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)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

True Kabbalah – 8th Teves, 5773

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TORAH

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.)

Source: TrueKabbalah.org

Teachings of the Sages – 8th Teves, 5773

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

ON PRAYER

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)

SOURCE: Two Tzaddiks

Warriors of Holiness – 7th 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

Chesed and Emes Atone Sins

Through kindness and truth, sins are forgiven.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 67)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

True Kabbalah – 7th Teves, 5773

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TORAH

In regard to the nation of Yisroel traveling on the wings of eagles

-When Bnei Yisroel (Nation of Israel) left Egypt, they were gathered from all over Egypt to Suchot, which was a distance of 120 Mill.

-This gathering was referred to as: “I carried you on the wings of eagles.”

-What happened was very similar to Kfitzos Haderech, “jumping of the path,” where subjects warp through space to travel to a second point.

-The reason it happened is as follows:

-Egypt was at the time the world center of tumah (unclean power).

-Yisroel had reached very low spiritual levels during their stay in Egypt.

-They now had to be raised, this involves a process.

-The spiritual worlds are not bound to time and space.

-In the physical world the closer you are to holiness the less bound you become to space.

-The more one is busy with physical matter (chomer), the more he is limited by space.

-Egypt was very busy with these issues.

-By warping Yisroel above space they become less bound to the tumah of Egypt.

Source: TrueKabbalah.org

Teachings of the Sages – 7th Teves, 5773

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

ON PRAYER

“The people imagine that they pray before G-d. But this is not so. For prayer itself is the essence of divinity”.

The Martin Buber Reader: Essential Writings, edited by Asher D. Biemann, p. 69. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan (B)

SOURCE: Two Tzaddiks

Warriors of Holiness – 6th 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

Ask Tzadik to Help Your Teshuva Be Accepted

When you want to do Teshuva, request from the Tzadik that he should bring you inside, in front of Hashem.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 66)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

True Kabbalah – 6th Teves, 5773

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TORAH

Regarding the blindness of Rav Shashes and Rav Yosef

-The two Amoraim, Rav Shashes and Rav Yosef were blind.

-They caused their own blindness on purpose.

-The reason they did this was because their nature was to go after their eyes.

-This does not mean they couldn’t control their eyes, but rather on their high level there was some klipah they couldn’t break because of the nature of their soul. This was connected to their eyes. This prevented them from climbing to the levels they wanted.

-The method they used was staying in a dark room for a long time then going out in the sun.

Source: TrueKabbalah.org

Teachings of the Sages – 6th Teves, 5773

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

ON FAITH

Reb Refoel of Bershid said that for someone whose faith is not as strong as it should be, his faith does not work to his benefit. He offered a suggestion on how to get around this problem: you should have faith that, even though your faith is not strong enough, G-d will assist you as if you were someone with strong faith.

Sefer Likutim Yekarim, by Aryeh Leib Schochet, p. 155, translation by A.G., personal communication, 10?14?2009 (A)

SOURCE: Two Tzaddiks

Warriors of Holiness – 5th 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

Even Commitment to Tesuva Gets Prayers Accepted

From the time a person commits himself to do Teshuva, his prayers are accepted, even though he did not do the actual Teshuva yet.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 65)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

True Kabbalah – 5th Teves, 5773

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TORAH

Regarding why the Avos were not made into angels like Matatron (Chanoch) and Eliahu

-The Avos were bigger then Chanoch and Eliahu, why didn’t they merit to become angels after their death?

-Know that big tzadikim (holy sages) are bigger then angels.

-Their souls come from a higher source and they reach much higher levels.

-They become channels for all the worlds energy, while angels just distribute the energy.

-The Avos reached these levels. To become angles would have actually lowered them from their current state.

(Medrish Talpyot, branch of Avos)

Source: TrueKabbalah.org

Teachings of the Sages – 5th Teves, 5773

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

ON FAITH

“In the city of Ostrow one Shavuos three prominent tzaddikim—the city’s rav, the town’s maggid, and the renowned tzaddik R’ Pinchas’l of Koritz, all talmidim of the eminent Baal Shem Tov—were deliberating the inyan [matter] of spreading grass on the ground on this holiday. Their interpretations varied one from the other, the Gemara concurring with none satisfactorily. R’ Pinchas’l, aware of the greatness of the ailing R’ Hirsch who lived in a rundown hovel on the outskirts of Ostrow, suggested they visit the impoverished old man to wish him a good Yom Tov and perchance he would offer some illuminating insights. After all, R’ Pinchas’l had once heard his rebbe, the great chassidic master himself, declare that it was the zechus [merit] of R’ Hirsch that protected the town from various adversities.

