May 29, 2014

Sefer is finished

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 6:54 pm

The sefer, book Yom Leyom is now finished today on Shmuel HaNavi’s memorial.

Boruch Hashem!

Sefer Yom Leyom, Spreading Kindness

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Sefer Yom Leyom, Spreading Kindness

1. If people had more respect for one another through kind deeds, the redemption would take place immediately.
2. Some people find it easier to spread their kindness among people they relate too or who are family. The real test is being kind to truly others who are different then yourself.
3. People who know how to look upon others with a good eye are doing themselves and this person a great favor.
4. When your kind to others, you feel good and complete inside.
5. Giving your energy to another helps you to take your mind off your own problems.
6. The more you give of yourself to others, the more you share in the midos of Hashem and unite with Him.
7. Kindness to another is everlasting.
8. As long as you have you basic needs, it is more important to give to others then to yourself.
9. Sweet and caring words to another person have the ability to give them life.
10. Most people need more favors in their life but are too embarrassed to ask someone to help them.
11. Don’t wait for someone to ask for assistance, look for the opportunity and volunteer.
12. A person is sometimes stuck in a loop of life’s pressures and only another person with a kind heart get top the cycle for them.
13. Giving money to another person is a great kindness and Hashem will always return to you the favor.
14. We learn how to be kind to others from Hashem. If you appreciate the kindness Hashem does for you, you too will then seek out methods to follow in His footsteps.
15. Sometimes taking better care of yourself is also being kind to those who depend on you.
16. Your family always need more love and compassion. Increase the quality of time you spend with them and kind deeds you do for them. Sometimes they feel ignored and hurt that they are neglected while you do kindness to others.
17. There are some people that simply don’t know how to be nice to others. They carry around so much pain that they just act out of survival mode.
18. The people receiving your kind act are able to tell if its with your heart or through forceful circumstances. Therefore, if you going to do an act of chesed, do it with all your heart.

Sefer Yom Leyom, Calming Passions

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Sefer Yom Leyom, Calming Passions

1. The more you feed your passions, the stronger the cravings become.
2. If a person would just wait a few minutes, a few hours, maybe even a few days before following their erges, they would slowly dissipate on their own.
3. Decisions made out of passion and love don’t always work out the way you expected them too.
4. Should you not be able to control your thoughts, simply switch them to another direction and eventually they will go away. This is because a person can only have one clear thought at a time.
5. Trying to control ones passions without the study of the torah is similar to trying to put out a fire without any water.
6. Say Shema with concentration and it will help you that moment to subdue your desires.
7. People go after passions sometimes just from habit without any true craving. This is because the sin has become second nature to you. These are the most difficult sins to rid yourself of and the only remedy is more Torah study, mikvah and keeping yourself busy with other things.
8. The Tzaddik is able to help you calm your passions but you must be willing to lower your pride to talk to him about it.
9. Often people crave things which are not good for them because their imagination is lacking holiness and the knowledge of what is truly important. Your soul and health.
10. Elevate your passion by finding some comparison in the midah in Hashem.
11. When you have a strong desire for something physical, teach yourself to wait and take a step back to evaluate if its truly important.
12. There is nothing greater then true passion for Torah and mitzvos.
13. Learn to become a balanced person so that you never act completely on emotion.
14. Passions change over time and you find new items to have desires for.
15. Ask a friend if your desire is practical or not.
16. Passion can overwhelm the mind so much that you forget about the Torah and Hashem.
17. If your happy, you can control your passions and desires better.
18. Think about the Sefirah of Chesed, Love and direct your thoughts there so that you elevate the passions of love to return to their source in holiness instead of the mundane.

Sefer Yom Leyom, Introduction / Index

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Sefer Yom Leyom, Day by Day

Index

Part 1.

