Todays Mussar Quote 21st Tishrei 5770

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TODAY:

Visualize the light of Torah emanating from your heart – and filling your soul with wisdom.

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Infinite Kindness and Eternal Compassion – Todays eMussar Lesson 21st Tishrei 5770

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FAITH AND TRUST

We can best begin to understand the infinite goodness of HaShem by contrasting the ways of HaShem to the ways of man. For instance, let’s assume a poor man approached a good hearted philanthropist for financial assistance. He cried and begged for help. The wealthy man had mercy on him and gave him a nice sum of money. However, if the poor man begs for more, it will be to no avail because the wealthy man has a limited amount of mercy.

Whereas the mercy of HaShem is unlimited. The more a person prays and pleads for mercy, the more mercy HaShem will grant him. Indeed, the mercy of HaShem has no end, i.e., “You are Good, for Your compassion never ends!”

Alternatively, there are people whose heart overflows with compassion and they desire to provide more assistance to those in need. However, they are unable to help because they lack the resources.

Whereas HaShem, the Source of all good, has infinite capabilities to bestow benefit upon His creations. Therefore, once HaShem’s mercy is awakened there is no limitation to how much good He can provide, i.e., “You are Compassionate, for Your kindness never finishes!”

How amazingly fortunate we are that HaShem is INFINITELY GOOD, COMPASSIONATE, and KIND! May we internalize these holy concepts and sincerely declare: “We have always trusted in You!”
[Based on Cochvei Ohr of Rebbe Yitzchak Blazer]

TODAY: Repeat and internalize: “You are Good, for Your compassion never ends, and You are Compassionate, for Your kindness never finishes – we have always trusted in You!”

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Todays Mussar Quote 20th Tishrei 5770

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TODAY:

Visualize the light of Gan Eden shines upon you with each Mitzvah that you perform.

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The Torah Welcomes Every Person – Todays eMussar Lesson 20th Tishrei 5770

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THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH CHAI

Some people consider themselves “unworthy” to study the holy Torah. The following parable proves that the Torah welcomes every member of Klal Yisrael to study and follow her ways.

A wealthy man moved to a new county where he did not know a soul. He needed to open a bank account, but he did not know which bank was trustworthy. That very day he met a man who worked for – and highly recommended – a certain bank.

However, being unfamiliar with this foreign country, the wealthy man expressed his reservations. “You have nothing to worry about,” said his new acquaintance, “the reputation of this bank speaks for itself!” The man was not convinced, “What do you mean?” he asked. “This is the fastest growing bank in the country. Here, look at this report,” he said, “In the past two months, 200 new accounts have been opened! This popularity patently demonstrates that our bank is reliable and efficient.”

In the same way that the popularity of the bank proved its worthiness, so too, the fact that the entire Klal Yisrael accepted the Torah at Mount Sinai, proves that the Torah is the perfect path for every type of Jew. HaShem chose to give the Torah to the generation who left Egypt who — because of their life in bondage – were on a low spiritual level. Although they were far from the ways of the holy Torah, nevertheless, they were capable of living and sanctifying themselves through the Torah. Indeed there was not one member of the entire multitude of well over 600,000 men, women, and children who did not accept the Torah.

However, if HaShem would have given the Torah to our Patriarchs — Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaacov – some of us might have assumed that the Torah is only for individuals who are on the high spiritual level of the Avos. Whereas, the unanimous acceptance of the Torah by the spiritually disadvantaged generation that went out from Egypt proves that a Torah life is appropriate for every Jew. No matter what spiritual background they come from, the Torah will elevate them to the highest levels of goodness and purity.

TODAY: Reflect on the fact that you are worthy and capable of living a life devoted to Torah.

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Todays Mussar Quote 19th Tishrei 5770

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TODAY:

Reframe your situation – and channel your fear – into a new, fresh level of faith and trust in HaShem.

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The Humble Prayer of Moshe – Todays eMussar Lesson 19th Tishrei 5770

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PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR

When Moshe prayed to be allowed to enter the land of Israel, he did not base his pleas on his merits. Rather, he asked for a “free gift”. Yet, a gift, by definition, is free. If so, what message is conveyed in the phraseology a “free gift”?

