Monday, 16 May 2011

Words of Prayer, Words of Kindness - 35


This weeks Words of Prayer, Words of Kindness is prepared in the merit of
Sarah bas  Dov Baruch a"h for a Aliyat Neshama.
 Sarah bas Boris (who was on our Tehillim list with her mothers name) was Niftar early Thursday morning, she is survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
May her family be comforted amongst the mourners of Tzion.

Shmiras HaLashon Thought

It is forbidden to speak negatively about Eretz Yisrael. As the Torah teaches us the generation that merited to be freed from Egypt, spent 40 years wandering in the desert and died there due to their Evil Speech concerning the Land of Israel.  (Chofetz Chaim – A Lesson a Day)


Bitachon Thought

We are taught that there will come a time when G-d "will send to the nations a pure language so that all will call on the name of G-d, and the idols will completely fall away" (Tzephanaiah 3:9) Evil will then be returned into good and it will be revealed that even those attempts to deny G-d are in reality a call to faith. This concept is hinted at in the first words of Leviticus (1:1) " VaYiKRA) – And He called to Moshe". When one reads from the Torah Scroll, one sees that the aleph in the word VaYiKRA, is a small letter. The other letters ie without the aleph would read VaYiKR meaning "it happened". From this we understand that hidden within the different events in a person's life is the voice of G-d calling him – the quiet, small voice. (Likuey Moharan I33, 54, 62, II, 12, 78)

Tehillim Thought

Rebbe Nachman of Breslav spoke on the verse "Today, if you will listen to His voice" (Tehillim 95:7)

A fundamental rule when serving Hashem is to think only of what is today… One should think about today, at this very moment and start to serve Hashem from here, right now. Often times when one thinks about serving Hashem, people get overwhelmed and think it will be a big burden. But if we think just of today, what we must do right now, then it is not such a big burden. One should also not push off serving Hashem tomorrow as tomorrow is another world away. All that we have is today, right now. And hence it says "Today, if you will listen to His voice!" (Likutey Moharan I:272)


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