The Daily Page 22nd Elul, 5770

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch.

The Drop Of Unity Is Priceless

Everything that ever happened to us, all the suffering we have gone through over the course of all of our history was for our own good. Baal HaSulam writes in Letter #23 that a person who has revealed a drop of unity with the Creator would happily chop off his arms and legs several times a day just to feel the taste of unity with the Creator at least once in his lifetime!

And that’s no exaggeration. If a person would consider how much Light one single drop of unity brings him compared to all of the most horrible suffering of this world, then he would feel that it outweighs everything!

We do not understand what the Upper Light is that clothes into the soul. We think that it’s simply something pleasant that makes us feel good. We don’t feel the true meaning of the words “eternity, perfection, and harmony.”

-from the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/17/10

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Daily Kabbalah Bites, 22nd Elul, 5770

The most outstanding Questions and Answers, excerpts, examples, illustrations, definitions, and advice from the Daily Kabbalah Lesson of Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch.

Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually.

My Soul

The degree of connection between me and the group is my soul.

My soul is my participation in the connection with others. I need to imagine to myself that there is a net of connection between the friends and that I am the only one not participating in it. All the friends are in Gmar Tikkun (Final Correction), completely righteous, and only I am not corrected. To the extent that I can participate in this infinite, complete, and corrected net of connection, this is called the dimension of my soul. I am included within the group as Malchut (Kingdom) in Ein Sof (Infinity), like Bina (Intelligence) where everything there is ready. The degree of connection between me and the group is the size of my soul.

-from the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/30/10 (minutes 32-34)

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Keep Smiling, 22nd Elul, 5770

To those who read “Keep Smiling” before, I hope you will enjoy reading them once again…
Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

Our needs, His needs

Focus on your needs. What would you like? — More money? Better health? Success with friends, with business, with personal growth? More happiness?

Now focus on the Creator. What would He like? — For us to live with harmony with each other? For us to be loyal to His ways? For the Divine Presence to fill the world? For the world to recognize His kingship?

The idea here is that if we can start giving more importance to the Creator’s needs, maybe He will do more to help us reach our needs.

Have a growth-filled, uplifting day!

by Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Keep Smiling ~ Self-Wealth, 22nd Elul, 5770

Motivational Quotes

Now

Your “now” is you. Your “now” is your life. The big question is can you enjoy it?

In other words, in addition to cleaning, repairing and building, in addition to sitting in dentist chairs and grinning, you need to be happy, now. This need not take away from your being a lawyer, a house mom, a financial analyst, a storeowner. You can go on building shopping malls, writing books, earning degrees, eating pizza. But you must also love your “now”. For, the Creator has given you a gift — the most Powerful, Wealthy, Intelligent force of all has handpicked a prize for you. To look down on it, reject it, is a terrible mistake — one of the worst you can make.

On the other hand, to embrace your “now”, love it, praise and thank the Creator for it, is the best investment you will ever make. It pays a thousand percent return. It brings you close to the Emperor of All and sits you on a glistening throne. It allows you to be the most powerful, popular, wealthy, intelligent person who ever lived.

So say thank you, smile and be happy, now!

by Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Limud yomi, 22nd Elul, 5770

jud_limud
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  • Daf yomi: Avodah Zarah 18
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Terumot 17
  • Mishna yomit: Peah 8:2
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 537:4
  • Tanach yomi: Divrei Hayamim Seder 4
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Nitzavim – Vayelech

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AZAMRA’S DIARY
18-25 Elul 5770
27 August-4 September 2010

During the Elul season of repentance, Israel are like the inhabitants of a city who go out to greet the King in the fields prior to His entry into the city (on Rosh Hashanah), and now each individual has the opportunity to approach the King in person in advance of the coming Day of Judgment.

 

In his old age, Rabbi Yisroel Salanter (1810-83), founder of the Mussar movement, said that he still rememberd how as a small child playing outside in the sand, delaying going home, his sister called him saying: "Yisroel! What are you still playing for? This is the month of Elul! Even the very fish in the sea are trembling in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah!" [We learn that the fish tremble from Psalms 98:6-7: "With trumpets and the sound of the shofar (= Rosh Hashanah), sound the blast before HaShem. Let the sea and all its fullness (= the fish) thunder…"]

Sunday night-Monday 29-30 August / 20 Elul

Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Avraham ben Naftali Hertz Shternhertz "Kochav Lev" (d. 1955), grandson of Rabbi Nosson of Breslov and leading Breslover elder in Uman and Jerusalem, Israel.