There are various categories of remuneration and compensation. Payment is an obligation that rests upon an employer to pay his employee. Reward, on the other hand, implies a non-mandatory payment. For instance, if someone returns a wallet that he found, it would be a nice gesture for the owner to reward him for his kind efforts. However, he is under no liability to compensate the finder because the finder voluntarily returned the wallet.

In addition, an employee has no claim to any remuneration beyond his fixed salary. For instance, when a general wins a war, there is no obligation on the king to pay him more than his predetermined salary. On the other hand, if he loses the war, he might be reprimanded by the king for inefficiency. If the king is pleased with his general’s daring victory he might want to give him a gift as a token of appreciation. While in times of peace, when the general does not actively fight a war, a gift from the king would be undeserved or a “free gift”.

In conclusion there are three categories of non-mandatory payment: 1) a reward for a voluntary good deed, 2) a gift as a bonus for doing exceptional work, 3) a free, undeserved gift.

Although Moshe was the greatest of all the Jews, he was the humblest man on the face of the earth. Despite all of his incomparable accomplishments, he considered himself devoid of merits. Therefore, he asked HaShem for a “free gift”. In Moshe’s humble perception of himself; he did not assume that he was entitled to any “reward” or “bonus”. The only thing he could hope for was a free gift from HaShem.

Our Sages teach us that humility is the most precious attribute. To consider oneself empty of merit before Hashem is the state of true humility. Let us follow in the footsteps of our master and teacher, Moshe Rabenu and aspire to the path of humility.
[Based on the K’sav Sefer, Parshas Devarim]

TODAY: When you pray, ask HaShem to grant your request as a free gift.

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Todays Mussar Quote 18th Tishrei 5770

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TODAY:

Reflect on how you owe every second of your life to the kindness of HaShem.

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Todays eMussar Lesson 18th Tishrei 5770 – With the Help of HaShem

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THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH CHAI

There was once two friends who had a running debate. Shimon professed that success was proportional to the effort. Meaning, the harder one works, the more he will accomplish. Whereas Reuven held that all success was dependent exclusively on the will of HaShem. No matter how hard one tries, nothing will succeed without the blessing of HaShem.

One day as the two friends were walking through the woods they came upon a tall apple tree. They noticed a luscious red apple that was glistening in the sun at the very top of the tree. Without a moments hesitation Shimon started to scramble up the tree. He climbed towards the top as fast as he could; pushing his way through tangled branches and thick leaves. Finally he reached the top and plucked the apple from the tree.

On his way down he yelled out to Reuven, who was sitting below, “This proves my conviction that success depends on effort. It was the energy that I expended that put the apple in my hand. If had remained still as you I would never have gotten such a prize!”

As he finished speaking he brought the apple close to his mouth to take a bite. Suddenly it slipped from his hand and fell right into Reuven’s lap. He took the apple in his hand, made a blessing, and ate it in great delight – savoring every bite.

We understand from this story that nothing can go against the will of HaShem. Hence, it is not our efforts that lead to our success, but rather the blessing of HaShem. Let us remember to trust HaShem with all of our hearts and then we will be blessed in this world, as well as, The World to Come.

TODAY: Say, “B’ezras Hashem (with G-d’s help) before everything you do.

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Todays Mussar Quote 16th Tishrei 5770

 

Today 16th Tishrei, 5770 – Mussar Quote

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TODAY:

Take a few moments to reflect on Shema Yisrael and discover its endless secrets.

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Todays eMussar Lesson 16th Tishrei 5770

 

eMussar Lesson 16th Tishrei, 5770 –
The Gratitude Ideal

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PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE LIGHT OF MUSSAR\MATTOS

HaShem instructed Moshe to avenge Midian, for bringing harlotry upon the People of Israel. However, Moshe appointed Pinchas to fulfill this task. Why did Moshe elect not to directly avenge Midian?

Many years before this occurred, Moshe fled for his life from Egypt to Midian. He met his wife and lived there for some time. Since, Moshe had once lived in Midian; he felt that he owed them a debt of gratitude. Therefore, he ruled that it was inappropriate for him to take action against Midian.

