Have a wonderful Shabbat 4th 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 Shabbos 4th Av 5769

 

On this day – Limud yomi for Shabbos 4th Av, 5769

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Limud yomi

Limud yomi

Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 91
Yerushalmi yomi: Shavuot 10
Mishna yomit: Ohalot 9:11
Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 321:16
Shabbat parshiot: Devarim

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Todays eMussar Lesson 3rd Av 5769

 

Todays eMussar Lesson

eMussar – The Wisdom of Personal Growth
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Today 3rd Av, 5769 – eMussar Lesson – The Perfect Faith

FAITH AND TRUST

By virtue of his trust in HaShem, Avraham Avinu inherited this world as well as the World to Come. Likewise, trust in HaShem will awaken the merit for our final – and ultimate – redemption.

The meaning of “trust in HaShem” is trusting in HaShem’s assurances even in matters which seem ‘implausible.’ For instance, after many years of Avraham being childless, HaShem promised him that his offspring would be as numerous as the countless stars. In light of the fact, that Avraham and Sarah were childless for so many years, it seemed unlikely that he would have such a large number of descendents. Nevertheless, he fully trusted in HaShem’s promise.

However, Trust in HaShem is not an end but rather the means to an end. That is, Trust in HaShem is the first step in the process of running HaShem’s promise through our intellect until we accept it as a concrete fact. In the case of Avraham, his thought process was as follows: HaShem assured me that I will have countless offspring. It is hard to imagine that we will have a child after so many years. However, HaShem is capable of performing any – and every – wonder. What’s more, HaShem has spoken to me on several occasions and expressed His love for me. And He has performed many miracles for me. Therefore, it is altogether possible that HaShem will bless us with a son, as He promised. Indeed, it’s for sure!

He continued to reflect upon and internalize HaShem’s promise until he realized that it was absolutely realistic – and certain – that HaShem would fulfill His assurance. Avraham forged his trust in HaShem’s promise into a clear truth, i.e., HaShem’s promise of children became a certainty, for “nothing is too wondrous for HaShem.”

Following in Avraham’s footsteps, may we strengthen our trust in HaShem’s promise to redeem us from our 2000 year old exile. Just as He performed great miracles for our ancestors, He will perform great miracles for us. His promise is something that we can rely on. It’s ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN!

[Based on Michtav Eliyahu of Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler]

TODAY: Reflect how HaShem has helped you in the past, and use this awareness to strengthen your faith for the future.

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Daily PiCK ME UPs 3rd Av 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 3rd Av, 5769

Daily PiCK-ME-UPs the book

   

Dreaming Quote

How Brightly

How brightly can we dream of light and love, of revelation and happiness – for ourselves, for our world? How often and long can we dream? How real can we dream? We need to give more to our all-important ability to dream. It may just be our greatest act of creativity.

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

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Empower yourself, enjoy life!
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Please visit Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz’s blog at: Keep Smiling ~ Self-Wealth

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DIVINE LIGHT 3rd Av 5769

 

DIVINE LIGHT – 3rd Av, 5769

The Baal Shem Tov Times

The Mystical Light of the Baal Shem Tov

Section 18.

The following story was told many times by the Alter Rebbe, who heard it from his Rebbe, the Mezritcher Maggid.

Once, the Baal Shem Tov was teaching the Chevraya Kadisha (his inner circle of followers) intimate secrets of the Torah that had never before been heard in this world before. These secrets could not even be found in any of the writings of the early mekubolim (Masters of Kabbalah) or even the Arizal.

And all the Baal Shem Tov’s disciples were Torah giants in their own right, especially the eminent Reb Dov Ber. Even before coming to the Baal Shem Tov, Reb Dov Ber was famous for having studied and reviewed every available book of Torah, both of revealed knowledge and mystical thought, one hundred and one times.

Upon this occasion, Reb Dov Ber heard previously unknown teachings about such deep concepts of Torah that they utterly confused him. As he thought about the Baal Shem Tov’s ability to transmit such teachings, he found it difficult to believe that a soul enclothed in flesh and blood could know such hidden thoughts, probably beyond even the grasp of the angels themselves. He was seized with the thought that the voice that spoke from the mouth of the Baal Shem Tov came directly from his disembodied soul. At the same time, several of the other disciples were so mesmerized by these teachings that they finally were compelled to touch the Baal Shem’s hand to see if it was tangible.
Niflaos Sipurim

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

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 3rd Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 3rd Av, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

Bonding as one

“Hence, turn away from all the false engagements and set your hearts to think thoughts and innovate proper innovations to bond your hearts literally as one. And the verse, ‘love thy friend as thyself,’ shall actually be realized in you.”

Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) (1884—1954), Pri Hacham (Fruit of the Wise), letters

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Today 3rd Av 5769 Little Mitzvos

 

Today 3rd Av, 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.

Tefilla

Go quickly to the bimah when called up for aliya.

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