50 Chapters of Binah, Understanding

1………………………………………………… Wisdom
2………………………………………………… Repentance
3………………………………………………….Healing
4………………………………………………….Soul
5………………………………………………….Natures Beauty
6………………………………………………….Laziness
7………………………………………………….Land of Israel
8………………………………………………….Moshiach
9………………………………………………….Worldly Pleasures
10………………………………………………..Miracles
11…………………………………………………Peace
12…………………………………………………Grace
13…………………………………………………Marriage
14…………………………………………………Memory
15…………………………………………………Success
16…………………………………………………Evil Thoughts
17…………………………………………………Seclusion
18…………………………………………………Segulos
19…………………………………………………Judgment
20…………………………………………………Traveling
21…………………………………………………Modesty
22…………………………………………………Wealth
23…………………………………………………A Persons Home
24…………………………………………………Hospitality
25…………………………………………………Truth
26…………………………………………………Torah Study
27…………………………………………………Tzaddikim, Sages
28…………………………………………………Yom Tov
29…………………………………………………Sleep
30…………………………………………………Work
31………………………………………………….Chatzos / Midnight
32………………………………………………….Prayer 1
33………………………………………………….Prayer 2
34………………………………………………….Fear of Hashem
35………………………………………………….Friendships
36………………………………………………….Wake up
37………………………………………………….Happiness
38………………………………………………….Pride / Humility
39………………………………………………….Shabbos
40………………………………………………….Anger
41………………………………………………….Music
42………………………………………………….Speech
43………………………………………………….Advice
44…………………………………………………..Spiritual Visions
45…………………………………………………..Eating Properly
46…………………………………………………..Children
47…………………………………………………..Daily Practices Part 1
48…………………………………………………..Daily Practices Part 2
49…………………………………………………..Calming Passions?
50…………………………………………………..Spreading Kindness

Part 2.
Various Torah’s throughout the years
(excerpts from blog and Torah’s from ilovetorah website)

Overview:

With the help of Hashem, I am pleased to complete my forth work in the writings of Torah. This sefer was written on my blog throughout the years as I was spreading the light of Torah to the masses. It was started while I lived in the holy city of Tzfat and it has been completed in the holy city Jerusalem.

Inspired by simplicity and covering many aspects of ones life, Sefer Yom Leyom which is the first part of this work is divided into 50 chapters comprising of advice on various topics. Some of the teachings and thoughts were purposely not completed in order that the person reach deeper within themselves to think how the concept mentioned could be applied in practical ways. Other teachings come right to the point and can hit a person like an arrow to the heart.

King Solomon pointed out, “There is nothing new under the sun”. (Proverbs) Therefore as much as these were original chiddushim, their sources come from the Torah and Sages. Every concept is therefore emes, truth and meant to help you find practical answers that you can apply to your every day life. Sometimes it takes a simple proverb and concept to enlighten your path.

Introduction:

The soul of a Jew is from the highest levels of purity, having sparks of G-Dliness reaching higher then the purest of angels on high. When we comprehend our own strength, then we will connect to the higher levels of our soul root and perfect our souls as intended. It is for this reason that we have been created and it is the test of each of us to strive for this perfection.

It is the confusions of this world that seem to get the better of us and separate us from our soul root. We are constantly seeking practical advise and words of comfort to get us through each day. Yom Leyom, day by day we have to take one step at a time and make a new beginning in our service of Hashem.

The wisdom of our sages are here to guide us as they have trodden the same paths we are currently following, yet they seem to have overcome all the obstacles they were faced with. So too, we have the inner strength and guidance from the Torah to do the same.

We shouldn’t need the Rabbis to hold our hands and to think for us. Our souls already are completely attached to the Creator on high. It is just that we are filled with too many confusions to listen to the inner messages our soul sends us.

Through humility we are able to start to listen to the calls of our soul and to open the channels of Binah. Each sage with precision has attempted to climb these 50 gates of Binah seeking perfect understanding. Some fell down after a few gates and then preserved climbing even greater hits. Others fell and never returned. A few of our great Rabbis reached the 49th and 50th gates through constant effort.

As you get closer to true understanding and the emes, the battlefield gets more gruesome. Sparks are flying in all directions, some from points of good and others from bad places trying to knock you off course. It takes Chochmah, wisdom to duck these negative sparks and go around them to reach the next higher level. Only through the study of the Torah will a person have the wisdom to know right from wrong, truth from falsehood at these horizons and thereby make the right choices.

My holy friends, you must persevere and fight the storms that confuse you, trying to take you off course. The sages are there to help you but only you can fight this inner battle between the yetzer hara and yetzer hatov. It is within your power to knock down each obstacle with grace and courageousness like a lion seeking its prey.

