Todays Mussar Quote 30th Av 5769

 

Today 30th Av, 5769 – Mussar Quote

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

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Todays eMussar Lesson 30th Av 5769

 

Today 30th Av, 5769 – eMussar Lesson –
Enthusiam for Torah

Todays eMussar Lesson

eMussar – The Wisdom of Personal Growth
A daily inspirational, concise idea, with a suggested action.

THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH HAI

There was once of pious Rabbi who had a Beis Midrash in his home. One day he said to his students, “Today we are going on an outing to see the market.” The students were quite surprised, “Rabbi you never venture into such places. Why do you want to go to such a boisterous, unruly place as the market?” The Rabbi answered, “Yes I am sure you are right. But that is where I want to go.”

When they arrived at the port they saw six dockworkers carrying heavy loads on their backs. Indeed, the enormous weight they were carrying caused them to pant and perspire profusely. “You see,” said the Rabbi, “these men are working incredibly hard. They are straining every muscle in their body to earn a mere pittance. Look how they do engage in backbreaking work and it doesn’t kill them. They carry loads like this three or four times a day and still come to work day after day. Notice how they are healthy and strong. Let us learn from them how much effort we are capable of expending in our Torah studies. Even if we study for a few good hours, on a very hot day, we will not expend even half of the effort that these workers are making. Moreover, if they are willing to strain themselves for a few dollars, how much more should we devote ourselves to Torah study, which engenders an abundant eternal reward.

After they left the port, they entered a huge market. There was a merchant there who was intensely making calculations. There was a small discrepancy in the balance and he was intent on finding his error. He worked on this problem for 3 hours straight – right through his lunch break – with not even a thought of food. Then the Rabbi said to his students, “See how this wealthy man invested three hours, without eating, just to figure out a small miscalculation. We can learn from him to what degree we should devote ourselves to Torah study – to make the effort to answer all the questions that arise and understand every point with clarity.

On their way home the students encountered a group of children who were playing, shouting, and running. The Rabbi said, “Observe how these children do whatever they want with no care what anybody else thinks about them. In the same way, we should pursue our Torah study with such love, that we should not be distracted by anyone who belittles or mocks our commitment to Torah.”

TODAY: Study Torah today with joy and enthusiasm. Announcing

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Daily PiCK ME UPs 30th Av 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 30th Av, 5769

Daily PiCK-ME-UPs the book

   

Inspiration Quote

Remember

We say of the Creator: “He remembers the loving acts of our ancestors, and brings redemption to their children’s children…” We too should remember the heroism of our ancestors through the ages, and with this inspiration, strive for a glorious future.

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

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Empower yourself, enjoy life!
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Lessons in Truth Day 88 Two Forms of Redemption

 

Lessons in Truth – SEFER SHEM OLAM – 30th Av, 5769

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29 Av, 5769 / August 29, 2009

Day 88 – Two Forms of Redemption

SEFER SHEM OLAM — Chapter Thirteen: The Birthpangs of Mashiach — II

The Prophet states: “I, Hashem, in its time I will hasten it” (Yeshayahu 60:22), to which the Talmud comments:

R’ Yehoshua ben Levi noted a contradiction: On the one hand it is written “in its time”, which implies that the Redemption will occur at its preordained time. But on the other hand it is written “I will hasten it” which implies that Hashem will bring the Redemption before its preordained time.

The answer to this is: If the Jews are deserving, Hashem will hasten it; if they are not deserving, the Redemption will come in its time (Sanhedrin 98a).

Thus, Mashiach can appear at any time, so we should never despair of his imminent arrival. Do not wonder: How is it possible that earlier generations which were far superior to us did not merit the Redemption, yet we in our lowly state will merit it? We can answer this by citing a law in the Torah.

