February 28, 2016

Mazel Tov, Finished Shas

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 7:19 pm

Thank Hashem, I finished a round of Bavli Shas this Shushan Purim Katan.

study is pure

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 7:18 pm

I study Mishnah… I think I know something. Talmud.. I think i know even more… Then I study Kabbalah and realize I know nothing and have to start all over again from the Bible. This is how you can see the wise words of King Solomon come to fruition. That the ultimate goal of knowledge is to realize that we know nothing at all. This is a good indication if your study is Torah Lishmah… if your ego grows as your study… its not truthful… if you are more embarrassed by your lack of knowledge even though you have attained more… then you know the study is pure.

February 24, 2016

Nechama… Parnasa

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 9:36 pm

VORT: I noticed in Birchos Hamazon we say in the forth blessing, Nechama, Parnasa . So i thought, why is it i this order. You would think that it should be reversed. Once a person has parnasa, sustenance, then they feel nechama, consoled. So why does it say it this way… because Hashem wants us to feel relaxed and trust in Him… Once we are calm about money, giving to others generously, consoling ourselves in His Light, knowing that He cares for us.. then Nechama… Parnasa… v-calcala… and the blessings flow from Heaven. Blessing comes when we stop worrying so much about everything. Nechama must come first….

February 23, 2016

Purim katan

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 8:07 pm

Purim katan… it is a sign and reminder to increase and prepare ourselves from the coming holiday in 30 days. So what do we do today? We reflect upon the idea of bringing more joy into our life. We don’t have to but it’s good to eat more festively today. No other halachas are required.so that’s what the shulchan aruch says…. but what would chassidus tell us… hmmm
Hashem wants to remind us that Judaism isn’t supposed to feel heavy and a burden. The joy leading up to any holiday and it’s preparation is the holiday itself. Every day of adar is like a purim. Every day of the week has a taste of shabbos. So Hashem is teaching us, you know how you bring more joy in your life? You prepare. You want to rid yourself of depression, you prepare yourself for something sweet. Put all your energy and frustration into preparing for a mitzvah done to its fullest. The joy of any mitzvah is its preparation. The day itself will come and go but all your hard work lives on forever inside you. You can’t experience that which you don’t work for. So what is true joy? Sharing what you prepared with others. Purim is about sharing, hence we have mishalach manos. So give joy to others and you too will experience so much more. Blessings happy purim.