Should you overcome the tests in life you are faced with, there is endless reward in this world and the world to come. Even though each of us are faced with different tasks, we are still one and the same. The ladder might be a different color but it has the same amount of steps on it. Steps which may appear slippery at first but are climbable using the tools given to us from the Torah.

You could take the easy way out and stay on the same level. That is what most people do. They are comfortable with where they are holding in life and some have accepted with peace their sins, continuing to act upon them daily.

To rise above the status quo and be a light unto the nations, you can never be satisfied with your current state of being. You have to understand where you are truly holding in madrega and yet strive to accomplish much more. The light of Hashem and pureness has to thirst within your very bones and sinews. It must do so to such an extent that your willing to do anything for Hashem, even to cast away the pleasures of this world.

Yom Leyom, day by day, you must crave Hashem and give all your very being to His service. A day that you didn’t give 100% effort is a day lost forever. Not only this but it will effect the next days service and you will feel as if you need to catch up to your previous level instead of climbing the next step where you truly belonged.

Do not worry though, this is to be expected from time to time as we are not angels living in a completely pure world. We are human and we will fall often. These falls are painful to our souls and sometimes leave us in the state of feeling completely alone. During these periods, may Sefer Yom Leyom, be a comfort to you and help you make a fresh start with the daat from our holy sages. To reach a completeness of self and to bring about rectifications to all mankind.

May 27, 2014

Sefer Yom Leyom, Natures Beauty

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 6:22 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, Nature

1. The beauty of nature can calm the soul unlike any other event.
2. See and listening to water has a way of opening ones mind to wisdom and understanding. It can also increase ones memory.
3. It is good for the soul to wonder amongst the trees of the forest to meditate on Hashem and ones life.
4. If your unsure what path to choose, sometimes a river or waterfall can remove all the confusing thoughts and allow you to decide the best direction.
5. The beauty one sees in natures surroundings can help a person realize that Hashem is in charge of all things and He has created everything in great detail.
6. Sometimes only through a walk in a quiet park where there are no people, can a person really reflect on what is important to institute real changes in their ways.
7. Animals have a way to open a persons heart which is otherwise closed due to some previous hurtful experience.
8. When you see the colors of nature, try to reflect upon the Sefirah connected to this color and thereby, elevate the object on high.
9. Animals have a very simple way of living and they are constantly singing praises to Hashem. We can learn from this.
10. We are no different from nature and animals if we don’t pray to Hashem for our daily needs. This is because He gives to each and every living organism their needs regardless if they ask.
11. A person should respect nature and their surroundings as they are all given shefa, sustenance from Above every moment and are similar to one large orchestra working in unison for the conductor.
12. Don’t kill insects and animals unnecessarily.
13. A person who cares for an animal in pain will most likely also do so human beings.
14. It is important to have plenty of daily sun and air as they bring healing at the proper times.
15. At least once or twice a week, a person should leave the city or find a quiet place to rest their minds in a more natural environment.
16. Nature can humble a person.
17. It can be very depressing to spend too much time in nature and not enough time among companions.
18. Teach your children to appreciate natural things and it will soften their heart.

Sefer Yom Leyom, Shidduchim

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Sefer Yom Leyom, Shidduchim

1. Hashem is constantly making matches to keep the world and all events turning.
2. A person should be practical in what match might fit then because Hashem isn’t going to bring your bashert together with you if your not ready to accept them.
3. You only need to do a normal histadlus, effort to find you bashert and nothing more because the time and place comes completely from Hashem.
4. Personal hygiene and cleanliness is important towards preparation for a shidduch.
5. Being a balanced person helps a person to find their match.
6. A person has to reach a level of bittle, self-nulification and be willing to give of themselves in order to be prepared to share their life with another human being.
7. Finding good friends that help encourage you in serving Hashem is also like a shidduch.
8. It is important not to choose the wrong friends to spend you time with because if you friends are attached to sin, they will drag you to this dark place along with them.
9. Ask the Tzaddik to pray for you that you find the right match easily as he is also involved in keeping the world turning and making sure peoples needs are met spiritually.
10. Matchmakers are good but most shidduchs usually end up come through the intermediary of close friends.
11. The right shidduch usually comes about when you least expect it.
12. You can’t really push a shidduch before its time so the best thing is to relax and stay busy so as not to get lost during your hunt for companionship.
13. The most important thing about a partnership is that you have similar goals and ideals.
14. Looks are only temporary and many spouses don’t take care of themselves physically once they are married so don’t get caught up only physical beauty which is anyway not always everlasting.
15. Sometimes the beauty of a person grows on you and as the person gains confidence, they also become more beautiful and popular. Therefore, don’t be so quick to judge.
16. The best way to bringing your shidduch closer is to put you entire mind and heart in the study of Torah. Through the holiness of your study and self-growth, the shidduch will come on its own.
17. Every match brings you closer to your destined bashert.
18. The more pure your thoughts, heart and body, the sooner you will be ready for your match. This applies not only to shidduchim, but business partnerships, chavrusas, purchase of a home and all events in your life.