In a passage dealing with Jewish slaves (Vayikra, Chapter 25), the Torah states that if an impoverished Jew sold himself to a non- Jewish resident of Eretz Yisrael, there is a responsibility upon his relatives to redeem him. In doing so, the relatives may not deprive the gentile owner of his legitimate property rights. They must calculate how much the gentile paid for the slave, how much of that money has already been earned by the slave through his labor, and they must pay the difference. Obviously, the longer the slave has been working for his master, the less the relatives will have to pay.

For example: If the Jew sold himself to the gentile for six years for a sum of six hundred silver pieces, he would earn one hundred pieces for each year of work. If his relatives wished to redeem him after a year, they would have to pay the gentile five hundred pieces; if they would do so after five years, however, the cost would be only one hundred pieces.

Our redemption from this bitter exile is dependent, of course, on “spiritual currency.” As Eliyahu the Prophet told R’ Yehoshua ben Levi (Sanhedrin 98a), the hastening of the Redemption is directly related to our level of repentance and mitzvah performance: “Today, [Mashiach can arrive] if you heed His [Hashem’s] voice!” (Tehillim 95:7). As each day, with its trials and tribulations, goes by, the merits of the Jewish people increase and we become ever more deserving of the dawn of redemption.

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Sefer Baal Shem Tov 30th Av, 5769

 

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The Baal Shem Tov Times

The Baal Shem Tov’s Teachings on the Torah

“Behold, I have taught you rules and laws, as the L-rd G-d has commanded me, that you should keep them, in the land to which you are coming to possess. You shall observe them and do them.” (Devarim 4:60)

“Observe them” – this is Mishnah.1 “And do them” as it implies. Rashi

You should be pure-hearted in your service of G-d. The main thing is not to forget [the essential] things, to study a certain amount of mussar every day2, and to see that you are always attached to good character traits and proper behavior. Do not let a day go by without doing a mitzvah, whether it is easy or difficult to perform. This is alluded to in [the Mishnah]: Be as careful (zahir) in the performance of a minor mitzvah as of a major one.”3 “Zahir” as in the words:”And the wise shall shine (yaZhiRu) as the brightness of the firmament.”(Daniel 12:3) That is, the soul should shine and radiate [in the performance] of a minor mitzvah just as it does with a major one. For G-d desires the heart.4
Tzivos HaRivash, p. 2a

1I.e. the study of the Oral Torah, so as not to forget it.
2A general term for inspirational and ethical literature, such as Sha¡arei Teshuva or Reishis Chochmah. (The Baal Shem Tov predated the mussar movement of R. Yisroel Salant by about a hundred years.)
3Pirkei Avos 2:1.
4Sanhedrin 105b.

Translation and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Shore.

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Loving Kindness Day 146 Doing Good

 

Loving Kindness – SEFER AHAVAS CHESED – 30th Av, 5769

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28 Av, 5769 / August 18, 2009

Day 146 – Doing Good

SEFER AHAVAS CHESED — Part III Chapter III footnotes

      When a person’s health is compromised, well-meaning gestures can sometimes do more harm than good. To prevent this result, the Chofetz Chaim offers guidelines for bikur cholim. He cites Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah (Siman 335), which permits only relatives and close friends to visit the patient within the first few days of his taking ill. Casual friends and distant acquaintances should wait three days, so that the situation has a chance to stabilize. If the patient becomes critically ill immediately, however, everyone should visit as soon as possible. There is no obligation to wait.

      When a person takes ill, much is occurring on the physical plane. Much more, however, is occurring on the spiritual plane, and the visitor must take this into account also when he makes his visit. The Torah teaches that the Shechinah — the Divine Presence — rests at the head of a sick person. The visitor is therefore prohibited from sitting at a level significantly above the patient. If he is lying on the ground for some reason, one may not sit next to him. It is not necessary, however, to measure the height of the bed relative to the height of the chair. One may sit on a chair next to the bed, even if it happens to be slightly higher

      Equally important to understanding the obligation to visit the sick is understanding the obligation to leave the patient alone if that is better for him. The Chofetz Chaim enumerates certain types of illness in which the patient may be better off without personal visits. Someone with digestive problems who is unable to control his elimination processes is one such case because of the embarrassment he may have. Someone with severe headaches or eye problems, or someone for whom speaking is difficult, may also in some cases be better off without personal visits.

