Rabbi Nachman’s Teachings – 16th Kislev, 5773

A treasury of sayings, teachings, parables and stories by the outstanding Chassidic sage, mystic and visionary, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), whose message of faith, hope, courage, simplicity and joy is essential to each one of us and essential to the whole world.
Translated by Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum

THE ESSENTIAL RABBI NACHMAN

FAITH

The world regards faith as something minor, but I consider faith as being of the greatest importance.

The way to faith is through simplicity, without sophistry or philosophy.
Sichot Haran #33

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The Essential Rabbi Nachman

The Essential Rabbi Nachman

This elegant, easy-to-read pocket-size volume is a comprehensive treasury of the most inspirational sayings, profound teachings, parables and stories of the outstanding Chassidic sage, mystic and visionary, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), whose message of faith, hope, courage, simplicity and joy is essential to each one of us and essential to the whole world.

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Teachings of the Sages – 16th Kislev, 5773

The Teachings of Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz and His Disciple, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad

ON THE IMMANENCE OF G-D

R’ Pinchas said: “What is G-d? The totality of souls. Whatever exists in the whole can also be found in the part. So in any one soul, all souls are contained” .

Midrash Pinhas (A), cited in Wrapped in a Holy Flame: Teachings and Tales of the Hasidic Masters, by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, p. 49 (B)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – 16th Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“The Baal Shem Tov did not cut his hair for the entire period of sefiras ha’omer until erev Shavuos, following the view of the Ari z l.”
(various Chasidic traditions)

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KEEP SMILING ~ Self-Growth, 16th Kislev, 5773

Criticism


Don’t criticize — give instructions. If you can’t give instructions, make suggestions. If you can’t make suggestions, keep quiet.


Don’t criticize. Mostly, it makes the other person feel bad. It embarrasses him, and he hates you for this. Even if this leads to the smallest amount of resentment, of bitterness, you don’t want it.

Give instructions. Tell him how to move forward — how to get beyond this moment, how to conclude the project — in a happy way. Help him achieve, succeed — and win the battle against being weak and small.

By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Joke of the day – 16th Kislev, 5773

A man was driving along the highway, and saw a rabbit hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the rabbit, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of the car and was hit. The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled over to the side of the road and got out to see what had become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit was dead. The driver felt so awful he began to cry. A woman driving down the highway saw the man crying on the side of the road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the man what was wrong. “I feel terrible,” he explained. “I accidentally hit this rabbit and killed it.” The woman told the man not to worry. She knew what to do. She went to the car trunk and pulled out a spray can. She walked over to the limp, dead rabbit, and sprayed the contents of the can onto the rabbit. Miraculously, the rabbit came to life, jumped up, waved its paw at the two humans and hopped down the road. 50 meters away the rabbit stopped, turned around, waved at the two again, hopped down the road another 50 meters, turned, waved, and hopped another 50 meters. The man was astonished. He couldn’t figure out what substance could be in the woman’s spray can! He ran over to the woman and demanded, ” What was in your spray can? What did you spray onto that rabbit?” The woman turned the can around so that the man could read the label. It said: ” ‘Hare Spray’ Restores Life to Dead Hare. Adds Permanent Wave.”

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Daily Torah Quote – 16th Kislev, 5773

Rabbi Yossei would say: The property of your fellow should be as precious to you as your own. Perfect yourself for the study of Torah, for it is not an inheritance to you. And all your deeds should be for the sake of Heaven.
(Avot 2)

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Limud yomi, 16th Kislev, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 58
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 23
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 34a v’Lo v’Ir
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  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 6:3-4
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  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 159:9-11
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.130b
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Lashon ha’Ra Kelal 10 5-6
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  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Isurei Bi’ah 14
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  • Tanach yomi: Shmuel Seder 18

Friday night-Saturday 30 November-1 December / 17 Kislev
Shabbat VAYISHLACH
Torah reading: Gen. 32.4-36.43. Haftara: Obadiah 1.1-21

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