Todays Mussar Quote 28th Av 5769

 

Today 28th Av, 5769 – Mussar Quote

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Guard yourself with the protection of the holy Torah.

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Todays eMussar Lesson 28th Av 5769

 

Today 28th Av, 5769 – eMussar Lesson –
Countering Moral Manipulations

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PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR

The power of external persuasion – whether in the form of money, sweet words, or honor – is far more powerful than we imagine. Indeed, even the smallest temptation can easily influence us to compromise our values.

On Yom HaKippurim the yetzer hora, serves as the prosecutor, bringing all of our transgressions before HaShem. His intention is to accuse us of culpability and demand that we our punished. However, when we offer the seir hamishtaleach – the scapegoat offering – the yetzer hora is placated.

In other words, the seir hamishtaleach offering – “bribes” the yetzer hora. This small gesture that we make vis-à-vis the yetzer hora, has a potent effect: It persuades him – instantaneously – to switch from a dangerous accuser, to plead before HaShem on behalf of Klal Yisrael.

The yetzer hora is a powerful, spiritual force. Nevertheless, a small gift overcomes and appeases him. How much more so, does mortal man – who is made of flesh and blood – need to exercise constant vigilance not to succumb to the subtle beckoning of interpersonal politics. In light of this, the Torah (Devarim 16:19) cautions the judges: Do not corrupt justice; do not show favor to someone, and you shall not accept a bribe, for the bribe will blind the eyes of the wise.

The Talmud (Kesuvos 105b) tells us that Shmuel was once crossing a river on a ferry. A man approached and offered his hand to assist him. Afterwards, Shmuel asked the man what brought him to town. “I have a lawsuit,” he replied. “I am disqualified from acting as your judge,” said Shmuel. Yet Shmuel was as pure as an angel, as were all the Sages of the Talmud. If so, why did he remove himself from judgment over a minor courtesy?

The Torah reveals the truth of man’s susceptible nature. Shmuel realized even a mere stretching forth of a helping hand could cause a perversion in his rendering justice. Let us also, take the necessary precautions not be swayed by “bribes” – and then we will merit the abundant blessings of Hashem.
[Based on Ohr RaShaz, The Alter of Kelm, parshas Shoftim]

TODAY: No matter what “bribe” is offered to you as reason to act against your own better judgment – do not accept it.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Daily PiCK ME UPs 28th Av 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 28th Av, 5769

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Pick me up

Pick me up; don’t put me down. Pick me up – encourage me; help me feel good about myself. Don’t put me down – don’t shame me; it really, really hurts. Pick me up, and I in turn, will pick you up.

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

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Empower yourself, enjoy life!
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Lessons in Truth Day 86 A Nation of Prophets

 

Lessons in Truth – SEFER SHEM OLAM – 28th Av, 5769

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27 Av, 5769 / August 17, 2009

Day 86 – A Nation of Prophets

SEFER SHEM OLAM — Chapter Twelve: The Birthpangs of Mashiach (cont.)

Hashem has promised the Jewish people that after the coming of Mashiach, everyone will merit to learn Torah directly from Him, just as we merited to hear the first two of the Ten Commandments directly from Him at Sinai. At that glorious time, all Jews will ascend to the level of prophets, as it is written, “And it will be after this, I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy; your elders shall dream, your young men shall see visions” (Yoel 3:1).

This, however, presents a problem which we can explain by way of a parable. If a worker was expecting a ruble for a day’s work and instead was given two rubles by his employer, he would probably be quite pleased with himself. He would assume that the employer was very pleased with his work and decided to reward him by doubling his wages. However, such would not be the case if the employer were to give him a thousand rubles instead of one. In this case, the worker would view the money as a gift and would quite likely be uncomfortable accepting it. This is the bread of humiliation, of which we spoke above.

We can apply this to our own situation. We know that we are light years away from the spiritual greatness of Rishonim (Early Commentators) such as Rif, Rambam and others of that period. We are far, far more removed from the levels of the Tanaaim (Sages of the Mishnah) and even more so from that of the Anshei Knesses HaGedolah (Men of the Great Assembly) led by Ezra the Scribe. Were we to live a thousand years and never once veer from the path of Hashem and His Torah, we could not attain the level of prophecy through our own merit. How, then, will we be able to comfortably attain this level in the End of Days without feeling that it is bread of humiliation?

This is the secret of this long exile, in which Hashem has concealed His Presence from us. Our enemies rise up against us and from all sides we are surrounded by suffering and pain. Despite all this, we cling faithfully to the mitzvos and our love of Torah does not wane. Many of our brethren have endured enormous hardship for the sake of Shabbos observance, happily forgoing financial opportunities for the sake of this cornerstone of Jewish belief. Others have been denied monetary improvement because of their refusal to socialize with gentile counterparts and join them at parties or the like. Throughout the exile, we have borne shame, scorn and insults because of our beliefs.

