מיקס קליפים 2019 - כתוביות באנגלית
SHOFAR AN ORGANIZATION FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF JUDAISM
RABBI AMNON YITZHAK
NEW FILM CLIPS - 2019
THE WORD OF THE LIVING G-D
I wanted to personally say thank you
G-d should bless you with all blessings
You saved me,
my soul that is.
For years I am continually being strengthened in your merit.
When did you return to Judaism?
Two years ago.
Just two years! You look well Blessed be He.
Where did it all begin?
It is due to lectures on the internet.
Oh, directly from the internet?
Look how the Nations worked for us.
I say, it is unbelievable!
I returned to Judaism
two and a half years ago in the merit of the Rabbi
I also returned to Judaism.
This head covering that is on me
it is from your Honor, as of two years ago.
I firstly thank you that in your merit
I took upon myself a head covering.
You should be well.
At home you are always there thank G-d,
And also on the head.
Also, this I received here, a head covering.
We made Aliyah from Canada three years ago, thank G-d.
You had played a large part in our return to Judaism.
It is in your merit, the merit of your lectures,
we listen to them 24 hrs.
This is our oxygen at home.
Blessed be the L-rd.
Without this, there is no life at home.
It's a life of....
This is my son here, at the crack of dawn, 6 am
he puts you on.
Blessed be the L-rd.
I listen to all your lectures.
You have appeared 3 times in my dreams.
What is going on here in Bat Yam!
I really admire you honorable Rabbi.
Honorable Rabbi, firstly, all of us here love you,
we really admire you.
I personally watch your lectures
am becoming more observant.
Up to a year ago, I was completely secular, my wife and I.
In the merit of the Rabbi's lectures that I saw
as well as many things that I had experienced in my life and many miracles
that proved to me without a shadow of a doubt that G-d is with us.
I wish to say this to everyone because this is the truth,
believe in G-d
because there is nothing besides Him,
and thank you to the honorable Rabbi
that brought merit to my wife and I.
Thank you, thank you.
Firstly, thank you in the name of all the Jewish people
for all the self sacrifice that you do for our sake.
The Almighty should make you successful with everything.
I wished to thank you for opening up my heart to repentance.
Thank G-d, may you persist and grow higher and higher.
A year ago you blessed me in causing the multitudes to be righteous.
We were a small group.
The blessing of the honorable Rabbi apparently works strongly in Heaven
Today the small group has reached 188 girls.
Blessed be the L-rd.
I had a severe throat infection
the Rabbi blessed me
literally the next day I woke up
as if nothing was there in my throat.
Yet a day before, I simply could not swallow a thing,
not the saliva, nothing,
I simply could hardly speak
yet the very next day
it was like
nothing was there in my throat,
it was a real miracle.
Last year I was under artificial respiration
for a few months
I constantly see Devine Providence
Blessed be the L-rd
And I wish to remind you that 19 years ago
you had a big lecture in Binyanei Ha'Uma (Jerusalem)
Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak, Shlita!
Bringing merit to the Public!
There must be a Creator to the World. Logically!
If there is someone who can contradict what I have said, am happy to hear.
I very much wanted then to receive a head covering
but I did not go up onto the stage like others
yet your head covering reached me
in the air
to the head
plus, you blessed me via the microphone
that I should merit getting married.
Today, I am closing a circle,
thank G-d I am here with my husband.
I was wed exactly a year after you had blessed me.
I wish to thank you
for your encouragement
plus for everything that you do.
G-d should lengthen your days in good and pleasant ways.
Amen as well as yourself together with all the audience.
Today, a year ago, I experienced a severe stroke,
thank G-d I am here.
You requested that I read
the 'SHAS', if you remember?
during 2009 and I completed it in 2012.
Blessed be the L-rd
A second time. I had stopped it due to the stroke
very soon I shall complete it, G-d willing, a second time.
Thank G-d, praiseworthy!
What really strengthened me during the difficult time of the stroke
were your movie clips that I keep track of.
Trully your clips
they really strengthened me
I think it is partly due to you that I had recovered;
everything you gave me to learn, to read, and to do I think it is partly due to you that I had recovered;
everything you gave me to learn, to read, and to do
which I am continuing with.
You had blessed my wife just before 2009
I mentioned this during previous lectures
that she was with severe Asthma
she no longer takes any (pills) whatsoever.
You blessed her and she no longer uses pills,
all has healed thank G-d.
in the merit of your prayers and blessings.
The Rabbi does such work as written here, I say this all the time,
for 40 years he is making us meritorious
all around the world and in Israel,
making us repent in a big way.
I think he is deserving a huge round of applause. Really!
Whoever arranged this lecture has merited immensely
because all the changes that will take place within you,
all the commandments you will do and so forth.
You will merit and so will he.
A person that organizes a lecture
he is certainly a person who will merit the world to come.
Rabbi Akiva said of his son that he will merit the world to come
because he caused the multitudes to be righteous.
In other words, a promise,
whoever makes others meritorious,
whoever organizes a lecture
he will merit the world to come. whoever organizes a lecture
he will merit the world to come.
Now not everyone can organize a lecture, I know.
Nonetheless, there's a possibility for someone who cannot
arrange their own lecture, making all credits his.
To be a partner in the lecture fund.
In other words, it is a fund
that one can place there 500 NIS,
you have a share in that fund.
From this money we arrange lectures,
whoever cannot supplement lectures etc.
We collect and produce from this lectures.
You then have a proportional share
to the share you have placed
in order to merit the world to come.
In other words, everyone can be within the scope
of making others meritorious
that he should have a portion in the world to come.
Every word that I speak
is like 613 commandments
according to law.
Every word of Torah
is equivalent to all the commandments,
So imagine how many commandments one has merited
from a lecture he organized.
How many words did I speak?
How many times will it be repeated during replays?
How many listeners?
multiply by 613,
not including people that may change their deeds.
They will keep Shabbath,
family purity, they will keep and observe,
them and their children
to the last generation
belongs to whomever invested.
What is the reward for someone who has arranged a lecture?
He is assured of a place in the world-to-come!
What is the merit for one who donates to hire the hall?
He is assured of a place in the world-to-come!
What of those that assist, putting up posters,
helping with all that's involved?
He is assured of a place in the world-to-come!
Now Rabbi Akiva had said that whoever makes others meritorious
he is assured of a place in the World-to-come.
Therefore, there is nothing more than this.
This is a guarantee!
Who would like to repent Let him raise his hand?
WE ARE REPENTING
I am wholeheartedly repenting right now
I am wholeheartedly repenting right now.
I am sincerely repenting today!
I am repenting.
I am repenting.
I am repenting.
I am wholeheartedly repenting today.
I am wholeheartedly repenting today.
May He who blessed our forefathers,
Avraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov
Moshe and Aaron, David and Solomon
and all the holy and pure communities
may He bless all those who are sincerely repenting.
That he be signed and sealed
in the book of the completely righteous,
will merit all the bounty in this world
plus the world-to-come.
Will influence others to go in the path of truth!
Amen, so should it be!
The distribution of zizith (four cornered garment with fringes)
head coverings, books and CDs
for the merit of the public
17 JANUARY 2018
You are a man.
The perfection of man is perception (of G-d) and submissiveness put together.
You have to know that you are
in likeness of the chair above (G-d-like)
When you arrive
you will be shown who you could have been,
and how you fiddled with the trivial.
How you exchanged one world with another.
How you could have been what you don't dream you can be.
The Vilna Gaon had he not perfected himself
he would not have been the Vilna Gaon.
He was at a level that Angels and Tannaim (Rabbinic Sages)
came down to learn with him,
in the world...
they passionately desired,
the angels and the Tannaim
to learn with him here in this world.
This was merely 250 years ago.
That 's a MAN!
However, people are busy with folly.
He wants kur'ii - thighs!
A piece of meat; this and that.
Nonsense, foolishness. He busies himself with nonsense.
Be busy with what is correct,
that which will be lasting,
what you will leave behind.
What will remain of you?
What will be left of you in the end?
Afterall, the feeble body will be in the earth;
worms will eat it.
Who ascends upwards? The neshama (soul).
What's in the soul? Meat?
What is in the soul?
Only the Devine knowledge that G-d had given you
and whatever you accumulated.
What did you collect?
Torah and good deeds
On what level?
What quality and how many?
It's worth it, worth it.
Even if you were not in Yeshiva to begin with.
I was also not in Yeshiva to begin with.
I only began at the age of 24, extremely late.
A great deal can be accomplished. One can change the world.
One can change a whole world.
Although, with will power.
With an understanding
that this is your goal;
but if you want to experience this and that
you want this and also that..
without a defined goal
that you are focused on,
you won't arrive at anything.
'Not triumphant but one craft'
Man cannot be preoccupied with this and also that...
there's no such thing!
You have to decide.
You wish to be spiritual, be spiritual,
You wish to be materialistic then materialistic
but the two do not go together.
There is no such thing as so so
there's no this and that!
In the end you will not have this nor that.
Therefore one has to decide.
How long is there left to live?
Man's here for a few decades,
then flutters away from here.
From then on it's eternity.
All that you invested here lasts forever.
If you invested a little,
that's what you will have forever.
If you invested heaps,
you will have heaps.
Every small action here
is worth immeasurably there.
Well, I came and revealed to you stupendous secrets;
who we are,
what we merited,
why we are called MAN.
However, we have to become like this.
May you be successful!
25 MARCH 2018
Moshe is called a servant of Hashem.
Avraham is called a servant of Hashem.
David is called a servant of Hashem.
This is the highest level MAN can reach.
If you are not a servant of Hashem,
you are a servant of the evil inclination,
of 'Satan' of the Angel of Death that will eradicate you.
You are his servant and he drags you like a dog
on a leash after your passions.
This is how he drags you to wherever he wishes
until he will lead you to your grave.
The Almighty said "for it is to Me that the Israelites are servants,"
"they are My servants."
Not servants to Pharoh,
not servants to Nevuchadnetzer,
not to Sanheriv,
neither to all the wicked of the world.
Why should you sin against Me?
Rebel against Me?
That I should hand you over to the enemies,
to strike you.
Be good children,
sons of G-d that you are,
respect your Father,
'Our Father, Our King.'
I will give to you all the bounty of the world.
Just keep in touch.
Do as I request of you,
I didn't ask for much.
A few daily mitzvoths,
once a week Shabath
three festivals per year.
I prepared for you Rosh Hashanah (a New Year)
Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)
in order to atone for your sins
that which you collected,
unwisely during the year.
Are you not happy to be with Me?
What did I ever do to you that was bad?
I gave you eyes to see,
ears to hear,
a beating heart,
all is good.
What is so wrong?
Why are you rebelling against me?
Why do you not do as I ask of you?
Do you want me to pinch you?
You want .......
You want me to?
Be a good son, you'll receive everything.
Receive more than you can think of!
the Jewish People merited.
The Almighty chose us from all other Nations.
Called us; 'my son, my first born Yisrael'
"let my people go that they may worship Me." (Exodus : 8).
The Passover Haggadah.
We are going to be saying all these things;
'Slaves we were!'
'And now a free people'
Really a free people?
A person is not free, other than one who is busy with Torah.
One who's not busy with Torah
he is a servant to his desires,
he is yet still 'Chametz'!
He is attached to the evil inclination.
One must be with the good inclination; 'matzah'!
Keep a low profile,
Know your status.
Remember you came from a putrid drop
destined to be dust, worms and maggots.
Remember that maggots will eat you!
"Be exceedingly humble of spirit"
"before all men for the end of man is the worm."
Who said this?
Rabbi Levitas, from Yavnei.
A person forgets this.
He feels like a ruler.
18 JULY 2018
I am confronted with a medical challenge
for almost 18 years
a sort of ALS disease in my limbs
I am asking for your blessing
for a full recovery, that please G-d I should stand…
Wait a minute, wait a minute.
Are you prepared to do all that I ask or not?
I am prepared to do 'tzniut' (modesty)
but not 100 percent.
Why, why, why? Do you wish to limp a little, to limp!
No no, what does it mean 'tzniut' (modesty)?
Socks in the summer?
Meaning? I don't walk around with socks?
I walk with socks in the summer.
Why don't you give me a head covering?
Who said I won't give you?
Of course everything!
You want to be healthy in everything!
You want that all your limbs...
I am healthy!
just the legs that should walk a little more….
That's not it!
If the legs should G-d forbid worsen
you will sit in a wheel chair.
If you sit in a wheelchair
you no longer have a body,
disconnected from life,
needed to be dragged from place to place.
This is not a life correct?
Do you want a full recovery?
So do as I say!
You are returning to Torah-Judaism wholeheartedly.
You will be keeping the commandments of the Torah
that are applicable to a Jewish Women.
You will thus keep complete modesty, head covering,
skirts, a little longer in length
also socks, always!
Sleeves that cover the elbows.
Then G-d will say, "Ah,"
"you are moving close to Me."
"My daughter is listening to Me,"
"I (G-d) will listen to her."
If my daughter says to Me; "no, not now, not now",
so He also says, "Ok, not now, not now."
Take one step towards Him,
He will make two towards you.
Move away one step from HIM, HE will move away two steps from you.
The Holy Zohar says; 'Nasso' Torah portion.
Said Rabbi Hyskiya;
Oy, Oy to the husband who permits his wife to be seen
with her hair exposed underneath her head covering
when she is in her home!
Oy, oy to the husband who permits his wife
to expose her hair
from her head covering, not a wig,
from her head covering
when she is in her home!
My oh my, if she goes out to the marketplace like this.
She causes poverty to her home,
that her children will not be great in the generation,
causes impurity in the home.
This is what the Holy Zohar says;
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
This is not a laughing matter.
The minute you walk around with an exposed small portion of hair,
the 'Sitra Ahrah' (Prosecuting Angel) accuses you
and says (to G-d), look
she does not respect You
she does not listen to You
she rebels openly against You
and there is no Creator in front of her eyes.
How do you wish G-d to reply,
to Satan, (the Accuser)?
What should HE say to him?
No leave her alone, this is my friend. How should He respond?
Yes, the Almighty is my dearest friend.
Yes, correct but if you are like so,
one does not betray a friend.
one does not betray a friend.
If a friend requests something, it should be done.
If there is a husband, asking for something, we do it,
if we love him.
If we don't love him, we don't do it.
Why are you crying?
Because the Almighty wants you to be modest and righteous?
I want to do this but..
I don't know how!
You don't know how?
I will assign to you someone who will speak with you and guide you.
Do you agree?
Here we go, we have made a start.
Blessed are You the Lord our G-d,
King of the Universe
who has granted us life, sustained us
and enabled us to reach this occasion.
The Almighty should have mercy upon you.
Will give to you from his stored up, a free gift.
A new apartment.
A new husband.
A new life.
A complete healthy recovery.
Especially upon the lower limbs.
You should merit standing on your feet,
to be an example and a symbol in Israel
like Nissim the strong!
Amen! Amen! Thank you, thank you, you should be blessed.
10 JULY 2018
My name is Rachel.
I am going through something, I don't know if it's something,
if it is internal pain that I experience
they say that there is no such thing
or not to dream of such things.
I feel that I am always seeing negativity
or I may not see negativity
but I see specific things that I find difficult explaining them
or that people interpret them incorrectly.
Even if I may have good intentions and I always have intentions
but it is always interpreted incorrectly.
Many people go through things and things happen to them
you are thus not different.
If you have negative emotions
then one should go for examinations.
Sometimes there are situations
that in the blood stream there's a cause
that a person may experience either dizziness or fears.
I have been examined and all is well.
All is well.
So you are lacking happiness,
you are not too hopeful.
You do not have defined aspirations
therefore you have nowhere to progress to.
You are stuck in one place.
However, if you learn Torah
trust in G-d,
you will know that the Almighty loves you.
My problem is my trust, that's being interpreted incorrectly by others.
Leave aside the trust opposite others
firstly you should have trust in G-d
know that He is smiling to you
He took out the sun this morning especially for you.
The moon shines for you outside when you leave.
Every person must say;
"the entire world was created for Me."
Why did HE create only one man in the beginning and not a million?
That each person should appreciate himself
just as HASHEM appreciates him.
HASHEM appreciates you as an individual
and not only that, HE has chosen you
from 13.5 million Jews (known today)
that they are out of 8 billion human beings
and chose you to be part of his Nation. that they are out of 8 billion human beings
and chose you to be part of his Nation.
The chosen people.
"Who chose us from all peoples. "
Is this not enough to be happy about?
And you are called the daughter of G-d.
"My son, my eldest, Yisrael."
Is this not enough to be happy with?
Therefore, you are the daughter of
the King of the Universe
and HE owns all worlds.
HE gives health
HE gives wisdom
HE gives understanding
HE gives happiness
HE gives everything!
If you are His daughter why should you be sad?
For what reason should you not be happy?
You are not observing this enough
thus, when you are wrapped up in your 4 wall zone
you look outside and don't see anything that is happening.
Nothing will come toward you if you do not move towards it.
You have to move yourself toward a particular purpose.
If you set-up positive targets
ones you wish to reach, you will arrive at them.
However, if a person does not step outside his home,
he will not arrive at any address
he remains at home.
If you are stuck with the same feeling
and you do not try to break free by taking upon yourself tasks
that you want and desire them
and you will arrive at them, aspire and arrive at them,
then indeed you will stay stuck,
there is no other reason why you shouldn't.
Do you see?
It all depends on you to make the move,
to leave the maze that you are in.
You should be successful.
Thank you Rabbi.
I just wish to thank you because a year ago
I listened to your lectures and..
you brought me back to Judaism,
the whole house returned to Judaism.
Blessed be the L-rd.
Head covering, modesty, Torah lectures
Approximately, a month ago
you were in Netanya and I was in your lecture
I requested a blessing and you asked me to repent wholeheartedly.
Oh, I remember, you stood by the exit door there.. and you also cried.
That's true, I cried.
Thank G-d I became more practicing
the very next day I threw away 4 bags of immodest clothing.
7 MAY 2018
However much you may earn
or how much you would wish to earn.
You 'so to speak' decide how much you wish to earn.
I don't have enough earnings therefore I have taken on another position,
So I earn 15,000 NIS.
How much do you utilize in the end?
Where is the rest?
Expenses, damages, fines, penalties, one big mess!
So the preferable,
does not have anything left.
In the end HASHEM decrees how much you will eat,
how much pleasure you will have....
HE decreed, not you.
Yes you can make money.
You can even rob a bank.
You can do, you can do.
You have free will to do as you wish.
However, what you will use
what you will utilize
what will you enjoy?
The Almighty decrees.
It does not mean that what you have will stay in your possession
and that you will derive pleasure form it.
That is not the case.
All exertion for a livelihood
is because man worsens his deeds.
Therefore his livelihood is decreased
and he cannot obtain it only by means of exertion and sorrow.
However, it is obvious
that not the sorrow
and not the exertion bring him his livelihood.
This is to say, a person needs to understand,
the Almighty demands of us trust.
Whoever merits living with trust,
trusting in the Almighty
he is the happiest that can be on earth.
It is as though a person walks about, lacking absolutely nothing in the world,
There are no worries, no hesitations.
He is not over exacting with others,
he is not jealous of others.
He is free from many negative traits because he maintains trust.
What happiness this is!
The Almighty commands this of us.
We all have to be like angels in this matter
and if not we are expelled from our land.
Or we are expelled from one place of work to another.
Once he is given a job in Ra'anana
another time over here.
Some people close good deals
but they do not always pay
and not always on time
and with delay
and court hearings
and so forth.
Also, if you are an employee,
not always do you receive what you think you deserve,
in the end you wish to resign
and you know you may or may not receive redundancy
you're taken to court,
'such rules they know them not. '
all sorts of difficulties.
They order you about,
demand of you like a slave.
Do this! Do that!
Why did you not do this?
Where were you?
Is this a life?
You can sit in the Beit Midrash (house of learning),
you have a Gemmara, today it is annotated, all in order.
There are even drawings and diagrams,
everything deciphered, vowelized
with absolutely everything easy to perceive
with exclamation marks,
The most imbecile is capable of being a genius!
However, man is so foolish.
He does not trust the Almighty.
In everything he says, "Blessed be He."
"Blessed be the L-rd. Blessed be the L-rd."
When it comes to his livelihood,
there he topples over!
There he does not place his trust in HIM even one day.
Come learn one day, just one day of learning
not two days,
not one year!
Just one day, sit and learn in Kollel!
No are you out of your mind, they will fire me!
Why are you not worried that you will be removed from this world?
If you should pass away and they ask you afterwards;
Were you in Kollel (house of learning) for one day?
"No." "Why were you not there?"
"I was afraid to be fired."
"I therefore fired you!" (from this world)
So now where is your day?
This does not alarm you!
From your employer you're scared.
Where is the logic?
What is going on here?
A person needs to have trust in HASHEM,
this is the greatest form of happiness.
This is one of the most tremendous things.
Do you see dearest Jews?
Here we go, I have given you an instrument to liberate yourselves from work.
There are those who say that work liberates
And I say to you that I am liberating you from work.
Decide what it is that you want.
27 May 2018
"He who guards his mouth and tongue, guards himself from trouble."
The Vilna Gaon says; He who guards his mouth
from forbidden foods,
from carcass, (non kosher meat)
from uncertainties, from cravings,
from such things.
"He who guards his mouth and his tongue…"
from idle talk, gossip
to waste life and to speak of nonsense,
things that have no constructive purpose for your world to come.
You were given a mouth
enabling you to say words of Torah
thus for each word spoken, it's 613 mitzvoths in reward
You can speak again and again,
"and you shall speak of them, recite them"
and not with idle chat
and if you speak of them
you accumulate for yourselves
and instead of this,
"you know what I have a joke to tell you."
"You know what happened?"
Fool, what are you doing?
Instead of making diamonds
you're preparing coals for Gehenom (Hell)
Instead of using your tongue
that HASHEM gave to you in order to praise HASHEM
you are using it to speak folly and nonsense!
The Torah tells you; "And you shall speak of them!"
"Impress them upon your children,"
"Teach them thoroughly."
"For through Me your days will increase"
And years will be added to your life,
increased wisdom, increases life,
Man wastes his life away.
The verse says;
"He who guards his mouth and tongue Guards himself from trouble."
So you are not doing anyone a favour,
you are rescuing yourself.
Nonetheless, the Torah is pleasantly surprised
because it knows how inferior a person is,
how physical he is,
how earth-born, gritty he is,
how hard it is for him to elevate himself to become human!