Today is also the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Cahanman (1886-1969), the Ponevitcher Rav and founder of the prestigious Ponevitch Yeshiva, Bnay Brak, Israel, and of Rabbi Mosheh Aryeh Freund (d. 1996), Chief Rabbi of the Eda Charedis of Jerusalem. Both were holocaust survivors who were instrumental in rebuilding Torah institutions after the war.

Today is also the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler (1872-1970), outstanding Tzaddik, Mussar teacher and author of Michtav MiEliyahu.

Thursday night-Friday 2-3 September / 24 Elul

Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen of Radzin (1838-1933), known as the Chafetz Chaim, author of works on the prohibition of evil speech and of Mishneh Berurah on the laws of daily prayer and blessings, Shabbat and festivals.

Friday night-Saturday 3-4 September / 25 Elul

Shabbat Parshat NITZAVIM-VAYELECH
Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 and 31:1-30
Haftara: Isaiah 61:10-63:9, seventh and last of the Haftarot of Comfort read between the Fast of Tisha B’Av and Rosh HaShanah.
This is the last Shabbat of the year, and we should make every effort to receive this Shabbat with the greatest joy and devotion.

It is customary NOT to bless the coming month in the Synagogue after the Shabbat Torah reading. This is "in order to outwit the satan" (i.e. not to alert his attention to the coming Day of Judgment in order to avoid his accusations), and in any case, the month of Tishri is so holy that it is "blessed in heaven" instead. However those who have the custom of reciting the entire book of Psalms on Shabbat Mevorchin also do so on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah.

According to the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer HaGadol, today is the Anniversary of the first of the “Six Days of Creation”, which culminate on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, the sixth day of Creation, when Adam was created. On each of these six days the unique light of the associated Sefirah shines in all the worlds.
Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Elazar son of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

The Holy Zohar states that at the end of days an awesome event will take place on this date (Balak 212b).

"Everyone who recites Psalm 27, "HaShem is my light", morning and evening from the beginning of Elul until the end of Succot is assured he will live out his years in goodness and pleasantness, and he removes from himself all the accusing forces and nullifies all harsh and evil decrees, and he will win his case in the Judgment" (ARI).

 

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SOURCE: Azamra Institute – Jerusalem, Israel

Self-Growth Qoutes, 22nd Elul, 5770

From “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book.

Happiness Quotes

From “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book.

Happiness and Wealth
“Wealth does not lead to happiness, but happiness does lead to wealth”. This is true of all types of wealth – material wealth, physical health, as well as emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

SOURCE: Self-Growth - Keep Smiling

Baal Shem Tov, 22nd Elul, 5770

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov:

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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Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 22nd Elul, 5770

True Kabbalah org

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.

Reward for Mitzvah, why it doesn’t happen

  • -This means, as a general rule it will happen, however there are exceptions.
  • -The systems of reward and judgment are very complex, there are many different factors.
  • -If everything is in place it will happen, this is normally the case.
  • -There are also many levels in doing something, this includes effort and how a person does a deed.
  • -Do not wonder if someone does a mitzvah but does not receive the reward.
  • -However even if one does not get the prescribed reward, the deed does not go to waste, it will still serve him in time of need.

(Medrish Talpiyot- Ot-Alef)

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Joke of the day, 22nd Elul, 5770

A rabbi suffers a severe flu attack and is confined to the hospital for several weeks. The synagogue’s president pays him a visit. “I want you to know, Rabbi, that last night the board of directors voted a resolution wishing you a speedy recovery. . ….And it passed, at twelve to nine…

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Daily Kabbalah Quotes, 22nd Elul, 5770

A stream of wisdom bites emanating from the most updated content on the Kabbalah.info websites.

It doesn’t matter where in the Zohar you begin to read; what matters is the intention and what you wish to attain from this reading.

The entire inner search which belong to spiritual advancement exists inside our tendency to unite; if not, then it’s not spirituality.

The wisdom of Kabbalah’s essence is that all the elements connect to one another and form a complete picture; everything operates together.

