Have a wonderful Shabbat Nachamu 11th Av 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)
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On this day Limud yomi for Shabbat Nachamu 11th Av 5769

 

On this day – Limud yomi for Shabbat Nachamu 11th Av, 5769

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Limud yomi

Limud yomi

Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 98
Yerushalmi yomi: Shavuot 16
Mishna yomit: Ohalot 11:2
Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 324:2
Shabbat parshiot: Va’etchanan

From: Kaluach – Hebrew/civil calendars

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Todays eMussar Lesson 10th Av 5769

 

Todays eMussar Lesson

eMussar – The Wisdom of Personal Growth
A daily inspirational, concise idea, with a suggested action.

Today 10th Av, 5769 – eMussar Lesson –
Believe in HaShem’s Forgiveness

FAITH AND TRUST

The following parable shows us how to conquer the challenge of despair:

“Your life is hanging by a thread and you need immediate emergency surgery!” warns Dr. Field. “This is a risky procedure and I will not operate until you pay the entire sum in cash.” The patient stubbornly replies, “I am not willing to pay!” As a means to deal with the tension, a friend of the patient pulls the doctor aside and says, “You are scaring the patient and therefore you will not be able to save him. He thinks you are demanding the payment because you don’t expect him to survive the operation. Therefore, you have caused him to “give up” and you will not be able to save him!”

Whenever a person makes a mistake or commits a sin, he should remind himself of the verse, “There is no righteous person on earth who does good and does not sin.” If a person despairs of being forgiven every time he commits a misdeed, he will never be able to improve his conduct. If he resigns himself to eternal damnation, he will never be able to appreciate the great compassion and forgiveness that HaShem extends to all people who engage in the process of repentance!

Indeed, if a person does not despair after committing a misdeed, he has already succeeded in WINNING THE BATTLE! Now that he has kept an optimistic attitude – both about HaShem as well as his ability to improve – he can try again. Eventually, he will get there!

The first line of defense in our faith is to NEVER GIVE UP. Our trust must be consistent with HaShem’s infinite mercy, compassion, and kindness!
[Based on Mishlei Mussar of the Magid M’Dubno]

TODAY: Apply the same response to every situation – “I TRUST IN HASHEM TO DELIVER ME.”

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Daily PiCK ME UPs 10th Av 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 10th Av, 5769

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Difficulties Quote

Specifically Then

At times, darkness, doubt and difficulty surround us. Duty, fatigue and a lack of inspiration drown us. Specifically then, we need to make time for our Creator. Specifically then, we need to reconnect with our Source, and thereby, recharge ourselves.

By: Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz of “Self-Growth.

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Empower yourself, enjoy life!
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DIVINE LIGHT 10th Av 5769

 

DIVINE LIGHT – 10th Av, 5769

The Baal Shem Tov Times

The Mystical Light of the Baal Shem Tov

Section 19.

ONCE, the Baal Shem Tov was outside the city of Mezibush with his students, and the time for Mincha1 arrived. His disciples said to him, “Rebbe, there is no water to wash our hands for Mincha.” The Baal Shem Tov took his walking stick and struck the earth and a spring of water burst from the ground. It flows until today, near Mezibush, and is called the Baal Shem Tov’s well. The Baal Shem Tov did many miraculous acts, the likes of which had not been seen since the days of the Tannaim2, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai3 and Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa. All the miracles were as a result of his constant attachment to G·d.

1The afternoon prayer service
2Rabbinic Sages (700 CE-2000 CE)
3Author of Zohar 41st century 5Notzer Chesed, Chap. 6

Translation and Commentary by Translation and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Shore.

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The HEART OF PRAYER 10th Av 5769

 

THE HEART OF PRAYER – 10th Av, 5769

The Baal Shem Tov Times

The Baal Shem Tov’s Teachings on Prayer

4.b3 Prayer sweetens the judgment of Malchus so that G·d’s decree can be changed from bad to good.

Nachmanides asks about the nature of prayer: How can it improve a Divine decree? Can G·d’s Will be changed? If a person were praying for themself, we could understand how His Will can be changed. For just as they changed their own behavior from bad to good, so G·d’s decree can be changed from bad to good. But this principle should not apply to prayers offered on someone else’s behalf.

The Baal Shem Tov explained, in the name of his Heavenly teacher, Achiya HaShaloni, that prayer sweetens the judgment of Malchus, which is called Din , in its root in Binah. When you pray in this way for a friend, you bind them to their Supernal root, and they become a different person.

To explain this further, it is known that the Divine decree is a drop of seed in the womb of Malchus, and that it is composed of letters. As the Talmud says: “Betzalel knew how to combine the letters that went into the creation of heaven and earth.” Now, the King of Kings surely does not carry out His decrees Himself. He appoints an emissary, who makes use of the word-combinations that convey the decree. However, the emissary can rearrange the first letters of the words so that they imply something else.

Now, the Tzaddik is the emissary of the Shechinah, who knows how to sweeten the judgments and bind the drop that is in Malchus to Binah, thus transforming it into something else.
Katones Passim, p. 47b

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 10th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 10th Av, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

One thing common to all

“We see that there is one thing that is common to all—the spirit. It is said, ‘A concern in one’s heart, let him speak of it with others.’ This is because with regard to feeling high-spirited, neither wealth nor erudition can be of assistance. Rather, it is one person who can help another… It turns out that each and every one must pay attention and think, how he can help his friend, uplift his spirit, because regarding one’s spirit, anyone can find a needy place in one’s friend, which he can fulfill.”

Rabbi Baruch Ashlag, “They Helped Every One His Friend

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