To become G-d-like!
This is hard for him.
12 DECEMBER 2017
It says in the phrase;
"You neglected the Rock that begot you,"
"Forgot the G-d who brought you forth".
Our sages of blessed memory explain;
They abandon the power above.
HASHEM gave birth to you,
He created you and brought you to this world
and you exhaust His strength!
You don't permit Him to assist you!
Since you are transgressing!
You are heedless with the commandments.
For what reason should He help you?
You are exhausting the strength from above.
The 'Prosecuting Angel' says to HASHEM,
look at your children,
they are disrespecting you
and are insolent!
So you are exhausting the power from above.
Whoever distances himself from HASHEM,
the Almighty simply moves away from him.
You leave me for one day, I will leave you for two says HASHEM,
you are not doing me a favour.
I am doing you a favour;
I give you life.
Oh it doesn't suit you. No problem!
Diabetes - Type 1
Tackle 5 injections a day
Miss out on one or two, let's see where you end up.
That is to say; What are you playing with the Almighty!
Who is able to tamper with Him?
He destroys whole Nations.
So a person stands there
says to HIM, "No, I don't want to."
"It's not suitable for me."
"No I don't feel like it."
"I don't like this."
So for what reason were you given a life?
In order to rebel against Me,
to use the tools I gave you against Me.
So I shall restrict your tools.
I shall ensure your livelihood will be minimized,
you will have misfortune, illnesses, sufferings etc..
until you acknowledge.
Until you acknowledge and cry out!
Then we will see may be I will listen, may be?
May be not?
One who does not understand logically
will understand later in pain.
7 JANUARY 2018
I speak with people, persuading them to return to Judaism.
They say; we will return at the age of...,
We will eventually return,
may be at the age of 45.
To return to where?
To earth, they mean.
To Repentance, I don't know.
No, says who?
Do not say; "when I have free time I will learn,"
"perhaps you may not have free time."
Who has tomorrow in his pocket?
Who is certain that he will live tomorrow?
Is there anyone that's certain he will live tomorrow?
How can he say; "I will return.. on such and such date."
If you can promise me that you will live until then,
that you know and are in control of life
but you cannot guarantee.
How many died today, do you know?
How many accidents were there today, did you take note?
How many each day?
Who promised them?
Did they know in the morning that they would not return in the night?
They did not know.
So how can a person say,
I will become of age and then I will return (to Judaism).
That is what they say, they will return eventually.
What is their judgement?
Yes they will return, in an incarnation.
Can they wait until 80 or 90 years of age?
They will also be punished for all their deferments
because each day
that man is aware
of the opportunity to return
but does not take advantage,
each day that he knows he is transgressing
but wishes to prolong delighting in his sins,
yet at the last minute to request a pardon.
This will not help him.
One who says; "I shall sin and repent, sin and repent."
He is not afforded the opportunity to repent.
Heaven will prevent him from repenting
and will take him away beforehand.
A man like this,
who says to HASHEM,
"Wait for me around the corner…" so to speak.
"I, at 70, 80 years of age will make myself available to you"
"but right now I am busy with my desires,"
"Don't bother me!"
A man like this will not merit (repenting).
They know that they have to repent.
Of course! What have I just said;
"I shall sin and repent…"
OK, Thank you.
Rabbi Uri Yitzchak
17 DECEMBER 2017
What was gained from all our movie and game watching?
We said; "wow he is an actor"
So, what did I gain from this?
You squandered your life away for free!
Instead of you being the hero of your own movie.
What are you doing?
Is it not a waste of your time?
Is there a gift more precious that time?
Why are you squandering it?
And people sit for hours and hours,
days after days
and they praise them!
What is this, praising?
Are you joking?
Praise is only for the ALMIGHTY;
"We will sanctify you and revere YOU."
You're praising singers, praising actors.
What a desecration of the Name
when you are driving in the street,
you see some Chareidim (ultra orthodox) sitting in some kiosk
watching a football game!
Is this not a desecration of the Name of G-d, in public!
Are you not ashamed of yourselves!
How are you transmitting to your children the heritage of your fathers?
How are you transmitting the Torah to your children?
What personal example are you giving?
Which schools do you place them in?
What are you bringing into their home?
Someone came to me;
"Rabbi do me a favour, check my Mezuzoth."
I asked him; "Do you have a TV at home?"
He said; "yes."
"So why should the Mezuzoth be checked!"
Did you check the TV?
What is seen in it?
Immorality, murder, idol worship, slander, gossip!
You are blaming the Mezuzot?
That's how it is in our state, instead of solutions, they look for blame.
Gentlemen, the solution for us all is to return
onto the path of Torah
onto the path of Judaism
just like the Almighty wishes.
Then in any case, there will be a complete 'redemption'
for the entire Jewish People
as well as an individual redemption for each and every one of us.
It's straight forward and not complicated at all.
8 JULY 2018
they were by him
asking him, "which Kashrus label should we trust?"
He replied; "I don't know of any."
If you are eating at weddings,
in simcha halls and all kinds of places,
you are eating 'treif' (carcass) and all.
Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef zt"l
spoke against this saying; we're eating 'helev' (animal fat)
in all places
Since the Rabbinate advertises
that 15% of 'helev' (animal fat)
penetrates the markets,
these are daily occurrences,
You are lowering our trust in all our Rabbis,
if it is SHAS,
if it's Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
if it's Rabbi Machpud,
you are lowering all trust!
OK let me show you.
We believed in them! In their labels!
Now you are lowering all our trust!!
Come let's now listen to Rabbi Ovadia and see how he lowers our trust!
Come and listen.
With the slaughtering of the Beith Yosef Association,
the result is 20% 'halak' (kosher for all),
80% not 'halak'
some kosher and some 'treif' (carcass).
By them, the rest of the companies
that "call" themselves Beith Yosef,
60% is 'halak!'
Where's this from? How can it be 'halak?'
People do not do like "Maran"
They "call" themselves 'halak'.
All is a fabrication and a sham!
All is a fabrication and a sham, he says!
Now I will show you another one, Rabbi Amar,
You're acquainted with him? He is Sefardi and was
The Chief Rabbi of Israel
and the Rabbi of the Rabbinate,
listen to what he says;
I have always abstained from saying anything about anyone
but explicitly I can say generally;
I saw with my own eyes,
people that are far from 'halak'
and stamp on it 'Halak' Beith Yosef.
Many, to my distress, also from all circles.
There are many which are far from being 'Halak' Beith Yosef.
One has to be truthful
if it's 'halak' Beit Yosef, it means it's 'halak' in truth
without blemishes whatsoever.
Otherwise we are entering a question in Halacha of 'treif' carcass.
What is he doing? Tell me? He is telling us not to trust!
I am doing you a favour,
warning you not to fall into prohibitions
and you wish to eat.
Eat, go ahead!
Did I tell you not to eat?
However my obligation,
if I know of something, is to warn.
What did we learn?
We learned that if you know something,
you must caution!
Even if you would dislike me,
not favour me,
not invite me.
Who cares about this!
One thing interests me.
That you should know what I know.
Just like I am careful, I warn you to be careful.
If I know of a drink that is harmful,
will I recommend you drink it?
I will not offer others, what I won't drink.
I was asked to buy cigarettes from abroad, and bring over.
'Packette' it is called 'Packette.'
I did not bring!
It's written; "For your own sake, be most careful."
Should I encourage someone to poison himself,
I should assist him.
Does this mean that I am being kind to him?
Therefore, it is imperative for every Jew to do what is correct.
If people like it or not, it makes no difference.
I am sure that HASHEM loves me and that is enough for me.
22 OCTOBER 2017
"Listen here, there are now many doubts regarding meat. "
"Oh please, leave me alone, all is OK, "
"everyone is eating!"
What do you say?
"Don't exaggerate. Don't burden me with things, "
"Let me eat. Don't disturb me, "
So you wish to fulfill the will of the Creator?
Behold, a doubtful Torah prohibition!
We act with stringency!
You have to be stringent. It could be carcass!
How dare you eat?
If there's a doubt of poison, will you eat?
What's the difference between possible poison to a possibility of pork?
This means that even those wishing to fulfill the truth,
it is only in order to remove themselves from their obligation.
Though not in exaggeration!
Certainly, in such a case it cannot be that they will be acceptable to the Almighty!!
They will thus not be pleasing to Him!
Since all that they can unburden themselves (of the yoke of Heaven)
These will not be pleasing in the eyes of G-d.
These are not favoured.
Only when you have an attachment with G-d,
not wanting to disregard His word,
nor upset Him,
neither wanting to do something that He dislikes
since He said to you; distance yourself from unseemliness
and that which is similar.
Not from the prohibition!
From the prohibition, most certainly you must keep a distance!
Even from unseemliness.
Even from things similar to unseemliness, distance yourself.
Then you will find favour in HIS eyes.
However, if not!
With what will you be favoured?
That you wish to do the very least?
This is called that you…
They request of you to bring tea.
So you bring half cup.
How will people look at you?
Half a cup?
What does it mean that you love that you really desire.
"Bring some tea."
He brings tea, cake, and nuts, he brings..
You see that the person enjoys giving,
he wants to give,
he loves the person that requested. he wants to give,
he loves the person that requested.
If you love HASHEM; "You shall love HASHEM your G-d"
It's "with all your heart, with all your soul, "
"and with all your resources."
Even if HE takes away your soul, you love HIM.
Even if HE takes all your money, you love HIM.
So how do you love HIM if He took away your steak!
So you no longer love HIM.
You are not willing to give up on the burps!
Man does not know who he is.
Unaware of the virtue of his soul.
Unaware of what is expected of him.
Nonetheless, the Almighty says, give me all that you have.
Come with me in all sincerity and strength.
Even if you won't achieve great accomplishments,
I will draw you close.
You will be pleasing to me.
29 APRIL 2018
One should always
incite his good inclination against his evil
if he subdues his evil, excellent.
If not, he should busy himself with Torah;
if he subdues his evil, excellent.
If not he should recite the Shema.
If he subdues his evil, excellent.
If not, he should remind himself of the day of his death.
If he reminds himself of the day of his death,
It's over! You will excel the evil inclination.
Not that he should remember death exists,
this does not influence a person.
Remembering the day of death;
meaning, a person should graphically imagine
the day he will die.
How does one do this?
For example, man imagines that he is sitting
at the Shabbath table,
washes his hands,
blesses the bread,
he begins to eat
suddenly his head falls forward crashing onto his plate.
What broken hearted screams,
children are crying,
"Abba!" "Abba!" "Help!"
They lay him down,
they try reviving him,
hitting the heart, doing this.
They try for three quarters of an hour,
Ok they lay him down till after Shabbath.
Everyone is in great sorrow
even when it is prohibited to grieve (during Shabbath).
Not all are able to hold by it.
They clear him away,
they take him to the fridge,
they begin arranging the burial,
the order of the burial,
and he goes into the fridge.
That's it, closed.
Later they bring him out to immerse him in water.
They do what they do, turning him, washing him,
they bind him,
they tie him
and seal his mouth,
his face, his eyes and all,
they make a tie,
place him on the stretcher!
And he sees it all!
He sees his family
he hears them
He sees all that is around him,
only his spirit hovering above will grieve.
The spirit is located over the body,
can see and hear everything!
But he cannot do anything.
Then he is taken right to the cemetery,
they slip him in,
cover him with bricks,
and they leave him to rest,
whilst they will go to celebrations.
they had left.
Come along 3 angels,
they gape open the ground underneath him,
a storey and a half his size
with 'Pulsa DiNura' (lashes of fire)
they begin torments of the grave 'Chibut Hakever'
"What is your name?"
He does not know his name.
"What is your name?"
He does not know his name.
Flogging of the grave.
What name must he know?
The Kabalists say there is a name of the Klipa.
Each person has a name for his Klipa.
He had to rectify this.
If he did'nt rectify this,
he will not know (his name)
He does not know the name.
They torment him,
some people for hours
others for days
yet some people, for weeks!
When the saga is complete.
The soul is separated,
he is concealed there
then come along all the creepy crawlies.
They enter him via the nostrils,
via the mouth,
they don't ask permission.
If a person draws this picture happening to him
that this is what will happen to him
yet he does'nt know when?
This is already a barrier for the evil inclination.
"Get away from me."
"Don't sell me your merchandise."
"Go find your friends."
"Not interested in listening to you."
"Let me succeed doing the will of the Creator!"
"Do you understand!!"
This is the advice our Sages z'l give to us.
31 JANUARY 2018
Sometimes our mouth releases too quickly, speaking folly
then he is regretful but it's impossible to take them back
Not only this, they were recorded
and are heard on the radio.
What can you do now?
A person has to regulate himself to be mute.
What should a person's occupation be in the world?
To be mute.
brings about sin.
The more you speak,
the more you will stumble with your tongue.
The less you speak the better.
A fence to wisdom is silence!
Do you wish to stay wise?
Close your mouth!
your stupidity will be exposed.
Even a deafening fool
will be considered wise.
There is one who is a simpleton, a fool without brains, has no knowledge
but if he keeps quiet,
at least he will be thought of as wise.
In any case, if a person controls his character traits,
he will merit the world to come!
Not only that, but also over days and years.
It is written;
"Anyone who gets angry, all kinds of Gehinom rule over him. "
Also, in this world
and in the next world.
You see an angry person,
he lifts objects,
is capable of picking things up and actually killing!
And he does'nt calm down!
It could be in Shul,
even in front of a Torah Scroll.
He does'nt see in front of him anything.
When he comes to the next world,
without rectifying himself
he will experience all kinds of Gehenom.
For swearing there is a different 'Gehenom'
for slip of the tongue, something else,
for damages, financial loss there is another
About everything there is a different 'Gehenom.'
Who caused it?
Says King Solomon may he rest in peace;
'Anger resides in the bosom of fools.'
In other words,
a person who is brainless, a fool
has not worked on his character traits.
Where is his anger found?
As though kept by his bosom here, ready,
just irritate him and watch how it is released.
In other words,
if a person does'nt work on rectifying his traits
he is miserable.
He is miserable!
He has no peace or tranquility.
He is unhappy with his life.
There is no such thing as someone not annoying him.
There is no such thing as someone not harming his dignity.
It can be from his children at home,
from his wife, from his neighbour, from his employer,
from the tenant, the landlord. It can be.....
Sir, your path crosses many different kinds of people during the day.
Do you think that you are upon everyone's mind all the time
as though you are 'Haman!'
Therefore, if a person does'nt rectify his traits,
he is ruined.
He is ruined,
if not today, tomorrow,
and if not then in years to come and if not then, after that.
Says the Vilna Gaon zt"l;
The main vitality of man
the altering of his negative traits
and if not
why was he given a life?
If a person is unsuccessful during his lifetime
to part with his inferior negative traits
to control them,
to be forgiving of others,
the 'Gaon' asks, why were you given a life?
Afterall, you will only suffer
here too, as well as receiving retribution there.
So why did you come here?
HASHEM repays measure for measure.
If you alter your character traits,
HASHEM will also, with the trait of anger,
trait of judgment
that were supposed to happen to you, will not be!
They are cancelled.
Thus, one that forgoes his reckonings with others for injustices done to him,
the Heavenly Tribunal in turn forgoes punishment for all his sins.
Measure for measure.
Meaning, the whole Torah,
what does it require of you and I?
That we should overcome our negative inclination
because if we permit him to let loose
and allow our traits to burst
to rejoice at our enemy's fall,
taking joy that the hater is suffering
and so and so is deserving etc.
All society will collapse,
we will fall apart.
This is the baseless hatred
that till today has not permitted our temple to be rebuilt.
30 NOVEMBER 2017
At the start of Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law)
"one should not be ashamed from the mockers".
This is basics!
You cannot begin practicing the Shulchan Aruch
if you say; this law I am embarrassed to keep.
This I am ashamed of, it's flustering.
There is no such thing!
Not to become embarrassed from the mockers, this is halacha (law).
Without being prepared to be embarrassed, humiliated for the honor of G-d,
one cannot excel to any level.
So when it comes to a mitzah (commandment),
one has to overcome shame
and not to be moved by those mocking you.
Thus doing the will of the Creator as decreed.
On the contrary,
in place of a mitzvah,
the trait of shame
is deplorable, inferior and invalid.
It is written;
"Then You spoke in a vision to Your devout Prophets"
"Chazon" is a prophecy.
Meaning; anyone who is a Hassid, (pious person)
However, in the Midrash it says;
that it's from the term 'lavan' (white)
the language of "one who embarrasses his neighbor."
A person does not receive prophecy,
until his face turns white from embarrassment.
For whoever humiliates himself
to do the will of His Creator,
Yet if you're not prepared to be ridiculed for the sake of the Almighty,
you will not merit anything.
You know there are times when Yeshiva men are humiliated.
We must be heedful not to become embarrassed!
"I am a Torah Scholar." "Yes I am a Torah Scholar."
On the contrary, one has to declare with assertion
with boldness of arrogance for holiness,
"Yes I am a Torah scholar,"
"I am the son of G-d,"
"Do you have a problem?"
"Find someone to solve your problem." "Bye!"
14 JUNE 2018
Many people are keeping mitzvoths
but they're completely unaware
that it is obligatory to have intent on doing the mitzvah for its sake.
If one does not have the mitzvah in mind
one has not fulfilled his obligation at all.
Therefore a person has to have intent
that he is fulfilling a mitzvah because HASHEM has commanded.
It is not mere bits of texts that one comes to do them.
You don tefillin;
you have to have it in mind that you are
fulfilling the mitzvah of tefillin written in the Torah
'you shall bind them as a sign upon your arm'
'and let them be tefillin between your eyes.'
You are donning a tallit;
you have to have it in mind
that "Iam fulfilling the mitzvah of;"
"look at it and recall all the commandments of the L-RD.."
You even answer Kedusha;
holy, holy, holy.
You have to have intent
I herewith intend fulfilling the mitzvah
that I may be sanctified in the midst of the Jewish people.
You are benching grace after meals;
you need intention of fulfilling the mitizvah of;
'You shall eat and be satisfied and you shall bless HASHEM your G-d'
With each and every mitzvah
you need intent for the sake of the mitzvah.
If there is no intent,
a person has not fulfilled the mitzvah
Since mitzvoths according to halacha require intent.
Eventually you'll reach the Heavens
and all will see how much you struggled for the Torah.
How much you withstood to uphold the Torah.
How much effort did you afford the public
in order to strengthen the Torah!
This is our portion from all our toil.
Let's contemplate for the foolish.
Those that think they have some kind of claim,
immediately confront and dispute
with fire and brimstone.
There are many fools like this,
I have recently been acquainted with a great number.
So let me tell you something;
It is written that Moshe Rabbeinu was fearful of Og,
the king of Bashan.
Why was he fearful of him?
'And came the refugee.'
Who is the refugee?
Og, the king of Bashan that escaped from the flood.
Why did he come? He came to Avraham our forefather.
Informing him that Lot had made a vow.
What was his intention?
To save Lot?
So he should go to war and die,
thus he can take his beautiful wife,
Sarah our Mother!
That was his purpose.
Nonetheless, (Avraham) was fearful of his merit.
not with pure intentions
he caused Lot to be saved.
So Moshe Rabbeinu is fearful of Og's merit,
do you hear?
Until HASHEM has to promise that He will give him into his hands.
Do you hear?
A wicked man,
Og, the king of Bashan
had one merit and Moshe (our teacher) is fearful of him.
Yet people are not afraid of Moshe Rabbeinu
with all his merits?
How are people not fearful from one who brings merit to the public?
If by a mitzvah from a wicked (person),
Moshe our teacher is apprehensive,
how are you wicked ones not scared
from a man who makes others meritorious?
This just shows how dispute can blur a man and make him dim.
4 JULY 2018
The Torah is not abstract learning.
We do not learn
in Yeshivots (study halls)
in order to obtain a good shiduch (marriage partner) thereafter.
in order to fulfill the commandments of HASHEM.
what HASHEM expects from us
for the duration of our lives.
HASHEM does not wish you to know the page.
It is very good to know.
He wishes you to fulfill what is written on the page.
All this He wishes you to fulfill and to fulfill for His sake.
That is what He wishes.
It is not a collection of commandments and precepts,
rather it is a path of life
that has to be a ray of light to our feet.
Every step of the way,
man has to ask
what does the Torah expect of me right now
with whatever I am struggling with.
To do so, or to do so?
What does the Torah demand?
What does HASHEM request of me?
Every step of the way one has to deduce.
If you see that you are faced with delays,
trials and so forth.
Once again ask, what does HASHEM desire.
Why is he obstructing my journey?
Nothing happens for no apparent reason.
Whatever happens has come to awaken,
so wake up!
Clarify to yourself.
You don't know how?
Then ask a wise man.
However, it is clear
there is no coincidence in the world.
Nothing happens to you and with you
for no apparent reason.
The Maharal from Prague says;
'even if you were walking along the way and overheard a conversation'
it is connected and related to you too.
Something was played over to you, take hold of these words
continue onward, as it is forbidden to listen to them.
Continue (your journey)
but think why you were made to hear this?
Why did you hear this?
What is anticipated of you
that you are made to hear such a conversation?
Nothing happens by chance.
There are those who think
that they are fulfilling their duties by learning, praying
but it is not enough.
As long as the Torah is not preoccupying our thoughts,
as long as our negotiations with it, (the Torah)
directing our needs in life according to the Torah.
As the verse quotes; (Proverbs 22:6):
'When you walk, it will lead you;'
All your comings and goings
will be according to the guidance of the Torah.
That is to say,
we must direct our lives only according to the Torah.
Only with this,
can one be as righteous as Moses our teacher.
As the Rambam says;
in 'Laws of Repentance' Chapter 5;
That every man can decide from his intellect
if he wishes to be like Moses our teacher.
Alternatively, he can decide that he wishes to be on the other side
as Yerovam (Jeroboam) ben Nevat.
Meaning, he can be
one of the biggest outreach personalities.
As is written about Moshe our Teacher;
'Moshe was righteous and caused the multitudes to be righteous,
'the righteousness of the multitudes is pendent on him.'
Or a person can be like Yeravam ben Nevat
who sinned, causing the multitudes to sin,
and the sin of the multitudes is pendent on him.
You can choose either ends.
You have free will and you can decide.
'Along the path a person wishes to proceed, one is lead and is assisted.'
The Almighty does not prevent by force.
The Almighty can assist,
to bring about trials,
to assist you to comprehend.
