Todays eMussar Lesson 15th Av 5769

 

Today 15th Av, 5769 – eMussar Lesson –
Spreading the Joy

Todays eMussar Lesson

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PIRKEI AVOS\THE ETHICS OF OUR FATHERS 3\16

Rabbi Yishmael said, ‘Greet every person cheerfully.'”

Every member of Israel is descended from our Patriarchs – Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaacov. When we meet any person who is from the People of Israel, we should remind ourselves that they are the offspring of our holy Forefathers. Then, we will be inspired to greet them with happiness and a cheerful countenance.

In addition, each time we greet a person with happiness, we fulfill the Mitzvah, “Love your friend, as you love yourself.” That is, just as you wish others to greet you with happiness, so too, you should show love to others by greeting them with a warm smile.

Even more, Rabbi Yishmael said, ‘Greet every person cheerfully.'” “Every person” includes every person you meet, whether he is a member of our faith or not.

This easily attainable act of greeting others with a smile is the genesis of a great cycle of goodness. When a person is the recipient of a friendly smile, he feels a great sense of joy. In turn, he will greet those that he meets with cheerfulness. This chain of positivity will increase peace, friendship, and joy in the world.

[Based on the commentary of the Chidah to Pirkei Avos]

TODAY: Greet all of your family members, friends, and associates with a warm smile.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Daily PiCK ME UPs 15th Av 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 15th Av, 5769

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Not for Ourselves

We need to live not for ourselves, but for the world. This doesn’t mean we stop eating, sleeping, relaxing and taking pleasure from life. Instead, all we take should be that we can appreciate and thank the Creator – and thereby draw even more of His beauty and power into the world.

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

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DIVINE LIGHT 15th Av 5769

 

DIVINE LIGHT – 15th Av, 5769

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The Mystical Light of the Baal Shem Tov

Section 43.

Praying for G-d’s Sake

The Baal Shem Tov taught:

Prayers for physical needs, such as: “Heal us and we shall be healed,” “Bless us with a good year,” etc., are like [turning to] a father who longs to fulfill his son’s desires, and to make sure that he lacks nothing, even foolish things. For it is the nature of one who is good to do good.

G-d’s only thought is how to bestow material goodness to the Congregation of Israel, who are called His children. Prayer draws down sustenance and shefa into all the worlds, even material shefa, to satisfy G-d’s longing. Thus, prayers [on behalf of G-d] are accepted immediately. For heaven scrutinizes the prayers you pray for yourself, to see if they are worthy of being received. But when you pray for G-d’s sake, there is nothing to stop them.
Kedushas Levi, Likutim Shonim, p. 509

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

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The HEART OF PRAYER 15th Av 5769

 

THE HEART OF PRAYER – 15th Av, 5769

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The Baal Shem Tov’s Teachings on Prayer

Section 2.10

The Baal Shem Tov taught:

Words, our very vitality, are from G-d.

Words, which are your very vitality, are from G-d. When you say a good word, it rises up and causes Supernal Speech to rain down more vitality upon you. But when you speak evil words, your life-force departs without ascending and it may be lost completely. Thus, people say: “He talked it out – er hot ois giret.”1
Tzava’as HaRivash, 103

1He explained it publicly.

Translation and Commentary by Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Shore

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Shmiras Haloshon Yomi Day 75 A Time to be Silent, A Time to Rebuke

 

Shmiras Haloshon Yomi – Learning the Laws of Proper Speech – 15 Av, 5769

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14 Av, 5769

Day 75 – A Time to be Silent, A Time to Rebuke

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM – Laws of Loshon Hora 9:3-4

      In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim cites another example of praise which should be avoided. That is when someone publicizes the fact that a person has done an outstanding act of kindness on his behalf, or has presented him with a generous donation or loan. For example, a person announces, “Mr. Rosen welcomed me into his home and treated me like a king!” or, “Mr. Rosen lent me $10,000 just when I needed it desperately!” The result may be a great disservice to Mr. Rosen because he may become swamped with requests, from honest people and from other types, who want to benefit from his generosity.

      The Chofetz Chaim also informs us that it is forbidden to live among people who habitually speak loshon hora. He adds that it is certainly forbidden to sit among such people, even if one does not intend to listen to their conversations. He goes so far as to advise Torah teachers that if one of their students is a baal loshon hora, someone who habitually speaks loshon hora, and the teacher feels that he cannot influence this student to change, then he is required to cease teaching that student. (The Chofetz Chaim bases this law on an incident in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 31b) where the student was an adult.)

      If by chance one finds himself in the company of baalei loshon hora, he is required to rebuke them for speaking loshon hora and ask them to stop. However, one should first give some thought to whom he is rebuking; if they are likely to respond by increasing their loshon hora, then rebuke should not be given.