However, Moshe lived in Midian forty years earlier. Moreover, when Moshe lived in Midian, the inhabitants did not actively welcome him to their country. What’s more, the situation drastically changed. Now Midian caused great damage – spiritually and physically – to the People of Israel. Is he still required to show them gratitude? Isn’t it more important to bring them to justice than to continue holding appreciation for them in his heart?

Rather, Moshe understood that it is fitting to have a sense of gratitude for the kindness of others, regardless of time or circumstances. Therefore, he considered himself bound to show them special favor indefinitely – and unconditionally. Moreover, even if the kindness was indirect, appreciation is proper.

For instance, some of the plagues that HaShem brought upon the Egyptians required Moshe to first “hit the river.” However, when he was a baby his sister hid him in the river from the Egyptian soldiers who were ordered to kill every male baby. Effectively, “the river saved Moshe’s life.” Since Moshe owed a debt of gratitude to the river, he asked Aaron to hit the river in order to initiate those plagues.

May we develop and maintain a sense of gratitude for those who help us. In turn, our appreciation will bring us great joy and peace to the world.
[Based on Chidushie Lev of Rav Alter Chenoch Leibowitz]

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Todays Special for SUCCOS eMussar Lesson 14th Tishrei 5770

 

Special for SUCCOS eMussar Lesson 14th Tishrei, 5770 –
The Joy and Elevation of Succos

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THE FESTIVAL OF SUCCOS

The Succah and the Lulav are related to the Clouds of Glory. Besides the shelter that the Clouds of Glory provided for Klal Yisrael, they also imparted an important spiritual benefit.

The clouds transmitted a Heavenly illumination upon Klal Yisrael and differentiated them from all other peoples. This light uplifted Klal Yisrael above the mundane affairs of this world. Israel thus became the highest of all the nations.

During those years when the Clouds of Glory surrounded Klal Yisrael, they ascended to the high level that HaShem intended for them. This Illumination is transmitted to every Jew for all generations. Even more, this is the Light of Holiness that emanates from HaShem and surrounds every righteous person in Yisrael, distinguishing him from all other people and supremely elevating him.

The illumination of the Clouds of Glory is renewed upon Yisrael every Succos through the Succah itself! Hence, the Succah is a spiritual oasis for Klal Yisrael that nurtures our souls with its exquisite light and holy emanations. The elevated dimension of the Succah transports us to an elevated dimension. When we dwell with the Succah, we are basking in the Shechinah and soaking in the purity of the Clouds of Glory.

As you leave your homes and enter the sanctified domain of your Succah, may the Illumination of the Clouds of Glory shine upon you, as well as, all of Klal Yisrael—with blessings of Holiness, Wisdom, Joy, and Peace.
[Based on Derech HaShem of the Ramchal of blessed memory]

TODAY: When you sit in the Succah, enjoy the light of the Clouds of Glory illuminating your soul – and feel the closeness, goodness, and purity of HaShem.

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Todays Mussar Quote 14th Tishrei 5770

 

Today 14th Tishrei, 5770 – Mussar Quote

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TODAY:

Consider the warmth that you enjoy from the sun – beam that warmth to others.

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Todays eMussar Lesson 14th Tishrei 5770

 

eMussar Lesson for 14th Tishrei, 5770 –
The Secret of Unsinkable Optimism

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THE FAITH OF KING DAVID/PSALMS 31:5-8

“Release me from this net which they have set for me, for You are my strength. I entrust my spirit into Your hand, You have freed me, HaShem – Almighty and Faithful G-d. I will greatly rejoice in Your kindness, for you have seen my distress, You know the trouble of my soul.”

When King David’s enemies surrounded him, they were certain that he would not escape their grasp. Despite the bleak situation, King David responded with a declaration of unwavering faith in HaShem, “Release me from this net which they have set for me, for You are my strength.”

What’s more, King David, when captured by his adversaries boldly declared, “You have freed me.” Since he placed his soul in the exclusive trust of HaShem, he was certain that HaShem, the Faithful, would rescue him! Even more, He was confident that HaShem, the Almighty, has the capability and power to deliver him.

In addition, King David said, “I will greatly rejoice in Your kindness.” That is, “After You save me from them in Your kindness, I will rejoice in Your kindness. And I will thank You for seeing my affliction – You turned to me to deliver me from mortal danger; You knew my soul was troubled – and in Your kindness You saved me.”