However, more than this, he will not coerce
since he does not negate man's free will.
Man is not a robot.
He is master of choice
and if he does not understand,
there's a price to pay.
Since one wishing to defile himself, a path is opened for him.
It could be said that the words of the Chida
that the eight days of Hanukah
parallel the eight days of circumcision
strengthens the words of the Holy and Great Rabbi of Sandz
in his book, 'Divrei Haim',
that the days of Hanukah are a wonderful virtue
for the rectification of the sin of spilling the seed in vain.
From the 'SHIUR' (LESSON) This is the Inauguration of the Alter
The eight days of Hanukah, the eight days of circumcision
is a supernatural remedy
for the rectification of 'Pgam Habrit' (spilling seed in vain).
According to his holy words during the lighting of the candles
the same hidden light is revealed
that was created on day one of Creation
and with this pristine holy light that illuminates during Hanukah
there lies an opportunity for man to rectify sins and transgressions
which he committed in his lifetime
which are almost impossible to repent over.
Via the mitzvah of lighting the Hanukah candles
there is also a way to rectify these transgressions
specifically the sin of spilling seed in vain.
It is therefore beneficial to gaze at the Hanukah lights.
The Holy Zohar also says that;
it is very difficult to repent over the sin of spilling seed in vain.
Since Man that spills seed is rejected from holiness
and is stationed in the place of darkness.
This is because the transgressor of this sin
does not only damage that particular organ
rather he damages the overall strength of all his organs and sinews.
Therefore his repentance is extremely difficult.
Through gazing at the holy Hanukah lights,
one sanctifies and repairs both eyes.
So that you do not follow your heart and after your eyes in your lustful urge.
'Thus you shall be reminded'
'to observe all My commandments and to be holy to your G-d.'
The Almighty requests from us;
HE says; "If you give me your heart and your eyes."
I shall know you are Mine.
If you give me your heart and your eyes.
If you give them over to me, then I know you are Mine.
That is to say, you will not be given over to your desires.
Behold, scripture warns;
'Do not follow your heart and eyes in your lustful urge.'
He gives reason why?
Why 'not to follow'?
So that you should be reminded
to observe all My commandments and thus be holy.
Meaning, he who sanctifies his eyes
he will merit to recall
(observing) all the commandments.
However, one who impairs his eyes
he is unable to remember all of HASHEM'S commandments
Since impairing one's eyes causes forgetfulness of the commandments!
since the festival of Hanukah alludes to the holiness of The Righteous Yosef,
that sanctified his eyes
and did not wish to gain
from something that was not his.
Our Sages conditioned that one who gazes at the Hanukah candles
should make a blessing.
Implying that one who wishes to cleave to the holiness of The Righteous Yosef,
should gaze with his eyes
upon the Hanukah lights
that have a special sacredness.
As it is written;
'these lights are sacred!!'
These are no ordinary lights.
Their light is from the hidden light
that HASHEM created on Day One of Creation.
Via gazing at of the lights
a person can sanctify and purify his eyes
from every dross and damage.
Will thus also make a perfect preparation
toward the days of repentance (HaShovavim) AMEN
RABBI AMNON YITZHAK
When a person dies,
he departs with his character traits!
He continues to be the same wicked person as he was here!
Now every person should calculate
which negative traits he holds
since they will continue to exist there!
What if a person has uncontrolled lust?
He will search for his desire there. There is none!
2 JULY 2018
When a person cannot obtain his desire,
he blow up!
And there is none!
All the lusts of this world Nothing there!
He was accustomed to honor None there!
You will be in Hell. What honor?
Do you know what retribution it is?
When a person is still with his traits unrectified
The Vilna Gaon says that; if a person had not rectified his traits
why was he given a life, at all.
Therefore, each person should examine himself
since with these traits he will arrive at the world of truth.
He will know the truth there,
but he won't be unable to part with his traits.
It's a retribution. A most severe admonition like no other.
Here, if he sees someone a little more than him he erupts!
He blows up, he cannot take it.
He becomes an informer 'Moiser!'
He immediately calls the council, the police,
he calls everyone just to harm and hinder.
Now when a person sees a lofty level in his friend
he begins to cringe and feel bad
and humiliates him due to his evil eye,
behold this person is worse than Bilaam!
Bilaam wanted to curse with the evil eye.
However, when he saw the lofty level of Israel
he could'nt curse!
That is to say, even Bilaam
who is the infamous Master of the evil eye,
could'nt (curse) when he saw how good Yisrael was.
So someone from Yisrael sees that his friend is happy
who is rising and has a good level and so forth
but he is jealous of him and instills in him an evil eye
or defames him or belittles him and disrespects him
Says Rabbeinu Yonah;
there are people
who fulfill all of the Torah, and do not transgress one sin
but they are called haters of HASHEM!
Did you here?
They will arrive at the Heavenly Tribunal,
They kept all the commandments.
Not even one!
They are called haters of G-d, (will go) straight to Hell.
Of whom is this referring to? These kind!
'Whosoever glorifies himself in disgracing his neighbor'
'has no portion in the world to come'!
22 AUGUST 2018
Said The Almighty to Yisrael
my children, I created the evil inclination
but have created for it the Torah, as an antidote.
If you busy yourselves with Torah,
you will not be delivered into it's hand.
He is the evil inclination,
he is the devil,
he is the angel of death!
He is the evil inclination.
What is the evil inclination?
He comes advising you. Do this and that.
It's not worth your while. No way.
Do this, do that, like this and like that.
After he has given you advice and you are enticed, persuaded.
He goes straight up whilst you're still seduced
and he becomes the Accuser.
He accuses you!
Shows you to be culpable.
Look, look Almighty.
What did you command him in the Torah? Look at what he is doing!
Sometimes HASHEM turns him into the angel of death
that he should descend
to take away the very soul he just seduced
accusing her and was granted permission to take down the person.
This is how he operates! Is he evil or not?
He is very dangerous. Dangerous!
'Watch does the wicked one for the righteous and seeks to kill him..'
He wishes to kill. Nothing less than that.
No, no, he does not only wish to lead astray.
Sin is just the start toward extermination!
It's like the bate that pulls you toward the hook
and wallop he brings the person down!
HASHEM says to us. Listen, I created him
I am telling you that there's no cure to withstand him.
You cannot win him over,
with any advice,
with any scheme,
with nothing at all.
Just one thing,
I created an evil inclination,
I created Torah, its antidote.
There is one other piece of advice.
In order to subdue the desires of the body,
one has to guard his eyes,
as it is written;
'So that you do not follow your heart and eyes'
'in your lustful urge.'
'And then you shall be holy unto your G-d.'
the heart and the eyes are the pimps for transgressions.
What is a pimp?
So if the eyes are prowling
and a person sees nakedness,
then his negative inclination
to begin a conversation
to begin this and that
and the sequence is well known.
That is to say; who is the agent for transgression?
However, if you don't see anything, the eyes.
However, if you don't see anything,
then there are no temptations.
If however you have placed yourself in a situation of gazing,
you will cause yourself troubles!
Therefore a person needs to guard his eyes.
He will thus be able to overcome his evil inclination.
One other piece of advice;
It is imperative to eat Kosher food!
Of the finest perfection.
The consumption of non-kosher foods
are absorbed in the blood stream,
and induce the animalistic soul with impurity!
Giving it power to mislead the heart
to the side of evil.
It thereby takes control of the G-dly soul (within man)
to fulfill the desires of the body.
I wish to thank the Almighty,
to you too of course
for the blessing you gave me for a baby boy.
After how long?
Five and a half years.
5 MARCH 2018
We are obligated to know clearly
that there is no trial that one cannot withstand,
there is no such thing.
Since, if it were impossible to withstand,
it would not have been given as a trial.
It is therefore not a trial.
A trial, is (given) only if one can overcome it.
What is the purpose of each trial?
That man should withstand the trial,
being elevated by it.
Rise above it and become miraculous.
'Nisayon' (trial) language of miracle. Like a flag that is being raised.
Raise a flag (miracle).
It is imperative that each of us should foremost be careful
that people should not be become lenient because of him.
If he is lenient with a particular matter,
others will learn from him.
A woman that walks about without a head covering,
she causes others to sin.
A woman that walks around with half her hair exposed ,
she is also lenient,
she will ruin others
and others will be lenient due to her.
This is the facet of Amalek, to cool off other people.
We become transgressors and cause the multitudes to sin.
When can man triumph!
The coolness of Amalek?
At a time when he will not be intimidated by the mockers;
His mind was elevated in the ways of the L-RD.
and he will then be 'for I am a G-d-fearing man.'
Since all is dependent upon;
The Fear of G-d.
Each and every one of us
must always be vigilant
to sense the implications that are alluded to us from above.
Absolutely nothing in the world
happens for no reason.
All is Devine Providence.
There is no coincidence in the world.
All is Devine providence.
Even if you're walking on the road hearing two people speak.
You just heard one sentence,
it is relevant to you.
Try to understand why you heard this?
You did'nt hear it for no reason.
You saw something?
You were not shown it for no apparent reason.
Everything needs to be understood about what and why?
It is difficult,
complex at times.
Sometimes you will not know.
Nonetheless, it's a requirement to scrutinize and examine to see
before G-d forbid, the hint will be burdensome or more coarse.
We all need to be vigilant to the messages that are hinted to us from above.
Moreover, not being headstrong in the direction of the abominable.
Rather being obstinate for the path that is just.
Withstanding trials that come upon us,
not being stiff-necked regardless of what we may hear or see.
There must be a true 'Fear of G-d'
in order to succeed conquering our internal Amalek
until Moshiach ben Yosef will arrive
who will fight the war of Yisrael.
The war of G-d on Amalek,
before the Complete Redemption speedily in our days. Amen.
28 SEPTEMBER 2017
A person may repent,
the Almighty will forgive and atone.
Afflictions were intended
although He redeemed him.
There was a need for decrees
but He cancelled them.
Is there anything better than this? You are purified.
Says; Yes but it could yet be that
G-d does not have a desire for you!
Mincha He will not wish from his hand.
He does not desire you.
I cancelled the decrees
but I do not desire you,
do not wish any Mincha (prayer) from you
and good bye.
Ayah, yah, yah!
So you are purified but distanced.
Put at a distance from G-d.
It does not suffice that you have repented.
It is not enough that G-d
pardoned the transgressions and your misdeeds.
It does not suffice.
You also need to pray that He should desire you,
and be pleased with you.
The desire of the righteous from their triumphs,
is to extract desire from the Almighty
that He should desire them.
What did Moshe our teacher request from the Almighty?
'That I may find grace in your eyes.'
Wow, the thing, the very thing, the only thing that I ask
only that I find favor in your eyes.
Noach found grace in the eyes of G-d.
He was not such a righteous person deserving to be redeemed.
He was righteous
but not such that was worthy.
Why did G-d rescue him from the flood?
Noach found grace in the eyes of G-d.
Whoever finds favor in the eyes of G-d.
Friends, he is accepted.
Even if he is not worthy.
I like him.
Why did you give him?
I like him.
What did you find in him?
What do you care?
The fellow has grace in my eyes.
So what are the greatest successes regarded by the righteous?
That they are desired and beloved by G-d,
that He desires them.
Is it wise to just be purified,
without chastisement or anything, yet distanced from G-d?
"How can one know"?
You cannot know, sweetie.
You have to do everything that is written.
If you do everything as written,
it's written that you should PRAY for this!
That He should not distance you after he has purified you.
Pray for this.
If He sees you are sincere and true
and will not revert
and it's a genuine regret.
He knows that you will not return to folly!
It is written Shalom, Shalom
to the distance and to the close.
Shalom Shalom will firstly reach whoever was distant
and moved close
and later to the near.
G-d first brings close the returnees
before the righteous.
Provided that they are true returnees
that G-d sees that they really desire HIS closeness.
Not merely to get it over and done with.
Whoever wishes to repent
without regretting his return
30 MAY 2018
There's no such thing as pleasure without a price.
There is no such thing!
You want honor, no problem you can receive it
but on account of your next world.
All that you receive
is on account of your world to come.
There's only one solution for certainty
that it will not be at your expense. We will shortly see.
So, a person can be paid
all of his next world here!!
To lose it all.
He will have nothing, nothing left.
He lusted over his desires and was given them.
What did you wish? To eat this, drink that.
To enjoy here, travel here, go there.
You did it,
What else do you want?
However, if you abstain yourself from cravings
investing in Torah and Mitzvoths
G-d says, "I have seen! "
"I have seen and I will reward you, "
"what's a bite, or two bites"?
"15 mins coffee break with cake, what is this? "
"I will give you eternity!"
"Eternity forever and ever!"
With such delights that we cannot perceive,
the magnitude of these delights.
If G-d can give us pleasure from a water melon.
Joy from mango.
If He gives us pleasure from fruits
that come forth from water and sand!
Can you imagine what Gan Eden (Heaven) is like?
Can you imagine what delicacies there are in the upper worlds?
If you seek to rise in the service of G-d
you have to break away as much as possible from cravings.
And if so,
if you crave something
save it for the holy Shabbath day.
Where there is a mitzvah to dine during Shabbath.
Serve the delicious fruits, the vegetables,
bring all the cooking, all you require for the purpose of a mitzvah meal.
And bless G-d properly with tranquility.
Not in confusion.
Not indulgence all day long, all week long, continuously
wining and dining,
only songs and music.
This will not bring you to anything.
You will enjoy this world 100%
you'll have nothing left for the world to come
Not a gram will be left for you. Nothing!
You received everything here,
you enjoyed yourself
you became tipsy
did everything one can do.
What else do you want?
Whatever you wanted you received.
Avraham our forefather used to embitter and abuse himself.
He was extremely affluent.
Why embitter and abuse?
If he had so much, he can sit and enjoy;
why should he embitter and abuse?
Since it does'nt go together!
Spirituality and physicality do not go together.
One cannot learn Gemara
with water melon besides you taking bites all the time.
There is no such thing.
Your focus is on the water melon, and not on the Gemara.
It's a fact you cannot face The Gemara without water melon or cigarettes.
Without this and that, you are unable to!
So you are addicted to cravings,
a slave to your desires.
The evil inclination is riding over you.
He provides them for you!
Although, it is at the expense of the world to come.
However, care is needed when someone is elevating higher and higher,
that it should'nt be for the sake of honor or pride,
so people should say he is this and that....
No, no, no.
There you will also lose everything.
Therefore man has to understand
that the trials in this world are difficult.
The pleasures are available today exposed to all men.
The supermarkets, the malls
are filled with all kinds of goodies, all kind of goodies.
The majority that is found in them
is non-kosher meat.
Without Kosher dietary law, without anything.
There's an abundance of Kosher stamps.
Though, the Kosher dietary law is far from being found.
Out of all the stories you have watched, heard, knew of,
the TV has revealed
filmed in secrecy.
It's all a sham!
An industry of money
and no one really cares.
People, their desires overcome them.
Their inclination fools them,
They therefore eat from anything that comes to hand.
They are appeased by a piece of paper hanging on the wall (certificate)
or a picture of a tzaddik (righteous individual).
They are then happy and content.
One needs to appreciate this world,
to know the purpose of our arrival!
Where are we destined to go?
What will we take with us!
Now make an account, each one for himself.
11 MARCH 2018
You, that know that your time is limited in this world
and you will be leaving for eternity.
So how much should you prepare provisions for the way.
Since over there you will not be for 80 years or 800 billions of years.
There you stay forever.
How much livelihood did you prepare?
How many mitzvoths did you prepare in order to have a livelihood forever?
Go and observe the ant!
For this world, how much she collected.
Millions of times more that she needs.
You who are destined for eternal life,
how many are you preparing?
Where is your initiative?
What is your undertaking? what is it?
For what (purpose)?
Conversely, a person does'nt think about his eternal world at all.
He thinks he will never leave here
yet invests only here.
Building more and buys more
all his search is for the here and now here and only here.
All this he will leave for others,
whilst he leaves empty handed.
So where is your intelligence?
You don't have .. the brains of an ant!
Of an ant, you don't have.
Yet, the Almighty gave you a whole world
that the whole world are tools
that with their help
you can obtain the world of eternity
to the maximum of the maximum.
For there is no limit to eternity.
With eternity, you are able to receive unlimited reward.
However much you prepare,
you will always have room to receive.
So, where are you with your drive?
Where is your ambition?
Where is your will?
Where are your aspirations?
Where is your quickness?
Why are we sleepy?
Two thousand years in exile.
Don't you want redemption?
After all, redemption is the very best thing
that has never happened in the world.
Only the first man, Adam merited it in the Garden of Eden
to what we will merit in the end.
We will merit more than he did.
He was alone.
We will be with him,
We will meet with the 12 tribes.
Hello Yoseph, how are you?
Tell us what happened.
Moshe our teacher, Aaron the Cohen,
all the very Great.
Tanna'im, Emoraim, all will be together.
Wow, is it not worth it?
However, no one is initiating something to change the world,
to change the world!
23 NOVEMBER 2017
There is no man
that from Heaven is not showered with blessings.
There is no man
that from Heaven is not granted assistance,
However, there is a person
whom is exonerated from Heaven
but he does'nt reach out his hand to receive.
Alternatively, his heart is not open at that very moment
He loses not only that very moment
but all projected outgrowth for eternity.
His and his children's forever.
To capture the moment
is a privilege that there's nothing like it.
There are people
that from Heaven were granted the privilege
to arrive here tonight.
If they capture the moment during this evening
taking advantage of it,
who knows where they could reach.
I seized only one moment.
The first moment in my life that I captured
was when I opened the book
'Kitzur Shulchan Aroch'
by Rabbi Gantzfried.
I saw the opening;
"I am ever mindful of the L-RD's presence. "
This changed me to do what I do today.
However, if I would not have decided at that moment
that I am convinced from what is written
and according to this, I am changing from one end to the other,
there would'nt have been Amnon Yitzhak in the world.
It was one moment at the age of 24,
in the lounge, in the afternoon,
I opened a book,
saw a few lines,
that was enough for me.
Who knows how many times you had seen things.
You may have heard things,
even decided within your heart something
but did not fulfill it!
Who knows what you had missed that very moment.
I am sure that there are a few here
that had a moment where they made a courageous decision
and their entire life changed for the good.
There are many moments like these
that are handed out during one's life.
One has to recognize them
to be wise in capturing them
because in them is currently concealed
all the bounty that is supposed to come down
this very moment alone!
This moment will not return.
If you seized it, you seized it.
If you did not, you have lost it.
29 AUGUST 2018
It is written; 'the slanderer does not get anything out of his slander.'
A person that gives over derogatory information,
he has no physical pleasure from this.
He did'nt taste something.
He did'nt commit a sin that the prohibition gives pleasure to the sin.
He speaks, just like when saying Shacharit (morning prayer).
He also gets rid of people,
causes them hazards.
There is no pleasure from this.
The person is a fool of fools,
speaks negatively (about others)
thus loses his existence.
There is no (awareness) of G-d in front of him.
'Our lips are with us;'
'who is Master over us!'
'The tongue that speaks boastfully'.
This is worse than idol worship, murder,
worse than immorality
A person, how does he fall into this?
Behold, the Master of the tongue
says the Rambam is doomed;
he has no share in the world to come
yet there's no pleasure in it.
So why should a person speak.
He says derogatory statements
in order to bring about evil.
This is because he is permeated
by the impure evil inclination.
He does not feel the anguish
that he causes his friend
with whatever he says about him.
If he did (feel the anguish),
he would certainly abstain from doing this,
if he had sensitivity.
there are people that can speak here and there
but if they see that someone becomes hurt
or endures suffering,
someone with sensitivity
will share in his pain.
There are those who will even cry,
others will have pity,
Others will do even more than this.
It depends how sensitive a person is.
However, there's a person who is blocked,
blocked like grit.
Does not care.
Can pass you by like gentiles do.
Someone is run over
all continue on their journey.
Nothing, no one stops.
I saw with my own eyes.
With several events abroad, such was the case.
If not for my sons next to me,
they would not have saved the man, he would have died.
They did'nt even call an ambulance.
They pass by.
Now a man speaks negatively about his friend,
bringing harm to him.
He has no sensitivity!
He does not feel what sorrow he causes him.
Where it will lead to,
where it could end up, and so forth.
There is no rectification for such a person!
Especially when a person like this
about a family,
he has no correction forever.
Since if he spoke disparagingly
he will not have a pardon until he appeases
and that they should truly pardon him
those that were injured.
What if he spoke in general,
there is no repentance that can
Therefore, masters of the tongue,
are from the side of Amalek.
Their end is doom,
they have a heart of grit
and they don't accept Fear of Heaven at all.
It does not help if you explain to him, instruct, prove to him,
make an accounting for him,
justify this, say that.
Nothing can help.
As he is controlled by a negative force that is impure
that suffused him
and he is thus impure.
Then the negative inclination of grit
makes him completely emotionless.
As it says about Amalek,
has no 'Fear of Heaven'.
There's no 'Fear of Heaven' whatsoever!
30 OCTOBER 2017
We have one common denominator,
what is the common denominator?
That we are all the sons of the Almighty.
'You are children of the L-rd your G-d.'
Sons of the Almighty need to try not to embarrass Him.
What Father is willing that his sons disgrace him in the streets?
How he curdles up at home, unable to be seen in public
since his children embarrass him.
How can the Almighty see his children argue over nonsense and drivel?
That is to say, if one wishes to repair, it is possible.
Each one should work on himself.
Will begin at home,
then those around him.
Practice and get used to it
until he is able to love Jews.
The Ari zt'l regulated at the beginning of the 'Sidur'
during prayer, we are required to say:
"I am about to fulfill the mitzvah of: love your fellow-jew as yourself. "
This is a positive-obligation mitzvah.
If we do not fulfill it, we transgress it every day,
a few times in the day.
It says; 'You shall not hate your brother in your heart.'
Therefore, a person has to work on this.
If this is contingent upon the rebuilding of the third temple
plus the redemption
then what are we waiting for?
We are not being told to rectify this and also that....
This and this alone.
Why was the temple destroyed?
What will be its rectification?
So what's so complicated?
If a person will respect others, they will also respect him.
Whoever honors others he himself is honored by others.
Anyone that makes others happy,
Heaven will also bring him happiness.
Is there more joy to G-d than when his children are getting along.
When our children give in to one another.
Is this not happiness to parents?
What's the difficulty in backing down?
Afterall, a person cannot touch that which is prepared for another.