      This does not mean, however, that such people should be left alone. The Chofetz Chaim recommends visiting outside the patient’s room, inquiring of his relatives or caretakers about his condition so that he knows someone is concerned. The message should be conveyed to the patient that his friend has come and asked for him, is praying for him and willing to help in any way that is appropriate. Even when a person is in no condition to accept visitors, the knowledge that others care about his well-being is as vital as ever. A person may not want others to see him in his weakened state. He may not want to feel obligated to carry on a conversation. He may not want company, but more than anything else, he does not want to be forgotten.

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If I know someone who is not in a condition to receive visitors, I will try to make sure my concern is conveyed to him in some other way.

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 30th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 30th Av, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

Dependence on the love of friends

“I shall remind you still the validity of the love of friends at this time, for upon this depends our right to exist, and in that is our measure of soon-to-come success measured.”

Baal HaSulam, Pri Hacham (Fruit of the Wise), letters

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Shmiras Haloshon Yomi Day Day 88 – Rechilus

 

Shmiras Haloshon Yomi – Learning the Laws of Proper Speech – 30th Av, 5769

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23 Av, 5769 / August 13, 2009

Day 88 – Rechilus

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM – Laws of Rechilus 1:1-2

        With this segment, we begin the second part of Sefer Chofetz Chaim, which is devoted to hilchos rechilus, the laws of gossipmongering. The Chofetz Chaim begins by citing the verse which explicitly prohibits rechilus: “Lo Seileich Rachil B’Amecha,” You shall not go as a peddler of gossip among your people (Vayikra 19:16). The Chofetz Chaim emphasizes the gravity of this sin: “It has destroyed many souls among the Jewish people.” He explains that in the Torah, this commandment is immediately followed by “You shall not stand aside while your fellow’s blood is shed.” Words of gossip, which cause ill will and hatred among Jews, have the power to destroy and defame families, friends and communities.

        As proof of the damage which rechilus can cause, the Chofetz Chaim cites the case of Doeg HaAdomi. Doeg informed King Shaul that Achimelech the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) had granted refuge to David, for whom Shaul was hunting. Shaul accepted this wicked report and ordered the Kohanim of Nov killed. Such is the power of rechilus.

        The Chofetz Chaim offers us a very clear picture of a rachil, a peddler of gossip. This is a person who goes from one person to the next saying, “Did you hear what Reuven said about you?” “Did you hear what Reuven did to you?” “Did you hear what Reuven wants to do to you?”

        The Chofetz Chaim goes further. Even if the reported information is not inherently negative and the subject himself would freely admit to it, it is still rechilus. It is rechilus, says the Chofetz Chaim, even if the person’s words or actions were absolutely justified.

        For example: Reuven has a habit of double-parking his car in congested areas. One day his doubleparking causes a major traffic jam. Shimon passes by and comments that parking in such a way is inexcusable. Someone approaches Reuven and says, “Do you know what Shimon said…?” Though Shimon’s comment may have been justified, the person who quoted Shimon in Reuven’s presence was guilty of rechilus.

        The animosity which rechilus creates is what matters; the fact that the subject was correct does not erase the ill will which the report caused. Such ill will is the product of feeling attacked. It comes from finding out that someone has been talking about you. Think of your own reaction — the instant anger — that is aroused from hearing that someone has criticized your performance in some area

        The Torah recognizes the terrible destruction which strife causes within Klal Yisrael (the Jewish people). Disunity disqualifies us from receiving Hashem’s blessings. Rechilus fosters strife and creates rifts among Jews which sometimes are irreparable. The laws of shmiras haloshon are a gift from Hashem designed to preserve love and unity. Follow them and you will be a source of blessing for yourself, your loved ones and all the Jewish people.