The proper environment for spiritual growth includes books, a teacher and friends who also value and share the same spiritual goal.

We need to develop in us the sense of recognizing the evil inclination, to “smell” it from afar and correct it before it erupts.

In order to desire spirituality we need to value its importance; therefore we were given the appropriate environment for us to advance.

If we read the Book of Zohar and feel bad or upset, it means that we are performing a correct action and that the text is influencing us well.

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The Daily Page 21st Elul, 5770

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch.

The Language Of The Single Soul

Rabash, “The Purpose of the Association”: We have gathered here in order to create a group in which every one of us will aspire to give pleasure to the Creator. However, in order to achieve this we must first learn to give pleasure or bestow to man. In other words, we must learn to love our neighbor. Only by suppressing one’s own egoism is it possible to carry out this commandment of love for one’s neighbor.

Sometimes Rabash’s articles appear confusing and disorganized. We don’t understand why he suddenly cites quotes from one place and then from another. Yet, we have to understand that a Kabbalist does not do anything accidentally. He expresses what he feels and his sensation is the Upper Light clothed into a corrected Kli. If we were in his place, we would write exactly the same thing!

Therefore, even if it seems to us that this text was written in a fashion that does not suit us, we have to understand that if we ascended and stood in his place we would write the same exact words. This is called following the method of Rabash and Baal HaSulam.

-from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/29/10

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Daily Kabbalah Bites, 21st Elul, 5770

The most outstanding Questions and Answers, excerpts, examples, illustrations, definitions, and advice from the Daily Kabbalah Lesson of Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch.

Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually.

The Influence Of The Virtual Environment

The New Internet system is an opportunity to choose the correct environment.

In every unity you find the Upper force. Even if evil persons connect together in a gang, the force of unity operates among them. The force between them is inverted since the Sitra Archa (other side-evil inclination) uses divinity in an inverted form. However, the force operates and it is impossible to break it.

In our internet system, we insert the unity, our life’s goal, and this invites the Upper force that operates the system. We mustn’t forget that what operates on us when we enter the system is the force of connection and unity we receive from Above, i.e., the Creator’s bestowal, His greatness. And within it is the Upper force.

Our attitude towards this system needs to of gentleness and awesome respect-no disrespect, and then you will feel the influence of the system upon you. We try to be in the system as one, to build some kind of response concerning ourselves that influences us. I don’t just enter in order to give my answer, but rather, I do it with the intention that it will have an influence on me.

The intention is very important since I draw to this virtual place the force of the society by whose influence I wish to be changed.

This system is my place to express my attitude towards the others. It’s an opportunity to develop this attitude. By pressing the keyboard I connect with the society, with the environment by which I want to be influenced.

-from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/15/10 (minutes 42-48)

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Keep Smiling ~ Self-Wealth, 21st Elul, 5770

Motivational Quotes

Energy-Agent

Mostly, each of us has a body that we are free to use. We want to move our heads — we do so. We want to wiggle our toes — we do so. We want to stand, walk, run — we do so. What makes this all possible? — The blood that runs through our veins.

Likewise, an energy-agent provides us with all the accomplishments, the pleasures we reach, we achieve — an energy-agent gives us all that we have. What is this agent? It is heavenly help — in Aramaic, siyata d’shemaya.

We need to know though, that as some people train their bodies to higher levels of ability, so we may use this heavenly help with greater or lesser skill.

A dancer teaches his body to move into difficult positions with ease and grace. A musician coaches her ear to hear a false note. A scientist prepares his mind to explore, methodically, possibilities and combinations of possibilities. Similarly, we must learn to use the heavenly help we receive with precision and polish to arrive at every type of success.

by Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Limud yomi, 21st Elul, 5770

jud_limud
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  • Daf yomi: Avodah Zarah 17
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Terumot 16
  • Mishna yomit: Peah 7:8
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 537:1
  • Tanach yomi: Divrei Hayamim Seder 3
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Nitzavim – Vayelech

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AZAMRA’S DIARY
18-25 Elul 5770
27 August-4 September 2010

During the Elul season of repentance, Israel are like the inhabitants of a city who go out to greet the King in the fields prior to His entry into the city (on Rosh Hashanah), and now each individual has the opportunity to approach the King in person in advance of the coming Day of Judgment.