This is clear.
No person can touch that which is prepared for another.
Whatever has been decreed upon you from Heaven
that's what you will receive.
No one can take from you more that what G-d has decreed.
One cannot give you assistance more than what He decreed.
One cannot prolong your days
neither can one shorten.
All is decreed by the Creator.
Therefore, who is wealthy?
One who is happy with his lot.
Since more than his lot, he does not have.
So what's the issue, be happy!
If G-d decided that this is your portion,
what's the complaint?
He knows exactly why you need only this.
Or only this.
What is the difference?
Let's assume that we were now standing in front of the Almighty
He would select 10 people from the audience.
Saying; "now all that I request, do."
They would respond "yes".
To one he says, take a hoe and work in the garden.
Would he not be happy?
The second one, He would tell him "prepare for me a cup of tea. "
Would he not be happy?
The third, He tells him, "sit next to Me."
Would he not be happy?
What's the difference?
Whatever G-d has asked you to do and you are doing it.
There is no greater joy than this?
If G-d asks you to love Jews,
those that keep (His) Torah and commandments.
'Love your fellow-jew as yourself'.
Your fellow-jew, fulfilling Torah and commandments.
If you are commanded to do this, what is the difficulty?
What is the problem, I don't see?
What is the problem?
Why is it difficult?
Why so difficult?
It is a commandment as any other.
If you're instructed to don Tefillin.
Even if it is late, difficult, you had little sleep,
you get up, make the effort and don Tefillin?
Yes, you don Tefillin.
What is to love the other?
To give a smile once in a while.
To say good morning nicely,
what's the difficulty?
Were you asked to give him all your money, your house, your car?
You are asked to relate to him
as a human being, as son of the Almighty.
If he was born in G-d's image,
that's already enough.
Yet, if he is the son of the Almighty,
my oh my how much is our obligated.
So what is the difficulty?
This is the lesson dear audience.
Whoever wishes to fulfill it
is more than welcome.
One can begin from today.
Who knows how much bounty Heaven will send forth,
Since this is what the Almighty loves,
Children that love each another,
there is nothing better than this.
26 OCTOBER 2017
Said the Almighty;
If they uphold,
Chananya, Michaelle and Azaria their actions!
They will not bow down
To the wicked Nevuchadnezter.
They will not bow to the idol,
we will build on them the world!
And we will rescue them!
In the merit of three righteous men.
What do we learn from this?
We learn what's most favorable to the Almighty
is that man should be courageous
to fight against all the intruders
that stand in his way of serving of HASHEM.
And do not be afraid of anything!
No world calculations should remove us from the service of HASHEM.
The Almighty said, and society say,
to whom do I listen?
The Rabbi said and the student said
To whom do we listen?
We listen to the Rabbi's word.
Says the Almighty;
this is what I request of you.
What do I wish for?
What is favorable unto Me? Courageous individuals.
With courageous individuals, there are no games.
We go for it all.
We serve HASHEM sincerely, with will.
'To do what pleases You, my G-d, is my desire; '
There is nothing else!
There is nothing else.
We go all the way,
to the depths of the soul.
We were created for His honor.
We are passers by,
Today here, tomorrow there.
Praiseworthy is he who prepared provisions for the way.
Departed from here, making a sanctification of the NAME.
May his name be remembered forever.
if you have understood what was said and you will do
what is written,
you will be of those whom will be saved both in this world and the next.
With best wishes.
16 OCTOBER 2017
Our sages of blessed memory said;
May your heart know your previous deeds,
sufferings which I brought upon you
that not according to your deeds, I have brought these torments upon you.
We never receive suffering G-d forbid according to what is deserved.
Now according to this recognition,
the Torah obligated a man when in a state of anguish
what he should do.
Such tribulations do not come upon you for no reason.
If a person merits living
in a state of judgment, of sufferings
you should sing a song of kindness!
'For whom the L-rd loves, He rebukes'
'As a Father the son whom he favours.'
As a Father, who gives a smack to a child
only if he committed a serious fault
and only a slap of discipline.
This shows that he loves and still has regard for him.
A lawbreaking child,
he gets rid of him completely!
This means you have to sing a song!
when suffering is brought your way
since the Almighty is still watching over you
thus doing for you a kindness.
At a time when we receive a beating, so to speak.
We think, hey how come, why me? What did I do?
You have to sing a song since the Almighty penalizes with a discount.
He prepares for you with this the mishap
from G-d forbid, the real punishment,
Man does not know what HASHEM does and why He does.
How He plans.
also what we receive
it is only because we sinned.
If we would'nt sin
nothing would ever happen to us.
We would walk;
'Even though I walk in the valley overshadowed by death'
'I will not fear evil, for You are with me.'
If you are with me!
From what should I fear?
What could happen?
You are with me!
If HASHEM did not decree that a person receive a blow,
he will not receive a blow.
If he decreed that he would,
the entire world may wish to guard him but nothing will help.
Everything is decreed by the Almighty.
According to what?
A doer of good will receive good,
a doer of unkindness, will receive unkindness.
You operate it.
Whichever key you pressed on the piano
is the sound that will play.
That's it. You do ...
Whatever you do...
Do not blame anyone else.
3 SEPTEMBER 2018
When man learns Torah in order to fulfill it sincerely.
He tastes the Almighty.
He taste's His ways.
He sees the wisdom.
He tastes in reality; 'Taste and see how good the L-rd is.'
How is it that people repent and suddenly the whole world becomes trivial to them.
"Please leave me alone, it's all trivia, what are games anyway."
What is football? What is sport anyway? What is this or that.
He sits diligently in learning.
What is this? What taste did he find?
What flavour did you find?
'Taste and see how good the L-rd is.'
Being Jewish, is a merit and a virtue that compares to no other.
It is a merit and a virtue. HASHEM..
Listen, when we say;
'Blessed are You L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe,
who has chosen us from all of the nations...'
Do you comprehend what it means 'who has chosen us from all the nations'
Today there are 7/8 billion people in the world.
People that are smart and intelligent, excellent.
Still, the Almighty from all over the world
chose us with tweezers.
Each and every one.
Do you know that He chose you with tweezers?
He preferred you from all the Chinese,
from all the Americans
from all the Europeans
from all the Africans.
He selected you with the hat.
Just like that, took you with the beard,
transported you boom, said; come right hear,
'who has chosen us'.
Here, this is one that I selected.
Do you even understand what virtue this is?
That HASHEM had chose each one of us.
Do you understand what virtue!
No one is walking around with such a feeling.
No one even understands.
Fool, do you realize who you are?
You are the son of G-d.
Is there anyone walking around feeling,
"I am the son of the Almighty."
Who walks around with such a feeling?
We don't know our worth, we do not know.
However, whoever knows,
whoever knows who the Jewish people are.
How much HASHEM assisted and saved
although they transgressed
and did not follow in His path,
became confused and assimilated
though HASHEM helps and rescues and all..
giving us chances and further chances
to repent plus Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year).
I will wipe clean everything if you repent.
Once again we can start a new page.
Where is there such a thing!!
Where is there a G-d like this?
Where can you find such a thing?
Look at Kings of the Nations of the world.
A person falsifies they hang him in city square.
There is no second chance.
There is no second time.
Yet the Almighty, you again transgress, and again,
one year, 10 years pass, 20, 30, 40.
He is still waiting for you
and still prepared..
and says to you, "my son, my son, my son."
"come, come, come."
'Your right is open to receive returnees.' He stretches His arm.
Give me your hand, I will pull you out!
Can anyone fathom this?
28 AUGUST 2018
All of the reward
that the Almighty will pay in the future
is a donation and kindness.
"Who has given me anything beforehand, that I should repay him?"
From what are you doing Mitzvoths?
With whatever HASHEM created you with.
He gave you strength.
He gave you means
and now you take action.
It is like a Mother that tells you on Mother's Day,
go and buy me a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day
and you bring her the bouquet of flowers.
This is called what?
Is this called that you did it.
Was it your money?
Is it your merit?
She wishes to inform you that this makes her happy
when you bring her a bouquet of flowers
from her money, with her advice
and she also reminded you that today is Mother's day.
Not that there is such a day according to the Torah
but this is how the secular folk decided.
So "Who has given me anything beforehand, that I should repay him?"
If someone preceded me,
did it from his own initiative and effort,
certainly I have to pay him as a mark of gratitude for this.
However, is there someone who preceded me?
Of whom did I ask to place a Mezuza at the doorway before giving him a home.
Of whom did I ask to don tzitzis
before I gave him a tallith.
Of whom did I ask
to redeem his son before I gave him a son.
Who did anything, before I gave it?
So what are you actually doing?
Whatever I give to you in order that you should do.
Am I also obligated to pay?
No, I do not have to pay.
However, I do pay
and I pay much.
In this world and in the world to come.
In other words,
this is a donation and a kindness.
27 AUGUST 2018
It says; 'merit is brought about..'
Who brings about merit?
From Heaven merit is brought about..
the merit of the redemption
'by means of whom?
By one who is meritorious.
In other words;
if a merit is brought about by someone,
in Heaven he is meritorious!
Therefore, Heaven testifies that he is meritorious!
Not the public!
The public can make mistakes regarding people,
becoming confused by people,
to esteem people
to invalidate people.
Who are the public?
The public sees through the heart?
Do the public know a person's virtue?
However, the Almighty says;
"Do you wish for a sign?"
'merit is brought about'
'only by means of one who is meritorious.'
In other words,
this is a clear indication
who is meritorious in Heaven
and he has a portion in the world to come.
Thus said Rabbi Akkiva;
'I am promised that this son of mine has a portion in the world to come'
'He who reproves a man will in the end find more favor'
to go in my ways says the Almighty,
to keep my commandments,
he will find grace!
He will find grace in my eyes.
There is no other person that finds favor in my eyes
like those who guides others to walk in my ways.
Do you comprehend what it means
to find grace before the Almighty.
Moshe our teacher with all his inexhaustible virtues
asks the Almighty;
'My L-rd, if now I have found favor in Your eyes.'
What is he asking from the Almighty?
Only that I should find favor in your eyes.
Do you hear who is asking?
'For he is the trusted one in all My house'.
Spoke with the Almighty face to face.
Ascended the Heavens and brought down Torah. How many merits, how much..
Nonetheless, what does he request?
To find favor in the eyes of the Almighty.
The verse says;
that whoever brings people back to Judaism,
he finds favor in the eyes of the Almighty.
Did you hear?
26 AUGUST 2018
'In all your ways acknowledge Him.'
Also when you are proceeding on your path,
your physical needs.
Not HASHEM's ways.
Also, in these, acknowledge Him.
Don't forget the Almighty in every one of your actions.
Channel all your actions to be for the sake of Heaven,
for the sake of who commanded.
If a person fulfills mitzvoths
without intent for the sake of whoever prescribed them,
the Creator Blessed be He!
It is found that he will not receive reward for it.
Commandments require intent.
The Mishnah in Avot says;
even the word of the authority
that are not an obligation
and are not a must
for example; and are not a must
All your bodily needs
should be all for the sake of serving the Almighty.
Even if you are hungry and thirsty,
have intent when you are eating and drinking
that it should be for your well being
that you should have strength to serve the Almighty.
Why are you eating?
That I should be well
so I may serve the Almighty.
If a person is sick, he cannot serve the Almighty.
I am drinking in order to be well to serve the Almighty.
I sleep to wake up for the service of the Almighty
with quickness and strength.
Everything that I do,
having a conversation
only if it brings
to the sanctification of the Name
to the service of HASHEM
to stimulate others,
if reproof of others is necessary.
Not a mere conversation of futility
and nonsensical words of idleness.
'Recite them' .. and not of vain things
Even a conversation
has to be directed
that it should be for the sake of Heaven.
This is called; 'In all your ways acknowledge Him.'
Also in these (corporeal) matters you are fulfilling the will of the Creator
and this is what He requests of you.
Even small talk between Torah scholars
A Torah scholar does not merely speak,
There is no such thing.
If he says something,
there is something he is hinting at,
that he is saying
something to be learned
or to separate from
Sometimes it is with insinuations,
it depends on each one.
What is meant here?
Lechakima it is with a hint
Kshotya is with chormeza.
A wise person suffices with a hint,
a fool needs a fist.
This is the language of the wise.
The wise suffice with a hint.
A fool with a fist.
Not in its real sense of the word
but only if he receives a real blow then he understands.
Without the blow, he does not comprehend.
Therefore, sometimes the Almighty whacks people
to awaken them,
otherwise they do not wake up.
21 AUGUST 2018
How does the Torah state;
'Perchance there is among you some man or woman, or some family or tribe,
'whose heart is turning away from the L-rd our G-d…'
The L-rd will never forgive him;
rather will the L-rd's anger and passion rage against that man and his family,
My, that person shall be cut off from Israel.
Why? What happened! What did he do!!
It states in the Torah;
he did'nt do anything.
What did he do?
His heart is turning!
What is turning?
I am erecting a building.
So I need to place one brick over another
that they should be straight.
If I build straight up,
the entire building higher and higher it will be straight.
However, if one brick turns slightly,
like so, a few millimeters,
if we continue with it further and further,
it will completely bend over and fall!
When the heart is already turning,
the Almighty recognizes the heart inside already.
If the heart is turning,
'Take care not to be lured away.'
What will happen if you will be lured away?
A slight temptation, what will happen?
You will be lured away
thereafter, you will serve other gods
and you will bow down to them!
With what did it start?
A small temptation.
How do people forsake their house of learning?
Once they peaked and saw something forbidden,
once they heard something forbidden
then they heard a disqualified singer.
Once they were enticed by this then that
and that's it, their mind was already outside.
They were spoiled, went off, deteriorated, and became secular.
They became reporters in matters of religion
in (local papers) Idiot Achronot, Ha'aretz, Ma'ariv and on all websites.
All these are backsliders
that were once Yeshiva Students.
Thus the Torah cautions.
The influence is effective and immediate.
You think that you were not influenced
yet there is no person that can say
that he is protected,
I am not influenced and nobody can affect me.
We saw Moshe our teacher
we saw Yitzhak,
we saw Avraham,
we saw the generation of the wilderness.
All the Great of the Jewish people
were influenced by even the slightest impact
even from wicked people that stood against them.
Therefore, a person needs to be very, very, very careful,
to know how to calculate his life
and to be with a holy community
that is meticulous
with the commandments from A to Z in every matter.
Otherwise, if you are lured away
with this you are lenient,
you will be faulty.
'Lest you are lured away...'
then 'you will be moved away'
then 'you will serve other gods'
then, 'you will bow down to them.'
This is how it operates!
This is how man was created.
Therefore, attach yourself!
Attach yourself to sincere Torah Scholars
and learn from their actions.
Regarding this said our Sages of Blessed Memory;
'Become dirty in the dust of their feet' (of Torah Scholars)
What is 'Mit'abek'? (become dirty in their dust)
You don't let go of them.
You walk beside them,
close, behind them all the time
so that the dust that rises from their feet
cleaves to you.
from the dust
due to your closeness to them,
so you need to cleave to them.
This is what our Sages of Blessed Memory taught us.
For whoever desires life
in this world and the next.
On this it is stated;
'But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God'
'are alive every one of you this day'
How can man cleave to the Almighty?
Rather, will cling to wise Torah Scholars
you will be attaching yourself to G-d.
16 AUGUST 2018
The trait of trust (in G-d) was created for us
and heresy was created for others.
That is, when a destitute person approaches you
requesting assistance, requesting support
to hold Torah and their learners.
Do not debate with your eyes
and click with your tongue,
saying; the Almighty will help you,
'Whoever blessed our holy forefathers, Avraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov,
he will bless the honorable destitute person.'
"What is the name of his honor"?
giving him blessings.
No, no, no, no.
Do not say to him; "the Almighty will fulfill your deficiency. "
Don't tell him to bless his bad tidings
and accept it all with happiness.
disregard The Creator Blessed be He.
To a greater extent!
Say; my strength and the might of my hand
'If I am for myself'
'who will be for him'?
Who will help the poor?
Do all that you can
to help him.
If you intend practicing trust,
to trust the Almighty,
do this with your own business,
but not to the poor!
With the poor you have to be like a heretic.
As though there's no Creator,
There is nobody who can take care
there is nothing else, just you.
He knocked on your door,
you are now expected to help him.
Don't send him to the Almighty.
That the Almighty should not create a boomerang.
Instead you will be standing outside the door
and he will be inside.
Take this trait that the L-rd created
He created it; 'heresy!'
That in such an instance you should be like a heretic and a skeptic
as though there is no G-d in the world that can assist him,
Oh you now wish to teach him TRUST, no, no!
Practice trust in your own home with your own businesses.
Trust (in G-d) is for you
though heresy is for him.
The Almighty says; if you act toward the poor,
take the trouble to tire and strain yourself to give, give, give.
Then when you labour in your businesses
I will also consent
because I see your labour for the poor,
as well as trying for yourself,
so this is ok
but if only for yourself you tire
Yet with him, you return him back to Me again.
With this, I shall be strict with you regarding all your endeavors.
As you're not acting with trust (in G-d) sending him away with nothing in hand.
So I will do the same to you.
I operate, measure for measure (tit for tat).
It is written; 'You shall give to him readily without regrets, for in return'
'G-d will bless you in all your efforts and in all your undertakings.'
Firstly, give to him.
Do not rely upon faith and trust (in G-d)
and only if you have done so,
as a result of this thing,
this thing (meaning), speech;
If in addition, you had consoled him with words after giving to him,
then you will receive reward for your words
together with reward for your deed.
In return the L-rd your G-d will bless you in all your efforts
and in all your undertakings.
However much you increase in effort,
you will not be accused of excessive endeavour
so long as you make an effort for the poor.
If for yourself you increase effort
yet with them you trust in G-d,
do not expect a blessing from Heaven!
Yes gentlemen. This is the mitzvah of charity.
We learned many things from it
relating to ourselves.
We are able to earn in this world and particularly the World to come,
as it saves us from Gehenom (Hell).
It brings the redemption closer.
It corrects, repairs.
It only brings us good.
Also that the wheel of misfortune should not turn upon us.
Do not exclude your poor from charity.
The Rambam determines that
'Never has anyone become poor by giving to tzedakah'
'Never has anyone become poor by giving to tzedakah.'
If a person becomes impoverished it is due to reasons relating to sins
but not from giving charity.
What's more, charity saves from death.
It says in the holy Zohar that
if the Almighty sends to your doorstep, a poor person
He is sending you a gift.
He is sending you a gift.
You had a death sentence.
Came along a poor man, you gave him charity and were saved.
You did not know.
However, the Almighty knows.
It is written; a home that is not open for charity
is open for medicine.
He will have to spend money on medicine,
visits to doctors
and so forth,
I wanted to say that I very much admire his honor.
In my opinion you are a sincere Rabbi,
the most righteous that exists in this generation.
"May it be, may it be. " That walks straight without concessions, divisions…
Thank you very much honorable Rabbi.
20 AUGUST 2018
It is explained by the Ramban,
all those that visited the sick
though did not request mercy,
did not fulfill the mitzvah (of visiting the sick).
Did you pray for him?
Did you pray that he should recover?
Did you pray that G-d should have mercy and compassion?
That the decree of the illness should be removed from him.
Did you do something (for him)?
If not, you had not visited the sick.
There was no mitzvah here.
All that visited the sick and did not pray for compassion
has not fulfilled the mitzvah.
It is very nice that you made your presence.
However, you need your soul to act in favour of him as well.
Not just the visit itself that you arrive
by foot and made the effort.
It is true that if you visit
you then give him support,
He sees that he is not alone
thus does not despair.
You encourage him,
giving him flowers,
do you need something,
do you need something?
This is very nice.
This is the nice part, humane.
What about the prayer?
How will he get up from here?
After all who placed him here?
He had transgressed.
A person does not become sick for no reason,
he is bed-ridden because of them.
So come and pray.
Come to give him the benefit of the doubt,
add to his merits.
Do something that the person,
should increase his merits
thus recover and leave this place.
You can pray,
mention him during benching.
"The Compassionate One, "
"He will send a full recovery"
"for my friend so and so…,"
"for my wife,"
"for my uncle"
"for my Grandmother"
You can mention (him), say Tehillim (Psalms) very easily,
whilst you're working,
in the kitchen,
one can mention him,
without any difficulties.
One can act for the sick person.
Your strength can rescue lives.
You can rescue your precious and dearest.
When you have merits
you are also protecting your loved ones.
Because; "The Almighty, His deeds are perfect,
yea, all His ways are just;
A faithful G-d, never false. True and upright is He."
What does this mean?
Never does injustice,
of course He does not do injustices?
The Almighty when He needs to take away a person
say, due to his sins
however, if he takes him away
then he will be missed by his wife,
What if they are not deserving of such retribution
to be informed that their next-of-kin has died.
Then, it is injustice!
Should HASHEM take him
and they are not deserving of the retribution.
He therefore waits
until all those around him
will hear the news
be deserving of the retribution,
of these tidings,
then he will remove him (from this world).
Therefore, someone who creates lots and lots of merits,
who envelopes them all with love
possessing many merits,
he thus protects them!
Even if they are deserving of death,
they will not die before their destined time!
So look how important this is.
19 AUGUST 2018
In proportion to man's withdrawal from the delights of this world,
in the same measure, he is removed from the jealousy of the 'owners' of this world.
He knows that which is written;
'And in Torah shall you labour'
'Happy shall you be in this world.'
He knows that whoever sincerely labors over Torah,
it shall be good for him in this world.
Should he see a man that has aspirations for this world and is successful!
He bought a yacht.
He bought a tower.
He bought, bought and bought.
It does not move him at all.
He has a book,
he is learning,
he has food,
all is well,
peace and tranquility.
No one bothers him,
he is not troubled,
not tax income,
He lives in peace and tranquility
from Shul to the Collel (house of learning)
from the Collel back home,
that's it that's his entire journey,
for 70, 80 years,
straight to Heaven and that's it!
Now begins the movie!
However, there are those who have already ended it here.
Brawls, fights, strife, troubles, tribulations, investigations, what not?
What a life?
All because of dreams and illusions that he wished this and that.
"And you shall eat and you shall be satisfied"
It is said only regarding one who fulfills;
'If, then, you obey the commandments that I enjoin upon you this day,
loving the L-RD thy G-d and serving Him
with all your heart and soul.
These people merit to eat and be satisfied.
Eating that has satiation.
