Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 3rd Av 5769

 

Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah – 3rd Av, 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

Regarding the location of the ten tribes

–  During the reign of Rechovam the kingdom split in two.
–  The tribes of Yehuda and Binyomin remained under the house of Dovid. The remaining ten tribes, under the kingdom of Ephraim.
–  Sanchariv eventually exiled the ten tribes long before the remaining two.
–  Here is what happened to these tribes….
1-  There were members of all ten tribes living in the land of Yehuda. In addition many escaped there during the war.
2-  Yermiyah the prophet, brought back members of the tribes unifying them with the rest of the nation.
3-  Jews who were exiled to areas close to Bavel eventually regrouped with Yehuda.
4-  There were groups that lost their tradition and intermarried. These were the descendents of the biggest sinners, those responsible for the exile.
5-  There were groups that lost their tradition but only married amongst themselves. These are the groups claiming to belong to the tribes, some have customs loosely resembling Judaism.
6-  The rest were placed behind the Sambatyon, a mystical river in the subterranean earth. Sancherev knew one of the openings. This group retains full knowledge of the kabalistic mysteries.
–  Most Jews are descendents of Yehuda, Binyamin, Cohanim and Leviem. There are also a number from all ten tribes.
–  In addition, now a days, yichus and mahus (lineage and essence) are separated, one might have the essence of a tribe that he does not descend from.

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Teachings of the Sages 3rd Av 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 3rd Av, 5769

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“It is written of Rabbi Pinhas’ great disciple, Rabbi Rafael of Bershad that he said: ‘It was an important obligation in the eyes of the Rebbe, his memory for a blessing, to complete the recitation of the Book of Psalms twice each week, once without a break, and once with. He himself would say one of the five books of the Book of Psalms each day. In my youth I used to finish the Book of Psalms once each month, but the Rebbe told me to say more than that, without setting an exact amount, but just according to the heart. And he told me to say all the Book of Psalms, without interruption, once each month’”.*

*Pe’er la-Yesharim, p. 10gb, no. 107 (A), cited in Jewish Spiritual Practices, by Yitzhak Buxbaum, p. 358 (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

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Rabbi Nachman Sayings and Teachings 3rd Av 5769

 

Rabbi Nachman’s – Sayings & Teachings – From The Essential Rabbi Nachman

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Translated by Avraham Greenbaum

KNOWING G-D – Unanswerable questions

There are certain questions that trouble many people, such as how we can have free will if God knows the future. You must accept that it is beyond the capacity of the human mind to understand such things, because the answers lie on a level of wisdom so transcendent that the human mind is unable to fathom it. This wisdom can never enter the human mind, but it encompasses the mind from the outside. If a person could grasp this wisdom, he would no longer be human but an angel.

The very fact that we cannot understand the mystery of free will is precisely what gives us our freedom. In time to come, men’s minds will expand and the secrets of free will and providence will be revealed. Free will as such will then disappear. Man’s mind will emerge from its limitations and he will become like an angel having no free will.

Likutey Moharan I, 21

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
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From our Sages on the Parshah Parshah: Devarim Verses: Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22

 

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From our Sages on the Parshah
Parshah: Matot-Massei Verses: Numbers 30:2-36:13

G-d spoke to us in Horeb, saying: “You have long enough surrounded this mountain. Turn away, and take your journey..” (Deuteronomy 1:6-7)

“This mountain” is Mount Sinai, scene of the most monumental event in human history: G-d’s revelation of His wisdom and will to man. Still G-d says: You’ve been hanging around this mountain long enough. Move on!

In our lives, we also have moments of revelation, times when we learn and grow and are enriched. But the purpose most always be to move on, move away, and carry the enlightenment and enrichment to someplace else — some corner of creation that awaits redemption.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)

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Avodah Perek Shira 3rd Av 5769

 

Perek Shira – 3rd Av, 5769

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Perek Shira

Perek Shira: The Waters Sing The Powerful Song Of Humility

Rabbeinu Bachaya in VaYikra (2:13) quotes the medrash that says that when Hashem created the world and separated the upper waters from the lower waters, the lower waters began to cry. They were sent away from their lofty abode in Shamayim down on to this lowly world. The Gemara in Taanis (7a) says that water is the symbol of humility. No matter where it is, it always goes down to to the lowest spot.

