Archive for June, 2014

The Secret of Life

June 23, 2014

A person who reviews the first Perek in Mesilas Yeshorim every morning is assured that to acquire Yiras Shomayim – Rav Don Segal

Hashem’s Constant Love

June 19, 2014

Knowing and feeling Hashem’s kindness and love for us is from the foundations of Judaism. The Chovos Halevoves enumerates in Shaar HaBechina Hashem’s benevolence in order we should obtain the proper Gratitude to Hashem and recognize that we’re obligated to serve Him.

A person who lives with Emuna understands that everything that happens in the world is directly from Hashem, which He bestows upon us due to His compassion. As he goes through the day and knows that every move and breath is a present from Hashem he is overcome by the shower of gifts. Such a person is overwhelmed with Hashm’s love.

Economy – Good or Not

June 18, 2014

There seems to be a contradiction in Chazal whether the economy will be good or not right before the coming of Moshiach.

The Gemora in Megilla 17B writes:
ומה ראו לומר קיבוץ גליות לאחר ברכת השנים דכתיב … ופריכם תשאו לעמי ישראל כי קרבו לבוא
רש”י: ופריכם תשאו לעמי ישראל כי קרבו לבא – אלמא קיבוץ גליות בעת ברכת השנים היא

On the other hand, The Gemora in Sanhedrin 97A proclaims:
כי יראה כי אזלת יד ואפס עצור ועזוב – אין בן דוד בא … עד שתכלה פרוטה מן הכיס

The current economic situation might consolidate both views. If we compare it to recent years we might find that a lot of people are tighter financially than they used to be. Then again, if we compare the current situation to the income level of Yiden throughout the Golus we are much better off.

 

Feel Hashem’s Love

June 16, 2014

עַל זאת שִׁבְּחוּ אֲהוּבִים וְרומְמוּ לָקל. וְנָתְנוּ יְדִידִים זְמִירות שִׁירות וְתִשְׁבָּחות

Only when a person feels beloved and befriended by Hashem he could sing and praise to Him. – Rav Don Segal