The reason I’m deleting my Facebook account

B”H

Dear Brethren and Friends!

It’s sad for me to have to take this decision, but it has to be done.

When I decided to create an Account at Facebook, I saw it as a tool, where I could share Torah, Mussar, Midrash, Kabbalah and many other Jewish topics which would help enrich the souls of my beloved Brethren, who knows, even make a Jew return in Teshuvah to Hashem, Torah and Mitzvot.

I was able via the RSS Feeds of Chabad, Bresleov, Revach L’Neshama, and many other excellent Jewish Web Pages or Blogs, maintain a daily stream of knowledge flowing during 24 hours non stop.

I was also able via Twitter to have a steady and constant flow of Torah, etc. feeding my Account at Facebook.

But unfortunately, I must admit, that things are starting to get out control and simply are defeating the real purpose for which I created the Account.

I must state that I have received messages were I have been insulted, people asking impertinent questions and others, which are not worth mentioning.

To all of that, I never replied, Heaven forbid, I ever do such a thing.

But what really has me upset, are all those Xians, whom I accepted as friends and started to post their believes, which I respect, but absolutely do not believe in, Heaven forbid.

As a Jew, I respect the different believes of my fellowman/fellow woman; but I simply will not accept them flooding my Account with their believes or rubbish.

It’s similar as if a Xian went to my house and started shoving down my throat and imposing his believes, I certainly would have to ask him to leave.

The other reason is that these Xians simply don’t have one bit of respect, they perfectly well know that a Jew doesn’t celebrate Xmas, or any othet Xian festivity, Heaven forbid, and there they go, and tag me on a picture of a Xmas tree.

I must state that due to the slow Internet connection I have, it would be more than cumbersome to start screening each and every person that is not a Jew, I simply don’t have time to lose, I rather be studying or conversing (Hitbodedut) with Hashem.

I’m sad for my Jewish Brethren that will not be able to enjoy and enrich their Holy souls, but I rest assured that you will agree with my decision and lastly and the most important fact is, that if I keep allowing all this rubbish, I would be Desecrating G-d’s Name (“Chilul HaShem“) Heaven forbid.

And to conclude, I publicly declare that I, Aryeh ben Avraham, believe with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my might, that the Lord is my G-d, the Lord is One

And that is something that is chiselled in my heart, and if for one reason or another, I have to die for what I believe, I will do it reciting “Shema Yisrael“.

The facebook Account will be deleted tomorrow 27th, tevet, 5771.

Blessings,

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Avodah – Perek Shirah, 27th Tishrei, 5771

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Perek Shira

Perek Shirah: The Day The Sun Will Stand Still

In times long gone by, people would worship the sun. This may seem ludicrous to us but it is more a reflection on our lack of understanding than of their lack of intelligence. The Rambam says that the heavenly bodies all recognize their creator and are not inanimate objects. They possess a soul and spirit and have great powers. We as Yehudim know however that these powers all come from Hashem and they cannot do anything against the will of their Creator. Rabbeinu Bachye says that one should not be proud that he doesn’t worship the sun until he comprehends the full capability of the sun. Only then, if you manage to understand that this powerful sun is only a servant of Hashem, may you boast that you are a believer in the true Hashem.

We are put on this world to be able to see beyond the mask of this world. Whether in the olden days when it was the sun, or now the technology and current events, we must see beyond the thin veil trying to conceal our Creator and true Master of our fate, whether it regards health, wealth, or happiness. It all comes from the One above. Not from a smiling or angry sun, not from a bullish or bearish market, and not from wonderful or disappointing people around us. If you can see beyond all that, then no doubt that Rabbeinu Bachye will testify that you are a true Eved Hashem.

The day will come when Hashem removes his mask and reveals himself as the King of all Kings, in his true glory. All the pretenders who were given free reign to fool us for so long will stand there totally powerless as the King ascends to His throne in plain sight of the entire universe and all of creation.

At Birchas HaChama we peer through the cloudiness of our minds and see the mighty sun for what it is. We celebrate the creation of the Hashem’s servant the sun, as it returns to the place where it was originally hung by Hashem 5769 years ago for the purpose of concealing the great light of Hashem.

The sun itself yearns for the day the that its second hand light will stop being a source of error by humanity and a tremendous Chillul Hashem. Every day the sun sings, “Shemesh Yarei’ach Amad Zevula L’Or Chitzecha Yihaleichu”, the sun and moon stand still in their habitation at the light of Your arrows as they go, at the shining of Your glittering spear (Chavakuk 3:11). The sun longs for the day when its light will be dimmed and the world will bask in the glow of the light of Hashem!