“The tzaddikim found R’ Hirsch sitting on his bed engrossed in the Shulchan Aruch. He asked them to be seated on the only other furnishing in the bare room—a broken bench that leaned against a wall for support. R’ Hirsch, in response to their quandary, expounded on a narration in the Gemara: R’ Ada had once decided to leave his home and family in order to spend his time learning in a yeshiva. To his wife’s voiced concern regarding their children’s welfare and how she would go about feeding them in his absence, R’ Ada proffered simply ‘Mi shelimu kurmei b’agmah?—Has all the grass in the field dispersed?’ R’ Hirsch intoned, ‘Now what kind of an answer is that? And yet his wife was appeased. Did he mean to infer that she take her hungry children out to the field and feed them grass, like the animals? Animals, lacking the intelligence to seek parnassa [livelihood], are entirely dependent on their Creator’s benevolence. Had man not deemed to act against G-d’s directive and eat from the eitz hadaas [Tree of Knowledge], he too would have basked in the bounteousness of his Creator without sweat or headache. But since he thought himself to be smart enough to be his own boss, he now scrambles for a living by constant exertion. Nonetheless, he who harbors true faith in G-d, believing wholeheartedly that Hashem is the “nosein lechem lechol bassar” [the giver of bread to all flesh] is granted ease of parnassa … with the compassion He confers upon the animal that is totally reliant on His chesed [kindness]. By referring to the grass in the field, R’ Ada essentially assured his wife that with ultimate faith in Hashem, they would never go hungry’”

“To Believe Is to Achieve,” at Kosher.com (C)

SOURCE: Two Tzaddiks

Warriors of Holiness – 1st 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

Tanis Without Daas is Not a Tanis

A fast without knowledge is not a fast. (needs better translation, maybe: A fast that was not premeditated is not counted as a fast).
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 64)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

True Kabbalah – 1st Teves, 5773

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TORAH

All 3 Avos (patriarchs) made converts

-All 3 Avos made converts, each using his own methods.

-Converts- meaning they started to serve G-d, trying to get energy from the side of holiness and not from the forces of evil.

-Most converts, eventually reverted to their old ways or died with kids not following their path. It could be that they spread out amongst the nations providing them with pieces of truth.

-The souls of these people are the souls of many converts through out the ages.

Source: TrueKabbalah.org

Teachings of the Sages – 1st Teves, 5773

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

ON FAITH

“Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz taught that a holy spark falls and burns inside a Ger. It compels him to complete his Geirus and actually does not give him any choice in this matter. Only after his Geirus is the Ger given free choice”.

Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, Shaar Toras Adam (A, B), cited in “Question & Answer With Yirmeyahu — Burning Within,” at A Simple Jew (C)

SOURCE: Two Tzaddiks

Warriors of Holiness – 29th Kislev, 5773

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

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Embarrassment From Sins Brings Tzedaka Treatment From Hashem

A person that is embarrassed from his sins, Hashem acts with him in charitable way.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 63)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

True Kabbalah – 29h Kislev, 5773

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TORAH

Regarding the fact that the Avos (patriarchs) were shepherds

-Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov (Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob) were all shepherds, so were many other great leaders. (Moshe, David)

-All these people had money to hire workers.

-They chose to do so they could meditate.

-This would allow them to stay out for days at a time.

-Air in the fields was clear.

-Praying and meditating among grass and trees works better then in the city.

-All the angels appointed on the grass come and join the prayers.
(Medrish Talpiyot branch of Avos)

Source: TrueKabbalah.org

Teachings of the Sages – 29th Kislev, 5773

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

ON FAITH

“[G-d banished man from the Garden of Eden.] He drove away the man, and stationed the cherubim at the east of Eden, and the fiery ever-turning sword, to guard the way to the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:24). R’ Pinchas said: ‘The fiery ever-turning sword has a universal meaning for all of us. It represents the obstacles and temptations we encounter in our attempt at achieving closeness to G-d. G-d is the Tree of Life and there are many deterrents that block our path to him’”.

Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, Bereshit 8 (A, B), cited in The Great Chasidic Masters, by Avraham Y. Finkel, p. 35 (B)

SOURCE: Two Tzaddiks

Warriors of Holiness – 28th Kislev, 5773

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

Revealing Secrets Makes Things Harder to Do

Whoever reveals his secrets, it becomes hard for the thing to actualize.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 62)

Source: Warriors of Holiness – אלופי עזות דקדושה

True Kabbalah – 28th Kislev, 5773

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TORAH

Avraham was High Priest

-There are certain rectifications that could only be done by someone with the position of high priest.

-At every period in time there is one person who represents the concept of high priest and can do these rectification.

-The height of these rectifications was done, when the high priest was able to do his work in the temple.

-Adom originally had this as part of his job. Eventually it got passed down to Noach who gave it to his son Shem.

-After the war of the four kings Malki Tzedek (Shem) came to greet Avraham.

-He made a mistake of putting Avroham before G-D, the position got taken away from him.

Source: TrueKabbalah.org