Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Immorality comes through making use of impure names and witchcraft.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 38)
Relationship With Non Jewish Woman Sends All Shefa to Sitra Acher
A person that has a relationship with a non Jewish woman, gives over all his substance to the Other Side.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 39)
Niuf Causes Forgetfulness
Through immorality comes forgetfulness.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 40)
Bring Others to Teshuva is a Tikkun for Zera Levatala
A rectification for spilling seed in vain is to make an effort to cause other people to repent.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 41)
Shmiras Habirs is an Alternative for Zechus Avos
A person that guards the Bris, even though he does not have any merit from his forefathers, Hashem creates merit for him.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 42)
Lack of Emunah Causes Hirhuray Niuf
Through the lack of faith comes immoral thoughts.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 43)
Niuf and Kishuf Cause Tzadik to Pass Away
Due to the sins of immorality and witchcraft the Tzadik passes away.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 44)
Children of Noafim Will Need Kishuf
Children of perverts will need to make use of witchcraft.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 45)
Children Born From Witchcraft Will Be Noafim.
Children that are born as a result of witchcraft will be perverts.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 46)
Most Noafim Oppose the Tzadikim
In general most perverts are opponents of the righteous.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 47)
Zera Livatala Equals Sacrificing Children to Avodah Zara
A person that spills seed in vain, it is as if he brought his children as a sacrifice to a strange deity, he also gets sentenced with the punishment of stoning (Skilah).
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 48)
Niuf Causes Memory Loss
Through immorality comes loss of memory.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 49)
Niuf Causes Brazenness
Through immorality a person looses his sensitivity of embarrassment.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 50)
Overeating Causes Niuf
Through overeating a person comes to immorality
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 51)
Difficult to Regret Pgam Habris
When a person commits a sin, he later regrets it since the holy spark is still in him. However when a person is Pogem the Bris he does not regret it afterwards since the holy spark has already left him.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 52)
Shmiras Habris Brings Memory
A person that does not desecrate his Bris, through this he has good memory.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 53)
Shvuas Sheker Causes Hirhury Niuf
Immoral thoughts are caused by swearing false oaths.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 54)
A Guarantor for a Rasha Becomes a Noef
Someone who serves as a guarantor for a wicked person ends up becoming a pervert.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 55)
Spilling Seed Causes Poverty
A person that spills his seed causes there will remain no money in his pockets.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 56)
Adultery Causes Genocide
Through adultery comes killings.
(Sefer Hamidos, Niuf 57)
Friday, April 27, 2012
קל"ה - הלכות ראש חודש ז:נה
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Ok so perhaps I've never really experienced a real shiva house, but this is something far beyond I could have ever expected. Walking into the Ravitch household one can automatically feel Yocheved's presence so strong. It doesn't feel anything like a foreign presence - it is the same feeling we always got when we went to hang out with the one we love and admire more than anything. It's like a sweet heavenly caress by an Ima who loves you more than anything. On the morning she died, when I heard the news in the car on the way to the hospital, I cried because I thought that meant I could never hold her hand again. Now, the second I walk through the door, she takes me by the hand and sits me down next to her glowing and everlasting sparks: her beautiful children. Each and everyone of them is shining profusely with her light it's almost blinding to be amongst them. They are the pillars of strength that she built them to be, with giant wings so they can fly anywhere they want to. When I sit among them, I feel like that too.
The other night we sat and talked till late hours of the night, and told stories upon stories of the many lifetimes she lived through. We laughed (yes laughed) until tears came to our eyes, and Yocheved (yes Yocheved) sat there amongst us and laughed too. Last night as well, we experienced Hashem's healing energy come down and repair our wounds with love, and Yocheved was there, whispering words of encouragement and forgiveness into our ears. The sense of unity and brother/sisterly love that filled the air was indescribable. There I was, witness to the fulfillment of perhaps a microcosm of Yocheved's last will - that we would all just get together and love each other unconditionally. This was what she spoke about many times before she passed, and this she said, was the last step towards bringing the final redemption. How much she and all of us begged that she would live to be a part of the geulah! And here she is, endowing us with the gifts of both vessel and light, so nothing can stand in our way.
So it's true Yocheved, you did not miss the boat, you are there right now, and you are showing us just a glimpse of how beautiful it really is. So I wanna bless you all and me and the whole world right now, with a taste of the geulah, so Yocheved's legacy will not be forgotten, because a taste like this can last more than a lifetime.
i once heard yocheved telling her kids a bed time story it was the three little pigs but she told her children that the pigs houses were a representation of their emunah and the straw house was one level the wood house another (each something specific and significant) and the brick house was strong so strong that no wolf can blow it down!!! (Mrs. Aron Zupnick).
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The essence of a shul's holiness is drawn down from the holiness of Eretz Yisrael, for in Eretz Yisrael is the essence of the ascent of prayer, as it is written, "and pray to You toward their land." (Melachim I 8:48) And the essence of the holiness of Eretz Yisrael is through, "He has declared to His people the power of His works." (Tehillim 111:6) This corresponds to what Razal relates, "He took it [Eretz Yisrael] from them and gave it to us," (Rashi on Bereishis), for through this we have to power to sanctify every place in the word with the holiness of Eretz Yisrael. As such, the holiness of a shul draws upon the concept of conquering Eretz Yisrael, for through, "He declared to his people the power of His works," they were able to conquer the land. And therefore through building shuls and batei midrash for the sake of Heaven, the way one must act, walk, and return to our holy land, and to conquer it from the hand of the Sitra-Achra is drawn down to us even now.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This possibility that Saba says is just regarding the particular cause, but it is very clear that all the suffering in the world is incurred due to the concealment of our holy Rebbe Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman. If only people would realize this, they would awaken and bring the redemption by spreading Nanach like MAD!
