Limud yomi, for Shabbos 9th Teves, 5773

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  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 80

  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 45

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 56b Halachah 6

  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 2:7-3:1

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 167:19 – 168:1

  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.141b

  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 6 5-7

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 14

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 18-31

  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 106-118

  • Week of Parashas Vayigash 5773 / Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 ’12

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Rabbi Nachman’s Teachings, 8th Teves, 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 cry from the heart

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True counsel springs from the depths of the heart. When the crisis of faith is so great that even wordless cries cannot help, one has to cry from the heart alone: “Their heart cried out to G-d” (Lamentations 2:18 ). The heart alone cries without our letting out a sound. “From the depths I call out to G-d” (Psalms 130:1) – from the depths of the heart. And from the depths of the heart comes guidance, for “like deep waters, so is counsel in the heart of man” (Proverbs 20:5). When shouts and screams no longer help because faith has collapsed, one must cry from the depths of the heart without letting out a sound. This is how true counsel is revealed, for “like deep waters, so is counsel in the heart of man.”

And through the true guidance and counsel that are revealed in the world (with each person knowing in his own heart what he must do) faith is able to grow, as it is written, “Counsels from afar, nurturing faith.” Then everything can be rectified. For true counsel is a “wonder” – “I will acknowledge Your Name, for You have done wonders, counsels from afar….” This makes it possible to heal the “wondrous plagues” sent by G-d. Prayer also brings about “wonders”, as it is written, “Awesome in praises [i.e. prayer], performing wonders” (Exodus 15:11 ). The same is true of ancestral merit: “In front of their fathers He performed wonders” (Psalms 78:12).

Likutey Moharan II, 5


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Warriors of Holiness – 8th Teves, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Requesting Ahavah From Hashem Hides Sins

By asking Hashem that he should give you love, through this Hashem covers up your sins.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 68)

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True Kabbalah – 8th Teves, 5773

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Nimrod tried to blind Avraham

-Avraham was placed in a dungeon before he was taken out to be burnt.

-Nimrod made sure the dungeon was pitch black, after an extended period of time he took him out into bright sunlight.

-Avraham’s many merits saved him.

-Meaning Nimrod knew that blindness would limit Avraham’s ability to perform a miracle.

(Medrish Talpiyot, branch of Avraham.)


Teachings of the Sages – 8th Teves, 5773

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


R’ Pinchas said: “G-d is prayer”.

-A renaissance of piety: the teachings of Hasidism and the shifting paradigm, in Wrapped in a Holy Flame: Teachings and Tales of the Hasidic Masters, by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, p. 9 (B)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – 8th Teves, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“Our master, the Baal Shem Tov, had a well-built, warm succah.”
(Kovetz Lubavitch 5, Sichas Chol HaMoed Succos 5706)

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KEEP SMILING ~ Self-Growth, 8th Teves, 5773


“As I walked down the street, a huge blow fell on my shoulders. The pain was terrible. I swung around in fury. “Who hit me?” I shouted.

What I saw then shut me up. It was my own loving father…”1

There are two parts to forgiving others. The first is more important — this is to forgive within our hearts. In order to move forward in life — to be happy, to succeed — we must remove — we must cut out, our anger, resentment. We dare not allow this tumor to swell. It might just kill us.

It’s hard to overlook the pain others inflict on us. We suffered, and the suffering leaves a scar. Still, we have to forgive; we have to forget.

This is the Torah’s command.2

We must remember — we must repeat to ourselves — that all our suffering starts with the Creator. The Creator may afflict us — to show us, teach us, that we acted incorrectly, that we need to make repairs. Or, He may want us to pass a certain test — that we may grow as we need to grow — that we may develop as we need to develop. Still, no matter the reason, only the Creator hits us. When a man beats his dog, he uses a stick. After the man has gone, the dog may attack the stick — bite the stick. But the stick didn’t hurt him!

We must remember — we must repeat to ourselves — that any suffering we suffer starts with the Creator. Then it becomes easy to forgive the one who was but a stick. It’s easy then even to forget which stick it was. After all, it’s only a stick.


1 The Klausenberger Rebbi, a Holocaust survivor — to explain how he was able to regain his calmness, just minutes after hearing the agonizing news that he had lost his son.

2 VaYikra 19.18

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