Todays eMussar Lesson 14th Tishrei, 5771

Todays eMussar Lesson

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A Song of Trust and Faith


“Love HaShem, all his devoted ones; HaShem protects the faithful. Strengthen your faith and He will encourage you, all who trust in HaShem.”

When HaShem miraculously saved King David from the clutches of his enemy, he sang a song of thanks to HaShem. He concluded his praise with a call to the devoted servants of HaShem, “Love HaShem, all his devoted ones.” What is the relevancy of instructing others to love HaShem at the time of expressing gratitude to HaShem for his own deliverance?

King David’s profound gratitude and excitement at the time of redemption inspired him to increase the love of HaShem in the world, saying to the devoted servants of HaShem, Now that you have seen how HaShem has saved me; you will be inspired to love HaShem. Why? Because through my miraculous salvation, HaShem has revealed to all mankind that he protects the faithful – saving them from the hands of their arrogant adversaries.

No matter how dire the situation, those who trust in HaShem always can find inner peace and hope. They can rest at night, with full confidence knowing that come morning, HaShem will release them from their troubles. Even more, if they will make a small effort to strengthen their faith in HaShem, then, HaShem, Himself, will send them encouragement, confidence, and moral support, i.e., Strengthen your faith and He will encourage you, all who trust in HaShem.

Absolute faith – and the tranquility that it instills deep in the spirit- is the ultimate healing of the soul. King David illuminates the path to faith by proclaiming the great wonders that HaShem performed for him. When the “devoted ones” learn of HaShem’s kindness to David their faith in HaShem will be revitalized and the love of HaShem will fill their heart. May the awareness of the miracles that HaShem has performed for us awaken the love of HaShem within our hearts.
[Based on the commentary of the Radak to Tehillim]

TODAY: Reflect on the wonders that HaShem has performed for King David and feel completely confident in HaShem’s protection.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Daily Dose 14th Tishrei, 5771

The Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Bringing Heaven Down to Earth

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

Rebbe means teacher. Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson is seventh in a prestigious line of chassidic rebbes. Even after his passing, he is known worldwide as simply “The Rebbe” – a Rebbe for any person in the world.

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Daily Kabbalah Definition, 14th Tishrei, 5771

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 Definition
Definitions in the daily Kabbalah lesson guide a precise, spiritual approach to terms, and disqualify materialized corporeal.

The Kingdom Of Heaven

What is the kingdom of heaven?

“The Kingdom of Heaven,” is a state of the desire to receive when all of it has been corrected, in Ein Sof (Infinity), from the side of the Creator. It is when the entire desire to receive is for the sake of bestowal. It is to this state, from the side of Adam (man), that we must reach; that is, from below to Above. Then the two states combine as one.

-from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/27/10 (minutes 30-35)


Keep Smiling ~ Self-Wealth, 14th Tishrei, 5771

Motivational Quotes

With Joy

See a bright future — a sparkling tomorrow, a sunny next week, next year. Be happy about your future. Be happy about your present. Be happy.

Let life be a wedding — be the bride and the groom. Feel giddy with gladness, with happiness. Today is the best day of your life.

Invest in brightness, contentment. Invest in the world’s song. Give yourself to it. Give your thoughts and time to it. Enjoy being alive. Enjoy your now.

Be happily busy. Fix what you need to fix, go where you need to go, speak to whom you need to speak, with joy. It’s awesome, wonderful, marvelous to be alive.

Say it again, with sincerity, with heart: it’s awesome, wonderful, marvelous to be alive.

By Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Limud yomi, 14th Tishrei, 5771

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  • Daf yomi: Avodah Zarah 39
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Terumot 37
  • Mishna yomit: Demai 6:2
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 545:11
  • Tanach yomi: Divrei Hayamim Seder 20
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Sukkot

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Self-Growth Qoutes, 14th Tishrei, 5771

From “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book.

Appreciation Quotes

From “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book.

The Magnificence
We need to learn and teach others how to enjoy the magnificence of Creation. But first, we need to appreciate it ourselves.

By Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Baal Shem Tov, 14th Tishrei, 5771

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov

There is a tradition among Breslover Chasidim that the Baal Shem Tov told his followers to pray together at dawn (k’vasikin” on five occasions in particular: Hoshana Rabbah, Purim, the seventh day of Pesach, the first day of Shavuos and Tisha B’Av.
(Chasidei Breslov)



Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 14th Tishrei, 5771

Everyone has different abilities depending on the tribe they represent. Let us all unify and work together in the battle against the Sitra Acher.


Regarding the results of Avrahom’s present to Avimelech

  • Avrahom made a treaty with Avimelech king of Plishtim. He then gave him seven sheep.
  • These seven sheep represented seven elements his nation would rule on.
  • Avrahom had calculations why he did this, but here are some consequences.
  • The Plishtim killed seven righteous people, Shimshon, Chopni, Pinchous, Shual and three of his sons.
  • The Plishtim caused the mishkan to be moved seven times.
  • The Aron (holy ark) was in captivity by the Plishtim for seven months.

Source: True Kabbalah org

Avodah – Perek Shirah, 14th Tishrei, 5771


Perek Shira

Perek Shirah: The Dog and Man – Who is Loyal To Who?

Ask your dog to retrieve something and it will rush to return it to you and then lick your feet waiting for his next opportunity to serve you. An intruder on your premises? Your dog will bark madly for him to leave. The Knaf Renanim says that while other animals like horses, donkeys, camels, and cattle show “Hakoras Hatov”, that is only while they are receiving your kindness but it doesn’t last beyond that. A dog will always be faithful, even after the death of its owner. Kelev he says is an acronym for “Kulo Lev”, all heart.

And for what? For the few scraps of dry bones you throw his way. Where does that leave us? Hashem provides for us everything from a to z 24/7 with the utmost forethought and kindness beyond our comprehension. What kind of Hakoras Hatov do we need to show? We need to do more than throw Hashem a few dry bones or watered down mitzvos.

The dog’s behavior is a lesson to all of us on the how to have Hakoras Hatov. When we hear the dog say “Boi’u Nishtachaveh V’Nicre’ah”, let us go bow down to our master, we need to respond, “Nivrecha Lifnei Hashem Oseinu”, we should have that gratitude to our Father our King in heaven and perform His commandments with enthusiasm!

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Daily Reminder, 14th Tishrei, 5771


Zechiras Miriam

Stop Loshon Hora
Stop Loshon Hora

Bireishis All Over Again

The world was complete and everything was so very good and so perfect. It didn’t take long until the first aveira, Lashon Hara. The snake told Chava Lashon Hara that Hashem doesn’t want her to eat from the tree because that is the source of Hashem’s power to create the world. This Lashon Hara led to the destruction of the world as Adam knew it and we are still paying the price.

We have just gone through Yamim Nora’im and Succos and the world seems so perfect. We are still relatively clean from aveiros. We are going to read parshas Bireishis and start from the beginning. Don’t let the first opportunity for Lashon Hara to destroy everything.

“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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Joke of the day, 14th Tishrei, 5771

An elderly man in Miami calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing. Forty-five years of misery is enough.” “Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screams. “We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the old man says. “We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her,” and he hangs up. Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone, “Like heck they’re getting divorced,” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this.” She calls her father immediately and screams at the old man, “You are NOT getting divorced! Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back! , and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. “Okay,” he says, “They’re coming for Passover and paying their own airfares.”


Daily Kabbalah Quotes, 14th Tishrei, 5771

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

We don’t need to do anything with the desire to receive; what we need to work on are our intentions.

Revealing spirituality means to reveal the quality of giving within me.

The more we connect with one another, the better we will be and feel; the less we connect, the worse it will be.

If we treat each other with love and mutual consideration, we will become as benevolent as nature is.

We need to consist of two parts: the desire to receive, which is our innate nature and the benevolence in nature, for us to attain as second nature.

We need to reach a state where we feel that nothing in the corporeal world will ever bring us fulfillment, and thus turn to spirituality.

At this point we need to be certain that the real life is love and giving.