There are misfortunate people,
as much as they eat, they are not satisfied.
Not just physical consumption,
everything they wish to obtain, they are never satisfied.
A man never leaves this world
having obtained half his desires in hand.
It is an open miracle
because spiritual aspirations
brings you happiness in this world.
The wanting of physical pleasure
denies you this very happiness that you are looking for.
Each person needs to choose
what he wishes for himself?
A materialistic life style,
the chase after triviality and turmoil
or a spiritual life
that fulfills your very being
until your very last day.
King Solomon may he rest in peace,
he was so wealthy,
that there had not been such wealth from his days,
silver and gold were found like sand.
All the Nations of the World came to give him gold and silver.
He coated the entire Temple with gold.
He did such wondrous things all over the world.
Yet what does he say?
Utter futility, all is futile.
All is nonsensical, rubbish!
In the end he gives proof;
"I had singers and musicians, demons ... "
He had control over the terrestrial and celestial worlds,
the demons, the plants and all,
In the end he said; 'after all that I had tried,'
'all investigated, tried and tested, the good and the bad,
"In the end all having been heard.."
You will be brought for an accounting, all will be played back to you.
"Fear thy G-d "
"and observe His commandments."
For this applies to all mankind.
For this purpose you have arrived.
If you think you came to collect property
and all kinds of things to enjoy yourself here temporarily,
it (life) passes by quicker than you can imagine.
Thus, it (life) passes quickly, passes quickly.
Yesterday we played football in school
today we are soon to be a Grandfather, soon to be this and that..
Soon to be without teeth, without knees, soon to be bent over
soon we will be smelling the ground
and very soon laying down!
What is left?
Only good deeds that you accomplished in your lifetime
and raised them up to Heaven!
That's waiting for you.
King Solomon had declared;
one who had money,
one who had wisdom,
one who had everything.
He also had 1,000 women!
He had everything!
Everything is futile!
Do you know what's futility?
Like that which comes out from a kettle,
it looks to begin with like a cloud,
a second later, where is it?
Nowhere to be seen.
Such is life!
Go to the cemetery here in Gedera,
look at those you once knew.
How they once spoke, what they said,
how you admired them
and appreciated them.
They are all laying down in the same direction.
A person needs to remember this.
RABBI AMNON YITZHAK
It's important for him to have a vehicle this and that,
he should have a car and also a balcony,
a swimming pool and this and that..
but this is not even candy!
In comparison to the size of the diamond
that you are supposed to receive
with whatever you wish to exchange!!
You wish to exchange your world to come to receive it here?
Are you normal?
15 AUGUST 2018
One who receives his friend with a happy countenance,
is considered to have given more than one providing him milk
'His teeth are whiter than milk.'
One who smiles to his friend,
smiling to him
this is more than one who provides him with milk.
If he gives him a good word,
if he encourages him, is heartening toward him,
wow how much merit does this Jew deserve.
After all, one who appeases another
is blessed with 11 blessings.
Whoever wears a zizith
what reward is he deserving?
For every moment he wears a mitzvah
that is considered equal to the 613 mitzvoths.
'look at it and recall all the Commandments.'
A person that dons tefillin
every moment that he wears tefillin
he fulfills 8 mitzvoths (commandments) from the Torah.
There are 4 portions above his head,
4 portions on the arm,
on each the Exodus of Egypt is mentioned
and he fulfills 8 positive commandments as says the Rambam,
at every moment.
How much reward is he deserving?
Now a person who learns Torah
wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!
For each and every word
that he utters from his lips,
'All of your goods cannot equal her.'
The Torah is above everything,
equal to all the mitzvoths put together.
14 AUGUST 2018
Every trial and every effort and strive,
HASHEM pays and not only does He pay,
however much more difficult it is for us,
that's how much more we will receive.
Even if we were not successful in completing the assignment.
You are trying to learn,
to understand the page
but you don't comprehend.
You sit for an hour
you sit for a week
it is explained to you.
You're learning yet without understanding a word.
In the end you're asked; What did you learn? I Don't know anything.
Will you receive reward or not?
You receive not only a reward
100 times more than someone who learns and is quick to comprehend.
Since G-d pays according to the effort.
So, we never lose out.
Says the Gemara; if you had placed your hand in your pocket
needing to pull out 3 coins.
Two came out.
Now what do you need to do?
Return the hand to your pocket to pull out another coin.
This is known as suffering!
If you have such a degree of difficulty
when doing the mitzvoths
or from fleeing transgressions,
even such a slight degree of difficulty,
you will receive 100 times more,
for every successful defeat in overcoming the evil inclination.
Wow what wealth!
That man can,
to the contrary, be happy with his (life) trials.
Instead of saying, 'this is difficult' falling to despair.
On the contrary, the more difficulty, the more reward.
Everything that is sacred, brings with it difficulties.
Hence, if there are difficulties, it's not the evil inclination.
So, you need to be happy.
Experiencing difficulties indicates that you're on the right path.
If all goes well, you should be concerned.
Those that are secular
and all goes well for them,
whatever they desire, they're successful
all are in wonderment, what is happening here?
Of course they will succeed,
the evil inclination does not object,
he wants them to continue so that they will go to Hell.
Contrarily, he helps them further by giving them advice to be like this and that.
On the contrary!
They need to be concerned,
no one is trying to prevent them.
All along, things go smoothly and easily for them.
Meaning, from here we learn a significant foundation
that from it we will be able to discern
if we are on the correct and good path
or on a path that is not good.
If we have difficulties, this is good! Very good!
This is a surety that the evil inclination objects
that we should do what is appropriate.
Thus, not to despair from difficulties that he brings,
as you should remember that you receive reward, 100 times more
and even if you are not successful,
HASHEM rewards you for your toil.
I repented becoming observant a few months ago
in your merit.
I watched many lectures from different Rabbis,
although you are the only one that gives answers to all questions
firstly, thank you.
Thank you to you too.
I wish for you that you should continue doing what you do.
With more courage and with more strength.
I wish to tell you that this head covering
is due to the film clips,
thank G-d I married and a gorgeous girl was born.
13 AUGUST 2018
Do you know what Rabbi Avrahami ben Ezra says
May his merit protect us.
One of the Great in Yisrael,
He says like this;
'Do not murder with your hands.'
The Torah forbids you to murder your fellow with your hands.
Or with your tongue!
You are also able to kill with your tongue
testifying falsely against him in order to kill him.
You go to a court of law,
you testify falsely against him
and they kill him because of the false testimony.
How did you murder him?
With the tongue!
You did'nt raise a hand on him. You did'nt touch him.
You merely claimed false charges
and they killed him!
Or you became a peddler,
You go about like a peddler from place to place
This is like a peddler.
Takes merchandise from here, selling it there.
He tells tales.
Or deliberately giving bad advice,
knowing that he will be killed.
You tell him, listen here, there is a cliff
One can go rappelling there.
One can do this and that..
You advise him knowing it to be loose and shaky and so on
whilst he can fall and be killed!
Or that a secret was disclosed to you
that you can rescue him from death
if you would reveal it to him.
Although, if you don't reveal it to him, you are like a murderer.
A person that can rescue his friend
by something that has been revealed to him
but he does'nt reveal this to his friend
in order to rescue him,
he is like a murderer!
“Thou shalt not stand by the blood of thy neighbour”
If you can rescue, you are obligated to save.
If you do not rescue, you are like a murderer.
A person can rescue a Jew from descending to Gehenom (hell)
in order that he enter Gan Eden, (paradise).
He can assist him with repentance
but does not rescue,
“Thou shalt not stand by the blood of thy neighbour”
You can save him
but you don't care.
You can see that he is sinning
making himself liable to Heaven and you care not.
You are like a murderer.
Since you are able to save!
Yet you don't rescue!
So do not murder is not like the world understands it, 'do not murder. '
In the USA there is first degree murder,
second degree murder and so forth.
In Israel there is murder and manslaughter.
No, no, no, with the tongue one can kill.
Not only with the tongue
but also with the nose.
It is written; 'For when angry they slay men'.
What do you say about so and so?
He moves his nose like so, he killed him.
Nobody will buy from him.
Is he an honest individual?
It is all over!
No need for bullets, without bullets.
Thus do not murder is not as people think...
This applies to good people also.
Really good people can be big, big, big murderers.
12 AUGUST 2018
Listen to what the law says; you won't believe it. It's scary.
The law says; Gemara (Brachot 12)
All that can request mercy for his friend
and does not plea
is called a sinner!
Your friend has a sickness,
he has troubles,
he has problems,
you can see that he is suffering,
you can see that he is in anguish
you are able to beseech Heaven to have mercy on him
Saying that HASHEM should help him
and you don't plea!
Is called a sinner!
More than this;
It is written in the Gemara in Nedarim (מ-40);
one who does not request mercy upon the sick
causes him to die!
Look at the Chareidim (ultra orthodox).
If there is a Great Rabbi,
that became ill
and they say that the sickness is dangerous.
Yeshivoths (houses of learning) stop,
they grab hold of tehillim (Psalms)
mishnayot are read
even going out on the streets (communal prayers)
and everyone prays.
So it was with Rabbi Elyashiv zt"l,
so it was with Rabbi Steinman zt"l,
he was in a precarious situation
and everyone stopped
and prayed for him
once again his life was prolonged and again
and so on.
This is how it works.
What does this mean?
When one prays
one can prevent, why?
Since when you pray,
Heaven can see that the person is indispensible!
Although if no one prays for him,
they may say,
no one benefits for him?
It's not even worth his while to pray for him,
so go ahead take him away!
However if people pray for him, it means that he is needed!
He is still wanted here,
we need him
he can still operate for the good of the public.
So if you do not pray,
it is written explicitly in the Gemara;
whoever does not beseech mercy upon the sick
promotes his death.
Do you hear?
How much each person can perform?
You can withhold a friend's suffering
You can rescue him from death
You can rescue the entire world; you can save!
A person thinks to himself, who am I, what am I?
There is no such thing.
'Do not let a simpleton's blessing be light in your eyes.'
The simplest person.
So don't underestimate.
Not in yourself and not in others.
You are a Jew, you don't know your strengths for operating in the world.
Your strength is huge!
23 MAY 2018
It is written; A person does not rise to greatness
he had withstood a small trial.
All the giants of the world found around the world
they sprouted and grew from a small thing.
HASHEM tested them with a small matter
and they withstood it.
Not a great ordeal.
A great thing, many are willing to try to endure.
Look there are contests.
All would like to cope with great things
but small trials, who wishes?
Small things, people ignore,
"leave me alone, you're giving me meaningless, tasks. "
"give me significant things, what are you giving triviality."
People don't realize that the secret is concealed in small things,
in the small things!
Says Rabbeinu Yonah zt'l in (the book) Gates of Repentance;
'His delay of repentance'
'his transgressions will become aged'
'and he will forget his grief'
'and will not worry about them as he did at first.'
Every person that needs to repent
if he delays, (thinking) that he will eventually return, he will return
but meanwhile he is procrastinating.
How do they say it;
they calm us down.
believe me I am thinking about this, eventually I will repent, you'll see.
In the meantime, what?
Says to you Rabbeinu Yohah;
'When you are delaying your Teshuva' (your return)
then your transgressions are becoming old,
your sorrow, if you had any, has been forgotten
and you no longer worry about them as at first.
The Teshuva (repentance) that you will do
will be a general repentance,
a mere statement.
There is no real regret,
there is no sorrow,
there is no worry.
There's nothing here.
That's it you have gotten used to it.
So let's see
what is hidden even in one single moment, if you are late.
We will now reveal a tremendous secret
that the Torah reveals to us
'What man can miss out on because of one moment's delay.'
4 MARCH 2018
Now listen to what tells us leading Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler;
Certainly, G-d's wishes will come to fruition always.
The question is;
will it occur via man's good deeds
or via retributions which he will inherit due to his sins.
As a result HASHEM'S name is sanctified upon creation.
The question is "how do you (male or female)"
"wish that G-d's name be sanctified by you? "
By your keeping Torah and Mitzvoths
thus G-d's name will be sanctified in the world.
Behold, here are righteous people sanctifying HASHEM'S name
or via retributions that you will receive
and all will say; 'Praiseworthy is HASHEM.'
Thus; 'G-d of retribution, L-rd, G-d of retribution, appear! '
Did you see the Almighty, Praiseworthy is He.
Amazing, you see how He closed a circle.
He gave them their deserved punishment.
We will become wiser.
We will see the kindness.
They will be rectified.
but why should you be those to sanctify G-d's name through retributions.
Is it not more advantageous via Torah and Mitzvoths?
What are you Haman?
What are you Pharoh?
You are Jews!
A Jew has to sanctify HASHEM'S Name
with Torah and Mitzvots!
Why should you transgress?
So HASHEM should sanctify his name on you
like Pharoh and Haman. Why?
Either way there will be a sanctification of HASHEM'S Name.
However, what does HASHEM prefer?
By way of reward.
He does not wish to punish anyone!
Why is he slow to anger?
Why is He patient with the wicked?
Lest they return and repent,
in case they repent.
He waits for them another year
and another two,
10, 20, 30 years, waits and waits, may be? Why?
Because HASHEM is good to all!
And His mercy is upon all His deeds.
However the wicked person forces Him to inflict punishment upon him.
the trait of mercy will not be evident
because some suffer due to the wicked
as they (the wicked) walk around freely.
Therefore, 'G-d of retribution, L-rd, G-d of retribution, appear!'
Huge is vengeance that has been given between two.
25 FEBRUARY 2018
As it says; 'When a person dies in a tent,'
If one will not kill himself (metaphorically)
that there is no (physical) world,
I am now learning Torah,
he will not succeed!
He will not succeed.
The evil inclination always has
something to annoy you with
that you should not sit (to study).
He will bring you everything
Just don't learn Torah!
Don't learn Torah!
I created the evil inclination,
I created Torah as a remedy.
What subdues the evil inclination?
Only the Torah!
Absolutely nothing else does.
The Midrash says; What does the evil inclination do?
You're on your way to the Beit Hamidrash (House of Learning).
He will now provide for you a charitable deed.
Someone will appear asking;
"Do me a favour, I am stranded."
"I need to get to the bank urgently, most urgently."
"They are closing shortly, if not, I won't make it."
Do me a favor, give me a lift, it's a huge kindness".
He answers; "hop in!"
He leaves the Beit Hamidrash
and leaves to do a kindness with him.
What does the evil inclination do?
He gives you a kind of treasure
and says, go ahead, earn a reward, you've made a profit.
He says to you, this is what he does to you;
"You just decided to go to the Beit Hamidrash, "
"look how much merit you have been granted from Heaven."
No, no, they did not give this to you.
The evil inclination gave this to you!
Just don't arrive to the Beit Hamidrash!
Since in the Beit Hamidrash, every word you learn, its 613 mitzvot.
The kindness of giving him a lift, that's one mitzvah.
However, here, every word of learning is 613 mitzvoths, 613, 613, 613, 613, 613
and you pound it!
Crushing this scoundrel!
"If you meet this scoundrel on your way,"
"pull him into the Beit Midrash!"
Take him with you to the Beit Hamidrash,
don't answer him anything!
Come, come here sweetie, come
first let's learn
later take me to whatever kind deeds you wish, I'll come with you.
First and foremost, I am going to learn.
All of man's toil and anguish for Torah itself
to know and understand
or for disturbed sleep,
he diverts himself from all annoyances.
As a result of this he opens for himself great gateways in Torah.
from the traits mentioned by our Sages of Blessed Memory
in acquiring Torah,
they said on the Verse Bamidbar 19
From a desert,
What did they say?
Whoever upholds the Torah?
Whoever places himself desolate as a desert.
Thus if you place yourself desolate as a desert,
ownerless to all,
just like a desert which is ownerless to all.
Then you will receive the Torah as a gift.
HASHEM will give you the Torah as a gift.
A wise woman
encourages her husband to learn Torah.
If he does not learn Torah,
she will not rise during the 'resurrection of the dead.'
He will also not rise if he does not learn Torah.
Who will rise during the resurrection?
It does not suffice to be righteous.
It does not suffice!
Only one who has the dew of Torah.
Torah dew revives him.
If he does not have the dew of Torah
he will not rise at the resurrection of the dead.
Now a wife, how does she merit?
From her husband's Torah.
A wise woman sends her husband to learn Torah.
22 FEBRUARY 2018
A person that does not think every day,
the fear of G-d,
"How do I serve HASHEM in awe? In fear, in awe! "
Not on autopilot, fleetingly,
not in order to finalize before I've even begun.
People like these, although the verse refers to them as having awe.
'It came to pass, their fear of Me'.
Fear, nobody says that they don't have.
But it's 'melumada!' by rote!
According to habit!
They wake up, they pray swaying back and forth, taking 3 steps
Then off they go to work, 'Aleinu Leshabeach' on the way.
These people are fulfilling the mitzvoths by rote.
The RASHBA in his response says regarding the reading of the 'Shema';
it needs to be read with full intent
that He, the Almighty is ONE and that He is our G-d
and that we should agree to this with total consent!
So we need intent.
So if a person now reads the 'Shema' daily not knowing what to have in mind,
what is this?
'Mitzvat Anashim Melumada' BY ROTE!
He only knows how to read what's written in the 'Sidur' and that's all!
However, says the RASHBA;
on the reading of the 'Shema;'
one needs to read with complete intent
that He, the Almighty is ONE
and that He is our G-d,
and that we should agree to this with total consent.
If you have decided that this is so
and you agreed to this,
how is it that later all day long
you stubbornly refuse to do His will!
How is it that you don't do everything with quickness and happiness?
How can you not do this with love? Afterall, you said; "And you shall love …"
This indicates that you're a parrot!
You say morning and evening every time the 'Shema'
but like a parrot.
Mitzvat Anashim Melumada, BY ROTE (autopilot)!
The battle against the 'Melumada' (BY ROTE), is constant.
We always have to catch ourselves, oops!
Once again, I am doing this according to routine.
How do you do it?
Do you know that the law for reading 'Grace After Meals'
it's the same as when praying.
Just as in prayer, one cannot move
even if someone comes to speak with you, it is forbidden to answer,
and not to look at him or anything.
The same is true when benching.
It's even worse!
'Grace After Meals' is a Torah prohibition.
According to the Ramban,
prayer is a Rabbinical Law.
Thus, how can one read Grace After Meals making light of it,
completing it so quickly without even recalling what you had said.
Signaling to all around,
directing and instructing.
Is this not by rote?
When saying blessings,
you take a glass and bless, how do you bless…?
'Bla bla, bla... by Whose word all things exist. '
Only the ending is heard.
'By Whose word all things exist.'
'Who creates the fruit of the tree.'
And where are the intentions?
'Blessed are You HASHEM, Master of all, was, is and will be.
'ELOKIM', He is strength, Master of Resources, Master of all powers..
Where is all this? And to remember all of which you say
about what you are saying.
That you are thanking HASHEM
that gave you a mouth,
the ability to digest
so you should have all nutrients
in order to live
healing your body.
Where is all this? Where is this found in the blessing?
Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp and that's it.
Everything is 'mitzvat anashim melumada' BY ROTE!
Whoever is a true servant of HASHEM
will always seek renewed advice for renewal
in order to verify
that his service, the service of HASHEM is truly for His sake.
7 FEBRUARY 2018
Every person is a Judge
unto himself, at least.
After all, before him every day
arrive tens and sometime hundreds of different problems,
or not worthwhile
or not worthy.
All this comes your way each moment and you have to decide.
You release answers, straight off, one after the other.
Some matters need clarification,
What if it's urgent and you cannot authenticate, you call up the Courts.
You call a Rabbi
enquiring what the law says. What do I do in such a situation?
One does not decide approximately.
Therefore, look into the issues of life, how many people fail.
For example; with forbidden foods,
with the checking for bugs,
meat and chicken,
the nullification of a prohibition to begin with
with all kinds of foods that are very doubtful,
mainly industrial ones
so on and so forth.
Who is bothered?
How many people are troubled by this?
They have a kosher seal,
even though they know most labels are a complete lie
and there is no truth behind them in reality.
Some packages hold four different stamps.
Why? Since it promotes sales
because each party has a different label.
So if you wish to sell to my circle,
then include my seal also.
One minute, where's the Mashgiach? (supervisor)?
Are there four supervisors there?
There's not even one!
But a stamp exists.
People do not know this?
Of course they do!
Did'nt hear of this?
Of course they've heard!
Did'nt hear of such incidents?
Of course they have!
So how are you not concerned?
There's a stamp!
So what kind of Judge are you?
Are you a Judge wishing to verify the truth for real, and to find out?
Afterall, it will cost you your life.
How is it that you don't check the matter to the end?
So, Torah is one thing and laws are another.
In the Torah he is a scholar, he can tell you everything.
He can give you original sources.
What about the laws?
To judge according to Torah,
as per what you have just learned,
your life and to live by them.
No! What am I a Judge?
Everyone is eating, so shall I,
everyone is drinking so will I.
What am I better than everyone else?
Not at all!
This will not help you sweetie.
You are a judge!
One has to judge himself
for your own sake
in every single matter.
6 FEBRUARY 2018
The message one receives during a lecture
is completely different.
All will hear the very same via the microphones and speakers
that's, each person according to his own preparation,
according to his yearning,
according to his anticipation.
It is something completely different.
One may say, let's hear what he has to offer.
Another may have organized the lecture, toiled and paid for the event.
Another may be sick awaiting to come here to request
a blessing, salvation, or advice.
Each person is very different from the other.
Each one, with whatever background he comes. For whatever purpose?
Therefore, you will see some people arrive at a Torah lecture,
some will appear like this,
listening with a craving,
others just as the lecture begins,
they fall asleep.
So, not everyone comes for the same reason.
If he had a longing,
a huge anticipation and expectation and it involves
with loss, with all kinds of things.
He certainly did'nt come to sleep.
He came to hear!
He wants to leave with something.
Some people may have had a wedding to go to this evening.
They declined saying; "I am not missing out on a Torah lecture."
Others said; "There is a program or series that I never miss."
"This time, I am coming to the lecture, not interested in the program."
Everyone made some concession to come here.
Every person made a compromise.
But this concession is not similar to that one.
There's one who came from a distance of a few meters,
another, a few kilometers,
and another from a different city.
Some people could have come here directly from a flight.
There were such incidents.
Therefore, there is no similarity.
It is completely dissimilar.
Heaven takes into account every detail,
every trial that one withstands,
in Heaven it is considered exceedingly.
