Have a wonderful Shabbat! – 1st Cheshvan, 5771

The Holy One, blessed be He,

said to Moses,

“I have a precious gift

in My treasure house,

called the Sabbath,

and desire to give it to Israel;

go and inform them.”
(Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbath, 10b)

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Have a wonderful Shabbat!

Limud yomi, 1st Cheshvan, 5771 – Shabbat – Rosh Chodesh 2

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  • Daf yomi: Avodah Zarah 56
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Terumot 54
  • Mishna yomit: Kilayim 2:7
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 551:8
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Noach
  • Yishayahu: 66:1 – 66:24
  • Knissat habbat: 4:35p
  • Tzeit Shabat: 5:51p

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Today’s eMussar Lesson 30th Tishrei, 5771

Todays eMussar Lesson

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

A Heart of Love and Joy


Rabbi Akiva said, “‘Love your friend as you love yourself’ – is the primary axiomatic principle of the Torah.” This ideal implies that there should be an equivalency between the love we have for others and the love we have for ourselves. Meaning, just as we want the best for ourselves, we should want the best for others.

If we don’t give with the complete love within our hearts, we are not quite fulfilling the principle. Therefore, we should give our friends everything in our capacity, without holding back any benefit that is within our power to give. For instance, we should share with them our wisdom, financial resources, time, and give them honor, etc.

Avraham Avinu was a master of loving others. Yet, if someone were to suggest to us that we should wait outside our house and find guests to invite for a meal, we would say, “I am not on that level.” However, if we fully accept the value system of the Torah, we will realize that there should be no bars on our hearts.

Conducting ourselves in the kind ways of Avraham is the true and ultimate pleasure. Meaning, when we open up all the chambers of love that reside within our hearts, we will discover our true selves. The pursuit of unbounded loving-kindness and good deeds will bring us true and lasting joy. By reaching out to others and giving them our “all,” we will experience a taste of the Garden of Eden.
[Based on Da’as Torah of Rav Yerucham]

TODAY: Allow yourself the joy of awakening the Avraham Avinu within you.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh’s Tweets, 30th Tishrei, 5771

Today’s random Tweets, from Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

  • Saying “I love you” gives expression to simple faith – faith in G-d and in the presence of His spark in your beautiful, good heart.
  • “I love you” (ani ohev otcha, practice saying it in Hebrew) = 502 = simple faith (emunah peshutah).
  • Rabbi Bunim said: Only smart – a theif! Only loving – an adulterer! Only religious – an idolater! You have to be all: smart-loving-religious
  • We can only fulfill our passion to know G-d by fulfilling His will on earth. “No thought can know You, only as You are one in Your will.”
  • The initials of Adam David Mashiach also spell Adam, “man.” The “m” of Mashiach thus coressponds to the “m” of magen, “shield.”
  • Red MD = Adam (its initial letters) and “long live the king.” The king is David, the primary reincarnation of Adam, from whom comes Mashiach.
  • The initials of Magen David Adom (red MD) spell “man” (Adam) backwards. In Hebrew, man and red are cognate. David had a reddish-gold beard.
  • One who knows and practices the secret of the Magen David needs no other MD. In Israel medical first aid is provided by red (fiery) MD.

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Daily Dose 30th 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.

These Daily Doses offer every person a taste of the Rebbe’s wisdom, condensed from over 50 years of letters, public talks, private conversations, and written works.

Meditations on All Noah’s Children

Absolute Values

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Kabbalistic Quote, 30th Tishrei, 5771

Kabbalah, Bnei Baruch - Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

The science of Kabbalah is unique in the way it talks about you and me, about all of us. It doesn’t deal with anything abstract, only with the way we are created and how we function at higher levels of existence.

Today’s Kabbalistic Quote

A necessary condition for spiritual elevation is a continuous quest for a bond with the Creator.
(Rambam, Ilchot Yesodot Torah)

SOURCE: Kabbalah, Bnei Baruch - Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

Daily Kabbalah Tip, 30th 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 Tip
Tips and Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually.

Instead of Him, You are at Fault

What is the correct relation to a bad quality that I see in a friend?

“He who finds fault in others, finds it within himself,” and I need to see if these things are in my favor or not. If it seems to me that a friend, for example, is showing off, then it’s a sign for me. It’s the way I see things and then I need to think why I am shown these things specifically.

I need to see it on two planes, both for the criticism and also to check myself. I can’t waive the criticism since I must relate to the society as I see it, and on the other hand, the faults I see are my own. This is to say that on the one hand, I need to correct the society and on the other hand, I need to check within me where the disturbance that I see in my friend exists in me since otherwise I wouldn’t see it.

– from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/07/10 (minutes 36-39)