Sunday, May 27, 2007
That student who was the cause of Bruria's death was the gilgul of Uriah her first husband. This is why he had some connection with her. As Bat Sheva, she was the cause of Uriah's death. Now as Bruria he was the cause of her death. In fact, Bruria came to the earth in order to atone for Uriah's death.
(From "Gilgulei Neshamot")
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
One should concentrate in the blessing of “Sim Shalom” (Give Peace), and ask forgiveness for disagreeing with his wife and insisting on his opinion. For in doing this, he has upset “The Mother of Children”, which is the Holy Shechinah, God’s presence.From "U'Sfartem Lachem"
Saturday, May 19, 2007
When a person merits to give tsedaka to the poor and indigent, he should praise Hashem ever more for giving him the chance to do this. As the Zohar says that when Hashem wants to give somebody a present, he sends a poor person to his house. Thus he improves and completes the Malchut (Kingship) with Hod (Praise).
So too, the man should do it himself, teach his family, and his friends, to thank Hashem for every mitzvah which he gets to do.
(from "U'sfartem Lachem")
Friday, May 18, 2007
When one merits to learn Torah SheBealPe and halacha, and especially teaches it to others, he should strive to know the source for every law and teaching back in the Chumash. Then he will complete and perfect Malchut (Torah SheBealPe) with the help of Tiferect (Torah SheBeKtav).
When one is involved in business dealings, she should strive to act in truth, making sure that his heart and mouth, thoughts and words, are the same. He will then complete Malchut (worldly dealings) with the help of Tiferet (Truth).
Friday, May 11, 2007
A man should take to heart, in order to make his holiness and purity complete and acceptable to the Creator and to the people, to follow what the Sages said “Which way is the best to follow – that which is beautiful to his Maker and beautiful to his friends”. He will then consider every aspect of holiness and purity in every details, and will thus complete his Yesod (righteousness) with the help of Tiferet (completeness and beauty).
In his actions, the man should hold on to holiness to the point when he and his name will be known for it, so that his people would say apply "beautiful". Similar to Rabbi Chanina and Rabbi Oshaia, whose names the prostitutes in the market used for taking oaths. Both Rabbis were shoemakers in the market, and when a reliable oath was needed in the business dealings, the prostitutes would swear “by the lives of the holy rabbis in the
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
A man should meditate on how Hashem does kindness to the Jewish people and to him in particular, and how Hashem helps those who want to purify themselves. He will then come to a desire for purity, and will thus be pure (Yesod) with the help of kindness (Chesed).
A man should also have in mind the “kiyum olam” in all his actions, and specifically doing kindness to his fellow friends. He will thus help them purify themselves (Yesod) through his kindness (Chesed).
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
A man should take to heart, so that he can deserve to praise the Creator, Blessed be His Name, as proper, to increase the measure in which he makes his soul rule over his body, and to accept upon himself a yoke of Heaven, to the point where by itself his mouth will sing praises to the Blessed Creator, and in this way it will be that he reaches and completes the Hod (Praise) with Malhut (Rulership).
Monday, May 7, 2007
Who is fit to praise (Hod) Hashem? The one who is righteous (Yesod). Therefore, one must increase his righteousness. One way is to be careful with his mouth.
As the Zohar says, if a man's words are impure and then he asks for something in prayer, woe is to him.
This is derived from "lo yera lha ervat davar", with emphasis on davar.
(From USefartem Lachem).
Thursday, May 3, 2007
But we learned, the thieves who entered a house, everything in the house is impure (and the vessels). No problem - first case is about the thieves who repented. Indeed, this is why the first case says "returned the vessels".
How often does it happen?