Have a wonderful Shabbat! – 28th Sivan, 5769


The Holy One, blessed be He,
said to Moses,
“I have a precious gift
in My treasure house,
called the Sabbath,
and desire to give it to Israel;
go and inform them.”
(Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbath, 10b)
Shabbat Candles
Have a wonderful Shabbat

This week’s recommended Torah reading: 22nd – 28th Sivan, 5769



Torah Reading for the Week of 22nd – 28th Sivan, 5769

Eretz Yisroel

Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom
A Coin in the Eye
By Rebbe Nachman of Breslev

Chassidic Pearls
A Divided Heart – Korach
By Rabbi Lazer Brody

Stories for the Shabbos Table
Swallowed by the Earth – Korach
By The Baal Shem Tov

Stories for the Shabbos Table
A Simple Misunderstanding – Korach
By The Baal Shem Tov

The editorial page of Breslev Israel’s English website
Anticipating Moshiach
By Rabbi Lazer Brody


Parsha – Shlach (Numbers 13-15)
Two Strategies For Life
By Rabbi Max Weimman

Advanced Parsha – Shlach (Numbers 13-15)
How to Digest Miracles
By Rabbi Noson Weisz – Aish Jerusalem

From our Sages on the Parshah – Parshah In Depth
Parshah: Shelach – Verses: Numbers 13:1-15:41
Source Chabad org

Parshas HaShavua – Quick Vort
Parshas Shlach: Rav Levi Yitzchok MiBerditchev – Mikoshesh, Chilul Shabbos A Kiddush Hashem?
Source RevachL’Neshama

Parshas HaShavua – Quick Vort
Parshas Shlach: Rav Yehonasan Eibushitz – Kalev Had Credibility With The People, Yehoshua Did Not
Source RevachL’Neshama

Parshas HaShavua – Quick Vort
Parshas Shlach: Rokeach – What Is The Connection Between The Mikoshesh Eitzim and Tzitzis?
Source RevachL’Neshama

Peninim on the Torah
By Rabbi A. Leib Scheinbaum

Chasidic Insights on the Weekly Parsha
By Zvi Akiva Fleisher

What’s Bothering Rashi?
Parashas Korach (69)
By Dr. Avigdor Bonchek

The Baal Shem Tov Times
By Tzvi Meir Cohn


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Chabad.org   |   RevachL’Neshama   |   Shema Yisrael Torah Network

Halacha – Shabbos – 27th Sivan, 5769


Halacha – Shabbos – 27th Sivan, 5769


Klausenberger Rebbe: Shabbos Candles In Every Room?

The Mishna Brura writes (263:2) that you must light a candle in every room in the house that you will use on Shabbos in order that people do not fall over an object when they walk in there. However the Bracha should be made on the candles that are lit in the place where you will eat.

Why don’t we light candles in all our rooms nowadays? The Piskei Tshuvos (3) brings in the name of the Klausenberger Rebbe that if there is light already lit in the other rooms you do not need to actually do a Hadlaka Mei’Ikar HaDin, even if those lights were on already for a long time and not originally turned on L’Kavod Shabbos. Therefore he says it is sufficient to do a Hadlaka in one place (the place where you eat) as long as the rest of the rooms have sufficient light to avoid problems. He also mentions that his father (the Admor of Biala) had a minhag to actually light in every single room.

Based on this he brings from the Ben Ish Chai and the Kaf HaChaim that you must make sure that there is light in the house the entire night to ensure that if someone wakes up in middle of the night and gets out of bed they won’t hurt themselves.

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.

Source: RevachL’Neshama

Shabbos Minhagim – 27th Sivan, 5769


Shabbos Minhagim – 27th Sivan, 5769


Why Does The Chazan Stand At The Bima For Kabalas Shabbos?

Many Shuls have a Minhag for the Chazan stand at the Bima fin the center of Shul or Kabalas Shabbos and not in his regular place up front at the Amud. Why is that?

The Minhag Yisroel Torah brings from the Vayaas Avrohom that originally there was no such Tefila as Kabalas Shabbos, and davening Friday night began with Maariv. The originators of saying the six Pirkei Tehilim that comprise Kabalas Shabbos were the great Mekubalim of Tzfas, Rav Moshe Kordevero and his brother-in-law and author of Licha Dodi Rav Shlomo Alkabetz.

At first only Yichidei Segula said Kabalas Shabbos, privately in their own homes. As the minhag gained popularity, groups called “Chevra Kabalas Shabbos” were formed and Kabalas Shabbos was said together in a side room of the Shul but not in the main Shul itself, so as not to start new minhagim in Shul. When the crowds became very large the people did not want to leave the main Shul so they said it in Shul but they had the Chazan stand in an untraditional place to differentiate it from the main Tefila.

Source: RevachL’Neshama

Daily Reminder – 27th Sivan, 5769


Daily Reminder – 27th Sivan, 5769


Zechiras Miriam

Money Problems?

Although there is no Tzoraas nowadays the Chofetz Chaim (Shaar HaZechira 6) brings from the Sefer HaKanah that poverty is the punishment for Lashon Hara today. It accomplishes the same objective as Tzoraas. It humiliates a person and forces him to live alone, breaking the Ga’ava that causes Lashon Hara like Rabbeinu Yonah says in Shaarei Tshuva.

“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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Self-Growth – Keep Smiling – 27th Sivan, 5769


Self-Growth – Keep Smiling – 27th Sivan, 5769

Self-Growth - Keep Smiling

Divine Presence

By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

Focus on the Divine Presence, and as you do so, let it fill you. For together with the Divine Presence we access the source of all health, wealth, happiness, power, inspiration, charm and genius of the world.

Have a growth-filled, uplifting day

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