Therefore, when the pride of our nation will be uplifted through the coming of Mashiach, we will attain prophecy and other priceless spiritual rewards without humiliation — for we will have earned it. Then, we will merit the fulfillment of, “…Yaakov will not be ashamed now, and his face will not pale now, when he sees his children, My handiwork, in their midst, who will sanctify My Name, they will sanctify the G-d of Yaakov and revere the G-d of Israel” (Yeshayahu 29:22-23).

Therefore, one who feels overwhelmed by the tribulations of the time should not lose hope, for all of this is a preparation for the glorious days of the future.

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Sefer Baal Shem Tov

 

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“And you will say, I will eat flesh.” (Re’eh 12:20)

The Talmud says: “Love compresses the flesh.”1 Meaning to say, love of G-d compresses and purifies the flesh, which is the body. It can also be said that love compresses and sweetens the flesh, which is Harsh Judgment; for the flesh comes from the side of Judgment, as is known.
Likutey Yikarim, p. 5c

1Bava Metziah 84a. The context of this statement is a discussion in the Talmud between a Roman matron and Rabbi Yishmael bar Rabbi Yossi and Rabbi Elazar bar Rabbi Shimon, both of whom the Talmud describes as being extremely fat. The matron said to them, “Your children are not your own.” They answered, “Our wive’s stomachs are bigger than ours!” “All the more so!” she replied. “Love compresses the flesh,” they answered her.

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Loving Kindness Day 144 Facing Fate

 

Loving Kindness – SEFER AHAVAS CHESED – 28th Av, 5769

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26 Av, 5769 / August 16, 2009

Day 143 – Eternal Wages

SEFER AHAVAS CHESED — Part III Chapter III

      Most people would rather think about pleasant things, and man’s vulnerability to sickness, his pain, struggle and mortality are not pleasant things. For this reason, the Torah singles out the mitzvah of visiting the sick — bikur cholim — as a special brand of chesed. It is among the mitzvos listed in the Mishnah (Shabbos 127a) regarding which: “one eats their fruits in this world and the principal remains in the World to Come.”

      The Talmud (Sotah 14a) presents a paradox: The Torah (Devarim 13:5) declares, “You should follow after Hashem.” Another verse, however, makes that demand seemingly impossible to obey, for “Hashem is a fire that consumes” (Devarim 4:24). The Talmud seeks to reconcile these verses: How does one follow Hashem without being consumed? One who seeks to elevate himself to the level of prophet or messiah most certainly will feel Hashem’s heat. One who follows in His ways, however, will be drawn closer to Him. The Talmud (Bava Metzia 30b), quoting Shemos (18:20), explains: “Teach them the way they should travel in.” “The way” refers to chesed in general. “That they should travel in” refers specifically to bikur cholim.

      The discussion in this portion of the Talmud relates to visiting a person who is a “ben gilo,” which means someone born under one’s “mazal,” or astrological sign. To a certain extent, two people born in the same period share a similar fate, and the Talmud states that when a person visits a ben gilo who is sick, he takes upon himself one-sixtieth of the illness. That amount in halachah is often viewed as nullified by the other 59 parts. If a drop of milk falls into a pot of meat, a rabbi will under most circumstances declare the meat still edible if there is 60 times more meat than milk in the pot. Such situations, of course, require the opinion of a rabbi who understands the specific case. As a general principle, however, one-sixtieth represents an amount of adulteration that is neutralized by the whole. In the case of bikur cholim, the point is that the visitor is affected by his contact with the sick ben gilo, but he is not made sick himself.

      The fact that the Talmud frames its bikur cholim discussion in terms of a ben gilo may reflect a certain facet of human psychology. The ben gilo is someone whose fate one shares. When a person hears that an acquaintance is ill with a type of disease that strikes frequently, the person is saddened for two reasons. First of all, he is pained by his friend’s suffering. In addition, he understands that he might someday share his friend’s fate. Visiting his friend requires the courage to come face-to-face with his own mortality and constant dependency upon Hashem’s kindness

      This does not mean that a person should actually expose himself to a dangerous disease. If such exposure seems called for, one must consult with a rabbi for the proper guidelines. In circumstances where danger is not an issue, the Chofetz Chaim acknowledges that for many people, the emotional toll may be an issue. To this, he responds that the merit of the mitzvah itself carries tremendous protective powers. Visiting someone who is ill, in fact, often strengthens the visitor, giving him the faith and optimism to overcome the fears that lurk in the corner of every human heart.

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Even if I am not comfortable doing so, I will try to visit or call someone I know who is sick.

