Archive for August, 2010

Privilege

August 31, 2010

אמר רב מודים אנחנו לך ה’ אלקינו על שאנו מודים לך
.סוטה מ

We thank Hashem for the great privilege to praise His name.

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Time to pray

August 30, 2010

As the Day of Judgment is approaching we should utilize the time and cry out to Hashem. Why wait until the verdict is sealed and have to contest a done deal. Let’s repent and beg Hashem beforehand to give us a good verdict.

Avoid the last minute rush

August 27, 2010

Only 12 days are left of the year. Do Teshuva now; don’t wait for the last minute. Shabbos is an especially fitting time to do Teshuva. There are only two left this year.

Without stop

August 26, 2010

The Ramban is known to rule that only at time of trouble is a person obligated Mi’Deoraisa to pray. However, according to the Ramban, at time of trouble a person is required to pray constantly; once a day is not enough. Rav Shach proclaimed that since World War I Klal Yisroel are continuously in trouble. We have to pray without stop.

Tremendous

August 25, 2010

ע”י הנבואה העליונה ורוח קדשו ית’ אשר הופיע עליהם
הופעה עצומה בעת תקון נוסח מטבע התפלה והברכות. שם
הוא ית”ש בפיהם אלו התיבות ספורות וגנוזות בתוכם כל התקונים
נפש החיים שער ב פרק יג

The words of davening include everything.

Powerless

August 24, 2010

ואני בחסדך בטחתי

It is a great advancement when a person recognizes that he cannot do anything on their own. For every single thing that he needs he prays and trusts in Hashem.

Atonement

August 23, 2010

התם ניכסיף וניזיל כי היכי דנכפר ליה
:סוטה לב

Embarrassment is a great atonement.

Pleasure

August 20, 2010

Tosfos in Sota 31A quotes the Tosefeta: At the time Klal Yisroel sang Shira at the Yam Suf Hashem called the angles that contested the world to see the Shira. When the angels saw Klal Yisroel singing they also started praising Hashem. If Hashem derived so much pleasure from the Yiden singing after such a great miracle, how much more so, if we sing after close to 2000 years of exile.

Cleansing

August 19, 2010

דרש בר קפרא איזוהי פרשה קטנה שכל גופי תורה תלוין בה
(בכל דרכיך דעהו והוא יישר אורחתיך (משלי ג,ו
.ברכות דף סג

The Gra explains that ‘והוא’ is referring to the Torah. The secrets which are ingrained in the Torah purify the soul. Emuna and Torah are the best soul cleansing.

Treasure

August 18, 2010

מה רב טובך אשר צפנת ליראיך פעלת לחסים בך נגד בני אדם

Hashem has a great treasure prepared for those who fear Him and trust in Him.