Today is a big day for prayer, for all our children… please say today and may Hashem hear all out prayers!!! and have a great month etc…
Lets help all our fathers and mothers and children …
This special prayer was composed by the Shelah Hakadosh to express the prayers of parents on behalf of their children. The Shelah said the optimal time for parents to recite this prayer is Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan , but it may be recited anytime. The holy Shlah Hakadosh left Europe in the 17th century and made his home in Eretz Yisrael, becoming chief Rabbi of Jerusalem.
The Artscroll website states:
“All parents want the best for their children — that they should be good and upright, that they have everything they need for a fruitful, joyous life.
(We recite the prayer anytime but especially…) on THE DAY BEFORE ROSH CHODESH SIVAN, for that is the month when God gave us the Torah, and when the Jewish people began to be called His Children. On that day, (the Shelah Hakadosh) writes, fathers and mothers should give charity to the poor and repent. They should even fast, if they are able to.”
Below is the text of this special prayer:
English TranslationYou have been the Eternal, our G-d, before You created the world, and You are the Eternal, our G-d, since you created the world, and You are G-d forever. You created Your world so that Your Divinity should become revealed thorugh Your holy Torah, as our Sages expounded on the first word therein, and for Israel, for they are Your people and Your inheritance whom You have chosen from among all nations. You have given them Your holy Torah and drawn them toward Your great Name. These two commandments are, “Be fruitful and Multiply” and “You shall teach them to your children.” Their purpose is that You did not create the world to be empty, but to be inhabited, and that it is for Your glory that You created, fashioned, and perfected it, so that we, our offspring, and all the descendants of your people Israel will know Your Name and study Your Torah.
Thus I entreat You, O Eternal, supreme King of kings. My eyes are fixed on You until You favor me, and hear my prayer, and provide me with sons and daughters who will also be fruitful and multiply, they and their descendents unto all generations, in order that they and we might all engage in the study of Your holy Torah, to learn and to teach, to observe and to do, and to fulfill with love all the words of Your Torah’s teaching. Enlighten our eyes in Your Torah and attach our heart to Your commandments to love and revere Your Name.
Our Father, compassionate Father, grant us all a long and blessed life. Who is like You, compassionate Father, Who in compassion remembers His creatures for life! Remember us for eternal life, as our Forefather Avraham prayed, “If only Yishmael would live before You,” which the Sages interpreted as “…live in reverence of You.”
For this I have come to appeal and plead before You, that my offspring and their descendants be proper, and that You find no imperfection or disrepute in me or them forever. May they be people of peace, truth, goodness and integrity in the eyes of G-d and man. Help them to become practiced in Torah, accomplished in Scriptures, Mishnah, Talmud, Kabbalah, mitzvos, kindness, and good attributes, and to serve you with an inner love and reverence, not merely outwardly. Provide every one of them with their needs with honor, and give them health, honor and strength, good bearing and appearance, grace and loving-kindness. May love and brotherhood reign among them. Provide them with suitable marriage partners of scholarly and righteous parentage who will also be blessed with all that I have asked for my own descendants, since they will share the same fate.
You, the Eternal, know everything that is concealed, and to You all my heart’s secrets are revealed. For all my intention concerning the above is for the sake of Your great and holy Name and Torah. Therefore, answer me, O Eternal, answer me in the merit of our holy Forefathers Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya’akov. For the sake of the fathers save the children, so the branches will be like the roots. For the sake of Your servant, David, who is the fourth part of Your Chariot, who sings with Divine inspiration.
A song of ascents. Fortunate is everyone who fears the Eternal, who walks in His ways. When you eat of the toil of your hands, you are fortunate, and good will be yours. Your wife is like a fruitful vine in the inner chambers of your home; your children are like olive shoots around your table. Look! So is blessed the man who fears the Eternal. May the Eternal bless you from Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. May you see your children’s children, peace upon Israel.
Please, O Eternal, Who listens to prayer: May the following verse be fulfilled in me: “‘As for Me,’ says the Eternal, “this My covenant shall remain their very being; My spirit, which rests upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth nor from the mouths of your children, nor from the mouths of your children’s children,” said the Eternal, “from now to all Eternity.” May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing before You, Eternal, my Rock and my Redeemer.
“Mekable Pnei Harebbe Lifnei HaChag,” Receive the face of your Holy Teacher before the Holiday of Shavout 2015, thanks for posting the Tolna Rebbe for us all :)
The Tolna Rebbe Shlita 2013 /5773 on the Yahzeit of the Heilge Rebbe Dovid of Tolna his Alter alter Zeide, carrying the more than 200 year old tehilim which is an inheritance through the Grand Rebbe’s Zeide’s back to Dovid Tolna himself.