May 26, 2014

Sefer Yom Leyom, The Land of Israel

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 8:30 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, The Land of Israel

1. Living or connecting to the land of Israel is beneficial to overcoming any type of tyva, physical desire.
2. The land of Israel draws fear of Hashem into a persons heart.
3. It is possible to connect to the holiness of Israel while outside Her.
4. Torah study while living in Israel has more fullness and energy in which to carve your soul to be upright.
5. It is a great mitzvah to own land or an apartment in Israel.
6. The more you appreciate the Land of Israel, the greater it will embrace you in return and make you apart of it.
7. People spend less money on material things in Israel as the cravings for them are less.
8. It is very beneficial spiritually to live in one of the four holy cities if possible as they contain special holy elements to open the gates of prayer and Torah. (Jerusalem, Tzfat, Tiberias, Chevron)
9. Try to visit Israel with the intention of self-growth and not to continue in the same way as before.
10. Living in Israel brings a person a greater responsibility to behave in a more holy way.
11. A person who lives outside of Israel in order to spread the light of Torah to those far from her, have a special portion in the land as well.
12. The lands outside of Israel are filled with emptiness.
13. Just like prayer in Jerusalem has much more power then most prayers said elsewhere, Torah study in Jerusalem also has remarkable strength to purify.
14. Helping people who live in Israel, gives you a portion of Israel as well.
15. A person should always strive to come to Israel, physically or spiritually.
16. Since a person is wherever there thoughts are, place your thoughts in the holiness of Israel and allow Her to cleanse you.
17. If you live in Israel, then you must strive to appreciate this blessing every day as it is with great merit to be invited by Hashem to be here.
18. It is possible to live in Israel but have your heart living elsewhere.

Sefer Yom Leyom, Worldly Pleasures

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 8:28 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, Worldly Pleasures

1. Material things only provide a person with temporary enjoyment.
2. If you don’t look at something, you won’t have desires for it.
3. Too much craving of worldly things leads to depression or sin.
4. Worldly pleasures are usually forgotten about soon after, whereas holy pleasures are recalled and cherished a long time.
5. People think that something material will fix there problems but more often, it doesn’t help.
6. Once you buy something materialistic, you will wish you have an upgrade to something even better because there is no quenching of satisfaction from gashmius. You just will crave more and more.
7. Unless you really need something, don’t buy it.
8. Try not to get lost in desires as its hard to find your way back from them.
9. Be happy in Hashem and your family, not in your possessions.
10. Many times items just end up in a box in storage or broken as they don’t really provide pleasure as first thought.
11. Vacations are not always as pleasant as planned. This is because they are usually more expensive then originally calculated, the living arrangements are noisy or not comfortable, your not familiar with you surroundings so you get lost or feel uncomfortable, they are very tiring and many unexpected things seem to simply happen to rune your vacation.
12. Worldly pleasures are there to distract us from the Study of Torah.
13. It is bad enough that you crave worldly things, don’t encourage friends to do so as well.
14. This world is only temporary and you can’t take worldly possessions with you.
15. The more worldly things you possess and are involved with, the less time you have to meditate and think about what’s really important.
16. If you can’t stop thinking about some worldly pleasure you desire, chances are that this thing will also drive you away from Hashem once you pursue it.
17. If you can’t share some worldly pleasure with another person to benefit therefrom along with you, what good is it?
18. Life is too short to worry about enjoying pleasures that are not everlasting also in the world to come.