I am the sun, the mighty king of the sky
The most powerful man, can’t look me straight in the eye
People think I am the source of all light but I wonder why
I am simply a humble servant of my master on high

To conceal His brilliant light, Hashem made me His mask
To see through this ruse, is your life’s ultimate task
I yearn for the day when people will not question or ask
Together in Hashem’s light, you and I will both bask

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Avodah Perek Shira 14th Av 5769

 

Perek Shira – 14th Av, 5769

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Perek Shira

Perek Shira: The Day The Sun Will Stand Still

In times long gone by, people would worship the sun. This may seem ludicrous to us but it is more a reflection on our lack of understanding than of their lack of intelligence. The Rambam says that the heavenly bodies all recognize their creator and are not inanimate objects. They possess a soul and spirit and have great powers. We as Yehudim know however that these powers all come from Hashem and they cannot do anything against the will of their Creator. Rabbeinu Bachye says that one should not be proud that he doesn’t worship the sun until he comprehends the full capability of the sun. Only then, if you manage to understand that this powerful sun is only a servant of Hashem, may you boast that you are a believer in the true Hashem.

We are put on this world to be able to see beyond the mask of this world. Whether in the olden days when it was the sun, or now the technology and current events, we must see beyond the thin veil trying to conceal our Creator and true Master of our fate, whether it regards health, wealth, or happiness. It all comes from the One above. Not from a smiling or angry sun, not from a bullish or bearish market, and not from wonderful or disappointing people around us. If you can see beyond all that, then no doubt that Rabbeinu Bachye will testify that you are a true Eved Hashem.

The day will come when Hashem removes his mask and reveals himself as the King of all Kings, in his true glory. All the pretenders who were given free reign to fool us for so long will stand there totally powerless as the King ascends to His throne in plain sight of the entire universe and all of creation.

At Birchas HaChama we peer through the cloudiness of our minds and see the mighty sun for what it is. We celebrate the creation of the Hashem’s servant the sun, as it returns to the place where it was originally hung by Hashem 5769 years ago for the purpose of concealing the great light of Hashem.

The sun itself yearns for the day the that its second hand light will stop being a source of error by humanity and a tremendous Chillul Hashem. Every day the sun sings, “Shemesh Yarei’ach Amad Zevula L’Or Chitzecha Yihaleichu”, the sun and moon stand still in their habitation at the light of Your arrows as they go, at the shining of Your glittering spear (Chavakuk 3:11). The sun longs for the day when its light will be dimmed and the world will bask in the glow of the light of Hashem!

I am the sun, the mighty king of the sky
The most powerful man, can’t look me straight in the eye
People think I am the source of all light but I wonder why
I am simply a humble servant of my master on high

To conceal His brilliant light, Hashem made me His mask
To see through this ruse, is your life’s ultimate task
I yearn for the day when people will not question or ask
Together in Hashem’s light, you and I will both bask

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Daily Reminder – 9th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 9th Sivan, 5769

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Zechiras Miriam

A Public Rebellion

The Chofetz Chaim says that when you speak Lashon Hara, you are Michalel Shem Shamayim. Why? Since there is nothing “Geshmack” about speaking Lashon Hara and you have not satisfied any physical or non-physical desire, it is considered purely a rebellion against Hashem and wanton disrespect for Machlus Shamayim. If you do this in front of a crowd then you are making a Chilul Hashem B’Rabim, something no one would ever consider doing.

“Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L’Miriam BaDerech B’Tzaischem MiMitzrayim”

The Ramban and other Rishonim count, among the Mitzvos Aseh Min HaTorah, the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe. The Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara. More than just saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the incident in order for it to have its intended effect.

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Daily Reminder – 19th Nissan, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 19th Nissan, 5769

The Problem With Speaking Lashon Hara To A Non-Jew

You must be especially careful not to talk Lashon Hara about another Jew to a non-Jew. In addition to the issur of Lashon Hara it will cause a Chilul Shem Shamayim. The non-Jew will stereotype and say that all Jews behave that way. This will causing harm to all of Klal Yisroel all because you couldn’t control yourself!

“Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L’Miriam BaDerech B’Tzaischem MiMitzrayim”

The Ramban and other Rishonim count among the Mitzvos Aseh Min HaTorah the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe. The Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara. More than just saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the incident in order for it to have its intended effect.

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