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

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A Heart of Love and Joy

THE AGADAH OF THE TALMUD

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]

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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.

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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)

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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)

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Keep Smiling ~ Self-Wealth, 30th Tishrei, 5771

Motivational Quotes

Switch
How easily can we switch from one world to another? How smoothly can we exchange our noisy, busy environment, for a world of tranquil thoughts, a setting of serenity and light, calm and peace?

Often, we are guilty of spoiling even our quietest moments. We turn our attentions to the news or sports events, to music, eating, running around, shopping, traveling. Even the moments we give to prayer, we interrupt with noisy images and ideas. Thus, we turn away from the world of the spirit.

We need to look however, to do the opposite. We need to interrupt our hectic schedules, our mad activity, and give a moment to the heavens. We need to pause in the middle of the noise, and reconnect to the Creator — to the power of the world, to eternity. In this way, we draw success into our days.

By Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Limud yomi, 30th Tishrei, 5771 – Rosh Chodesh 1


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  • Daf yomi: Avodah Zarah 55
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Terumot 53
  • Mishna yomit: Kilayim 2:5
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 551:5
  • Tanach yomi: Yehoshua Seder 7
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Noach

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Baal Shem Tov, 30th Tishrei, 5771

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov

Rabbi Noach of Lechovitch once said, “The Baal Shem Tov came to the world in order to implant true humility and true joy into the hearts of the Jewish people. And the opposite of these qualities are sadness, despair and levity.”
(Toras Avos, Simchah V’Hischazkus)

 

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Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 30th 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.

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.

Regarding what happens when one reaches the end of physical space

  • Know that there are different universes: Asiyah, Yitzirah, Biriyah, and Azilut.
  • The physical world is in the lower parts of Asiyah.
  • When one travels to the end of physical space, meaning after all stars and Galaxies he would be warped to a higher dimension.
  • This would happen gradually as he got closer.
  • Getting to this point would take millions of light years. In meditations one can get there very fast.
  • There are parts of the soul that stretch through all the worlds. If one can elevate his conscious awareness to this point, he can then interact with it.
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Avodah – Perek Shirah, 30th Tishrei, 5771

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The desert is hot, dry, and lifeless. Yet it takes up around one third of the Earth’s land surface. Why did Hashem make a world with so much “dead space”? Rav Chaim Kanievsky says that Hashem made the desert because from here we can understand that in the future Hashem will make the desert bloom. Obviously if Hashem made it, it will not stay barren forever.

The Radak says that Eretz Yisroel, Yerushalayim, and the Bais HaMikdash in their destruction are like the desert. They one time all bloomed, as the rain or Shefa from Hashem poured down on the world through this wonderful place. As the rain from Shamayim nourished our gashmiyos and ruchniyos, we grew to become big strong trees reaching the Shamayim with our avodah.

The desert says, “Yisusum Midbar V’tzia V’Sagel Arava V’Sifrach K’Chavatzeles”, the wilderness and the parched land shall be glad, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose (Yeshaya 35:1). Desert plants can survive through the harsh desert climate, but they do not grow very tall. The day will yet come when the Bais HaMikdash will once again bring the rains down on our dried out neshamos, which have managed to survive all these years on a few drops of rain. When that happens, Am Yisroel will once again stand tall, covering the land and reaching the heavens. We will be Hashem’s showcase.

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Daily Reminder, 30th Tishrei, 5771

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The Problem Is Not The Tongue!

The Medrash Tanchuma says that Hashem screams at those who speak Lashon Hara, “Mi Yakum Li Im Mirei’im”, Who will rise up for me against the evil doers? (Tehilim 94:16).

We see from the Medrash that Hashem, while of course He is concerned with the evil speech, still He is more consumed by the evil of the person who speaks Lashon Hara. Lashon Hara comes from the moral turpitude within the person speaking. This is what Hashem addresses, and this is what we must work on cleansing from deep within ourselves. (B’Yad HaLashon pg. 143)

“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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Yedidah Cohen’s talks on Rabbi Ashlag’s Kabbalah, 30th Tishrei, 5771

Where I am and where I’d like to be

 
The body and the soul have three main channels to them,according to the way the Divine channels, the Sephirot, line up. These are the right hand line, the left hand line, and the middle line. Our consciousness also lines up similarly, the right hand line being the consciousness of wholeness and perfection, that all is just as it should be, and the left hand line being the consciousness of where I really am. Which consciousness should I focus on? Which one is more real?
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Today’s eMussar Lesson 29th Tishrei, 5771

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The Ultimate Enterprise

THE PSALMS OF KING DAVID\8:2

“HaShem, our G-d, how mighty is Your Name over all the earth; You place Your glory upon the heavens.”

The royal ministers were traveling to the palace with the glorious crown that was commissioned for the coronation of the new king. The elegant crown sparkled with gold and diamonds. As they approached the city gates, the ministers came upon some peasants who were plowing a field.

The ministers showed the crown to the peasants, who were amazed by the beauty of the crown. Then one of the ministers asked the peasants if they would trade their plow for the crown.

“The crown is beautiful but if we traded away our plows we would be unable to farm the land,” claimed one of the peasants.

“You are not thinking clearly,” said the minister. “If you possessed this crown you could sell it for millions of dollars. You could buy these fields and hire your own workers!”
The crown in the story represents the invaluable Torah. It is worth it for us “to trade some of our time” during the day for the precious gift of Torah study. The holiness, light, and eternal benefit that we receive from the Torah is worth far more than all the gold and gems in the world.

Even the angels desire the Torah, and proclaim, “You place Your glory upon the heavens.” For the words of Torah are set like radiant diamonds on HaShem’s Crown. Through the words of Torah HaShem created heaven and earth. May we embrace the Torah and connect to LIFE, itself.
[Based on the parables of the Chofetz Chaim]

TODAY: Set aside some time each day to study the holy Torah — and enjoy the light.

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Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh’s Tweets, 29th Tishrei, 5771

Today’s random Tweets, from Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

  • Noah was a “complete tzadik.” A tzadik clings to truth, is consistent. Thus Noah was both complete and consistent, but in a confined system.
  • The longing for G-d has begun, amongst Jews and gentiles alike.
  • In the messianic era (which we are now entering) hunger and thirst will not be for bread and water but for knowledge of G-d.
  • Learning Torah reveals the hidden light of creation, the light that shines from one end of the universe to the other instantaneously.
  • “And G-d saw the light to be good.” The sages say that He saw that the primordial light was too good for this world and hid it in the Torah.
  • Rashi says that “they shall become one flesh” refers to the couple’s offspring. Ibn Ezra says that it refers to the marital union itself.
  • Upon the creation of Adam and Eve G-d says, regarding all marriages: “And he shall cling to his wife and they shall become one flesh.”
  • To be wise is to take best advantage of every opportunity.

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Daily Dose 29th 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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Meditations on Coming Home

The Rainbow

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