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Today 30th Av 5769 Little Mitzvos

 

Today 30th 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

If you are blessed with them, call/write to grandparents once a week.

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Avodah Innocent Observations 30th Av 5769

 

Avodah – Innocent Observations – 30th Av, 5769

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Innocent Observations

Economic Recession In The Days Of Moshiach

The Amora Shmuel says (Brachos 34b) that there is no difference between now and when Moshiach comes other than that we will not be subservient to other nations. Poverty will still exist and will never be solved. So much for my grandmother’s krechtz every time she hears about someone struggling financially or losing their job, that it is time for Moshiach already! Sorry Bubbi, Moshiach is not the answer… or is he?

Last week after being told that I was officially laid off, I had a conversation with someone that made me realize that Moshiach is the answer after all. I was telling a very wealthy friend of mine about my plight and he asked me what I am planning to do. I told him I don’t know, but I guess I will figure it out. He was astonished and said, “It’s amazing, you look so calm. If this happened to me I’d hang myself!”

For the rest of the day his drastic words echoed in my head as I tried to make sense of them. Then it struck me. Sure being unemployed is a huge problem, with a family to feed and only a few months savings to rely on, but that was it. All it is, is a huge horrible problem, nothing more, nothing less. Life is still rich with children, learning, projects, and other activities. In fact while trying to solve this big problem, there will be even more time to do the things that matter most, the things that are truly the essence of life. Making money is just a very important and necessary distraction from spending time the way we would like.

However if you spend your time shuttling between the slopes and the beach with a quick stopover in Eretz Yisroel in between for Yom Tov, if behind the wheel in you new luxury vehicle is the place you feel most at home, then without money you have no life and it becomes more understandable why you think you’d hang yourself. What is there to stick around for? How can you face the people who once respected you? Life becomes just one big nightmare when there is no money to “live”.

Maybe this pshat in the gemara (Brachos 18) that says “Reshaim BiChayeihim Kruyin Meisim”. Reshaim even while experiencing life’s pleasures are really dead. If life will become worthless unless you get the hottest new item on the market, you may already be dead and it is time to say Boruch Dayan HaEmes. “Tzadikim B’Misasam Nikri’u Chaim”. If you can still manage to find satisfaction in life without money or health you are very much alive. A tzaddik is very much vibrant, productive, and full of life no matter what his miserable plight is on earth.

When Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector grew despondent over his family’s poverty, he would turn around to face the wall and learn for 24 hours straight. He couldn’t do anything to relieve their hunger so he chose life. Rav Yechezkel Abramsky was able to find life while being held prisoner in the wilds of Siberia. The Klausenberger kept his spirits alive in the Nazi death camps. Both of them managed without even the ability to perform basic mitzvos or learn torah. They needed nothing at all, as their souls were alive and aflame. They were the essence of life.

True poverty will always exist even after Moshiach comes, but it will be very different. In those days, which we fervently pray for, it will be clear to everyone that life means cleaving to Hashem by learning Torah and participating in the avodah in the Bais HaMikdash. People will work, some will be wealthy and some will struggle. However you can rest assure that nobody will talk of suicide when they are laid off. Yes, they will struggle to solve their huge problem and try to find ways to feed their starving family. But life will go on in a very meaningful way. Finally with some time off they will be able to take a leisurely visit the Bais HaMikdash on a regular weekday afternoon and connect to Hashem like nowhere else on earth!

Whether the dead will arise form their grave when Moshiach comes or at a later time is a debate among Chazal. However when Moshiach comes there will surely be a great Techias HaMeisim as the living dead finally become alive.

