Archive for May, 2010

Advance while you can

May 28, 2010

ואני קרבת אלוקים לי טוב

Even though in the World to Come we will more in tune on our relationship to Hashem. Only in this world we could advance closer to Hashem. The way we are when we depart this world that how we will stay forever.

The more the better?

May 27, 2010

Rabbeinu Bechai in parshas Behaaloscha writes that Hashem is the source of light and Hashem wants to bestow his light upon us. Why are we in darkness? Because we erected a wall between us and Hashem. What is the wall between us and Hashem? Our materialism.

Are You Satisfied?

May 26, 2010

תועלת הכניעה… שישמח בחלקו, כי מי שנכנסה בו הגאוה והגדולה אין העולם
.וכל אשר בו מספיק לו לכלכלתו, לגובה לבו ובזותו מה שהגיע לחלקו ממנו
חובות הלבבות  שער הכניעה פ”י

הקול קול יעקב

May 25, 2010

I cannot grasp why we fail to utilize this amazing gift that Hashem gave us. Davening works for everything, R’ Chatzkel Levinshtein Z”L writes that even if a person is missing a limb, he should trust in Hashem that a new limb could grow. If he does not, he would be held accountable for not trusting in Hashem and turning to Him.

Additional warning

May 24, 2010

אמר רב לעולם יהא אדם זהיר באונאת אשתו
שמתוך שדמעתה מצויה אונאתה קרובה
.ב”מ נט

Beside the usual Torah transgression there is an additional warning for a wife.

Even they are included

May 21, 2010

פושעי ישראל בגופן … ונשמתן נשרפת ורוח מפזרתן תחת כפות רגלי צדיקים
.ר”ה יז

Even the wicked have a part in the redemption by meriting being dust under the righteous feet.

כאיש אחד בלב אחד

May 18, 2010

Let’s prepare for Kabolas Hatorah by forming a bond of unity with every Yid. Forgiving any hurt or slight and viewing every Yid in a positive light.

Attachment

May 17, 2010

אורייתא, וקוב”ה, וישראל, חד הוא

When a Yid learns Torah he is attaching himself to Hashem.

The path of our forefathers

May 14, 2010

.אמר רב יהודה אמר רב גדולה הכנסת אורחין מהקבלת פני שכינה
.שבת קכז

A while ago I reflected that I don’t merit fulfilling the great Mitzvah of hosting guests. I didn’t know how to go about finding guests to host. I prayed to Hashem to help me fulfill this great Mitzvah. Hashem in His great compassion listened to my prayers and sent our way several opportunities to host guests. I’m especially grateful of meriting hosting regularly a needy Talmid Chochom.   Thank You Hashem.

How do we show it?

May 13, 2010

ואהבת את ה’ אלקיך… והיו הדברים האלה  אשר אנכי מצוך היום על לבבך

The Mishna Berura explains that the way we show our love to Hashem is by constantly studying Torah.