The crashing of the waves in the sea is so powerful that according to a study done five years ago, it causes the equivalent of a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. This is the noise of the broken heart. This is the roar of humility of the water, who not only left its lofty place in Shamayim, but even on earth finds itself in the lowest point. The gemara Megila (31a) tell us that where ever we find the greatness of Hashem, there we also find His humility. Hashem’s greatness is most evident in Shamayim, therefore so is His humility most evident there.

The water sings “MiKolos Mayim Rabim Adirim Mishbirei Yam”, greater than the sounds of the great (and humble) waters that are so powerful that it break the seas, “Adir BaMarom Hashem”, Hashem, even as he sits in the highest of heaven, makes far more noise with his humility. Since both His greatness and humility go hand in hand and give a seismic shake to the world.

The lesson here is that humility is greatness, and they both cause a ruckus that no one can miss. What you won’t achieve with haughtiness and arrogance, you will achieve with humility. Even the hard of hearing will hear your message loud and clear.

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On this day Limud yomi for 3rd Av 5769

 

On this day – Limud yomi for 3rd Av, 5769

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Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 90
Yerushalmi yomi: Shavuot 9
Mishna yomit: Ohalot 9:9
Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 321:13
Tanach yomi: Job Seder 1
Shabbat parshiot: Devarim

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov 3rd Av 5769

 

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 3rd Av, 5769

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The Baal Shem Tov taught: Wherever a person puts his thoughts, there is the whole man.

(Kesser Shem Tov 56)

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Daily Torah Quote 3rd Av 5769

 

Daily Torah Quote – 3rd Av, 5769

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The end of the matter, everything having been heard, fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the entire man. For every deed God will bring to judgment-for every hidden thing, whether good or bad.

Kohelet 12:13-14

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Bringing Heaven Down to Earth 3rd Av 5769

 

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth – 3rd Av, 5769

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Reason To Celebrate

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Daily Dose – Today’s Meditation – Reason To Celebrate

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Tikun Habris 3rd Av 5769

 

Tikun Habris – 3rd, 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.

Rebbe Nachman of Breslev on Shmiras Habris

These are only the basic references about Tikun Hbris. The torahs have a lot more about this topic. We strongly suggest that everyone learn Likutay Maharan.

Know, through rectifying the Bris one is saved from the face of the Sitra Achera.

[Likutay 1 Torah 23]

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Tikun Mem Ches from the Tikunei Zohar has the Segulah to bring that which is precious and holy out of what has fallen into spiritual darkness and to rectify the sins related to the Bris Kodesh.

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SelfGrowth Keep Smiling 3rd Av 5769

 

Self-Growth – Keep Smiling – 3rd Av, 5769

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Duties and Dreams

Know your duties. Know your dreams.

Know your duties that you may do, all that you need to do. Also, know your dreams. As you fulfill your duties, let them bring you ever closer to achieving the success, happiness and excitement you see as being yours.

Have a growth-filled, uplifting day

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Torah Reading for 27th Tammuz 4th Av 5769

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Torah Reading for 27th Tammuz 4th Av 5769

Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom
Vows: The Power of Speech
By Rabbi Natan of Breslev

Chassidic Pearls
The Secret of Chassidic Tales – Devarim
By: Rabbi Lazer Brody

Stories for the Shabbos Table
A Speedy Journey – Devarim
By The Baal Shem Tov

The editorial page of Breslev Israel’s English website
The Iron Elephant
By Rabbi Lazer Brody

Beginner – Intermediate Parsha – Devarim(Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)
Introspecting for Growth
By Rabbi Max Weimman

Advanced Parsha – Devarim(Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)
Assigning Blame
By Rabbi Noson Weisz – Aish Jerusalem

From our Sages on the Parshah – Parshah In Depth
Parshah: Devarim Verses: Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
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Parshas HaShavua – Quick Vort
Parshas Devarim: Rav Chaim Kanievsky – Taking Your Father-In-Law To Court
Source RevachL’Neshama

