening of exile, plagues and all tragedies. His children will also follow the path of evil.

(Mam Loez Vayeshev)

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Halacha – Health – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

Halacha – Health – 8th Tammuz, 5769

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Rav Moshe Feinstein: On The Dangers Of Becoming A Professional Athlete

Rav Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe CM 103) was asked if someone may embark on a career as a professional athlete despite the danger involved (this tshuva focused only on the danger and not any other halachic or hashkafa issue).

Rav Moshe said it was permissible to earn a livelihood that involves danger despite the fact one in a few thousand can be seriously injured or even killed. This applies to any hazardous profession where the odds are very low, yet still a danger is present. Moreover says Rav Moshe, it is permissible to do work that may end with you causing the death of another person.

He brings proof from the gemara (Bava Metzia 112) that discusses the wages of an employee, and brings a pasuk that a worker risks his life by climbing high trees to cut the produce. Rav Moshe’s reasons that there is no difference between the issur of killing yourself and killing others. Either way if the chances are very slim, then to earn a living it is permissible. If this wouldn’t be so, says Rav Moshe, then how was the owner able to employee this daredevil worker? However, says Rav Moshe, it is only permissible to employ someone for a dangerous task if the person is aware of the dangers involved and consciously accepts the risks.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Daily Reminder – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 8th Tammuz, 5769

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Parshas Chukas – Its All In The Lid

“Talmud Torah K’neged Kulam” the Mitzva of learning is as great as all the others. Lashon Hara on the other hand is Kneged the three most severe aveiros. The pasuk says (19:14) “Zos HaTorah, Adam Ki Yamus BaOhel”; a person can achieve greatness in Torah only if he kills himself over it. The next pasuk says “V’Chol Kli Pasu’ach Asher Ein Tzamid Pasil Alav Tamei Hu”; any vessel that is opened and its lid is not sealed tightly, is impure.

Maybe we can suggest that these two pasukim are related as follows. A person can make himself into a vessel full of torah. However if his “lid” is not sealed tightly and he speaks things that he should not, “tamei hu” he is impure. One can give their life and every ounce of strength for Torah which is the Holiest of all Mitzvos. However an open mouth will designate you as Tamei.

“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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Bringing Heaven Down to Earth – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth – 8th Tammuz, 5769

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Thought for the Day

G-d with the Oppressed

By Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Daily Dose – Today’s Meditation – G-d with the Oppressed

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

 

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

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A Second Way

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We can fight our battles by screaming over telephones, calling our enemies ugly names and cursing them a hundred times in our heart. Alternatively, we can twist our hearts to the heavens, crying for help, for a quick, easy solution to our troubles. Mostly, this second way is the easier and better one, as the verse says, “When the Creator is pleased with a person’s ways, even his enemies make peace with him.”*

*Mishle 16.7

Have a growth-filled, uplifting day

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Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 8th Tammuz, 5769

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We can exert ourselves physically and mentally with work, or spiritually with meditation and prayer. But, regardless of what we want, we must exert ourselves.

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DIVINE LIGHT – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

DIVINE LIGHT – 8th Tammuz, 5769

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The Mystical Light of the Baal Shem Tov

Section 7.

If a person were to come and tell me, “I saw the Baal Shem Tov build a ladder and climb to heaven alive, physically, in his clothing,” I would believe him, for whatever they say about the Baal Shem Tov is possible.
The Seer of Lublin, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin (1745-1815)

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HEART OF PRAYER – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

HEART OF PRAYER – 8th Tammuz, 5769

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The Baal Shem Tov’s Teachings on Prayer

Section 3.7

Do not recite too many psalms before you pray, so as not to become too weak to recite the obligatory prayers.

Do not recite too many psalms before you pray, so as not to become too weak to recite the obligatory prayers – the Hymns of Praise , the Shema , and the Amidah – with great spiritual attachment. First, recite the main parts with devekus. Then, if G-d gives you more strength, you can say Psalms or the Song of Songs with devekus afterward. On Yom Kippur too, say the prayers of the Machzor before Ne’ilah in a state of Katnut (constricted consciousness), to that you can afterward pray afterwards with devekus.
Tzava’as HaRivash, 38

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 8th Tammuz, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

“Love thy friend as thyself.” Rabbi Akiva says this is a great rule in the Torah Collective and Individual

The Love for the Creator & Love for the Created BeingsLove Thy Friend as Thyself

We should examine further and understand the meaning of the verse, “Love thy friend as thyself.” The literal meaning of it is to love your friend in the same amount that you love yourself. However, we see that the collective cannot keep up with it at all. If it had said love your friend as much as your friend loves you, there still would not be many people who could observe it completely, yet it would be acceptable.

But to love my friend as much as I love myself appears to be impossible. Even if there were but one person in the world except me, that would still be impossible, much less when the world is full of people. Moreover, if one loved everyone as much as one loves oneself, he would have no time for himself. But one must willingly satisfy one’s own needs without neglect, for one loves oneself.

It is not so concerning the needs of the collective; for one has no strong motivation to stimulate one’s desire to work for them. Even if one had a desire, could one still keep this statement literally? Would one’s strength endure? If not, how can the Torah obligate us to do something that is not in any way feasible?

We should not consider that this statement is spoken by way of exaggeration, because we are cautioned by the saying: “Though shall not add to it nor subtract from it.” All the interpreters agreed to interpret the text literally. Moreover they said that one must satisfy the needs of one’s friend even in a place where one is himself in need. Even then we must satisfy the needs of our friend and leave ourselves needing.