Amazingly, when King David’s life was at risk not only did he pray to HaShem and maintain steadfast faith that would HaShem deliver him – even more, he sang a victory song to HaShem! Anticipating his release his miraculous release, his heart filled with joyous thanks to HaShem for His care, kindness, and rescue.

May we hold our faith in HaShem, under all circumstances and trials. Undoubtedly, He will rescue us and we will sing to Him a joyous and triumphant song, “I will greatly rejoice in Your kindness, for you have seen my distress.”
[Based on the commentary of the Radak to Tehillim]

TODAY: Entrust your soul to HaShem’s care and know that He will surely rescue you.

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Todays Mussar Quote 13th Tishrei 5770

 

Today 13th Tishrei, 5770 – Mussar Quote

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TODAY:

Before you speak about another person – weigh your words and your innermost feelings.

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Todays eMussar Lesson 13th Tishrei 5770

 

eMussar Lesson for 13th Tishrei, 5770 –
Bring Joy to Others

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PIRKEI AVOS\THE ETHICS OF OUR FATHERS\1:12

“Hillel said, Be from the students of Aaron – Love peace and seek peace; love people and draw them close to study Torah.”

The following story from the Talmud illustrates the incomparable blessings that a person receives for fulfilling the Mitzvot of “loving peace and loving people.”

Once, Rabbi Beroka was in the market square when Elijah the Prophet entered the area. The Rabbi asked Elijah, “Which people in the market are worthy for a share in the World to Come (Gan Eden).” Elijah answered, “Nobody here is destined for a share in the World to Come.”

After a few minutes a few more people came into the market and Elijah told the Rabbi that these people who have just entered the market have earned a share in the World to Come.

The Rabbi approached the men and asked them what they do? They said, “We make people happy! Whenever we see a person who is sad, we cheer him up!”
Relieving people from their troubles is one of the biggest and most important Mitzvot. It is a fulfillment of the great Torah principle, “Love your friend like you like yourself.” Even more, it gives pleasure to HaShem!

Imagine a father has a son abroad, who is experiencing great troubles and worry. The father hopes that someone will comfort the son and assure him that his difficulties will soon be over. HaShem is our Heavenly Father, if one of His children is worried, He takes great delight when we comfort him and bring a smile to his lips.
[Based on the commentary of the Chafetz Chaim to Pirkie Avos]

TODAY: Reach out to a person who has trouble and comfort them — and bring a smile to their lips.

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Todays Mussar Quote 12th Tishrei 5770

 

Today 12th Tishrei, 5770 – Mussar Quote

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TODAY:

Using a healthy dose of friendliness and warmth – encourage others to grow.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Todays eMussar Lesson 12th Tishrei 5770

 

eMussar Lesson for 12th Tishrei, 5770 –
The Secret Blessings

Todays eMussar Lesson

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

OHR HATORAH\TORAH EMANATIONS

Moshe blessed his beloved People of Israel before departing from this world. As he blessed them – the Torah and HaShem – also joined Moshe in blessing the People of Israel. The three-fold blessing of Moshe, the Torah, and HaShem combined to evoke a durable and powerful blessing for the People of Israel that can never be broken.

The holy Torah is rooted in the highest spiritual heights, emanating with the secret of creation. The first three words of the Torah (Bereishis barah Elokim) hint that HaShem created the world for the sake of Torah. More precisely, to reveal the Hidden Light of HaShem that is illuminated in the Torah. The Torah sustains the life of all worlds as King David said, “Life is found in the radiant countenance of the King.” The Torah – “the radiant countenance of the King” – is the root and source of all blessings.

The People of Israel are the guardians of the Torah. Through study and deed they shine the holy light of Torah to the nations of the world. Therefore, when Moshe blessed the People of Israel, both the Torah and HaShem, also gave their blessings. In this way, the People of Israel are eternally empowered to uphold the Torah.

