Teachings of the Sages 14th Tevet 5770

Two Tzadiks

ON DIFFERENCES

R’ Pinchas said: “In the synagogue, the Jew wears a special covering, the tallit, in order to separate the nakedness of the body from the spiritual. Non-Jews remove their coats and hats when praying. They do not realize that the body and the soul are distinct from each other”.*
*Nofeth Tzufim (A), cited in The Great Chasidic Masters, by Avraham Y. Finkel, pp. 37-38 (B)

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Joke of the day 14th Tevet 5770

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A man applies for a job as mechanic. The boss says, “Can you roll your hard hat down your arm and pop it back on your head?” The mechanic nods, confused. “Can you play light-saber with your wrench and another man’s screwdriver?” “Oh yes,” says the mechanic. “Can you bounce your screwdriver off the cement, grab it, whirl it around and put it in your belt like a gun?” “Sir, I’ve been doing that for years!” says the wanna-be mechanic. “Well in that case, I can’t use you. I have 12 men doing all that already!” says the boss.

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On this day Limud yomi for 14th Tevet 5770

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Limud yomi

  • Daf yomi: Bava Batra 132
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Nidah 1
  • Mishna yomit: Tahorot 4:10
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 383:1
  • Tanach yomi: Melachim Seder 9
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Vayechi
  • Torah Reading: Gen. 47:28-50:26*
  • Haftara: I Kings 2:1-12*

*Courtesy of: AZAMRA DIARY

This coming Shabbat we complete the reading of the book of Genesis with the story of Jacob’s final blessings to his children and grandchildren before departing this life. Parents blessing their children after the Friday night prayers prior to the Shabbat evening meal should do so with special intent tonight as this week’s parshah contains the verse with which fathers customarily bless their sons, “May G-d make you like Ephraim and Menasheh” (Genesis 48:20). The customary blessing for girls, “May G-d make you like Sarah and Rebecca, Rachel and Leah” is also based on this verse.

After the completion of the synagogue Torah reading of Genesis, the congregation customarily declare: “Hazak Hazak Ve-nit-hazek: Strong! Strong! Let us be strong!”*

Hazak Hazak Ve-nit-hazek!!!

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov 14th Tevet 5770

 
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The Baal Shem Tov taught: It is not necessary to “place” oneself in G-dliness, but only to realize that everything is subsumed in the Divine light.
(Ohr HaGanuz L’Tzaddikim, Vayeira)

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Daily Torah Quote 14th Tevet 5770

 
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When Rebbe Yehuda the Prince wished to argue on the words of Rebbe Yosi, he would say: “How can we, who are so lowly, argue on the words of Rebbe Yosi? The gap between Rebbe Yosi and us is like the divide between the Holy of Holies and the profane of the profane.” Rebbe Yishmael, the son of Rebbe Yosi said: “The difference between our generation and my father’s generation is like the difference between gold and dust.”

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The Kehot Chumash – Parshah Vayechi

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Kehot Chumash

An interpolated translation and commentary based on the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

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With an Interpolated English Translation and Commentary Based on the Works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

This innovative Chumash features a new translation/commentary which weaves Rashi`s commentary – explained according to the Rebbe`s understanding of Rashi – together with the translation of the Torah text. This forms one clear, smooth and easy reading body, accessible even to the beginner and informative to all.
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Bringing Heaven Down to Earth 14th Tevet 5770

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Meditations for Self Mastery

Live Clothing

By Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Daily Dose – Today’s Meditation – Live Clothing

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SelfGrowth Keep Smiling 14th Tevet 5770

10 Minutes

Self-Growth - Keep Smiling

Here is an amazing tool to boost the quality of living:

Imagine you have no more than 10 minutes left to live. Imagine that in another 10 minutes you will leave this material world for the world of the spirit, for the world of truth.

Obviously, in such a short time, you can’t suddenly climb a mountain, fight a tiger or write your biography. What you can do though, is invest the activity you are doing right now with quality, richness — a joy and appreciation you haven’t experienced before. Color this moment with love. Sing into it a sense of marvel, a sense of awe.

Live and really live, now — with every part of your whole. Live and really live now — be happy, and succeed.

Excerpted from “Be Happy and Succeed“.

