Avodah – Perek Shirah, 29th Tishrei, 5771

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Perek Shirah: The House Goose – The Only Living Eye Witness

The house goose sings “Hodu L’ashem Kiru Bishmo Hodi’u Ba’amim Alilosov”, thank Hashem, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people (Tehilim 105:1). Why the house goose? Why are they calling to all the nations.

Rav Sasson Chazan in his Sefer HaShira HaZos explains as follows. In Tehilim (117) it says, “Halelu Es Hashem Kol Goyim…” the goyim will praise Hashem for the kindness. The gemara in Pesachim (118b) as explained according to the meforshim, say that only the goyim who have plotted against us whose plots were constantly foiled by Hashem, know the amazing kindness that Hashem has done with us. We ourselves have no idea because these devious plans never came to fruition.

A house duck hangs around the house seeing the things that we do not. For example, a burglar may be stalking a Yid’s house in middle of the night, when suddenly the Yid wakes up to take a drink. The burglar is scared off and the only eyewitness is the house goose, taking this all in from the outside.

It is impossible for us to realize all the good Hashem does for us because much of it takes place behind our back. However the house goose is watching. Listen to it praise Hashem and follow suit, because in its song it is telling your story.

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Avodah Perek Shira 10th Av 5769

 

Perek Shira – 10th Av, 5769

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Perek Shira

Perek Shira: The House Goose – The Only Living Eye Witness

The house goose sings “Hodu L’ashem Kiru Bishmo Hodi’u Ba’amim Alilosov”, thank Hashem, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people (Tehilim 105:1). Why the house goose? Why are they calling to all the nations.

Rav Sasson Chazan in his Sefer HaShira HaZos explains as follows. In Tehilim (117) it says, “Halelu Es Hashem Kol Goyim…” the goyim will praise Hashem for the kindness. The gemara in Pesachim (118b) as explained according to the meforshim, say that only the goyim who have plotted against us whose plots were constantly foiled by Hashem, know the amazing kindness that Hashem has done with us. We ourselves have no idea because these devious plans never came to fruition.

A house duck hangs around the house seeing the things that we do not. For example, a burglar may be stalking a Yid’s house in middle of the night, when suddenly the Yid wakes up to take a drink. The burglar is scared off and the only eyewitness is the house goose, taking this all in from the outside.

It is impossible for us to realize all the good Hashem does for us because much of it takes place behind our back. However the house goose is watching. Listen to it praise Hashem and follow suit, because in its song it is telling your story.

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Daily Reminder – 20th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 20th Sivan, 5769

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Zechiras Miriam

In Precarious Times

In times like this when we always have Tehilim on the tip of our tongue waiting for the next piece of tragic news, there is something else we can do. If you have something negative to say on the tip of your tongue, just swallow it for now. It is a most potent anti-terror weapon. B’ezras Hashem if we don’t say the latter words, we will spare ourselves the need to say the prior words.

“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 – 12th Sivan, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 12th Sivan, 5769

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Zechiras Miriam

Maharsha – Only A Muzzle Will Suffice

“Eshmira Dirachai MeiChato Bilshoni Eshmira LiFi BiOd Rasha L’Negdi”, I will watch my ways, so that I will not sin with my tongue, I will muzzle my mouth, while the Rasha is before me (Tehilim 39:2). Why does Dovid HaMelech repeat himself twice about watching his mouth?

The Maharsha answers that first Dovid HaMelech is speaking about a preventive attitude. He will be on the general lookout to guard his mouth so that it does not utter forbidden speech. However what happens in the heat of the battle when a wicked person stands before you slandering and insulting you. All your caution will be of no help. You need to bring in the reinforcements. If you need to physically muzzle your mouth so be it. That’s what the pious Dovid HaMelech said he would need to do, so certainly we would we need one as well.

“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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