      If it appears that rebuke might fail to stop the loshon hora but it will not cause it to increase, then one is required to rebuke.

      Rebuking is not easy. Often, it seems like an embarrassing, self-righteous thing to do. But the Chofetz Chaim says that we must do it when required, because otherwise we become accomplices in the crime. The Chofetz Chaim offers us an option in cases where rebuke seems doomed to failure—we should change the topic. In many cases that is much easier than one would think. And it accomplishes the goal of moving the person or group away from loshon hora.

      Another option is to strongly defend the person being maligned. If one takes control of the conversation and points out that the speaker cannot possibly know the whole story, that his comments are based on hearsay, then even without direct rebuke, one will make his point and raise a reasonable doubt in the listeners’ minds.

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 15th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 15th Av, 5769

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Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

Self-love

“The whole of evil is only self-love, called ‘egoism,’ since it is opposite in form from the Creator, who has no desire to receive anything for Himself, but only to bestow.”

Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose

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Today 15th Av 5769 Little Mitzvos

 

Today 15th Av, 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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Halacha Tshuvos 15th Av 5769

 

Halacha – Tshuvos – 15th Av, 5769

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Rav Moshe Feinstein: Choosing A Frum Doctor?

If a person has a choice of two doctors, one of them is Shomer Mitzvos but is not a specialist for the particular procedure needed and the other doctor is a specialist however he is a Kofer, which one is preferable? The Igros Moshe (YD 4:8) says there is no question that the latter is preferable unless he is actively involved in seducing people away from keeping the Torah and Mitzvos. Otherwise since we have an obligation to seek medical help when needed according to the Rambam and most Rishonim, included in that obligation is to seek out the best doctor available whether he is a Jew or a non-Jew.

However adds Rav Moshe, since it is always possible that any doctor may err regardless of his expertise, we must pray to Hashem the true healer that the doctor will not blunder and his care will bring a cure.

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Daily Reminder 15th Av 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 15th Av, 5769

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Stop Loshon Hora
Stop Loshon Hora

He’s Not A Big Learner

The Chofetz Chaim (4:2) says you may not say that a person does an aveira or does not do a specific mitzva even if most people are also not very careful about this mitzva.

He gives a classic example of saying that someone “is not a big learner”. Even though there are many people that “are not big learners”, nevertheless learning Torah is a mitzva. Saying that a person is not very zealous in his observance of this mitzva, no matter what the public perception is, is not flattering and is considered Lashon Hara. This applies for many similar mitzvos that fall into this same category.

“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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The Daily Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk 15th Av 5769

 

The Daily Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk – 15th Av, 5769


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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.

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Today’s Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk

 

TWENTY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SHMIRAT EINAYIM

(Tips 1 – 4)

1.   STRATEGIC PLANNING

Prepare yourself in advance by formulating a plan of how to react when improper sights come into your view.

2.   THE HEALING POWER OF TORAH

Chazal teach (Bava Basra 16a), “HaKodesh Baruch Hu created the yetzer hora as well as its remedy, the Torah.” Learn Torah with clarity and activate the healing powers of Torah.

3.   FUTURE GENERATIONS

Chazal teach, “The deeds of our Forefathers is an indication of what will be in future generations.”

When I succeed in turning away from improper sights, I am planting the seeds for my children to be tzadikim.

4.   BOUNCE BACK

The Torah states, “A tzadik will fall seven times and arise.” If I fail to properly guard my eyes, I will not despair. I will get up and resolve not to be beaten again by the yetzer hora. I may have lost the battle, but I can still win the war.

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Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 15th Av 5769

 

Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah – 15th 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 saving of Amalek’s sheep

–   Know, that everything has sparks of good, for without this it would have no existence.
–   Even Amalek, which is the extreme manifestation of evil in the human race, the anti thesis of Yisroel, has some sparks of holiness amongst them.
–   The amount is very small but it exists, ” The great grandchildren of Haman studied torah in Bnai Brak”.
–   Meaning, this is when most of it was removed from them, but it was small in comparison to the children of Sancheriv who led the Sanhedrin.
–   The warriors of Yisroel wanted to remove the good from Amalek because only then would they be abolished completely.
–   They saved only the good fat sheep. The commentaries explain that when one does an act of incest with an animal he makes it sterile, which stops the flow of hormones, which weakens the animal.
–   The nation of Amalek was steeped in Black Magic. Many Amalekies were mighty wizards, they had the ability to turn themselves into sheep.
–   One would not create a sheep out of nothing but would combine his essence to the sheep which involved an act of unification.
–   Meaning the fact that these sheep were pure would let them absorb whatever holiness belonged to Amalek. Just as pressured water will run to the hole, because that is the only opening.
–   The sheep were then to be sacrificed to G-D.