May 25, 2014

Sefer Yom Leyom, The Soul

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 10:30 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, The Soul

1. The soul of every Jew is very holy and yearns to be connected to Hashem.
2. Just as for your body you visit a doctor when you sick; should your soul feel sick, you must visit the Tzaddik to repair it.
3. All your soul expects from you is that you give 100% effort in coming close to Hashem. Obviously, it understands the hardships of this world and how it can distance you from re-uniting it to Hashem.
4. Be careful to immerse in the mikvah every 3 days are your soul will feel security if you do this.
5. It is important to leave a wash basin near your bed at night as your soul feels pain if it isn’t nearby.
6. Attach your soul to a Tzaddik by concentrating on some Sefirah he might be connected too and then elevate in your mind that you and him are climbing from this place up the Sefiros to Binah where you will both be elevated.
7. Mediated that your binding your soul to the Shechinah from time to time.
8. All the soul desires is to reattach to the Heavenly worlds whence it came.
9. When you do a sin, you are torchuring you the Shechinah along with your soul.
10. No matter how many sins you perform, your soul still is attached to a pureness above. That is why you are able to repent.
11. The study of the Torah is the best remedy for the soul as it attaches itself to the Torah for cleansing.
12. People underestimate the power of their own soul and how great it truly is.
13. Every soul has the ability to have holy sparks of the sages attach themselves to them when they perform holy mitzvos with kavanah. These sparks sometimes remain for a few minutes, hours, days or years.
14. A persons soul needs joy.
15. Depression does severe damage to the soul, sometimes it is very hard to repair such damage.
16. Giving a pidyon, visiting the graves of holy Sages or sending someone on your behalf, can revive your soul.
17. Just like the body needs food and water to survive, so too, the soul needs Torah and mitzvos.
18. It is beneficial to have your name written on parchment intertwined with the word neshamah.

Sefer Yom Leyom, Prayer meditations

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 10:28 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, Prayer meditations

1. Prayer said with little kavanah but with concentration of the words will eventually lead to prayer with kavanah.
When you pray, you should feel like your soul almost expired while in devekus.
2. Pray with all your strength, shucking back and forth at first with great passion, once you feel your soul going up towards the Heavens, remain completely still and pray softly.
3. It is more wise to pray for the Shechinah and thereby to include yourself inside the prayer in complete humility, then to pray only with yourself in mind. But there is a time for both ways.
4. Try to pray constantly in the same Synagogue and in the same place when possible.
5. If you understand the difference between the holiness of one name of Hashem vs another in the order of the prayers, you have the ability to change events in the world.
6. Imagine yourself while saying Amen and Yehey Shemay Rabbah that you are in the lowest place of the world, completely humble and small. Have in mind every Jewish soul in this world, and those that past on that everyone should be elevated before Hashem.
7. People underestimate the power of the repetition of the amidah. They don’t generally follow it but have their thoughts on other matters. Rather you should think the entire time how the Shechinah is drawing down shefa through the chazans words and your meditations during his prayers. You can accomplish great things for the world in this way.
8. Don’t let noises of others effect your prayers. Bare in mind that you are responsible for their soul and have in your thoughts to elevate this person to higher levels of holiness along with you.
9. People think that praying slowly always means that a person has higher concentration when sometimes this idea could be reversed. Sometimes your so attached to Hashem that the words come forth quickly and gracefully.
10. Attach yourself to each and every letter while you recite them. Think of which part of the 5 areas of the mouth the pronunciation is coming from. Attach yourself to this sound and its placement and through this, you will connect to the root of the letter.
11. Imagine the letters on the page on fire while you recite them and how they ascend in smoke
12. If you don’t believe that Hashem hears your prayers and of your own sincerity saying them, how then can they be elevated?
13. Say as much of the Psalms daily as you can and learn many of them by heart so you can say them randomly.
14. If you are able to reach this level, know to which Sefirah you are addressing during each blessing of the shemona esray. This is done based on the nikudos of the letters. After much practice concentrating on this, you will slowly understand more about how your directing your prayers to Hashem and what midos of Hashem you are connecting too.
15. Asking people to pray for you is helpful as sometimes you need the help of another to get you out from a dark place.
16. Meditate with your tefillin on the compartments and how each one represents a letter in Hashem’s name, YKVK.
17. Just like you pray with words, so too are you able to pray in thoughts through Yichudim. Simple Yichudim you should have in your mind as you walk by the way.
18. Pray to Hashem to be able to improve your abilities and comprehension of prayer.

