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


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)


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


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

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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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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

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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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.

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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)