Monday, April 16, 2012
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Everything in the world is rooted in four essential elements: fire, air, water, and earth. Man and the food that he eats are also rooted in these elements. The essence of one's "life-spirit" is drawn into a person through the food that he eats as is empirically observed. Through this a person's vitality is sustained. But, the fact of the matter is that it is not only through bread alone that a person is sustained, that is, "through all that comes forth from Hashem's mouth," meaning, man is sustained through the "life-spirit" that Hashem draws into the food that is eaten. The essence of this vitality is from the Torah, from where the "life-spirit" is drawn as elaborated inside [both Likutei Moharan and Likutei Halachos].
Therefore, one needs to eat according to the Torah and Halacha, which relates to the concept of, "And Your Torah is within my inner parts." (Tehilim 40:9) No food item has strength to sustain a person unless it is bound up in Torah, which is the source of its vitality. Again, this is a concept of, "All that which comes from Hashem's mouth gives life to man." This corresponds to the brocha that a person must say on every food item he wishes to eat, because the brocha relates to "All that which comes from Hashem's mouth, etc," which relates to the "life-spirit" of holiness. This is the essence of vitality.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
1. "Ha LaChMa Oniya/This is the bread of affliction" -- This is the war (miLChaMa) [of Amaleq against] the humble one [Oni=humble, i.e. Moshe Rabeinu [Num. 12:3], i.e. the Tzadik haDor, as brought in the sefarim]. And therefore we say the Hagaddah between the first two cups of wine, which repair the Da'at/knowledge and the Brit to fight the war... See http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Likutei_Halakhot_Orach_Chayim#Hilkhot_Pesach.2FLaws_of_Passover
2. "Mah Nishtanah/What is the difference..." -- Tonight is reviewed/repeated (nishtanah) our attachment to Moshe Rabeinu/the Tzadik haDor, who is MaH, as it says, " וְנַחְנוּ מָה/ve'nachnu MaH/we are what"? (Ex. 16:7) This also permutes as נחמן הוו/Nachman haVaV -- Nachman is the Vav, i.e. the Tzadik Yesod Olam. MaH -- Mem He -- Take our water, take our Torah. MaH -- Me-Hei -- from the Hei -- al pi kabbalah the middle matza, seen as a letter Hei, is broken into a smaller piece shaped as Daleth and a larger piece shaped as Vav, the latter being hid as the Afikoman. Seems to me this is Moshe Rabeinu from shevet Levi, i.e. the Tzadik haDor (as is known, the the three Matzot stand for Kohen, Levi, Yisrael). Moshe Rabeinu is the secret, he is hidden, his grave is hidden, the Tzadik is still hidden. But he's coming back, so the Afikoman comes back -- Az Yashir Moshe -- Then, in the future (to sing the new song Y YK YKV YKVK, Tikunei haZohar #21, daf 51b; hinting to the Resurrection, Sanh. 91b, Mechilta, and as brought by Rashi in Ex. 15:1).
And this goes with the pshat of the Ramban et. al. that the afikoman is a commemoration of the Korban Pesach, as it has already been counted that Pesach=148=NACHMAN. And indeed, TZAFUN, BAREKH, HALLEL -- when the hidden Moshe returns, we bless and sing! So may we merit to the New Song speedily in our days.
Happy Pesach! N NH NHM NHMN.
P.S. Overheard in a conversation here... "..Which Rebbe?" "There is One Rebbe. Hashem is One? So there is One Rebbe."
Sunday, April 8, 2012
To note, the very FIRST Torah of Rabbeinu in Likutei Moharan is based on the FIRST Posuk of the longest chapter in Tanach - Tehillim 119 - consisting of 176 verses, which begins with Ashrei Temimei Dorech HaHolchim B'Toras Hashem.
Let's continue learning the TRUE Toras Hashem. Ashreichem!
P.S. Again, for the Likutei Moharan learning schedule, you can write to me here or E-mail me at email@example.com.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
(precursor to the Shulchan Aruch).
The Beis Yosef intended people to read the whole Shulchan Aruch every
month, and now a days we are fortunate if we succeed in adhering to
what Rabbainu wanted - to at least learn some of it every day.
Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
P.S. Speaking of timing, noting that Rabbeinu Moharan was Niftar in the year 5571, this post about learning his magnum opus - Likutei Moharan - is the 5,571st post on www.nanach.net.
This quoted verse is in the context of Moshe Rabbeinu pleading to Hashem to forgive Klal Yisroel for the sin of the Eigel HaZahav. This Aveira for all practical purposes was a negation on behalf of the ones who worshipped it of the Korban Pesach that they brought in Mitzrayim to show the Mitzrayim that their god was being used as a Korban to be slaughtered and eaten. Another reason for this was to negate the powers of the constellation of the month of Nissan - Taleh/lamb, which the Egyptians worshipped, and hence, to turn their Mazel around in favor of the Jewish people, who are in fact above nature. And more directly related to the 1st of Nissan, it was on this very date - Rabbeinu's birthday - that Hashem told Moshe Rabbeinu to tell Klal Yisroel the Mitzva of the Korban Pesach. And as we know, the word Pesach is the same Gematria as Rabbeinu's name Nachman - 148.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Someone asked Tzipora (Saba's daughter) why she had never told us the story of how Saba brought her mother – Saba's wife – back to life after the doctor's in the hospital had already pronounced her dead and put her in a refrigerated room where she was for quite some time. Tzipora answered that it hadn't occurred to her to recount it, because with her father they were accustomed to things like this as the norm. E.g. she said, the whole week her father wasn't home and the cubbards were empty, then Saba would come home for Shabas bringing guests and they would open the cubbards and find them full of food.