May 23, 2014

Sefer Yom Leyom, Laziness

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 5:40 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, Laziness

1. If your going to do something, do it 100% with all your might and focus. Continue to do everything in live in this way and you will be very successful in all that you do.
2. Too much sleep and food makes a person lazy.
3. We have a tendency to pray with laziness, this is because prayer is so powerful that our evil inclination is trying to distract us how tiring it is to recite the words with thought and intention.
4. If your around lazy people often, there laziness will be contagious and pull you into this trait.
5. Be around people that value their time and life, it will be good for your soul and rub off on you.
6. It is important while your young to learn the character trait of brazenness.
7. If you have real intelligence, you won’t waist your life away with laziness.
8. Should you be unclear if your reservations about doing something are pure or just laziness, open up a Torah book and study for a moment and the answer will be more clear.
9. Just as one mitzvah leads to another mitzvah, activeness leads to even more actions.
10. Fight laziness with all your heart as it is something that can lead you to very negative ideals.
11. Tell yourself that you will be lazy in a while from now and when that time comes, remind yourself this once again hoping to set aside laziness for this day.
12. Depression leads to inertia.
13. Even if you don’t generally enjoy some action should you persevere and do it wholeheartedly you will feel good about it just because of your proper work ethics.
14. Success will give you far more enjoyment then the few minutes of goofing off which will soon be forgotten having no real permanent benefit.
15. Encourage and teach others not to be lazy and it will effect you as well to better yourself.
16. Making a new beginning when you feel lazy can help you start a new, positive event in your life.
17. If you start something, commit to finishing it.
18. Exercising is a good hobby to rid yourself of laziness.

May 21, 2014

Sefer Yom Leyom, Healing

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 7:45 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, Healing

1. A person is generally healed at the predestined time from Heaven that he should recover.
2. Giving charity improves your health.
3. A person could be sick because they must increase their fear of Hashem and recognition of Him.
4. Pray for others who are similarly sick and you will recover quicker along with them.
5. The Shechinah is sick and in pain along with a person who is ill as She remains along side the bed of the ill person. So why should we pray for them when we should be happy the Shechinah is there along side them? Because should they recover, the Shechinah will remain with them and they will both be elevated together.
6. Pills have healing power only because of the action of taking them, not just because of the ingredients. As we know, the wrong medicine can make a person much worse. Only Hashem along with your kavanah of accepting him through this treatment, can it actually work.
7. If your going to go to a doctor, at the very least go only to the best.
8. Just as the doctor has been given the ability to heal, so too he has been given the power to do damage. Therefore, trust in him only as an agent and nothing more.
9. Some doctors have been blessed with a special connection to healing. They worked very hard for this ability and there are rare to find.
10. Just because a doctor healed you miraculously, doesn’t mean you should push your friend to use him. It was preordained you should visit this particular doctor to heal you.
11. If you repent daily for your misdeeds and take good care of your health, there is no reason to be sick.
12. Should your friend be sick, be there for him.
13. Most people stay away from people who are sick and treat them poorly. It is actually these people they should be spending more time with rather then their healthy friends. This is because Hashem too supports the weak and the Shechinah is with them. If you are there for him, in your friends merit, you too can see salvation.
14. If your not well, call out to Hashem all the more as He is certainly more eager to hear your voice or you wouldn’t be stricken with this illness.
15. Some people think that sickness weakens a person when it actually just makes them stronger.
16. Happiness can heal all the bones.
17. Eating slowly and a good diet is the best medicine.
18. Go to the Tzaddik and give him a pidyon just in case your illness is worse then you might have thought. Only the Tzaddik bring about your tikun if your soul is very sick.