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 28th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 28th Av, 5769

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Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

I love everything

“I love everything. I cannot not love people, all the peoples. I wish, from the bottom of my heart, for the glory of everything, and erection of everything. My love for Israel is fervent, deeper. But the inner desire spreads through with its power over everything. I have no need to bend that emotion of love; it stems straight from the depth of the sanctity of the wisdom of the G-dly soul.”

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Shmiras Haloshon Yomi Day 86 Be Prepared

 

Shmiras Haloshon Yomi – Learning the Laws of Proper Speech – 28th Av, 5769

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Shmiras Haloshon Yomi

28th Av, 5769

Day 86 – Be Prepared

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM – Laws of Loshon Hora 10:15_16

      A successful public speaker knows that proper preparation is the key to delivering a good speech. A lecturer cannot come unprepared to deliver an address and expect his thoughts to be organized and his words eloquent.

      The Chofetz Chaim tells us, “Come see, my brother, how carefully one has to weigh each word [before speaking negatively l’toeles] when someone has wronged him, because when he speaks he stands in great danger of transgressing the sin of loshon hora. Clearly, it is regarding this that we can say, ‘Death and life are in the power of the tongue’ (Mishlei 18:21). If one will not consider carefully before he speaks exactly how he is going to present the matter, he will surely stumble, G-d forbid. For at that moment, his anger will get the better of him and it will be impossible to exercise proper caution.”

      When someone, without proper forethought, tells others how someone has hurt him or is planning to hurt him, his emotions quickly override his intentions to speak only l’toeles.

      Once one has decided exactly what he wants to say, he should carefully examine his presentation in the light of the seven requirements of constructive speech. He should analyze each thought. Does it contain anything inflammatory? Are there any exaggerations? One should consider possible questions which the listener might ask and how to respond. One should be prepared to respond quickly, without stumbling, for once the speaker begins to stumble, it will be hard for him to regain control of the conversation—and that is when loshon hora can begin. Furthermore, if the speaker will not prepare himself well, the listener may elicit information that should not be offered.

      If these precautions seem excessive, imagine the precautions a person would take if he were working in a lab where deadly viruses are studied. That is how situations involving potential loshon hora should be treated, for as Shlomo HaMelech declared: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

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Today 288th Av 5769 Little Mitzvos

 

Today 28th 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.

Bein Adam LeChavero

Family

Praise children openly.

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Halacha Tshuvos 28th Av 5769

 

Halacha – Tshuvos – 28th Av, 5769

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Rav Moshe Shternbuch: Should You Wear Tcheiles in Your Tzitzis??

The Radziner Rebbe found what he considered to be authentic Tcheiles. The Rabbonim of his generation did not accept the wearing of Tcheiles or encourage others to do so. This very much disturbed the Radziner Rebbe since there was no downside to wearing it, even it is not authentic. Best case, if it is the real thing you are mikayem the mitzvah of wearing tcheiles in you tzitzis. If not, it is anyway permissible to have tzitzis of different colors.

Rav Moshe Shternbuch in his tshuvos (1:26) conjectures that the reason for this explicit rejection is that since if one thinks his tcheiles is real and in fact it isn’t, he can be “Oveir” Baal Tosif for having in mind to do a mitzvah of wearing extra colors that the Torah never commanded. Moreover says Rav Shternbuch now that it hasn’t been accepted (unless you are a Radziner Chasid or you have a family minhag) if someone wears it he can be “oveir” on “Lo Sisgodidu” which is an issur for creating splinters within the community.

On an aggadic note he adds that Tcheiles is a relevant reminder in days when there is Giluy Shechina. That’s why it disappeared after the days of the Tannaim. He finds it hard to believe that nowadays we have reached any significant level that we have merited the return of authentic Tcheiles and we will probably need to wait for Moshiach to get the real thing.

Disclaimer: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. 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 28th Av 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 28th Av, 5769

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Zechiras Miriam

Stop Loshon Hora
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Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman Finds The Answer To The Riddle

The Magid Rav Shlomo Levenstein whose uncle lives next door to Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman said that he heard that Rav Aharon Leib said that he spends countless hours receiving and speaking to visitors of all kinds from across the Jewish spectrum. Each and everyone of them are wonderful people, Kulam Ahuvim Kulam Berurim Kulam GIborim Kulam Kedoshim. So why does Klal Yisroel suffer so much if we are a beautiful mosaic made up of such wonderful people, asks Rav Aharon Leib? Because V’Chulam Posochim Es Pihem”, we all open up our big mouths and have what to say about one another!

“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 28th Av 5769

 

The Daily Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk – 28th 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.

Yirat Shamayim and the study of Mussar will prevent the body from sinking into the miry depths of desire and corrupt character traits.
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Today’s Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk

Who is strong?