 

In his old age, Rabbi Yisroel Salanter (1810-83), founder of the Mussar movement, said that he still rememberd how as a small child playing outside in the sand, delaying going home, his sister called him saying: "Yisroel! What are you still playing for? This is the month of Elul! Even the very fish in the sea are trembling in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah!" [We learn that the fish tremble from Psalms 98:6-7: "With trumpets and the sound of the shofar (= Rosh Hashanah), sound the blast before HaShem. Let the sea and all its fullness (= the fish) thunder…"]

Sunday night-Monday 29-30 August / 20 Elul

Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Avraham ben Naftali Hertz Shternhertz "Kochav Lev" (d. 1955), grandson of Rabbi Nosson of Breslov and leading Breslover elder in Uman and Jerusalem, Israel.

Today is also the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Cahanman (1886-1969), the Ponevitcher Rav and founder of the prestigious Ponevitch Yeshiva, Bnay Brak, Israel, and of Rabbi Mosheh Aryeh Freund (d. 1996), Chief Rabbi of the Eda Charedis of Jerusalem. Both were holocaust survivors who were instrumental in rebuilding Torah institutions after the war.

Today is also the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler (1872-1970), outstanding Tzaddik, Mussar teacher and author of Michtav MiEliyahu.

Thursday night-Friday 2-3 September / 24 Elul

Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen of Radzin (1838-1933), known as the Chafetz Chaim, author of works on the prohibition of evil speech and of Mishneh Berurah on the laws of daily prayer and blessings, Shabbat and festivals.

Friday night-Saturday 3-4 September / 25 Elul

Shabbat Parshat NITZAVIM-VAYELECH
Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 and 31:1-30
Haftara: Isaiah 61:10-63:9, seventh and last of the Haftarot of Comfort read between the Fast of Tisha B’Av and Rosh HaShanah.
This is the last Shabbat of the year, and we should make every effort to receive this Shabbat with the greatest joy and devotion.

It is customary NOT to bless the coming month in the Synagogue after the Shabbat Torah reading. This is "in order to outwit the satan" (i.e. not to alert his attention to the coming Day of Judgment in order to avoid his accusations), and in any case, the month of Tishri is so holy that it is "blessed in heaven" instead. However those who have the custom of reciting the entire book of Psalms on Shabbat Mevorchin also do so on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah.

According to the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer HaGadol, today is the Anniversary of the first of the “Six Days of Creation”, which culminate on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, the sixth day of Creation, when Adam was created. On each of these six days the unique light of the associated Sefirah shines in all the worlds.
Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Elazar son of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

The Holy Zohar states that at the end of days an awesome event will take place on this date (Balak 212b).

"Everyone who recites Psalm 27, "HaShem is my light", morning and evening from the beginning of Elul until the end of Succot is assured he will live out his years in goodness and pleasantness, and he removes from himself all the accusing forces and nullifies all harsh and evil decrees, and he will win his case in the Judgment" (ARI).

 

SOURCE:    Kaluach – Easy to use Hebrew/civil calendars
SOURCE: Azamra Institute – Jerusalem, Israel

Self-Growth Qoutes, 21st Elul, 5770

From “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book.

Happiness Quotes

From “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book.

A level we must reach
Happiness is a level we must reach – we must achieve. On the other hand – once we make it ours – we may enjoy it forever.

SOURCE: Self-Growth - Keep Smiling

Baal Shem Tov, 21st Elul, 5770

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov:

I heard from [Rabbi Gedaliah of Linitz] that the Baal Shem Tov never kept money overnight. When he returned from his travels, he would pay his debts and contribute the rest of his money to charity the very same day.
(Shivchei Baal Shem Tov 123)

 

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Writings on Kabbalah and Torah, 21st Elul, 5770

True Kabbalah org

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.

All 3 Avos (patriarchs) made converts

  • All 3 Avos made converts, each using his own methods.
  • Converts- meaning they started to serve G-d, trying to get energy from the side of holiness and not from the forces of evil.
  • Most converts, eventually reverted to their old ways or died with kids not following their path. It could be that they spread out amongst the nations providing them with pieces of truth.
  • The souls of these people are the souls of many converts through out the ages.

Source: True Kabbalah org