Therefore, if a person arrives at some kind of difficulty,
he should be joyous towards it
because with this he can demonstrate to the Almighty
his readiness and self sacrifice towards the Almighty.
If it does not happen with difficulty,
then where is the wisdom?
A seven year old boy that's walking, is anyone impressed?
Yet an 8 month baby boy that begins his first steps,
everyone applauds him!
Since the difficulty is understood.
He is not yet stable,
these are his first steps,
and the effort is recognized.
He does not give in!
He falls and rises!
This is something completely different.
We're not looking to see how advanced he is.
No, not at all.
We see the effort.
How much is he prepared to struggle?
Therefore, should you be faced with difficulties,
do not use them as excuses
for why you are not learning!
Exactly the opposite.
Use all the sorrow and anguish
in order to learn Torah!
This will bounce you forward in HASHEM'S eyes, incomparably.
It will give you the merit to understand, succeed and do.
18 JANUARY 2018
This is the foundation of the entire Torah
and man does not have a portion in the Torah of Moses our teacher
until we believe in all of the things and events we (encounter)
that they are all miracles.
There is no nature
or custom of the world
either to the majority or to the individual.
What does the Ramban say?
He says; gentlemen, you should know, there is nothing natural.
All of nature is a hidden miracle.
From time to time there are revealed miracles
either to the individual or to the public.
You should know one other thing, he says (Ramban);
You will be considered heretics,
if you will not admit with what I have stated. Says the Ramban.
We must believe that every instance and event
that we go through,
everything, it's all miracles.
There is no nature and custom of the world.
How does this work?
He says the following;
Whoever fulfills the commandments,
'his reward will bring him success.'
The merit of the commandments will be successful.
If he should not fulfill them and transgress,
the punishment will cut him off,
and all is in accordance with Heaven's decree!
There is no nature.
The Torah says; whoever eats 'chelev' (animal fat) that soul will be cut off.
What's the connection?
If I eat, G-d forbid 'chelev' (forbidden animal fat)
so one has to die at an early age?
Why? What's the connection?
The Nations eat 'chelev'
they have no problem and no prohibition.
Why do they not die?
So why should I…
Since you are commanded not to eat it!
Thus, if you fulfill the miztvah,
you will succeed and have reward
but if you transgress the prohibition,
the punishment will cut you off.
the punishment will cut you off.
We see, that all mitzvoths have reward and punishment.
Thus in reality, the Jewish people do not behave according to nature!
Since according to nature if I eat things
and others also eat them,
they stay healthy,
tall and well;
why should I be the opposite?
What's the difference?
We both eat the same animal,
this one will live and this one will die, why?
We see that the Torah commands, this one will live and this one will die, why?
We see that the Torah commands,
all according to this,
you do a mitzvah, there's a reward,
you transgress, there is retribution.
The wicked are an exception,
since they left the Jewish people
in any case, the Almighty judges them like non-jews.
One who violates the Shabath in public, is sentenced
as one who worships idols; so rules the RAMBAM.
Chapter 30 Hilchot Shabath.
That's to say,
this person separated himself from the Jewish People
in any case he is judged as a non-jew.
He will enjoy this world like a non-jew
and later he will give an accounting up above.
On this it is written;
'A boor cannot know, and a fool cannot understand this:'
How is it that; 'When sprout do the wicked like grass'
'and blossom do all the doers of evil,'
Says; calm down, calm down.
'it's to destroy them till eternity.'
They are destined to be destroyed forever.
Though here for a minority of merits they are paid rewardingly.
HASHEM does not short-change the reward of any created being!
that stepped 3 or 4 steps in honor of HASHEM,
he paid him by making him ruler of the world,
he and his children to follow.
Therefore, everything is governed by reward and punishment.
There is no nature!
14 JANUARY 2018
Listen to how we speak every day.
Me and me and me,
and I went, and I did this, and I did that
I tricked him, deceived him.
I did this and that.
All along, a person subconsciously attributes
and capabilities to himself.
You are causing G-d to humiliate you,
that He should show you to be unsuccessful
and that you will not succeed.
He will permit you to ascend to a certain point
that you should think all is due to your efforts,
and in the end HASHEM will plummet you, lower and lower still.
'(G-d) humbles the haughty to the ground.'
'and raises the lowly, to the heights'
G-d does not like the arrogant.
One out of 10 remembrances a man has to remember each day;
'Man's achievements are not due to his own resources,' correct!
Don't say; 'My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.'
A person has to remember
that it is the Almighty who gives you the strength
to acquire wealth.
What does it mean, the Almighty gives you power to acquire wealth?
The Targum says;
He will give you advice
to purchase property.
Chayil is money.
Who gives you advice
to purchase property?
The Blessed Almighty.
To one He gives advice to buy
and for another He gives advice to forfeit.
The Almighty, He gives you the advice.
He gives you the advice.
Therefore one has to pray for everything
that the Almighty should assist us to succeed
and to do His will, and to serve Him wholeheartedly.
If we will be close to Him and do his will,
He will certainly support us, help us and give to us.
As the Almighty is a Father.
He wishes to help his children
to come close to Him.
All that you desire in order to come close to Him, He will give to you.
You want something in spirituality? What?
Whatever you desire
and you are serious, He will give.
However, show me first that you are doing the utmost.
Show Me that you are trying.
You cannot say to the Creator
teach me the entire Torah.
Did you buy books at all?
Have you opened up a book?
How will He teach you the Torah?
What, you wish for Him to now come down
and load everything inside you.
You have to begin learning.
Start learning, He will see your exertion in learning.
You don't understand.
Continue for a few more days, let's see your sincerity,
that you are determined.
Then you shall see that I will open up your understanding.
This is true in all matters.
The Almighty wishes to see how far you are willing to go.
There, it's not a problem, He will open up for you.
Just like Nachshon ben Aminadav descended into the water,
the Red Sea.
The water had reached his neck!
The water did not split.
However, when it reached to here
saw HASHEM, this is it now, it's entering the nose,
it's over, he will pass away.
He split the sea!
Twelve paths for each tribe,
all passed through
but He wishes to see that you reach the point of exhaustion.
When you are prepared for self-sacrifice to serve HASHEM,
He will give you everything!
If to the wicked He gives so much,
to the righteous He will not give?
However, on condition,
that it is used for His will alone.
2 JANUARY 2018
If we had appreciation of the value of tefillin,
of the value of mezuzah,
we would glorify them!
We would buy an elegant mezuzah, 20cm,
written like a Torah scroll by an expert, G-d fearing writer
that does not eat carcass meat.
We would buy tefillin in the same manner.
The most refined.
We would buy everything with elegance
because we appreciate the mitzvoths.
However, we would not pass by the mezuzah
hitting it with our left hand, like so.
walking off, hitting it.
Why are you whacking, what did it do to you?
Why are you doing this?
One has to place his hand on the mezuzah
and kiss with your right hand.
Place your hand and kiss.
This is not just favoring the mitzvah.
One has to know what is a Mezuzah?
That HASHEM watches over you
as well as all your actions throughout the day,
and your actions are all dependent upon HASHEM.
He watches you and supervises over you.
One needs to kiss
it is'nt merely favoring a Mitzvah,
one also has to understand what he is doing.
Rabbi Baruch Bear zt'l
would always go over the blessing that is said in the morning;
'One who teaches Torah to the Jewish People…'
what is this term;
teaches Torah to the Jewish People...
when a person busies himself in Torah,
HASHEM learns with him!
Whatever you say, He also says.
If we would appreciate the value of the Torah, like so
that the Almighty during your learning is learning with you;
should someone now enter interrupting you,
would you turn to face him?
You are in the middle of a lesson with the Almighty,
how do you have the nerve to remove your eyes from the Gemara.
When one appreciates the Torah at the time of learning it,
even when one is compelled,
to leave the Torah for a moment,
this is regarded as a moment that he is not busy with the Torah,
the Torah continues to protect him even when he is not busy with it,
those that are learning Torah.
However, it is on condition that they learn Torah
and highly regard it during their time of learning.
However, if a person for this wishes to withdraw to smoke a cigarette,
he does not value the Torah, he values the cigarette
because he cancelled the learning for the cigarette.
If he speaks with anyone that comes by to distract him,
he admires the chatterer and not the Torah.
Every man according to his worth,
despite his weaknesses
he could if he guards himself.
If a man would guard himself,
will prevail his evil inclination,
will guard his thoughts,
will guard his eyes,
he will cause his children
to be born of great superior status.
Whatever you invest in yourself,
you are in reality investing in all future generations that will come forth from you.
JERUSALEM Everyone thinks that he is living correctly. That he is doing the very utmost.
"What do you want"?
"Do you know of my self-sacrifice, what I do"?
"Do you know who I am, what I am?"
"Do you know how difficult it was for me?
"How much I do?"
"Believe me that I did the maximum I could have done. "
Everyone says he did his utmost.
There is no such thing as maximum!
There is no such thing as maximum!
One does not even know how much he is capable of.
This is why it says; 'Woe to us from the day of Judgment.'
Since HASHEM will judge us according to what HE is.
They will show you there
that you could have been
one of the geniuses and greats of the country.
They will show you!
You will be astonished, "what me?"
Yes they will say. You!
This is the container we built for you.
This is the mould.
You had to come down to fill all this up.
Yet you returned with this much!
What did you do?
Since you proclaimed; I am not really this or that,
I am slightly limited, I don't have a good memory,
I am not this or that, I don't like to sit,
it's difficult for me, give me something to do.
All kinds of nonsensical excuses.
However, if one would tell you that in order to learn,
there is a new Collel recently opened
one is paid $5,000/ per month
and one sits for 12 hours per day! Not 7 hours.
You will indeed sit there!
And if there are exams
one receives an additional $5,000,
my oh my, what grades you will bring.
So, an elderly person, if he would receive $5,000 would he not sit?
Why how much do you earn outdoors, 5,000 NIS minimum wage or 6,000
Here, you receive $5,000 with an extra $5,000 for exams.
Will he then say that he is inadequate? Has no brains or memory.
He will be affixed to the walls of the Beit Midrash!
15 OCTOBER 2017
Just like we say; "You shall bind them as a sign on your arm,"
the fact that we have said, "bind them as a sign on your arm"
we have not discharged ourselves of the obligation of tefillin.
One needs to don tefillin on the arm and on the head.
Thus when one says; "you shall love your G-d…"
One is not discharged of their obligation of saying the "Shema. "
Rather one needs to reach the point of loving HASHEM in deed!
Just like binding needs to be done in practice,
also with loving, needs to be done in practice, not with a (mere) statement!
How does one love HASHEM and how do we know that we love HASHEM?
Writes the Rambam in the book of Mitzvoths, Mitzvah No.3
That the mitzvah of "You shall love HASHEM, your G-d.." includes;
that we should be, each and every one of us
that we should be outreaching to all men
to serve HASHEM, Blessed be He
and to believe in HIM!
Each one of you here
and the listeners, must reach out to all men
in order to serve HASHEM
and to believe in HIM.
It is obvious that one who loves another,
he only speaks of his praises and advertises HIM everywhere.
A person that loves a specific singer,
So he always speaks .... Did you hear the new album?
Did you hear the new disc and the …
You have to hear it, I'll send it to you..
He can drive another out of his mind.
Leave me be already.
One who loves another, he speaks of his praises all the time
He endeavors that others will love Him too.
Thus, if you would love HASHEM,
you would indeed endeavor that all
would love HIM just like you love HIM.
If not, you don't love HIM.
It is not written;
"You alone should love the L-rd your G-d."
You alone, love.
No! "You shall love;"
Influence mankind to love the L-rd your G-d.
Whoever loves causes G-d to be loved unto all.
One who does not cause others to love (G-d),
he himself does not love.
Since we said that one who loves another
will always speak of his praises,
He will always endeavor that others will love him and recognize his virtues.
One other point, says the Chofez Chaim;
"If you wish to know that you truly love HASHEM, Blessed be His Name,
Are you prepared to sacrifice your soul for the sanctification of His Name?
Let's see if you are willing to give over your money!
For the sake of fulfilling Torah and Mitzvoths.
How many people are willing to invest
for the sake of returning HASHEM's children to their Father in Heaven.
14 NOVEMBER 2017
Heaven is impressed with everything.
Thus we can, need and must rectify our character traits.
Since the Vilna Gaon says; Thus we can, need and must rectify our character traits.
Since the Vilna Gaon says;
that if a person came to this world and did not correct his traits,
why would he wish to live?
If man fulfills the commandments out of self-centeredness
out of faulty character traits,
he will not receive a reward.
Since mitzvoths need to be fulfilled for the sake of Heaven alone!
Not out of self-interest, convenience or if it fits my schedule,
then when inconvenient you don't do.
In that case, you are serving yourself.
The evil inclination is operating within you.
He (the evil) now tells you 'I feel like it or I don't feel like it.'
So who are you working for?
For the Creator or the traitor (the evil inclination)?
A mitzvah needs to be done either way
but you are not always prepared to do.
Who prevents this from you?
Your negative inclination!
What tools does he use?
The trait of laziness, disappointment, depression
all kinds of things.
Thus if you don't correct your traits,
by the hands of the evil.
We must rectify our traits
in order to serve HASHEM sincerely and wholeheartedly.
This will merit you a reward.
An immeasurable huge and great reward.
You will recall that the world stands on three things
upon the Torah, the 'Avoda' (prayer) and loving-kindness.
This is one of the pillars that holds the world.
Therefore, one who is perfect even in one trait
but on all sides of perfection
it will cast a cause and effect on all other traits
thus enabling him to rectify himself altogether.
It's not necessary to correct everything all in one go.
One begins with one (trait)
then in any case it affects all the rest.
17 DECEMBER 2017
Just like we reviewed in the Torah portion, 'KEDOSHIM;'
separate shall you be.
However separate one is,
that will be the extent of the trait holiness.
Do you wish the 'Shechina' (Devine Presence) to rest upon you?
if you separate yourself from matters of this world more,
the Devine Presence will rest upon you more.
If you connect to the material world,
you can forget about the Almighty.
Separation is holiness.
Whoever is separate from the pleasures of this world, says the Ramban;
'Do not be a scoundrel with the permission of the Torah.'
There are things which the Torah has permitted
but it says to you, "hello!"
'do not be a scoundrel with the permission of the Torah."
Reduce, cut back.
"Holy shall you be!"
What is holy? Separate shall you be!
Separate yourself from the pleasures of this world.
However much you separate yourself,
you will merit Heavenly assistance
and Devine Presence resting upon you.
Rabbeinu Bachye in Duties of the Heart; The Gate of Serving G-d.
He who benefits from G-d some special gift
must reciprocate in his service of HASHEM.
You received a favor from the Almighty,
you have now become a debtor.
You are now compelled
on account of the gift you received from G-d to add on account of this;
more in your service of G-d.
Thus, the foremost 'Hasidim' would be horrified
when something good would come their way in this world,
they would be concerned.
Perhaps they would not serve G-d thanking Him wholeheartedly as required.
Then they will be penalized for this.
In such a way that the bestowal would turn out for the worst.
Like our forefather Yakov said, May He rest in peace;
"I am unworthy"
"of all the kindnesses"
"and of all the truth"
"that You have so steadfastly shown Your servant. "
G-d does kindnesses,
they are taken from your account.
I am diminishing!
Then you're even more in debt.
It is therefore not so straight forward.
A person thinks, the Almighty
lavishly heaped upon him gifts.
Gave to him and he is happy saying; "G-d loves me. "
Do you love him in return more than..
your understanding of His love for you?
Previously, you did'nt know He loves you so much.
How did you serve Him?
According to how you perceived.
Now that you know He loves you,
Do you not owe Him more?
Of course you owe Him more.
So if you don't serve Him properly now,
you are therefore liable to be punished.
Thus the Foremost Hassidim were concerned and horrified
when they received a benefit in this world.
7 NOVEMBER 2017
Man was born in HIS Image
and if man does not know that he was born G-d like,
he is unaware of his importance.
He does not know his nobility.
He is unaware of his purpose on earth.
The level and value of man's virtue
is that he was born only for delighting and being refined,
by the splendor of the Devine Presence.
This is the apex in this world.
That a person merits already in this world
to delight in the splendor of the Devine Presence.
During the Priestly blessing, we say;
"May the L-rd bless you and protect you! "
'May G d shine His countenance upon you and be gracious to you.'
What does it mean; 'May G d shine His countenance upon you? '
'The shine countenance of HASHEM' to man
it is assistance from Heaven of an unparalleled kind.
When you are walking day in day out
and you see from right to left that G-d is smiling to you,
assisting you from Heaven,
your heart's desires for the good are being fulfilled.
You can see G-d walking (besides you) on your right,
there's no greater happiness than this.
"May G-d shine His countenance upon you and be gracious to you.'
You will be liked by others,
He will pardon you,
These are big matters.
This is only if you are aware
that there is a Creator that governs all created beings,
that He watches over you
and He knows your deeds.
What joy it is when man encounters a difficulty, raises his eyes to Heaven and asks his Father.
Daddy, I am stuck here and need this and that,
and Daddy answers him.
How does he answer him?
Assists him with his request.
This is a smile, a smile from Heaven.
This is; 'G d shining His countenance upon you..'
If not, man is misfortunate,
he is living with G-d's presence hidden!
G-d hides His presence from Him.
As is written in the verse;
'I will keep My countenance hidden on that day.'
Avraham our forefather, toiled that all should know
that there is a G-d that governs all created beings
and if a person does the will of the Creator,
G-d then fulfills the will of the created!
One is dependent upon the other.
You turn to HIM
He therefore turns toward you.
You turn your back on HIM!
So will HE!
Now let's see what is a Jew?
A Jew that sits here in Kiryat Ekron
he is greater than Heaven and Earth.
There are people that are not particularly tall
so they feel a little…
Next to people that are taller than them by a few cm,
not so comfortable.
You can feel comfortable,
height is not the determining factor.
Rabbi Shach zt"l was the Generation's Greatest
He was very small.
The Chafez Chaim zt"l was very small
yet was the Generation's Greatest.
It has nothing to do with height.
No, no, no.
Since a Jew is bigger than Heaven and Earth!
As it says that Heaven and the rain of the Heavens
will not sustain you
but if your heart is holy
then it is a dwelling for the Divine Presence,
and the Almighty is present inside him!
"And let them make Me a Sanctuary,"
"that I may dwell among them!" (Exodus 25:8)
Did you hear what enormity you posses.
Your heart can hold the Devine Presence
and you become a temple.
Literally, a temple!
As it says regarding 'Torah Scholars',
all that gives to a 'Torah Scholar',
sustains a 'Torah Scholar',
It's as though he has offered a sacrifice
in the Temple.
A Jew is a Temple
so long as he sanctifies himself.
Return to Torah-Judaism
will be like a new born baby
and all will work out.
31 OCTOBER 2017
We say every morning the 'Morning Blessings',
how many people actually follow
and feel what they say.
If a person should see blurred
without finding a solution,
no glasses and no operation.
Oh my, then he will understand
the meaning of this blessing;
'gives sight to the blind.'
How many people simply pass through this at a glance,
'Straightens the bent.'
How many people have a herniated disc.
How many with back problems?
How many people suffer so many troubles
that they are unable to even walk upright.
How many praise and recognize this sincerely.
We read through so very quickly.
'Who spread the earth over the water…'
We are living by a miracle.
We are standing on earth yet underneath us there is an abyss.
How is it that we are not falling in? We are standing on earth yet underneath us there is an abyss.
How is it that we are not falling in?
Occasionally, G-d makes a place in the world a gaping hole.
or something a little more serious.
Then suddenly we realize that we are living by a miracle.
Suddenly a whole building collapses and is embedded into the ground.
Do we understand at all?
and really praise.
like a parrot.
We chirp in the morning, during Mincha and Ma'ariv and go
to our own plans, for our sake, our sake.
All for ourselves!
We have to be for His sake, Blessed be He.
For His Honor, may His Name be Blessed.
If you don't notice what you're praising,
how are you upholding your obligations?
How will; 'Let the Name of the L-rd be blessed now and forever'
if we do not mean it at all?
How will He be Blessed?
Do we see with our actions
that the Name of HASHEM may He be Blessed; 'now and forever more'.
Are we always speaking of G-d's praises,
bringing people closer to Him like Avraham?;
'and invoked the L-rd by Name in every place in a loud voice'
so people should recognize the Creator.
Every word of his,
be it in his business,
be it in negotiations,
he would speak only for the sake of
All his servitude of others; guests, providing them with meals,
it was only to make the Almighty known.
That's all that he did in the world.
Nothing else not.
All his secret was; 'Is the L-rd present among us or not? '
It is necessary for the Almighty to be holy
but sincerely in our midst.
A person who prays sincerely;
"Know before whom you are standing!"
so he stands before 'the heights of the Universe'
in front of the King in reality.
These are matters that stand at; 'the heights of the Universe'
and people disparage them;
when you are standing in prayer,
you should feel that you're standing in front of the Almighty Blessed be He
Literally in front of HIM
and not to have other thoughts!
24 DECEMBER 2017
We are forbidden to judge according to sight
because we are able to see only the present time.
However, we are unable to link the past
with the future,
as the future has not yet arrived.
We do not know
if good will come out of what we currently perceive as bad.
We see with our eyes as though it is bad
and we judge according to the present
and who says that good will not come out of it, who says so?
It could be that some specific thing is bad,
a cruel thing
The matter will be the complete opposite.
The whole thing very good.
All of it being compassion
and good all around.
We heard not so long ago, an unfortunate incident.
A pregnant woman
in a car accident.
My oh my, a car accident and a pregnant woman,
they take her to hospital
though the accident was her salvation.
Upon examination they revealed a tumor (G-d forbid)
bigger than the baby.
They operated and saved her life.
If there was no accident
she would have continued to carry for 9 months
and who knows if she would have lived.
The tumor was in such a state,
that if they had not cut it away at that time, more or less
it would be a matter of weeks
until there would be nothing left to do.
Is there anyone that can say, concerning a car crash,
let's assume one is informed,
there was a car crash,
"your aunty, a car crash."
Is there anyone that would say "Mazal Tov"!
"Have a Good Yom Tov! "
No, everyone; 'Blessed is the True Judge' what happened, what...
Can anyone think differently?
Everyone judges according to what he sees alone.
But here can be a situation that all will agree
about something bad, cruel and difficult from all angles.
In the end it transpires that it's all good, merciful and good all around.