Peninim on the Torah
PARSHAS DEVARIM
By Rabbi A. Leib Scheinbaum

Chasidic Insights on the Weekly Parsha
CHASIDIC INSIGHTS PARSHAS DVORIM 5769 (from 5763) BS”D
By Zvi Akiva Fleisher

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

DAF HASHAVUA
Parshas Devarim – Guard Your Tongue: A Matter of Life and Breath
By Rabbi Yosef Levinson

The Baal Shem Tov Times
Devarim
By Tzvi Meir Cohn

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Todays eMussar Lesson 2nd Av 5769

 

Todays eMussar Lesson

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Today 2nd Av, 5769 – eMussar Lesson – Reverse of Fortunes

THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH HAI

There was once a ladder – with ten rungs – leaning against the side of the house. Even though each rung was exactly the same dimension and made of the same wood, nevertheless, the top rung felt that he was superior to all the rungs below him. Although he had a sense of arrogance over all the lower rungs, he felt particularly conceited over the lowest rung which hung far below him and just a short distance from the earth. Looking down condescendingly at the rungs below him, he called out with great pride, “I have been chosen to stand above you, and therefore I am the greatest and most important rung of all.”

Just as the upper rung was making his vain remarks a neighbor passed by and heard his haughty declaration. He quickly reached out and swiftly began to turn the ladder around. Soon the bottom rung felt himself flying to the top, whereas the top rung suddenly found himself falling from the highest point to the lowest! When the arrogant rung saw what befell him, he immediately regretted his conceit. Whereas the lower rung, which now found himself perched on top was very careful not to entertain any feelings of pride because he did not want to suffer the fate of the prideful rung.

The ladder in this parable alludes to the spiritual dynamics of wealth in this world. From our earthly perspective it seems like money comes to our hands through the efforts we make, i.e., our jobs, creativity, or profession. In truth, every dollar that comes into our hands is decreed from Heaven. HaShem alone decides who shall be rich and who shall be poor.

If a person is wealthy let him remember, that it is HaShem alone Who blessed him with his prosperity. By reflecting on this truth arrogance will not bring about the reversal of his fortune. Rather, he will maintain a sense of humility and retain his wealth.

TODAY: Reflect that it is the decree of HaShem that determines your financial status.

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Daily PiCK ME UPs 2nd Av 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 2nd Av, 5769

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Dreaming Quote

Behind Gates

Behind electronic gates there awaits us all that we want, health, wealth, wisdom, happiness, love, recognition, etc. Where is the remote control that opens these marvelous gates? It’s in our hands.

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The HEART OF PRAYER 2nd Av 5769

 

THE HEART OF PRAYER – 2nd Av, 5769

The Baal Shem Tov Times

The Baal Shem Tov’s Teachings on Prayer

Section 3.1

The Baal Shem Tov taught:

Every word you say in the morning before prayer will influence your prayers. Be careful with every word you say [in the morning], for our Sages have prohibited even permissible words, such as greeting someone before prayer.1 For even that can cause a blemish. It is known that the world was created with thought, speech and action. The first level is thought, from which comes speech, and from there, action. When you awake each morning, you are a new creation, as the verse says: “They are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:23). If your first words are about mundane things (and all the more so, about something forbidden2), everything you say later will be influenced, even your prayers and Torah study. Because just as speech follows thought, so each word follows the previous word.

This reflects the Zohar3 and Arizal’s4 teaching that younger siblings must honor the firstborn.5 For the firstborn is like the main branch of a tree, whereas later siblings are like offshoots from that main branch. In our case, too, you must sanctify and purify your first words and thoughts and attach them to holiness, so that all subsequent words should follow them. Then, when you start to pray, joyful in the mitzvah of having sanctified your speech and thoughts, your words of prayer will surely be answered.
Kesser Shem Tov, 20b

1Berachos 14a.
2Such as profanity, gossip or slander.
3Zohar 3:83a.
4Acronym for Eloki Rabbi Yitzchak – Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (1534-1572)
5The Arizal writes that just as children are obligated to respect their parents, so must they respect their firstborn sibling. For the firstborn represents the initial creative act of the parents, from which all subsequent births draw their vitality. Thus, Jacob said about Reuben: “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength. . . .” (Genesis 49:3).

Translation and Commentary by Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Shore

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