Chaza”l say, “Who is strong? He who subdues his evil inclination”. A wise man once said. “Someone who serves G-d only with his heart needs to wage great battles to subdue his evil inclinations, but one who serves G-d also with his mind can subdue his inclinations without even a battle”.

The Gemara writes “everyone knows that a woman(‘s body) is a barrel of excrement and that her mouth (allegorically) is full of blood, and yet they all run after her”. Indeed, R’ Nachman of Breslov once said that there is no greater foolishness than this desire, and that anyone with wisdom can overcome it.

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The Nefesh HaChaim writes in Chapter One: “A man of Israel must understand, know, and establish in his mind and heart that every detail of his deeds, speech, and thoughts, at every second and time, all rise up according to their root source to influence the most exalted worlds. Therefore, when a man entertains an impure, licentious thought in his heart, G-d forbid, he in effect brings a prostitute into the most exalted, celestial Holy of Holies, giving strength to the forces of impurity and evil in this transcendently holy place, to a greater extent than the impurity caused by Nebuchadnezzar and Titus when they brought a prostitute into the Holy of Holies in the Temple sanctuary on earth.”

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Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 28th Av 5769

 

Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah – 28th 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 photographic memory

–  Know that one remembers every thing he ever saw or felt he just has no access to this information.
–  When one has parts of his brain triggered or while under hypnosis he can bring forward these memories.
–  The inability to recall information is because of the klipas in the brain, the static spontaneous images, reverie.
–  Many kabalists practice advanced meditation, they remove the klipas from their brain they then have photographic memory.
–  There were many kabalists that were able to take a pin test where a pin is pushed through a book and the person can list off all location where the pin punctured.
–  Meaning he has the image of the pages engrave in his mind.

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Teachings of the Sages 28th Av 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 28th Av, 5769

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ON GOOD AND EVIL

R’ Pinchas said: “G-d esteems highly the good deeds of men that are known only to those who perform them and their Maker”.*

*Nofeth Tzufim, pp. 3-24 (A), cited in The Hasidic Anthology: Tales and Teachings of the Hasidim, by Louis I. Newman, p. 506. Reprinted with permission of Ann Newman (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

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Rabbi Nachman Sayings and Teachings 28th 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

The Essential Rabbi Nachman

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This elegant, easy-to-read pocket-size volume is a comprehensive treasury of the most inspirational sayings, profound teachings, parables and stories of 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.
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HITBODEDUT MEDITATION AND PERSONAL PRAYER – The silent scream

You can shout and scream with a “still, small voice” without anybody hearing you. Everybody can do this. Imagine the sound of such a scream in your mind. Imagine the shout exactly as it would sound. Concentrate on hearing the scream in your mind until you are literally screaming with this soundless “still, small voice” – and nobody else will hear anything.

This is actually a scream and not mere imagination. Just as there are channels that bring the sound from your lungs to your lips, so there are nerves that bring the sound to the brain. You can draw the sound through these nerves, literally bringing it into your head. When you do this, you are actually shouting inside your brain.

When you imagine this scream in your mind, the sound actually rings inside your brain. You can stand in a crowd of people screaming this way and no- one hears you.

It could be that when you do this, a faint sound may escape your mouth. This is because the sound traveling through the nerves to the brain can also activate the vocal organs, and they may then produce some sound. But it will be very faint.

It is much easier to shout in this way without words. When you wish to express yourself in words, it is harder to hold the voice in the mind without letting a sound escape your lips. Without words, it is much easier.

Sichot Haran #16

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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On this day Limud yomi for 28th Av 5769

 

On this day – Limud yomi for 28th Av, 5769

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Limud yomi

Limud yomi

Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 115
Yerushalmi yomi: Shavuot 33
Mishna yomit: Ohalot 15:6
Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 328:5
Tanach yomi: Esther Seder 4
Shabbat parshiot: Shoftim

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov 28th Av 5769

 

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 28th Av, 5769

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“And if you will seek the Lord, your G-d, from there, you will find Him. ..” (Devarim 4:29). The Baal Shem Tov pointed out that the verse states “from there.” No matter what a person’s circumstances may be, there he may find G-d and cleave to Him.

(Me’or Einaim, Likkutim)

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Daily Torah Quote 28th Av 5769

 

Daily Torah Quote – 28th Av, 5769

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He [Hillel] used to say: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am [only] for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?

Pirkei Avot 1:14

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Bringing Heaven Down to Earth 28th Av 5769

 

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, 28th Av, 5769

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Faith in the Dark

By Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Daily Dose – Today’s Meditation – Faith in the Dark

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From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman. To order Tzvi’s book, “Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.

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Tikun Habris 28th Av 5769

 

Tikun Habris – 28th 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 a sickness where the bones decay; this comes about since the inner mater of the bones became dried up due to Niuf.

[Likutay 1 Torah 50]

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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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