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Teachings of the Sages 13th Tevet 5770

Two Tzadiks

ON DIFFERENCES

Once, someone read to R’ Raphael a statement that we should love non-Jews since they were created by G-d. This idea pleased him immensely.*
*Midrash Pinhas, p. 44 (A), cited in The Hasidic Anthology: Tales and Teachings of the Hasidim, by Louis I. Newman, p. 366 (B)

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Joke of the day 13th Tevet 5770

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During a trip from California to Indiana, it didn’t help that my connecting flight from Denver was delayed twice because of mechanical problems. Then, after we were aloft, I noticed the lights began flickering. I mentioned this to a flight attendant. “I’ll take care of it,” she said. Moments later the lights went out. Clearly she had solved the problem by turning off all the lights. A passenger across the aisle who had been watching me leaned over and said, “Whatever you do, please don’t ask about the engines.”

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On this day Limud yomi for 13th Tevet 5770

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Limud yomi

  • Daf yomi: Bava Batra 131
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Horayot 19
  • Mishna yomit: Tahorot 4:8
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 382:18
  • Tanach yomi: Melachim Seder 8
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Vayechi
  • Torah Reading: Gen. 47:28-50:26*
  • Haftara: I Kings 2:1-12*

*Courtesy of: AZAMRA DIARY

This coming Shabbat we complete the reading of the book of Genesis with the story of Jacob’s final blessings to his children and grandchildren before departing this life. Parents blessing their children after the Friday night prayers prior to the Shabbat evening meal should do so with special intent tonight as this week’s parshah contains the verse with which fathers customarily bless their sons, “May G-d make you like Ephraim and Menasheh” (Genesis 48:20). The customary blessing for girls, “May G-d make you like Sarah and Rebecca, Rachel and Leah” is also based on this verse.

After the completion of the synagogue Torah reading of Genesis, the congregation customarily declare: “Hazak Hazak Ve-nit-hazek: Strong! Strong! Let us be strong!”*

Hazak Hazak Ve-nit-hazek!!!

*Courtesy of: AZAMRA DIARY

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov 13th Tevet 5770

 
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The Baal Shem Tov was particular to put on his tefillin at the beginning of the prayer service, prior to reciting the first paragraph of Shema and Korbanos [sacrificial offerings].
(Pe’er L’Yesharim 78; Ta’amei HaMinhagim, Birchos HaShachar)

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Daily Torah Quote 13th Tevet 5770

 
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The rule is that it’s impossible to have two thoughts simultaneously! Therefore, it’s simple to drive away bad thoughts – meaning, he shouldn’t think them in the first place – he only needs to think about something else.

(Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)

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Bringing Heaven Down to Earth 13th Tevet 5770

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Meditations for Self Mastery

Four Gates

By Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Daily Dose – Today’s Meditation – Four Gates

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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SelfGrowth Keep Smiling 13th Tevet 5770

Happy Thoughts

Self-Growth - Keep Smiling

Imagine stepping out of a chauffeured limousine. Visualize yourself standing before a beautiful house, encircled by glorious, green gardens. You walk up to the heavy, wooden door and before you reach it, it swings open to you, revealing smiling faces that greet you, that are pleased to see you. You step into a comfortable room, into happy living, and you feel like… You are as happy as… You are more satisfied than…

The above picture can put you — the entire you — into a wonderful mood. Aah, this is living — this is it!

Now, can you create this mood within yourself, without the outside trappings? Can you think thoughts that trigger such a frame of mind? If you can, this is good, excellent — better than all the limousines, mansions, luxuries and comforts. For, to create such a mood within you is, in truth, to have it all.

Excerpted from “Be a King“.

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Teachings of the Sages 12th Tevet 5770

Two Tzadiks

ON DIFFERENCES

“Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz was asked, ‘Why did G-d create the non-Jewish nations who are so brazen in their sinfulness?’ He replied, ‘Just as He created darkness to make you appreciate light, so did He create non-Jews to demonstrate the greater virtue of the Jewish people’”.*
*The Great Chasidic Masters, by Avraham Y. Finkel, p. 38 (B)

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Joke of the day 12th Tevet 5770

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John was furious when his steak arrived too rare. “Waiter,” he shouted, “Didn’t you hear me say ‘well done’?” “I can’t thank you enough, sir,” replied the waiter. “I hardly ever get a compliment.”

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