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Daily Reminder 30th Av 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 30th Av, 5769

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Zechiras Miriam

Stop Loshon Hora
Stop Loshon Hora

The Crazy Talking About The Crazy

It is illogical to believe a person who tells you that someone else did something bad. That the second person did something bad, may or may not be true. But the person telling you about it is certainly doing an Aveira, since he is speaking Lashon Hara. Would you believe a crazy person who tells you that someone else is crazy?

“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 30th Av 5769

 

The Daily Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk – 30th Av, 5769


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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!

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A little bit each day is just right, to be able to read, digest and apply it to our lives.

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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.
(Rabbi Yitzchak Blazer, Ohr Yisrael)

Today’s Shmiras Ainayim Chizuk

True love of G-d

The Ba’al Shem Tov taught that physical love is a branch of spiritual love and it is only a materialistic expression of what the soul truly yearns for. G-d only gave us these desires to “learn” about the love of G-d. As David Hamelech said, “Tzama nafshi le’lokim… kama lecha besarimy sould thirst for you… my flesh pines for you“.

If someone has a very strong struggle with Shmiras Ainayim, it actually means that he has a very great soul. He is simply experiencing his soul’s yearning with “messed up signals”, but in reality he has the highest opportunity for true love of G-d. So the trick is to learn how to focus our desires properly and to channel our yearnings to the right place; G-d himself – the source of all love, beauty, desire, pleasure and good.

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Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 30th Av 5769

 

Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah – 30th 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

One binds himself to G-D by imitating His attributes

–  G-D’s real essence is totally incomprehensible to our pitiful human minds.
–  However one can recognize His attributes, how He relates to the world.
–  These attributes are the ten Sefiros, each one has different characteristics.
–  The sefiros manifest in a person on his mind emotions and body.
–  A person can use his attributes in either direction good or bad.
–  When a person directs all his attributes towards G-D, imitating Him, he draws upon His spirit of holiness.
–  Meaning a person is a vessel and a vessel has to be of similar shape to the object it receives.
–  Tomar Devorah by the Ramak explains each attribute and how to use it.

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Teachings of the Sages 30th Av 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 30th Av, 5769

Two Tzadiks

ON GOOD AND EVIL

The Koretzer Rebbe said: “Within us are all the qualities, good and evil, … but they are unborn, and we have the power to beget them. We can transform evil qualities into good, and good into evil”.*

*“Where Was Humanity? Understanding Human Evil,” by Arnold S. Gluck (C)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

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Rabbi Nachman Sayings and Teachings 30th 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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A Jewish heart should be so strongly drawn to G-d that every heartbeat is a flame yearning for G-d.

Even when you are sitting with other people, you can lift your hands and your heart to G-d and cry out to Him with soulful longing.

Sichot Haran #230

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!”

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

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On this day Limud yomi for 30th Av 5769

 

On this day – Limud yomi for 30th Av, 5769

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Limud yomi

Limud yomi

Daf yomi: Bava Metzia 117
Yerushalmi yomi: Shavuot 35
Mishna yomit: Ohalot 15:10
Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 328:11
Tanach yomi: Daniel Seder 1
Shabbat parshiot: Shoftim

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov 30th Av 5769

 

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 30th Av, 5769

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Ahavas Yisrael [love of the Jewish people] is the first gate which leads to the courtyard of the Creator.

(Likkutei Dibburim II, p. 412)

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Daily Torah Quote 30th Av 5769

 

Daily Torah Quote – 30th Av, 5769

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Every person is a microcosm of the entire Creation. When a person brings harmony between his Godly soul and his material life, he brings harmony between the whole of heaven and earth.

Lubavitcher Rebbe

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Bringing Heaven Down to Earth 30th Av 5769

 

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, 30th Av, 5769

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Daily Dose – Today’s Meditation – Mutually Exclusive

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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 30th Av 5769

 

Tikun Habris – 30th 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.

The heart cannot contain the power of the mind, for their hearts are weak, especially the people who do Niuf and study Philosophy.

[Likutay 1 Torah 55]

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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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