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Teachings of the Sages 15th Av 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 15th Av, 5769

Two Tzadiks

ON MAN’S PLACE IN THE WORLD AND MESSIANIC REDEMPTION

R’ Pinchas said: “Whatever exists as a whole also exists in part. Thus, in every soul all souls are contained. If I change and grow as an individual, I also contain in myself the person I want to help, and he contains me in him”.*

*The Kaballah of Envy: Transforming Anger, Hatred, and Other Negative Emotions, by Nilton Bonder, p. 181 (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

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Rabbi Nachman Sayings and Teachings 15th Av 5769

 

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

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A treasury of sayings, teachings, parables and stories by the outstanding Chassidic sage, mystic and visionary, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), whose message of faith, hope, courage, simplicity and joy is essential to each one of us and essential to the whole world.

Translated by Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum

HITBODEDUT MEDITATION AND PERSONAL PRAYER – Bypassing the bandits

There is another advantage in expressing yourself to G-d in your own words. One can recite existing prayers and supplications, but these are already known to the destroyers and maligning forces that lie in wait along the paths of these prayers. They know these paths only too well.

It is like on a public highway. Murderers and robbers lurk there all the time waiting for the unwary, because they know the road. But when a person goes on a new path that is as yet unknown, they are not there to ambush him.

Similarly, when you talk to G-d in your own words, this is a new pathway, an original prayer that springs directly from your heart. Accordingly the maligning forces are not lying there in wait. Even so, you should also recite Psalms and other supplications as well as your personal prayers.

Likutey Moharan II, 99

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

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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!”

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Avodah Perek Shira 15th Av 5769

 

Perek Shira – 15th Av, 5769

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Perek Shira: Wellsprings – Rav Hutner On The Power Of Originality

The Kotzker Rebbe once said that if you serve Hashem today the same way you served him yesterday, then you are a fraud and a copycat. What is the difference, he asked, between copying someone else or copying yourself? A person must grow everyday and his avodah must be a product of the person he has come to be up until this moment. It needs to be fresh and inspired and not same old, same old.

This is the lesson of the fresh spring. Its waters do not ever stop flowing. Each moment brings forth new water, not recycled from the ocean or from itself. The BiSoraso Yehgeh quotes a letter from Rav Yitzchok Hutner, the Rosh Yeshiva of Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin, who says that we learn the power of originality from the spring. In order to purify something in standing water, the water needs to be 40 Sa’ah. However if you purify something in spring water there is no shiur. The smallest amount can purify. This is power of originality, says Rav Hutner.

The wellsprings sing, “V’Sharim Ki’Cholalim Kol Mayanai Bach” (Tehilim 87:7) Mayanai means not only “wellsprings” but also “my insides”, which is how Rashi explains this pasuk. Shira to Hashem must come from deep within you. Everyday life brings you new experiences and opportunities for growth. You need to internalize them and produce a new original song, clean and crisp like the fresh running waters.

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On this day Limud yomi for 15th Av 5769

 

On this day – Limud yomi for 15th Av, 5769

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Limud yomi

Limud yomi

Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 102
Yerushalmi yomi: Shavuot 20
Mishna yomit: Ohalot 12:1
Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 324:14
Tanach yomi: Shir Hashirim Seder 2
Shabbat parshiot: Eikev

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov 15th Av 5769

 

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 15th Av, 5769

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If a woman experiences difficulties during childbirth, G-d forbid, her husband should immerse in a mikveh.

(Sifran Shel Tzaddikim, cited in Sefer Baal Shem Tov, Yisro, 14, note 25)

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Daily Torah Quote 15th Av 5769

 

Daily Torah Quote – 15th Av, 5769

Breslev Israel
 

Rabbi Shimon would say: There are three crowns–the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood and the crown of sovereignty–but the crown of good name surmounts them all.

Pirkei Avot 4:13

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Bringing Heaven Down to Earth Heretical Meditations 15th Av 5769

 

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth – Heretical Meditations 15th Av, 5769

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Get Real

By Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Daily Dose – Today’s Meditation – Get Real

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Tikun Habris 15th Av 5769

 

Tikun Habris – 15th Av, 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.

There is no permanent Emunah (faith) only through the concept of Bris.

[Likutay 1 Torah 31]

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A Wonderous Segulah to rectify oneself and to rectify Nefesh Ruach and Neshama. Culled from the Holy ARIZALs works to be said every day after prayers.

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.

Whomever says it will be worthy of many wonderous things relating to body and soul.

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