Today’s eMussar Lesson 28th Tishrei, 5771

Todays eMussar Lesson

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

Bring Light and Joy to Your Soul


Rabbi Yehoshua said, A “bad” eye, the negative impulse, and hatred removes a person from the world.

Man stands at the gateway between the physical world and the spiritual world. The only creation composed of both a material element and a holy soul; he lives in both worlds simultaneously.

The purpose of man’s existence is to unite these two worlds. That is, to draw down holiness from the spiritual world into this world. We have the opportunity to sanctify this earthly realm, so that it becomes one with the holy world.

Since we are at the juncture we have the unique capability to access holiness. Yet, how do we bring down the sanctity from the higher worlds to the lower world?

When we perform Mitzvoth, we draw holiness, delight, and splendor upon our souls. The more Mitzvoth we perform, the more we elevate our lives. Ultimately, we reach a level of holiness in this world that is relatively equivalent to the holiness of Gan Eden!

However, if a person pursues negative thoughts and deeds, the holy light of Gan Eden does not shine on his soul. Therefore, he does not experience the sanctity of Gan Eden in this physical world.

May we pursue abundant Mitzvoth so that we fill our souls with holiness, light, beauty, and peace.
[Based on the commentary of Rav Nachman to Pirkei Avos]

TODAY: When you do a Mitzvah – heighten your awareness that you are drawing light and holiness upon your soul.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh’s Tweets, 28th Tishrei, 5771

Today’s random Tweets, from Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

  • “Love” is short for “light of the Holy One blessed be He.” The love that unifies man and wife is G-d’s light in darkness (all lights off).
  • 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.
  • In every sin one loses a bit of sanity. But you can get it back, and more, by returning to G-d.
  • The good inclination is life’s bread and butter. The evil inclination gives spice to life.
  • Without an evil inclination you can’t understand the Torah’s inner dimension. Angels don’t get it.
  • Don’t give in to your evil inclination. If you do it will lose its potency.
  • A virgin evil inclination is the best. At some point she’ll pursue a constructive career.
  • You don’t have to be good to be good. Just be good.

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Daily Dose 28th 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.

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Kabbalistic Quote, 28th 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

It is forbidden to study Kabbalah for any purpose other than spiritual elevation.
(Talmud, Sanhedrin)

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Daily Kabbalah Definition, 28th 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 definitions.

The Left Line

What is the meaning of the left line?

The left line is the egotistic desire in which I want only to enjoy, only to receive, and only to fill myself. As a result of its operating is this manner, it helps me by awakening me in an incorrect way, and then it’s called “the left line.”

But if I know how to work with it correctly, then I discover that it is really counter help since in all situations it always turns me, always pushes me, and always pulls me. Thus, if I identify it correctly and if I am very sensitive to it, always suspecting, asking why it suddenly awakens in some places, and to where it is pulling me, and why I suddenly want something or think this way or another, then in this, I am already using it in order to advance.

– from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/05/10 (minutes 40-43)


Keep Smiling ~ Self-Wealth, 28th Tishrei, 5771

Motivational Quotes

According to His Praises
“A person is who his praises” (Mishle 27.21). What we admire, speak about and praise defines our inner self. When we praise the rich and mighty, we understand that these are our true aspirations. When we praise those who do good and help others, this reveals our true self (Shaarei Teshuva 3.148). Accordingly, we remake ourselves when we change who we praise — who we take an interest in, think about and admire.

By Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Limud yomi, 28th Tishrei, 5771

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  • Daf yomi: Avodah Zarah 53
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Terumot 51
  • Mishna yomit: Kilayim 2:1
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 550:3
  • Tanach yomi: Yehoshua Seder 5
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Noach

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