Self-Sacrifice

When someone does a mitzvah that requires self-sacrifice, his status regarding that mitzvah becomes elevated.  From then on, every time he does that mitzvah, even if it is easy, his reward is much greater as he has already shown how much he values that mitzvah.  ~ Sefer BaYam Derech

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He is Speaking to Us

When Hashem does something in the world, He is not speaking to the people who don’t pay attention to His messages; He is speaking to us, because we understand that everything is from Hashem. ~ Chofetz Chaim

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Speak about It

It states in Tehillim 116 “הֶֽאֱמַנְתִּי כִּ֥י אֲדַבֵּ֑ר – I believe because I speak.” R’ Mordechai of Lechovitch zt”l explained based on this that speaking about emunah, reinforces it.

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Why it Snows

Rebbe Fishel Strikover zt”l would say that Hashem can cause it to snow over an entire city, in order to test just one bachur, to see whether he will wake up to learn Torah, despite the cold.

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Battle

The Baal HaTanya asked a soldier why when soldiers go to war, they know there’s a good chance that they’ll die in battle, yet so many people sign up for the army willingly, and even eagerly? It seems totally irrational. What’s the explanation?

The soldier replied, “Our passion and happiness to win the war are greater than our desire to live.”

From this episode, the Baal HaTanya taught that one should approach the battle against the yetzer hara with immense joy. He should be excited to battle the yetzer hara. We shouldn’t be daunted by the difficulties of the battle, because waging this battle is the greatest joy of all. And if we strive to win the war, we will.  As the Vilna Gaon said, “Those who are stubborn will succeed.” ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman Shlita

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In Just One Moment

The gemara in Avodah Zarah states that “A person can acquire eternal life in just one moment.”  But what can a person do in just one moment?

The Maggid of Mezeritzh explains that even if a person who had been off the path would make one turn toward Hashem with sincerity, that would give him eternity.

 

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Is still Hashem involved?+ Segulah Today

It’s still Manna that falls from the sky.  The check that your boss gives every week is nothing but Manna! The food that you buy in the stores –it’s Hashem, not the grocer, who’s handing you the food.  Israel was prepared for forty years in the Midbar (desert) to think, “Hashem is doing everything, we are nothing. ~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l

Reb Mendel M’Riminov said that saying Parshas Ha’monn (Shneyim Mikroh V’Echod Targum) on Tuesday Parshas B’Shalach, is a Segulah for Parnasah. (Tuesday Parshas B’Shalach is Today, January 15th)

Click this link for the complete text of Parshas Hamon

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