The Zohar teaches: “HaShem, the Torah, and the People of Israel – are one.” Through the combined contributions of “the three partners” – HaShem, the Torah, and the People of Israel – the blessing of life flowing from the Torah is forever established.
[Based on Da’as Torah of Rabbi Yerucham Levi and the Nefesh HaChaim]

TODAY: As you study Torah, have the awareness that Torah study strengthens the existence of all creation; and enjoy the wellspring of blessings of HaShem, the Torah, and Moshe, that flow from the Torah.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Todays Mussar Quote 9th Tishrei 5770

 

Today 9th Tishrei, 5770 – Mussar Quote

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TODAY:

Apply the same response to every situation – “I TRUST IN HASHEM TO DELIVER ME.”

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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Todays eMussar Lesson 9th Tishrei 5770

 

eMussar Lesson for 9th Tishrei, 5770 –
Showing Sensitivity to Others

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eMussar – The Wisdom of Personal Growth
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THE PARABLES OF THE BEN ISH CHAI

Rebe Nathan ben Abba said in the name of Rab: He who is dependent upon his friend’s table, the world is “dark” to him. (Beitzah 32b)

There were once two wealthy men named Reuven and Shimon. Both of their businesses failed and they lost all of their money. They were left with no other way of support other then to go door to door and beg for handouts. The Rabbis of their city wrote a letter on their behalf that authenticated their dire situation. The two men walked from city to city in order to collect some funds.

One day they entered the house of a prosperous man to ask for support. The wealthy man gave Reuven $200, while to Shimon he gave only $20. When they left his house, Reuven began to weep bitterly, as tears rolled down his cheeks. Shimon was astounded. He asked Reuven, “Why are you crying? He gave you $200, while he gave me just $20. You received ten times the amount that he gave to me. And why is it that you cry only with this man and not at all the other wealthy men that we approached?”

Reuven answered, “Do you know why he gave me so much more than you? This man used to be my customer. I used to send him merchandise and he would pay me a huge sum. And now my fate has reversed. I have no merchandise to send him, and I am over my head in debts. My only recourse was to ask him for charity. That is why I am crying. Whereas I did not know the other wealthy men that we asked, so I was not ashamed before them.”

Whenever a person has to ask others for help, especially financial assistance – it is always embarrassing and awkward. How much more this is so, when a person has to ask for help from someone who was once his peer in wealth. Therefore, let us conduct ourselves with sensitivity and compassion to all those who need our help. In this way our kindness will bring them both material benefits as well as vital emotional comfort and support.

TODAY: Show extra sensitivity to another person.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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eMussar Lesson for Shabbat Shuva 8th Tishrei 5770

 

eMussar Lesson for Shabbat Shuva 8th Tishrei, 5770 –
Special Issue – The Secret of Yom Kippur

Todays eMussar Lesson

eMussar – The Wisdom of Personal Growth
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“YOM KIPPUR – THE BEST OF DAYS”

“There is no day as good for Israel as the day of Yom Kippur” (Ta’anis 26b).

Usually Yom Kippur is perceived as a somber day of fasting and prayer. What does the Talmud mean when it says that Yom Kippur is the best of days?

There was once a wise and mighty king. One night, while the kingdom was sleeping, all the members of the royal family and all the royal servants came to the palace. One by one, each person dumped a load of garbage at the king’s gate. By the time the night was over there was a mountain of putrid garbage outside the palace door.

What insolence! What an affront to the king! What an outrage! What will be the consequence of their actions?

When morning came the king readied himself to take his daily stroll in the royal garden. He passed through the entranceway to go outside and immediately beheld the mountain of garbage.

Astonishingly, the king showed no anger whatsoever. On the contrary, a joyful smile appeared on his face!

Our Sages use this parable to illustrate what takes place on Yom Kippur. If we cast off our sins on Yom Kippur, Hashem will be happy with us. He will forgive us and cleanse us of all our impurities! There is no greater opportunity than Yom Kippur, when HaShem cleanses our very souls.

Therefore the primary task on Yom Kippur is to recognize and abandon our transgressions. All we have to do is let go of “our garbage.” In His great love for us, Hashem will cleanse us, renew our soul, and forgive us.

TODAY: Imagine unloading all of your sins, flaws, and mistakes on Yom Kippur and Hashem cleaning them away, leaving you feeling totally pure and cleansed.

By Rabbi Zvi Miller.

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