Sefer Yom Leyom, Moshiach

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 7:44 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, Moshiach

1. Jews don’t even have to have perfect peace between them, moshiach will come as soon as people at least try and care about getting along with one another.
2. Can you imagine that your in a marathon and thousands of people are waiting for you to reach the finish line but your running the wrong direction or leisurely enjoying breaks along the way.
3. If people really wanted moshach to come, he would be here.
4. Don’t you want to leave this world knowing you did everything you could to usher in the redemption for your descendants.
5. All of us worry about our children and care for them with all our hearts but we should also provide our families not just with material life insurance but an everlasting one.
6. If only people realized the power of even one Jewish soul in bringing the redemption. There is no such thing as just an ordinary Jewish soul.
7. Moshiachs arrival is much more imminent then we realize. Because we can feel him so close, the last waiting period feels like forever.
8. Hasten moshiachs arrival with more good deeds to others.
9. Though studying about the mesianic times, you become part of the actual redemption itself.
10. Torah study with the intention of true change and actual practice is what draws moshiach closer.
11. A person of true faith has to believe in moshiach.
12. As my father z’l used to say, does it matter if the Moshiach comes on a Friday or a Shabbos? If he comes first from the north or the south? Let him just come anywhere and anytime.
13. Like for most things in yiddishkite, it is best to take the middle path when it comes to moshiach. Believe in his imminent arrival, prepare yourself with the learning of karbonos and the laws of the mesinanic times yet try to give over mesianic teachings gently as people won’t listen through force.
14. Telling over stories and Torah’s from the messianic times inspires a person to have faith.
15. If you want to bring moshiach, remove all hate from your heart.
16. Torah study at midnight and the recital of tikkun chatzos are the best tikunim a person can do to usher in the messianic times.
17. If someone you know is reciting tikkun chatzos and studying Torah at midnight, know that this person has a portion in the final redemption and do everything you can to help this person. Even if it means through charity or bringing him meals.
18. Those who arise for chatzos to do avodas Hashem have a special power to bless others as they are connected to the roots of shefa and the moshiach himself.

May 20, 2014

Sefer Yom Leyom, Miracles and Salvation

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 4:12 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, Miracles and Salvation

1. Miracles happen when you least expect them.
2. When you realize all the miracles that have already happened to you, then you might be blessed with a new one.
3. Don’t put yourself in a position where you have to rely upon a miracle to survive.
4. Hashem doesn’t like to do open miracles very often so pray for a hidden one.
5. We don’t thank Hashem enough for the miracles that have already happened to us.
6. Salvation is many times already on its way but it has to happen at the right time ordained for it.
7. If you want salvation, say the Psalms as they open all the doors for shefa, blessing.
8. Happiness and positive thinking leads to salvation and relief.
9. Faith is leads to miracles and salvation.
10. When the time of salvation is near, changes happen very quickly.
11. Before something wonderful is going to happen to you, something bad might proceed it.
12. A Tzaddik has the power to bring about unplanned miracles.
13. Immersion in the mivkah brings salvation and relief.
14. When you repent completely, miracles happen openly for you.
15. Hashem is not going to trouble Himself to perform a miracle for someone who won’t even recognize or appreciate it.
16. Torah study leads to salvation when done lishmah, for the sake of the mitzvah itself.
17. If salvation comes after a long time, it is more appreciated.
18. When your faced with a big test from your evil inclination and you choose to forgo the pleasures of this world, you open up the channels for salvation.

Sefer Yom Leyom, Peace

Filed under: Blog Torah,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 4:11 pm

Sefer Yom Leyom, Peace

1. If you don’t have inner peace, how can you have peace with the world and its inhabitants.
2. When you pursue a peaceful relationship with others, you find more peace in your own heart.
3. When you don’t owe others money, you feel more at peace.
4. The most important peace to have is with your family.
5. Sometimes its worth loosing money not to have an argument.
6. Having peace doesn’t mean you have to let everyone take advantage of you.
7. The Shechinah goes away from places that filled with anger, rage and hate.
8. Sometimes peace can be bought, however that may not be a true peace that lasts.
9. Giving charity blesses you with peace in your life.
10. Run far away from situations that might lead you to controversy.
11. There are usually more peaceful ways of dealing with situations.
12. Stay away from people that are always getting into conflicts.
13. When you dwell on situations, they become more heavier then they would be if you just chose to ignore them.
14. If you increase your time studying the Torah, peace will also increase in your life.
15. Should you not be judgmental against others, you will find much more peace with yourself and your surroundings.
16. Joy leads to peace.
17. If you respect or love someone, you will try harder to make peace with them.
18. Should you try and its impossible to have peace with someone, ask others to intervene on your behalf as maybe they can find a way.