Kabbalah Wisdom for the Week, 27th Tishrei, 5771

The Chief Rabbi of Safed says: “The study of Kabbalah by non-Jews can be ‘positive’, but only if done in the proper manner.”

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Today’s eMussar Lesson 27th Tishrei, 5771

Todays eMussar Lesson

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Focus on the Good

PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR

After being saved from the great flood, Noah, uncharacteristically, drank wine and became intoxicated. Due to his drunken state, he fell asleep when he was unclothed. His son, Cham, saw that his father was uncovered and disgraced Noah.

Shem and Yafes, Noah’s other sons, heard of Noah’s predicament, and attended to their father with great honor. Each son took the corner of a blanket and walked backwards, covering their father, with their eyes turned away from Noah’s nakedness.

This incident reveals the base nature of Cham, in contrast to the dignified nature of Shem and Yafes. Cham fell to one of the pitfalls of human nature, i.e., judging and censuring others for their flaws. When he noticed a blemish in his father, he dismissed all of his numerous good qualities and classified him as a “lowly drunkard.”

In contradistinction to Cham’s pitiful reaction, the sterling character of Shem and Yafes prompted them to act in a noble manner. Not only did they not belittle their father’s uncomplimentary behavior, they turned their face away to avoid looking upon Noah’s shame. Even more, they immediately took action to “cover up” his disgrace.

The exemplary conduct of Shem and Yafes illuminates the high path of interpersonal relationships. Specifically, they committed themselves to always seeing the good in others, NEVER giving credence to negative spots.

In addition, they made noble efforts to “cover over” the flaws of others – crowning their fellow with redemption, dignity, and peace. May we learn from their goodly ways to uplift ourselves and all of those with whom we are associated.

TODAY: Focus on seeing a full measure of GOOD – in yourself – and others.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh’s Tweets, 27th Tishrei, 5771

Today’s random Tweets, from Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

  • All of humanity derives from Noah’s three sons. The purpose of the exile of the Jewish people is to redeem the fallen sparks in all.
  • When G-d decided to conceive the world He became, in His infinite light, both male and female.
  • All begins with “A time to give birth and a time to die.” Every moment give birth and become nothing.
  • “A time to cry and a time to laugh.” Cry when G-d hides His countenance and laugh when He reveals it.
  • The pair before love/hate is “a time to be quiet and a time to speak.” Silent hate/expressive love.
  • The sages say that “a time to love” is in a time of peace and “a time to hate” is in a time of war.
  • Some of us are scared of night, of being in the dark. Think that night rhymes with light, not day.
  • The darkness of night is lighter than light, it’s the ideal time to take off, take advantage of it.

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Daily Dose 27th 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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Kabbalistic Quote, 27th 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

The lower a person feels, the closer he comes to his true state and to the Creator.
(Talmud, Sota)

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Daily Kabbalah Tip, 27th 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.

To Give with Your Soul

To give to the needy or not to give….that’s the question

Baal HaSulam said that as long as there is one needy person in the world, we need to continue to worry about equality, balance and distribution of righteousness in the world, but this can’t come without correction.

If you need to give something to someone who really needs it and there is no choice since he can not be without, then it is necessary and you must give. But afterward, he must stand on his legs by himself, and usually that doesn’t happen. People get used to receiving more and more. We need to advertise the wisdom of Kabbalah so that as many people as possible will understand what is really good for the world. It is imposed upon us to give the method of correction to the world. And so, giving help to the needy remains with the gentle souls.

– from the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/03/10 (minutes 22-26)

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Keep Smiling, 27th Tishrei, 5771

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

       An Apple

The apple you eat gives you energy. As you eat it, you release this energy. The energy moves from the apple, into you. The question is can you tap into this same energy without eating the apple?

In other words, an invisible power-line enters this world from higher realms. It penetrates the elements of this world. It allows them to perpetuate and interact with each other. It gives substance to waters, minerals, stars, seas and winds. It feeds the plants that feed the crawlers that feed the walkers, stalkers and other creatures of our planet. All this adds pleasure to our life.

To receive energy from this line, we must look to its stores — the packets of power that hold its gift. We must eat that apple. But this is only part of the solution…

We cannot gain full benefit from the apple until we see the power-line. We must appreciate that this goodness, together with all goodness, comes from the Creator alone. The apple may keep us alive. But we gain more — much more — when in that apple, we see the Creator.

Excerpted from: ““Be a King”“.

Have a growth-filled, uplifting day!

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