May 4, 2008

New Launch Delay

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 11:43 pm

Unfortunately, on our low budget for design lately, we are pushed back on the launch of the new ilovetorah design. This means that most people can’t find the link to the www.askreb.com site and other pages. If you scroll back to previous blog entries, you will find links to all new sites that we have expanded with.

I am going to start videos again but I will not be able to edit or put up most Shirim as we have little budget for it. I will begin to save them for the future and slowly edit them as time allows. With all my heart, I pray to be able to finish all my books in the coming future. Still looking for my editing basheret.

And I will make you a great Nation

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 11:38 pm

Torah for Parshas Emor
“And I will make you a great Nation”, said Hashem. Malchus, Kingship and greatness is the destiny of the Jewish people and all therein. In fact, much of the system of Judaism is based on the idea of Malchus, Kingship. The idea of Malchus is to have leadership that people look up to and receive guidance from in service of Hashem. In the times of the Bais Hamikdosh, much of this Malchus was to come from the Kings of Israel, the High Priest and the Prophets. Today, Malchus is similar to our Tzaddikim, the great Sages. This coming parsha Emor speaks about the high standards required of the Kohanim and Levi’im.
Specifically, in Kabbalah, Malchus is considered Kingship and the Shechinah. It is the entrance way to all the higher midos and worlds. Therefore, in order to climb spiritually, one needs a bit of Malchus. To get Malchus, you have to first be humble and walked upon. Thereafter, Hashem will raise you up as Hashem raises the low. True Malchus is when a person has control over all their body and midos, character traits. A King is someone who is clean physically and who has spiritual understanding. Every Jew is made up of Malchus, they just have to be in touch with it. We are after-all, the chosen nation. The parsha goes on to discuss bringing sacrficies to Hashem. As we know, today, sacrificies have been replaced by prayer. Prayers greatest ability is in humbling the person who prays, helping them to look outside themselves. We know that the greatest sacrifice is a humble and broken heart in prayer. Through this, Malchus is opened and the lowest gate is opened. This is why we begin the shemonah esray, silent prayer with the name of Hashem, Adna (Aleph Daled-then nun, yud). Adna is the name representing the Shechinah and Malchus. This is always the first door towards climbing through spiritual attainments. The aleph itself is like the secret key to the city as explained in the Bahir. So unlike the logical way to go up which is to jump into Malchus, we see that Malchus is a process and an important one as that. Respecting the Sages and wise brings us respect for this wonder of attainment. Within it is great fear of Hashem and the knowledge that Shivisi Hashem LeNegdi Samid, that we must place Hashem before us always.

May 2, 2008

Finishing Tefillin

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 2:17 pm


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May 1, 2008

Kvitelach to Poland

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 7:48 pm

A holy Chassid will be going to Poland on all of our behalfs to pray for us. He is willing to drop your letter by the Rebbes graves. Email Asa at yismachyisroel@hotmail.com

Here is the list of Tzaddikim visiting:
~Admor R’ Elimelech of Lizhensk
~ The Chozeh (Seer) of Lublin Admor R’ Yaakov Yitzchak
~ Admor R’ Yaakev Yitzchok of Pshischa, the Heilige Yid (Yid HaKodesh)
~ Admor R’ Simcha Bunim of Pshischa
~ Admor R’Yerachmiel of Pshischa (On his Yarzeit!)
~ Admor R’ Yisroel Yitzchok of Vorka (And the Rebbes of Vorka)
~ Admor R’ Yechiel of Aleksander (The Alter rebbe)
~ Admo R’ Yisroel Yitzchak of Aleksander, Baal HaSefer Yismach Yisroel
~ Admor R’ Shmiel Tzvi of Aleksander, Baal HaSefer Tiferes Shmuel
~ Admor R’ Betzalel Yoir of Aleksander

Possibly:
~ Admor R’ Divrei Chaim of Sanz
~ The ReMA, R’ Moshe Isserles on the Shulchan Aruch
~ Krakow Cemetery
~ Lodz Cemetery
~ Warsaw Cemetery
~ Rimanover Ruv, on Yarzeit [?]
-Gerer Rebbes