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“Ein HaBaishan Lamed”; A bashful person cannot learn.
Avos 2:6
 
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Today 22nd Av 5769 Little Mitzvos

 

Today 22nd 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.

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Be Makpid to eat Seudas Shlishis.

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Halacha Tefila 22nd Av 5769

 

Halacha – Tefila – 22nd Av, 5769

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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach – When A Woman Misses Zman Tefila

Zman Tefilas Shmoneh Esrei in the morning is until 4 hours after the day starts (subject to the machlokes Gra and Mogen Avrohom whether that is Netz HaChamah or Alos HaShachar). If someone doesn’t daven before four hours he may daven until Chatzos bidieved. Some poskim hold that if he intentionally did not daven before four hours he may not daven afterward until chatzos. What happens when a woman doesn’t have a chance to daven before four hours, should she daven until Chatzos?

Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo 8:42) says that while the minhag of the world is that a woman does daven after four hours until chatzos, nevertheless he says that it is preferable that she does not do so. His reasoning is that the Chiyuv Tefila Min Hatorah is to daven once a day and the Rabbanan were Misaken Tefila three times a day. The Mishna Brura (106:4) says that women should daven twice a day, both Shacharis and Mincha, while the Mogen Avrohom holds that women only need to say a short tefila once a day.

Therefore says Rav Shlomo Zalman since she only really needs to daven once a day according to the Mogen Avrohom, it is better not to daven during a questionable time. Better to wait for Zman Mincha and daven then, even though given the chance, Shacharis is preferable to Mincha.

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.

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Daily Reminder 22nd Av 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 22nd Av, 5769

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Stop Loshon Hora
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Do’eg HaAdomi – Rosh Sanhedrin And Great Torah Leader Speaks Lashon Hara

Do’eg HaAdomi was from the greatest Torah giants of his generation. He was the Rosh Sanhedrin. He lost his Olam Haba and his name is synonymous with Lashon Hara. Dovid HaMelech, of the victims of his evil tongue, makes negative mention of his deadly foe numerous times in Tehilim.

The Chofetz Chaim in Be’er Mayim Chaim (1:7) says that Do’eg did not turn to Lashon Hara because he was evil. Shaul HaMelech, the mighty King of Am Yisroel, forced him to speak Lashon Hara. A Mored B’Malchus can be killed without judgement and Do’eg was scared. Keep in mind that Shaul HaMelech was a great tzaddik, head and shoulders above anyone in his generation. You could imagine Do’eg’s predicament. It is quite difficult to explain to the King, who happens to be a great tzaddik, the Halachos of Lashon Hara. So he didn’t, and the rest is history. Don’t let yourself become part of this kind of history!

“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 22nd Av 5769

 

The Daily Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk – 22nd Av, 5769


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A website for Jews struggling to maintain their moral purity in today’s world

Why is Sexual purity so important in Judaism? Our sages called Shmiras Habris “Yesod”, meaning “Foundation”. The foundation of a building is “underground” and no one sees it, yet it holds up the entire building! Shmiras Habris is the hidden part of a Jew, it’s the real you. If the foundation of a Jew is weak, his whole spiritual structure is fragile and in grave danger of collapse. At guardureyes.com we are finally joining together, for ourselves and for all future generations, to strengthen the foundations of our people!

There is a lot of material out there on the subject of guarding the eyes and the Bris, but sometimes “too much” is overwhelming.
A little bit each day is just right, to be able to read, digest and apply it to our lives.

The booklet “Windows to the Soul” by R’ Zvi Miller of the Salant foundation, is a MAN’S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MASTERING HIS EYES. (Right click the link and choose “Save Target/Link As” to save the PDF booklet to your computer). To subscribe to eMussar, the daily lessons of the Salant Foundation, send email to salant@netvision.net.il

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.

Yirat Shamayim and the study of Mussar will prevent the body from sinking into the miry depths of desire and corrupt character traits.
(Rabbi Yitzchak Blazer, Ohr Yisrael)

Today’s Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk

 

Every time we say “no” to the Yetzer Hara and guard our eyes is priceless. It’s another step up, and no step goes to waste. It’s kind of like adding coins to a bank, one by one. When there are enough coins you will have achieved a complete and lasting self-control in this area. But remember, having a slip doesn’t take money out of the bank. It just means that you lost a chance to put another coin in. Don’t let one slip get you down or you can enter a cycle of hopelessness which will only cause further falls. The Yetzer Hara wants that even more than the slip itself. So don’t give him that pleasure.

Always remember this parable: Even if someone is heading out to the other side of town and when he’s half way there he slips on the ice, he doesn’t slide back to where he came from! All he needs to do is just get up and continue. So remember, even if you do slip, you are still where you were when you fell. You just need to stand yourself up and continue on from where you left off.

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Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 22nd Av 5769

 

Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah – 22nd 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 why Esov was born with hair

–  When Esov was born he had hair like a mature person.
–  Hair is attached to the body but is not part of it, it is like an expansion pack.
–  The forces of evil cling on to the pubic and arm pit hairs.
–  This is the reason why it is prohibited for a man to shave them off.
–  If one shaves the hair the evil enters his body.
–  Esov had so much evil in him that he was built with storage places for it.

Source: TrueKabbalah.org

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Teachings of the Sages 22nd Av 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 22nd Av, 5769

Two Tzadiks

ON MAN’S PLACE IN THE WORLD AND MESSIANIC REDEMPTION

R’ Pinchas said: “Until the birth of the Baal Shem Tov, the Jewish people always looked backward: How many years has it been since the destruction of the Temple? From the birth of the Baal Shem Tov onward, the clock has been ticking toward the future. With each new year, we look forward, realizing how much closer we are to the Redemption”.*

*Keeping in Touch, by Menachem M. Schneerson (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

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