Disguised

When someone gets angry on Friday, realize that it isn’t him or her; it’s the yetzer hara who is instigating the anger.  Recognize this and it will be easier to forgive.  ~ The Chida

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The Heilege Gemara

Mussar sefarim inspire us to teshuvah, but they, by themselves, are also not sufficient to free us from sins.  Learning Gemara is essential!

Reb Shlomo Karliner  zt”l said that “Gemera” comes from the word “Gomrei” coals, because the Gemara is like burning coals that burns away all impurities, and it ignites one’s heart to Hashem.

The last works of Rebbe Yitzchok Vorker’s life were “The greatest taharah (purity) is the heilege Gemara.” ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman Shlita

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The Remedy

The Gemara teaches that Hashem says to us the following: “My son, I created the yetzer hara and I created the Torah as its spice (remedy).  If you study Torah, you aren’t in his hands…But if you don’t study Torah, you are in the yetzer hara’s hands… ~ Kiddushin 30b

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Small Mitzvah

Do not consider any mitzvah small, because what is small to you is great to Him. ~ Chovos Halevovos (Shaar Cheshbon Hanefesh 5)

The answer to yesterday’s “Identify that Prayer:”

“This emanated from Hashem; it is wondrous in our eyes.”  – Mayeis Hashem Haysa Zos…in Hallel.  

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Identify that Prayer #18 & Segulah Today!

In honor of Yom Yerushalaim (yesterday) and the US Embassy relocating to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel (today)…

“This emanated from Hashem; it is wondrous in our eyes.”  

In what part of davening does this line appear?  Please reply with the answer either on the website or by simply replying to this email. For those of you who don’t get it, the answer will be in tomorrow’s post.

Click the link below for a special prayer of the Shlah Hakadosh to be recited today (Monday – May 14th) for many good things but especially to have children and that your children should be successful.

http://www.artscroll.com/images/siteimages/prayer.pdf

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The Holiness of Shabbos

If the Shabbos would only be a gift from Hashem, then the common people would experience the same elation and ecstasy as the greatest tzaddik.  But this is not so.  An ordinary Jew feels very little of the spiritual bliss of Shabbos. He enjoys delectable foods, relaxes, and sleeps – to be sure, he thereby is fulfilling the mitzvah of “taking delight in the Shabbos – but that is not the highest form of experiencing the kedusha (holiness) of Shabbos.
The more one prepares himself during the week to receive kedusha, the more kedusha he perceives on Shabbos.  ~ P’ri Tazaddik as quoted R’ Dovid Meisels
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On Credit

A storekeeper will sell to you on credit, to be paid for at a later date.  Why not do the same with spiritual goods? Do a few good deeds, or say a few Psalms or words of Torah, and let them be put aside and ready when you need them.  You will then be able to make use of this merit, and not be like one who must ask the storekeeper for credit. ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov zt”l

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