The Tosfot interpret that anyone who buys a Hebrew slave, it is as though he buys a master for himself. And the Tosfot interpret that should one happen to have but one pillow, if one lies on it oneself, he does not keep, “For he is happy with thee.” And if one does not lie on it and does not give it to one’s slave, this is sodomite rule. It turns out that against his will one must give it to one’s servant. It turns out that one has bought oneself a master.

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

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Today 8th Tammuz, 5769 – “Little Mitzvos

 

Today 8th Tammuz, 5769 – “Little Mitzvos

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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.

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If you have a car and are about to make a journey, look for people to whom you can offer a lift.

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The Daily GuardUrEyes Chizuk – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

The Daily GuardUrEyes Chizuk – 8th Tammuz, 5769

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Why is Sexual purity so important in Judaism? Our sages called Shmiras Habris “Yesod”, meaning “Foundation”. The foundation of a building is “underground” and no one sees it, yet it holds up the entire building! Shmiras Habris is the hidden part of a Jew, it’s the real you. If the foundation of a Jew is weak, his whole spiritual structure is fragile and in grave danger of collapse. At guardureyes.com we are finally joining together, for ourselves and for all future generations, to strengthen the foundations of our people!

There is a lot of material out there on the subject of guarding the eyes and the Bris, but sometimes “too much” is overwhelming.
A little bit each day is just right, to be able to read, digest and apply it to our lives.

Today’s Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk

The Zohar compares this world to a churning ocean and the body of a man to a ship in the sea. Therefore, man requires knowledge in order to guide himself on a straight course, avoiding mishap and losing his way. The ocean of life roars fearfully and continuously. The winds of challenge blow and the negative impulse rips about like a tornado with unimaginable force. All of life comprises great and endless tests, which can easily capsize the ship and sink it into the murky, nethermost depths.

Yirat Shamayim and the study of Mussar will prevent the body from sinking into the miry depths of desire and corrupt character traits.
(Rabbi Yitzchak Blazer, Ohr Yisrael)

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If we have not properly guarded our eyes in the past, we can change our behavior and Hashem will help us to improve our ways.

In fact, Hashem sent us an uplifting and encouraging message through Yechezkel HaNavi: “Throw off all of your aveirot and make a new heart and a new spirit for yourselves.” (Based on Yechezkel 18:30)

A person may say to themselves: “I sincerely want to change my behavior and follow the Torah rules regarding Shmirat Einayim – Guarding the Eyes. However, I feel burdened by my past conduct. It’s hard for me to believe that Hashem will forgive me“.

Rabenu Yona (Yesod HaTeshuvah) illuminates the path of return to Hashem and writes:

“If a person has acted improperly and wants to take shelter beneath the “Wings of the Shechinah” and enter into the gates of repentance, I will show him the way to proceed.

On the day that you lift your heart to return to Hashem, throw off all of your aveirot as if they never were. Consider yourself as a newborn child, having neither merit nor culpability. Today is the beginning of your deeds. Today you will reflect on all of your ways so that you do not stray from the good path. This outlook will facilitate your complete return to Hashem because you will be unburdened from the weight of all of your aveirot.

Do not be hindered by thoughts that hold you back from returning to Hashem. For you might feel, ‘How can I have the nerve to return to Hashem, after I acted so inappropriately so many times? How can I come in front of Hashem? I feel embarrassed, like a thief who was caught in the act of stealing. How can I enter His courtyards; how can I observe His Mitzvot?”

Do not allow these negative thoughts to enter your heart! These feelings of despair are the influence of the negative impulse.

Rather, know the attribute of our merciful Creator is that “His arms are always open to welcome those that return to Him.”

Even more, Hashem himself releases us from the psychological barriers to repentance by urging us to “throw off our misdeeds.” Therefore, Hashem grants each one of us the opportunity to rectify our ways, regardless of our past conduct. He lets us renew ourselves and gives us a fresh start.

TODAY: Throw off the burden of your aveirot and start over. Hashem gives everyone another chance!

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Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah – 8th Tammuz, 5769

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Everyone has different abilities depending on the tribe they represent.
Let us all unify and work together in the battle against the Sitra Acher.

WISDOM CAN ONLY BE LOWERED TO A CERTAIN POINT – IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT READ IT OVER TWO THREE TIMES AND THINK ABOUT IT

Avrahom gave the unholy names to the sons of his concubine

–   The gifts given by Avrahom to these children included the mysteries of the unholy names.
–   These names could be used to force angles and demons to do your will.
–   There are many levels of impurity. These mysteries given to them by Avrahom also contained truth in them. Avrahom included these to insure they retained some attachment.
–   These unclean names were taken by Sara from Egypt when she was locked in Paroah’s palace.
–   These children traveled east where they became leaders.
–   It is from this original wisdom that parts of truth remain in the East.

Medrash Talpyot At Alef

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Teachings of the Sages – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 8th Tammuz, 5769

Two Tzadiks

ON PRAYER

R’ Pinchas said: “All that is important is rare. Millions and millions of people inhabit the earth, but only a few are Jewish. Among the Jews, only a few are learned. Among the learned, only a few are pious. And even fewer are those who know how to pray correctly”.*

*Four Hasidic Masters and Their Struggle against Melancholy, by Elie Wiesel, p. 17. Copyright © 1978 by Elie Wiesel. Reprinted with permission of Georges Borchardt, Inc., on behalf of Elirion Associates (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

Source: Two Tzaddiks

Rabbi Nachman’sSayings & Teachings – 8th Tammuz, 5769

 

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings

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THE PURPOSE OF LIFE – Pray and study and pray…

What should a man do in this world? He must only pray and study and pray…

Sichot Haran #287

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

Hassid bar

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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