Rather, a person sees only externally
yet the internal part
that everything is dependent upon HIM,
the reason within the reason,
he does not see.
Therefore a person cannot judge
according to his eye sight
because with a small piece of information
the whole sentence can change
a complete reverse rotation.
3 JULY 2018
The verse in Tehillim (Psalms) 7:12 says;
that the Almighty
is furious every day
for one second.
From this comes all troubles, wars, problems,
illnesses in the entire world
from one second.
No one creature can intend
for that one moment that the Almighty is furious
except Bila'am, the wicked.
Thus we learn from these words
that the Almighty as it were, is furious for one second in the day
and he (Bila'am) new to aim for that hour.
He would curse at exactly that moment
and his curse would take effect.
What did the Almighty do?
He did not rage during those days.
The Gemara in Berachot says;
'The Holy One, Blessed be He, said to Yisrael..'
This is one of ten remembrances
that man must remember each day.
'The Holy One, Blessed be He, said to Yisrael;
"Know how many acts of kindness"
"I performed on your behalf, "
"that I did not become angry"
"during the days of Bila'am the wicked..'
Thus you were saved from the curses of that evil man.
Our Sages of Blessed Memory say in Talmud Yerushalmi 84
that all roads are presumed dangerous.
When man leaves on a journey,
all roads are considered dangerous.
The Gemara in Shabath says;
Whoever leaves to the market,
it's as if he has been delivered to sardines.
In other words, he enters a danger zone,
there are accusers on the roads, hazards.
All roads are presumed dangerous.
Rashi brings down;
that the 'Accusing Angel' accuses during a time of danger.
It is found that when a person sets out on a journey
he is in great danger.
Thus we say the 'Wayfarer Prayer. '
When a person travels in a car,
he has to say the 'Wayfarer prayer,'
look up the law.
G-d commands angels
that will escort you
and protect you on all your journeys.
Deciphered, 'Ohev Yisrael'
that there is an Angel
that his name is 'Yod' 'Vav' 'Hai' and 'Chaf'
and he exits
from the end letters of the verse;
'For His angels He will charge for you,
to protect you in all your ways'.
'ki' what is the last letter? 'Yod'
'Mal'achav' = 'vav'
'Yeztave' = 'Hai;'
'lach' = 'chaf'
This is the name of the angel
that protects man on his journey.
Therefore, our Sages of Blessed Memory say;
A person taking leave of another
should not take leave
rather from involvement in a matter of halacha (Jewish Torah law).
What words of Torah law?
Minority and majority, the law maintains majority.
A man takes leave of his friend,
he encountered his friend,
they exchanged conversation.
Before he takes leave of him,
should take leave of him with words of Torah law
so he should have protection.
What should he say to him, what words of Torah?
Should say to him; majority and minority, majority maintains.
What is all this?
Why did our Sages of Blessed Memory choose
to say this particular law?
These are the initials
of the holy name
of the angel that protects on a journey.
'Yod,' 'Vav', 'Hai', and 'Chaf'.
Minority and majority, the law maintains majority.
Therefore one who departs from his friend
will say to him this 'Halacha' (law)
Thus mentioning the name of the angel that protects
then the verse will take place; 'For He will order His angels,
to guard you wherever you go. '
13 MAY 2018
However much a man increases in loving-kindness,
this shows he has a good heart.
If he is a man who has a good heart
or as they say; "A good soul, "
or as they say, "A heart of gold".
All these titles indicate he has good character traits
and because of this
he increases doing good deeds;
kindnesses, charity etc.
Acquiring the trait of kindness and generosity!
That's what G-d wishes!
That our traits be rectified.
That we should be perfect in everything and anything.
Performing to the very best of our ability.
This is a matter that our Sages of Blessed Memory said;
listen to a remarkable thing.
It is shown in the Midrash, Ruth Rabbah 5:3
Said Rabbi Yitzchak bar Marion
scripture comes to teach us
that if a person does a mitzvah
he should do it wholeheartedly.
Each and every one of us,
if he already merits doing a mitzvah,
do it wholeheartedly.
We see that a requirement is made of man
that if you are already doing something,
then do the mitzvah to perfection.
Don't be careless, or do less.
Do what you can to glorify it.
What's the difference between a servant to a son?
The Master says to the servant, bring me a cup of tea.
He serves him a cup of tea.
The Father says to his son "bring me a cup of tea."
He gives to him with cookies.
Why? The more he can give, the better.
He knows that although Daddy says tea,
he likes it with cookies,
he likes it with pretzels,
he likes it with wafers.
He likes this, I know.
So he gives to him!
He gives him with perfection.
Comes along a guest,
"what would you like to drink"?
"Do you want water"?
They offer him water.
What should he say; "No I'll have a cup of coffee."
"Yes, yes bring water,"
although he really wanted coffee.
"Ok I shall make for you coffee. "
They don't now ask him about cakes,
G-d forbid, he's already asked for coffee,
you never know,
perhaps he will ask for a meal soon.
A person who is generous, kind,
does not ask questions!
He lays out!
cakes, cookies, water melon, melon,
whatever there is, just have!
Kindness, do all the way.
Mitzvoths do wholeheartedly
and do as HASHEM requests;
even if you don't understand what He says.
You have queries.
How is it said; "wholesome should you be."
Says; "This person, don't ask."
Although the Prophet do ask.
What do you care what He says?
What does it matter to you!
So do it!
Once you do
fulfilling a mitzvah wholeheartedly.
This is a remedy that will make you refined.
'Were not the mitzvoth given so that man might be refined by them? '
You will leave here refined straight to Paradise.
Praiseworthy is he who merits.
'The word of the L-rd is pure;
He is a shield to all who seek refuge in Him'. (Psalms 18:31)
22 MARCH 2018
Now, it is known of an article
that there was a peddler
who would proclaim saying;
"Who wants to purchase the potion of life?"
"Who wants to buy a life drug?"
"Who wants to buy a life drug?"
Whoever takes this potion,
he will live forever.
Who wishes to buy?
He goes out to the market place and declares.
Rabbi Yanai is sitting in the balcony
and hears him
"Who is the man who desires life?"
My oh my!
He called him over,
"what,what are you selling?"
Said to him;
He opened the Book of Psalms
showing him the verse
here we go.
"Who is the man who desires life,
who desires years of good fortune?
Keep thy tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit."
Do you desire life?
It says; "who wants to purchase life"
What does one have to do?
Guarding with a barrier!
Keep thy tongue.
What should be man's profession?
'Guard your tongue from evil.'
"Do you desire life."
It says, whoever accustoms his tongue to speak negatively,
he has no share in the world to come.
Do you want life forever?
"Guard your tongue from evil. "
Said to him Rabbi Yanai;
"All my life I would read this verse, "
"not knowing how straight forward it was."
"Until this peddler came along."
He did not know
Rabbi Yanai that
"Who is the man that desires life.. "
referred to actual life itself,
what he did'nt know this?
No this he knew.
Rather, he did not know
how simple it was.
What does it mean simple?
That it is so obvious!
That you are able to take the verse
walk around in the market place
and to sell it!
As one would sell from a basket!
How does one sell in the market place?
You come with a basket, with an assortment of things
showing the merchandise to the people.
Along comes this peddler
walks in the market place shouting
"Who wants to purchase the potion of life?"
"Who wants to purchase the potion of life?"
All gather; "give me, give me, give me."
"How much does it cost?"
He takes out a Book of Psalms
shows them, here you go.
Here you go, free of charge.
"Who wants to purchase life? Guard your tongue."
This is what Rabbi Yanai did not know!
That you can actually sell it!
Just like in the market place.
Like something handed over from hand to hand.
How does one purchase something?
Transfer from hand to hand.
Then it's really simplicity.
This is to say,
our Sages of Blessed Memory
when they explain things to us,
it is in their literal sense.
I was by the Rabbi in previous lectures
I told the Rabbi that I have a wife that was pregnant
and the baby had a problem in the kidney.
Am not sure if the Rabbi remembers?
The Rabbi blessed me and thank G-d it's over with.
I thank the Rabbi.
Here, she accepted upon herself a head covering for you and it passed.
Yes, she accepted a head covering and in this merit it passed.
I thank the Rabbi.
20 DECEMBER 2017
A man that learns Torah,
the power of Torah
can turn him to the good.
It is evident.
All those that returned to Torah-Judaism
in the merit of the holy Torah
they returned to practice Judaism.
A question is posed;
how is it that we find Great Torah Scholars,
but the Torah has not changed them in anything.
If you're telling us that a man who sins
deliberately out of spite
and the light of the Torah
turns him to be good.
How do we see Great Scholars
that have not changed their nature,
their character traits,
how is this?
Did not change them at all, they stayed the same,
irritable and angry,
speaking disgraceful words and so forth.
How is it?
The answer to this is;
the virtue of the Torah to improve for the better,
is only if it is learned as a book of instruction
but not when it is learned as a book of intelligence.
If you learn 'Talmud' in University,
you will stay exactly the same
with increased pride.
If you learn it in Collel or Yeshiva
for the purpose
of learning Torah, (instruction)
not the wisdom;
The Torah and its commandments to fulfill
then the Torah is capable
of changing man.
Thus we find that our Sages of Blessed Memory said;
Wisdom of the Gentiles, believe.
Torah (instruction) of the Nations don't believe!
The Nations learn the wisdom of the Torah,
they are even able to be exacting with it
but it has no sanctity of Torah
and has no capabilities
to restore for the better.
Since, in order to receive the sanctity of the Torah,
it needs to be learned as a binding reality!
Not as an abstract thing.
As though it's some kind of insight.
there's power in the Torah to drive away the villains!
But if not,
then wisdom you can find in the Gentiles
but Torah (instruction), not.
Since their learning is not for the sake of transformation.
Hence when the Almighty came
saying to the Nations of the World;
"Do you wish to receive the Torah?"
What did they say to Him?
"What's written in it?"
He said: "Don't murder."
They said: "Not interested!"
"Thou Shall not commit adultery."
"Not interested!" Why?
"I have to change my character."
"I am not interested."
Wisdom we accept,
to learn wisdom, philosophy like the Greeks,
with this, no problem.
No, absolutely not.
3 DECEMBER 2017
Why should I not say like this?
G-d created the world.
The world is found and is supervised in front of me. Gematria even..
No, No, No!
The world is not found and supervised.
The world is destined to be destroyed. Nothing at all.
He created. It's written that He created.
The Rambam says;
Created is 'something from nothing'
this is fine, He created.
He created 'something from nothing,'
yet can make absent (the world) returning it to the way it was.
He invented it, He can remove.
The Rambam says;
the ways of the world will continue.
The ways of the world will continue is for the Messianic Era.
After the Messianic Era
there are several opinions.
Will we be like the angels that hover in the air?
Will we be in a world that will be recreated?
Will we be in the existing world that will continue
as those who say, more than 7,000 yrs.
There are a few readings in the Gemara, Sanhedrin.
However, this is not our concern right now.
What matters now
is that the world is transient.
Should He wish to change it,
when He wishes to change it?
it's entirely in His hands.
He has no problem.
He can create something
and make it non-existent within a moment.
He sent to Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa a leg from Heaven
and returned it back again.
He has no difficulty with this!
He gave, He will take away.
He has no problem whatsoever!
You have to understand only one thing.
That the found existence is not the world.
Rather HE is existence!
HE exists and HE supervises.
Therefore the Rambam opens saying;
'The foundation of foundations and firmest pillar of all wisdom,
is to know that there is a First Being,
that caused all beings to be!
That means, HE is 'The Existence'
and HE creates existence to all that exist!
Everyone exists from His Being.
The moment HE wishes to make them non-existent HE simply removes them.
As if they were not.
'Less than nothing shall be the men who battle against you'.
It is written that G-d..
If Yisrael had not accepted the Torah on Mount Sanai.
What would He have done?
Return the world to chaos!
It is clearly written!
"The sixth day."
"Thus Heavens and earth were finished, and all their legion."
He could have consumed everything!
What about all the previous generations?
974 that were established without time,
where are they?
Where are all these worlds?
He erased them!
He has no problem!
He can make, retrieve.
Whatever HE wishes.
This world is transitory!
"HE" – "I am first and I am last"
"there is none besides HIM!"
We are also transient.
For the time being HE decided that we will be with souls
We are a part of G-d from Heaven
that will stay forever.
However, the body
Comes from earth and returns to earth.
20 NOVEMBER 2017
The understanding that there is a G-d
As from this moment onward, he cannot act with his own willingness of heart
doing all that comes to mind.
However, the forces of the body, the animalistic soul
rebel against this intellectual understanding, However, the forces of the body, the animalistic soul
rebel against this intellectual understanding,
that there is a G-d.
You hear many fools
"of course I believe in G-d."
So why do you desecrate the Shabbath?
"Stop, get real.."
"Do you think G-d cares if I light a match or not? "
What does he care if I separate articles or not,
wring out or not,
do me a favour!
You're creating such confusion.
Don't put him through such small details.
I am missing something?
You know there is a Creator
yet you decide for HIM
what's worthwhile for HIM and what's not.
What's important to HIM and what's not,
what HE does and what not.
I don't understand, where is this all coming from?
Since you intend to 'REBEL' against HIM!
The forces of your body and animalistic soul
want to go to the beach,
the swimming pool,
to travel and so forth. to dance,
to travel and so forth.
The forces of the body want what is theirs.
And what is your solution?
You say; "what G-d is so pedantic?"
"worrying over such attention to detail?"
"You're over exaggerating,"
"you're all so extreme!"
But, Mr Tambalulu, (Mr Silly)
we did not bring the Torah,
HE gave it.
We did'nt write it.
There is no man that can write such a book
that encompasses all paths of life.
Right from the beginning
when receiving it on Mount Sinai
until the end of all Generations.
It gives answers to everything.
There are answers on all matters.
I've missed something?
So to whom did G-d give the Torah? To Moses our teacher.
What did HE say to him?
That yes HE is meticulous and HE cares about every single detail.
There are many deeds that people do
yet astonishingly some they don't do!
Why are you not fulfilling?
If this you fulfill why not this?
No this is already an extreme.
Whoever commanded this also commanded that.
The Torah is not mine
or any other Rabbi
nor any other Jew.
The Torah belongs to The Almighty.
Imagine no one else exists
and you received the Torah.
It speaks to you just as it speaks to me
there are no exceptions.
So why do you do this and that not?
Since a person wishes to fulfill his desires.
Knowledge is not enough.
If you do not have internal recognition
that there's nothing to be done, Nothing!
There's a Creator and we must comply.
If you have not internalized this,
you are able to be like Nimrod at any given moment,
like Sodom and Gomorrah,
exactly the same.
Not until you attain recognition.
It therefore says;
"Know therefore this day..'
This is not enough!
'and keep in mind'
'that the L-RD alone is G-d.'
'In Heaven above and on earth below';
'There is none other!.
If you don't arrive at such perceptibility,
there's no promise that you will last to the end.
There is no guarantee!
28 NOVEMBER 2019
It is written in the verse;
"wisdom cries aloud in the street."
"Raises her voice in the squares."
A verse in 'Mishley' (Proverbs),
The Alter of Slabodka zt"l gives light
that if we wish to understand
that this Torah was given to us by the Almighty,
there is no need for proofs,
there is no need for anything.
Out of the body of the Torah alone.
If we were to find this book by itself!
Let's say we went for a walk somewhere and found it.
From the book itself,
from the Torah itself,
we will recognize
that this is the Almighty's Torah,
that no man can write it.
When we expand and understand the Torah's intention,
we are able to perceive that the Torah was given by the Almighty.
Since man does not have the strength
to reach (spiritual) levels and elevated demands
that the Torah requires of him.
Here we go,
we will learn now
one thing, one verse from the Torah
and tell me if a person can request from another such a thing!
The Torah says;
"You shall not take vengeance"
"or bear a grudge"
"against your countrymen."
"Love your fellow as yourself."
"I am the L-rd. "
The Torah warns and prohibits vengeance.
We are forbidden to take revenge.
Not only not to take revenge
but you are forbidden to ever remember
that a fellow did you harm.
You must forget!
All that he did!
On this the Torah says;
do not bear a grudge!
To bear a grudge
is that you do nothing,
you are not avenging
but you keep it in your heart.
What is bearing a grudge?
Do not keep it in your heart.
How can one request such a thing from people?
Only the Torah can request
since the Creator knows who He created.
This is in our capability!
If we observe the Torah.
If we don't observe the Torah,
we are like any other human being.
Regular, like gentiles
"You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen."
"Love your fellow as yourself."
"I am the L-rd." Why?
I, can see exactly
what you are doing.
I can also see through your heart,
if you are bearing a grudge.
I also know
if you love.
In other words,
you must love your fellow as yourself,
truthfully as yourself.
Just as you would like a fancy home,
so should he have a fancy home.
Just as you wish for yourself an abundant livelihood,
so should he have.
You wish to be well,
so should he be well.
All that you wish for yourself,
you need to be happy and desirous
that your fellowman should possess.
Love your fellow
truthfully as yourself.
and binding it is to have among us love and brotherhood,
To those whom have harmed us greatly.
We can see here an obligation that is illogical.
It is not logical according to humans.
From this alone, we see that it is a G-d given Torah.
This is not a man-made Torah.
Man would not write such things.
19 MARCH 2018
'Proper conduct' preceded the Torah.
It is explained in the words of our Sages of blessed memory
that 'proper conduct'
namely good character traits
like clean speech
from derogatory speech.
A pleasant manner of speaking,
caution in respecting his friend
even if he belittles him.
with the honor of his Rabbi;
'traits of proper conduct.'
A man meets with a Rabbi,
so long as he has not released him,
it is not 'proper behaviour' to get up go.
There are customs of 'proper conduct' at the table;
that one should not gaze at a person eating.
If someone is eating, don't sit next to him watching him eat,
this is not polite.
There are many things which man
has to attain with his mind
by virtue of being in the image of G-d.
Everyone who was created in the image of G-d.
All men were created in the image of G-d,
including the Gentiles of course.
Everyone is obligated with instruction of 'proper conduct'
because 'proper conduct' preceded the Torah,
26 generations, the entire world was obligated in 'proper conduct.'
'This is my G-d and I will enshrine Him.'
Whoever He is, you should be.
'This is my G-d and I will enshrine Him' and I am Him.
I have to be like the Almighty
because in the image of G-d He created man.
However G-d behaves, you have to behave.
We were also instructed with a special commandment
that you shall walk in HIS ways.
We are commanded to walk in the way of the Almighty.
He is compassionate, you too should be compassionate.
He is merciful, you too should be merciful.
Since the laws of 'proper conduct'
are from the foundation of likeness,
how is it possible that such a significant law
be precluded from the Torah commandments?
Only the mind will be in control and in command?
To the point that even Moshe Rabbeinu,
leader of the entire Jewish people
that the Torah was given to him,
is measured in this to ascertain if he has or has no wisdom
according to the laws of 'proper conduct.'
Not with what the Torah had commanded.
With what your intellect understands is the way to behave,
without the Torah!
Don't read and 'sam' but 'sham'.
A person that walks
how to behave,
how to speak,
what to do,
without Torah for the moment.
A person like this is privileged to see G-d's salvation.
So it is written in the verse.
Our Sages of blessed memory said;
'One who weighs his ways in this world'
'will be rewarded to see the salvation of the Holy One, praised be He!.
19 DECEMBER 2017
We are connected to the Almighty
and HIS leadership similar to a rope.
What is similar to a rope?
Even if the rope is long,
if you shake it on one side,
the other side is also
influenced and vibrates.
So everyone from the Jewish people
the good deeds that he does
or to the contrary, G-d forbid,
all that he does here on earth
vibrates up above and influences the upper worlds.
The influence that comes down is either abundance
Depends what you do with the rope below.
As a result of this, comes back to us
the Leadership's response.
It is thus apparent that we have some partnership
and rule in the leadership of creation.
This is through our subjugation to HASHEM, Blessed be He.
We are also subjugating to Him, creation
if we use it, the creation itself
in order to do the will of the Creator.
If with all the tools that HASHEM gave to us in this world,
we use them, as we shall learn later on
for their intended purpose that the Almighty instructed
we therefore predetermine the abundance
from the rope down here
upwards that will come down to us here.
Not as minors and partial partners!
Rather we have a full and equal partnership.
On this it is said in 'Shir Hashirim' (song of songs);
My dove, My perfect one..
"Tamati," (my perfect one)
'Te'omti' (my twin).
like my twin says the Almighty,
you are; "My dove, My perfect one, My twin! "
Not I, am greater than she
and not she is greater than me.
That is to say, we are with HASHEM
like twins, equal.
Obviously our sages are not referring to the essence of HASHEM Blessed be He.
Rather regarding the leadership
of the Almighty in creation.
That we are partners with the Creator like twins!
All that is awakened
in the worlds here
is due to HASHEM and us together.
Clearly, the Almighty is the motivator and provider,
and we merely being the receivers.
However, the Almighty wished to condition
to make dependant
HIS influence upon creation
through the good deeds of the Jewish people.
Thereby, we will be worthy and meritorious to receive
in the merit of the Jewish people
as a vessel for them,
the whole world will receive abundance from G-d, Blessed be He.
The question is asked, if we indeed say in Grace After Meals
understand and believe in what we say;
that YOU (G-d) "nourishes and sustains all."
Do we really believe in this?
"Nourishes the entire world,"
in His goodness
in large quantity
and with great mercy.
He gives nourishment to all flesh,
for his kindness is eternal.
Through His great goodness,
we have never lacked
and may we never lack,
for all eternity!
As you are
good and benefit all etc..
Grace After Meals, a Torah commandment!
Do you understand or don't you understand what you are saying?
So how is it that you live differently?
23 AUGUST 2018
If the holy Tannaim (Talmudic Rabbis), the Gemara tells us..
like Rabbi Shimon and did not succeed.
Many did as Rabbi Yishmael and were successful.
So if the Tannaim did not succeed,
then who are we, the smallest of the small
that will arrive at such a level of trust in HASHEM,
as the Rabbi speaks of?
It is written that many did as Rabbi Shimon
and they were unsuccessful,
what do I hear?
That a small number were successful.
Therefore, it is possible.
It is merely a matter of level of trust,
that you are unable to restrain yourself
and you therefore run out to work.
makes no difference.
A person can be in the last generation
with a huge level (of trust)
which will not be seen in the generation of the Tannaim.
Deeds of peoples in the last generation
even if they are minute,
they are huge and important in G-d's eyes
more than the Great Tannaim sometimes.
Just like the holy Ari zt"l said to Rabbi Chaim Vital zt"l.
He told him that he has a huge soul like a 'Tanna' (Talmudic Rabbi),
When did he say this to him? He asked him;
"If the Tannaim did not bring the Messiah,"
"we in this generation will bring the Messiah?"
He told him; "Know that if you would be in the generation of the Tannaim,"
"you would be a Tanna, one of the Great."
That is to say,
the deeds of the later generations, each deed
is considered in Heaven very very very much.
When standing in the presence of Tannaim
becoming a great person is not a problem;
'he who keeps the company of the wise becomes wise'
However, if you are in a generation of the foolish
and you manage to do something for the sake of the Almighty blessed be He,
this is so esteemed, immeasurably so.
"Nonetheless, the work is difficult, there are many trials."
"Hidden Divine Presence."
"In actuality it is difficult."
What's so difficult? What's more difficult than not doing a thing!
"The test of trust is difficult."
Says the Almighty;
'Cast your burden onto the L-rd'
'and He will sustain you."
Did the Almighty ever lie?
He says to you; "upon me, upon me, upon me!
Throw it all unto me!
"I will sustain you!"
Whoever trusts in Him will see it.
Whoever does not trust
or has'nt the time and endurance to wait,
will not merit to see this.
"But look here, not me, but I …"
"If I don't bring the money then I am not this and that…"
Did you ever trust in the Almighty wholeheartedly?
So how will you see them coming to you, to provide you with food to your door,
if you are moving towards it?
What does the Almighty say?
You don't trust ME,
so go to work, why not.
please go ahead!"
6 JUNE 2018
The Excellence of the Jewish People is
that they preceded with 'we will do' then 'we will hear.'
This means, they simply annulled themselves.
Not a willingness resulting from
my understanding of the matter
rather because this is the Almighty's will.
If this is the will of the Almighty
then I am null and void.
I am null and void regarding the will of the Creator
and I do His will at all costs
and no understanding or misunderstanding
changes a thing.
'I have calved a law,'
'A decree I made'
'and you have no permission to ponder over MY law!'
For what reason did the Almighty ordain constitutions?
If the Almighty would give everything with reason and logic
like the commandments and the laws
then it would be up to man's consideration.
If agreeable with him,
he would do it.
Does'nt agree with him, he does not do it.
HE says: these are the ritual laws of the Torah
even what is Civil law
which is with reason and logic,
whatever is considered commandments
even when it has reason.
You don't do them because you understand or not.
You are doing them as constitutions!
'I calved a law (into the fabric of creation) a decree I made.'
Since when does a King need to explain why he does what he does?
This is not democracy.
This is not a vote count, majority wins.
A King is a King.
The King has spoken, that's finalized.
One does not question HIM.
Therefore, King, the King of the Universe,
you, being HIS creation,
certainly, HE can do with you whatever HE likes.
He brought you and can remove you
in a second, without questions
does'nt owe you an explanation.
Whoever thinks he can sit in peace and tranquility
with all the comforts
then he will serve HASHEM
is greatly mistaken.
Only after he acquires adaptation
to carry a heavy burden
under extreme living conditions!
Only then it is possible for him to receive the Torah.
However, if it is from a place of indulgence and delicacies,
until I will have, have, have
you will not arrive at anything.
You will be controlled by your evil inclination.
It (the evil) will give you opinions and outlooks.
He will tell you, no way!
First you must establish yourself.
Then you need this, then that
and he will not leave you
until your very last day.
'There is no man that passes away'
'with even half his desires in his hand.'
Yet, with what are you ascending?
According to the Torah, it is known to you
that 'Though shall not murder'
is extremely serious.
TAKEN FROM LECTURE "PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY OF THE TORAH" 1991
So, I am asking you such a humanitarian question.
Is it possible that here in the Holy Land
Jews will be murdered, by law?
I will reveal to you a secret.
There is a law in the country
that permits killing Jews, by law.
It is called murder, of abortions!
If people do not understand what is abortion, I shall explain what it is.
An abortion means;
a fetus found in his Mother's abdomen
he is already whole
he is a living child!
With all the 248 organs and 365 sinews.
This is a child in every way, just small.
In time he will grow
but it is a living child
in every way;
mind, understanding, all is complete,
brain, everything is perfect,
all is ready.
A woman that arrives
to the hospital
following a recommendation
of the executioner from the Welfare Office
that says the space in the house
to bring up an educated child.
Then on the State budget,
this woman is able to murder her son!
If it's unclear what this means, I shall explain
as does Dr Schussheim,
top surgeon in Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
He brings to lectures slides and abortion devices!
He brings a spike
that is actually a knife at the top
that is 40 cm long.
This spike is curved at the tail end
and is razor-edged there!
They insert this where necessary
and tear the child out in pieces!
They call this (abortion) scraping!
They scrape (the child's) body
one scrape after another.
This is what they do
to the living child
that exists inside
in order to solve the problem of insufficient space
in the apartment in certain instances.
There are other problems that are also considered
according to the Welfare Office
or other decision makers
who give the go ahead.
There is another method.
Very simply, since this is very dangerous to the woman
as she can become infertile
because when they insert this rod
there is no way to know where it scratches
thus they can G-d forbid cause her an injury
for the rest of her life.
So there are those who prefer to do it
via an injection of salt
into the amniotic fluid.
So that the child then
during a 48 hr period.
The child twitches from torture
when he does not receive oxygen,
he cannot breath
as he only drinks salt
and then he dies,
coming out as a shrinking pulp of meat!
For your information,
until today according to Government findings,
1 million Jewish children were murdered here in Yisrael.
This is only what's recorded,
but certainly at least 2 million.
Afterall not all disclose they're going to have an abortion.
2 million Jews.
This is more than what Hitler did in the Holocaust
to Jewish children.
A Jewish child!
It's permitted to murder, even though he is innocent.
Has done nothing. Nobody even knows him.
An Arab murderer
who murdered already
tens of thousands of Jews,
it's still prohibited from touching him.
According to Torah law,
it is clear that this is
but it is a law here!
I therefore ask a question;
"Is this a Jewish State?"
SHMIRAT HABRIT GUARDING THE COVENANT
Firstly it is known, whoever adulterates P'GAM HABRIT 'spills seed in vain'
he is creating demons!
These are called his sons
and they will strike him and thrash him
because he created them without bodies.
Thus, there is a custom in Jerusalem
that sons do not accompany the Father to the funeral
because if they do accompany him,
these other 'sons,' will need to come too. Those without bodies, the demons.
Then it will be very painful for the Father.
Thus, the Jerusalem custom is for sons not to accompany the Father.
It is a criminal offense
that the 'Zohar' says that it is almost impossible to repent over.
'Pegam Habrit' (the spilling of seed in vain)
Most severe, 'Pegam haBrit! '
If one does not know the magnitude of the calamity,
the severity of the prohibition
and how abhorrent it is in the eyes of the Almighty.
One has no idea.
The Almighty loathes lewdness!
A man that transgresses this 'G-d forbid'
he is then surrounded by a never-ending impurity
and it's extremely severe.
Whoever arrives to the world of truth,
without rectifying these actions,
I feel very, very sorry for him.
Illicit relations is said to be in the category of
'one should die and not transgress.'
So you need to forgo your life
rather than transgress illicit relations.
If you understand the magnitude of the calamity,
and the disgrace
then it may become easier for you.
However, this is dependent upon your sincere will to guard yourself.
It is a lust
like all other passions that exist
although this being of the more difficult ones.
Therefore, one must decide to combat against it
and it is a worthwhile battle.
As I see the public here, a young crowd, not so immersed,
maybe immersed a lot
but of a relatively short period of time.
One can withdraw quickly
and there's still enough life left to enjoy
thus creating a decent path.
With the very strength that the Almighty had given you
to speak and influence,
to find favour and so forth..'
you can use it for holiness.
Why take it for impure purposes.
It's exactly the same strength.
In any case, there is a way to rectify this act.
To learn Torah with the 'Fear of Heaven' with toil,
to keep Shabbat to the minute detail of the law,
to give much charity.
In brief, the 'Shulchan Aruch'
by Rabbi Ganzfried has a whole chapter on this.
There is a book by Rabbi Armoni from Jerusalem
which also speaks of this matter.
An entire book that explains from the first man, Adam,
how he created demons, spiritual beings and hostile night spirits
from this narrative.
Modesty we of course need to be strengthened in
but 'spilling of seed needlessly' is there a way of return?
You firstly make a decision to abstain completely
in every instance,
in every situation.
Bang your head against the wall, as some say
but do not come to transgress. That's first thing.
The second thing, you have to regret of course,
and to accept for the future not to do this.
You need to fast regarding this.
You need self-denials of a certain kind.
You need to make your body suffer as much as you possibly can
since your body, itself, was the cause,
since it (the body) is the lustful one
and this gives rise to your being able to easily approach the affair.
However, if you don't decide on such extreme measures in this way
then you will always say
'what can I do, I could'nt help it,'
'what can I do, I tried.'
'I held myself back a week or two'
'and then I could no longer,'
'I can't any longer.'
Then you will cry to yourself, pity yourself
stroke yourself in the mirror
returning as though all is well.
From anew I shall try once again.
It does'nt work this way.
If you begin wearing a 'kippa' (yarmulka) and tzitzit
thus begin the journey.
You will have a few constrictions
all will recognize you as a law abiding Jew.
You won't be able to be wicked.
You'll need to act in accordance with your external appearance.
Thus slowly one begins making external changes
and it protects much more.
If you're found in better surroundings,
not turning on the iPhone in places where it is forbidden.
One does'nt watch television etc....
We don't go to places where this is easily accessible
and slowly but surely one abstains.
It is possible to get there.
Although this is really when one is eager.
Yet, a person never really wants to
before realizing the magnitude of the calamity.
All the while you don't see in front of your eyes
the magnitude of the calamity
of what was done,
it will not prevent you
since the passion is more powerful than you.
If G-d forbid, someone spilled
says, from now on I will no longer 'spill.'
I take this on, confess and depart from the sin.
This repentance in that instance counts, for what he blemished?
Firstly, what he currently did is complete repentance.
Should he pass away for instance, a second later,
he is considered a 'penitent' in this matter.
Then later, if he wishes to rectify the past,
to clean, cleanse and purify
that there should be no impression at all.
A person can sometimes clean himself
from a stain that's on him
but if the stain also reeked
so the stain is gone but an odor still exists.
If he wishes to completely rid himself of this,
there is a path.
This path is via repentance measure for measure
in each and every matter.
A person sinned;
he initially needs to accept upon himself that there is nothing.
Secondly, he needs to warn others of this sin.
He needs to publicize the matter.
If there are recordings on this matter, then he will distribute them.
The more people he can influence to withdraw from this specific sin
that he failed in,
it is considered a rectification for his past.
In his past he failed and now he is saving from failure.
Let's say, one had had an abortion.
He told his wife, girlfriend, to abort.
He murdered a soul.
What should he do?
Says Rabbi Kanievsky;
he needs on the same day of the abortion,
every day of his/her living years,
to fast on that same day.
If they don't remember the day, they can choose any day of the year.
the more a person makes known the prohibition
thus he saves and purifies himself.
So there are things that repentance must be commensurate.
You transgressed in this
you will thus rectify with this.
In any case, with the measure for measure repentance,
you can always rectify the wrong you committed,
and for everything there is a way of return.
Thus one cannot despair from repentance.
Repentance is the solution for all,
in everything, from everything, with everything.
Therefore, whoever received an absolute pardon
not a plea,
yet he does'nt take advantage of it,
there is nothing more foolish.
The earlier a person (returns)
the more he merits.
There is no purpose in sinning in front of the Almighty.
Night life can be magical and wonderful... People will honour them...
Deep down inside, you all know that you are sinning.
You don't have genuine happiness.
You are in the 'branja' (closed circle of free professions)
You are unable to leave
because if you leave then who are you really?
If you then go on an unfamiliar path,
this is somewhat apprehensive
and all kinds of nonsense that the evil inclination brings on.
Then a person is dragged along, another day, year and two, 10 and 20,
and there's no leaving the hatch.
Some people already wish (to withdraw)
but then are unable to
because he says; I am already in,
what can I do?
He does not believe
that he will be assisted and rectified.
This is incorrect.
A person can withdraw at any moment.
Although it's a shame!
all sorts of disasters occur,
all sorts of events.
It's a shame!
If you release yourself from the negative baggage
then you are protected.
However, if you prolong, then the Almighty, you know...
for some He lengthen days and for others HE shortens.
Therefore, each should calculate
but your accounting has to be logical.
It does not pay to fight G-d!
Particularly when HE is'nt an enemy but one who loves.
Particularly when HE is not a stranger but a Father.
He wishes to give you everything,
the same and even more,
if you walk with HIM.
So why not accept?
It's possible to receive from the Almighty all the good.
Praiseworthy, praiseworthy, praiseworthy.
'Who has given us life..'
'and allowed us to reach this day.'
RABBI AMNON YITZHAK
"What is the rectification"
"for a man who spills seed needlessly?"
Listen to me,
distance yourself from this as far as East is to West.
Unless it is for the sake of a commandment by approval.
I cannot keep all the rules.
What for example can't you?
"The spilling of seed needlessly."
You can if you so wish.
If a person spills seed needlessly then all his Torah is worthless?
I am telling you that Hamas and Hezbollah
in comparison to your evil inclination
that is inflaming you to go down to Gehenom (hell)
deeper and deeper.
Watch out for him.
If you picture in your mind what will be done to you
due to the sins you do
you will find it easier to cope.
Better to be secular
without Torah and commandments
guards himself from spilling seed needlessly
than a Torah learning student learning all day long but spills seed.
How awful will be the shame and trepidation
in front of the Almighty on the Day of Judgment alone!
By the very appearance before HIM,
and by the very realization
how much he transgressed in front of HIM
and committed crime against HIM!
GUARDING THE COVENANT PART II
'Don't call ME the power of nature.'
It is I.
Nature is Gematria 'ELOKIM' / G-D.
I will show you
that you have no power,
with all your intelligence
Three waves and I destroy a country.
I simply gaze and the earth quakes!
I am on your side
I wish to awaken...
There's a purpose to your existence.
You are not ants.
You came with brains.
You influence the universe.
Attain with your brains who (is the one) that gave it to you!
Use your mind, contemplate.
Who gave it to you?
Where are your feelings from, your conscience?
Why don't animals have a conscience?
Why does a lion attack?
Why does'nt he have a conscience like yourself?
He is not human?
He arrives with a purpose,
has an instinct,
animalistic, natural and that's all.
The Jewish people made an alliance with G-d in Sinai!
They made an alliance with HASHEM in Sinai!
This is a difficult question that many request I ask you.
It is concerning 'Guarding the Covenant' (spilling seed in vain)
The minute a man commits a transgression,
a destructive spiritual beast is born!
His function is to destroy you!
Now, this destructive being needs to be fed.
What could HASHEM have said to man?
"you produced him?"
"you sustain him."
What is his sustenance?
He then obliterates you from this world.
What does the Almighty do out of sheer mercy?
He forgives (withholds) the iniquity!
The very destructive angel (known as iniquity) created by you,
and HE sustains him!
Instead of destroying you,
He sustains him!
So, man brings into being destructive angels,
burdening the Almighty to sustain them
at a time that you are overriding HIS law,
when you are committing the sin (spilling seed in vain).
This is called 'Who nourishes the entire world',
including these destructive angels.
You generate the sin,
you create him (the destructive angel),
you don't sustain him,
HE has to sustain him
to tolerate you,
to pity you,
and every day you produce more!
This is unparalleled mercy!
How long can one keep silent,
but you produce every day, day after day,
bundles of sins and transgressions
and brings forth destructive angels!
And the Almighty forgives iniquity.
"What is the rectification"
"for a man that spills seed needlessly?"
Take it from me,
distance yourself from this as far as east is from west;
unless it is for the sake of a mitzvah given with approval.
Some of what's mentioned (for rectification)
is keeping Shabbath to the letter of the law.
One has to give charity,
to provide for the poor, orphans, widows.
One has to do all kinds of activities such as these,
When reading the 'Shema' before sleep,
it nullifies these detrimental spirits,
and demons that were brought into being;
by means of reading the 'Shema'
and casts down
thousands and tens of thousands of them.
However, whatever man produces,
G-d have mercy,
how many troops and troops and more troops of destructive angels,
that are waiting for you
just to be released from your body.
If you picture in your mind's eye what will be done to you
for the sins you are committing,
it will be easier to cope with.
The strength of a righteous man
as opposed to a man that is not
is the power of visualization.
The righteous knows to draw pictures
that prevent him from transgressing.
If a person finds it difficult to stop smoking,
It's difficult for him.
Go to hospital wards
where people have lung cancer,
look how they lie there.
They for sure stopped smoking!
Take a look at their condition.
What they would be prepared to do in order to vacate alive,
and not to have the disease.
You see people slowly dying
because they took pleasure
a few minutes every time,
Every time, for a few more minutes
and a few more minutes.
a few minutes and that's it.
They did'nt see the future!
They did'nt think ahead.
They don't see the magnitude of the tragedy on the way.
Currently they see their passion and pleasure.
It's worthwhile abstaining.
Whoever succeeds in this
merits great things.
Particularly in this matter,
a person safeguarding himself from this,
It's a huge attribute, like the righteous Yosef.
It is written; HASHEM loves three kinds.
one of them is a single (man)
in a city that has many women,
an unmarried man living there and does'nt sin.
The Almighty loves him!
Do you know what it means
to be loved by HASHEM?
The Almighty, in time
opens and opens and opens for him
giving him endlessly in this world.
Whoever guards himself,
the Almighty guards (him)
and will pay him
such an incomparable reward!
Whoever is indulgent with his life,
free and easy with himself
for a moment's pleasure,
he will need to give an accounting in the future
and it is very difficult.
There is a book called
"Kitzur Shulchan Aruch" by Rabbi Ganzfried.
He has a full chapter on this.
He explains the severity in the matter.
Also, what needs to be done to be saved from this.
If a person abides by these details
and observes them,
there are also safeguarding.
One does'nt arrive there coincidently.
Forbidden gazing etc..
causes an affect plus other things.
So, if a person refrains
from something known to be the cause
so you divert to other matters,
and there are good suggestions for this.
You will not need to transgress with this.
After all, all humans are humans,
so how is it that some succeed and others don't?
Some guard themselves and others don't.
Why does the Torah warn
not to follow your heart and your eyes
in your lustful urge.
The Torah tells you explicitly where the problem is.
The problem begins with the eyes.
The eye sees,
the heart covets
and the organs capable of action culminate the sin.
"So the honorable Rabbi says actually to walk about with a mask over ones' eyes."
With blinders, blinders!
Like so, like a horse?
Do you see me wearing horse blinders?
with a decision that you're not looking.
To be a man!
is someone who is capable of not looking.
If you are a man,
you make a decision;
'I am not looking.'
If I am in the process of something
and I wish for more tools
to know how to cope with
guarding my eyes.
I would recommend for you
an honest and sincere recommendation;
take time out,
travel to Jerusalem or Tzefad,
sit in a holy yeshiva (house of learning)
between one to three months,
Through learning the holy Torah
with a holy group.
However much ethics and Gemara learning you let in,
understand what the righteous tell us.
Then it will be easier for you
should you later wish to leave and cope.
Since a person who knows the truth from inside
not just heard it from outside,
he lives it,
it will be much easier to cope.
It is still not the end
and trials will exist
and the evil inclination does not succumb
but you will learn tactics
not to cross paths with him as much as possible.
Do you wish me to help you in this regard?
You are willing?
Today, there's so many passions,
trials of the streets
HASHEM should have mercy.
It is impossible.
Whoever goes out to the streets today, he is already…
He is in the street!
How can he protect his eyes and with….
It is very difficult.
I agree with you.
What should a young man like yourself do?
He goes with that group over there..
Goes up to the Yeshiva,
strengthens himself there,
prepares himself for life,
a good shiduch, (marriage partner)
marries and builds a home.
After he has 'bread in his basket,' it's easier.
Do you hear precious?
Now I know that there is a certain sin
that one needs 84 fasts.
You already know of this.
If a person takes on a 'speaking fast' it is considered
as thousands of 'food fasts.'
So how many days do I have to keep quiet?
However many sins you know you committed
which are culpable for 84 fasts.
Seriously, I'd like something practical, really practical.
Practical, accept upon yourself every Shabbath to keep a 'speaking fast.'
You can sing,
you can make blessings,
you can pray,
you can learn Torah out loud with a melody
but no speaking of week day matter.
In any case,
it is prohibited to speak of week day matter on Shabbath,
in any case it is easy.
However, during the Shabbath,
all deeds are worth 1,000 times more.
For a particular period or all the time?
Let's begin with one year.
It is not difficult, not difficult.
I did this for a few years,
it was almost difficult for me to speak thereafter.
I am telling you.
I am in shock trying to absorb how to begin but ok.
I have a son-in-law who is already doing this a few Shabaths'
and it works!
When a person marries will everything be erased for him?
If he repents on the day of his wedding for example,
it's a great and holy day,
that all of his sins are covered over.
Like a cork,
there's a bottle full of sins,
a cork is placed on it.
If he and she repent,
that's why you'll see religious people getting married under the marriage canopy
you see them praying and praying.
Some even fast on the day of their wedding
for the cleansing of iniquities
out of repentance.
When they marry in this way and do not digress again,
these sins will not be remembered at all.
A 'Chatan' (groom) is a King
on the day of his wedding.
He needs guarding for 7 days.
So two people should always escort him,
as the forces of evil are extremely jealous of him,
and waits to trip him over.
Therefore, one needs to know
a wedding is an extremely great day!
Alternatively, a person who instantly rose to authority and then greatness,
this is also a great thing.
These are special interims which a person merits,
if he repents to wipe away wrongdoings.
No need to wait until the wedding.
If you repent now
and on your wedding day
you sincerely accept upon yourself
to build your Jewish home properly,
you will not be reminded of your past transgressions.
This is what I meant at the beginning when I answered you.
When you repent from that very misdeed,
there is a path to rectify the past.
How can one rectify the past?
How does one rectify the past?
That's in the book I mentioned, by Rabbi Granzfried.
Thank you very much, you have helped me.
Thank you very much honorable Rabbi.
Be well and be successful.
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