This was the Tehilim Dovid Tolna would davern with himself and would bring about salvation’s for the Yidden / Jewish people. There are many names and letters / Kvitlach in the sefer which show us the Chassidim of old devotion and commitment to the Rebbe and may his merit protect us. Below is pictured the new Shul in Jerusalem which shall continue the Tolna Heritage until Moshiach’s coming ! Bkrov mamaesh amen!
The Tolna Rebbe Shlita allowed us all to davern from this holy old tehilim as 15 children read the 15 shir Hamlos, may we hear only good news!
The highest moment is within and the fire shines to all around.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and the Middah of Hod.
Each week of Sefirah features a different one of the Sefiros, the attributes with which Hashem created the world and the human personality. This Shabbos we will enter the 5th week of Sefirah, thereby encountering the Sefirah of Hod. On the 5th day of the 5th week of Sefirah, on the day of Hod of Hod, Jews from across the globe will join in celebrating the Torah of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the personality of Hod of Hod.
What is Hod, and why the celebration?
The meaning of the word Hod means to bend, to admit and to thank, all expressing a theme of self-submission in the face of another. Tzaddikim who possess the middah of Hod teach the world how to exercise the flexibility so critical in relationships and how to get along peacefully. However it goes deeper.
Tzaddikim of Hod see all Jews as precious and holy. We are not perfect. Some of us may be quite terrible. But there is a secret within all of us, for some of us it is a very, very deep and well-hidden secret. This secret is that there is an unblemishable core to a Jewish soul.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the master of secrets, revealed the secret goodness of every Jew. We must value, love and respect every Jew, despite the imperfect façade he may project. We should not be rigid and exacting; we should exercise Hod and restrain our egos in the face of one another.
On Laag Beomer we celebrate. We celebrate the goodness of Jews.
The Mashgaich is, b”h, much better, and is home. Thank you for your tefilos.
A Midnightrabbi inspires spiritual guide to make a practical difference!
We are almost by the climax of the year with Lag B’omer 2015 in less than a few days, listen to how we planned this music mystic hour to go and click on the blogs to see how it all manifested thank G-d :) the-inspiration-behind-the-spiritual-guide-to-our-husband-to-make-a-happy-wifey!
A gut voch and a guten chodesh! This important message from one of the gedolei yisroel of our generation was sent to me from R’ JIM = Jews Inspired & Midnightrabbi eli goldsmith…
The Mashgiach, Harav Moshe Wolfson Shlit”a, quoted the following Midrash at the Neilas HaChag Seudah, this past Pesach:
Rabbi Yitzchak said: During the year that Mashiach will be revealed, all of the nations of the world will be starting up with each other.
The king of Persia (today this is Iran) will start up with the king of Arabia (today, Saudia Arabia). The king of Arabia will go to Edom (today this is America, the leader of the Western world) to ask for help and he will return. The king of Persia will return and will destroy the entire world (today we know how this could happen) and all of the nations will make a tumult and will be very confused and they will fall on their faces and they will experience the likes of birth pangs.
And the Jewish people will make a tumult and will be confused and they will say, “Where should we go to, where should we come to?” And He will say, “My children, do not fear. Everything I did I did for your sake. Why are you scared? Don’t be scared, THE TIME FOR YOUR REDEMPTION HAS COME.”
The Mashgiach elaborated:
The world situation has never been as close to the fulfillment of this Midrash as it is today. What was the purpose of us having this Midrash, of what benefit is the knowledge that it seems very likely that Mashiach is imminent?
So that we should be very careful not to ruin this opportunity. There have already been many opportunities for the coming of Mashiach which were ruined. Each of us is responsible to contribute our effort to bring Mashiach through Torah, prayer and acts of kindness. Primarily, it is important to focus on reciting Shiras Hayam each day with special concentration and joy.
May we soon here the voice of Hashem saying, “THE TIME FOR YOUR REDEMPTION HAS COME!”
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Let’s all admit the truth that we all need help! Dovid Hamelech /the King of Israel and sweet singer divinely inspired sang/ wrote himself that “we all need help”. “And from where will my help (mate) come from”! Wifey herself is called an Aizer / helpmate (In the story of Creation at the beginning of the Torah).
Everyone finds the mate part easy, but to help someone else this is a real challenge. So now we can understand the words from our sweet singer (listen to Yosef Karduner sing psalm 121 and be moved by the feeling behind these special words). This brings our Husband to recall, somewhere inside our Husband memories, deep in his mind and heart a time with Wifey before being called Wifey where the emotions were alive with warmth and excitement of potential unity. This was years ago on their 1st date when our Husband sang and covered this song of psalm 121 in a public setting back then. Our Wifey’s heart opened up to these words and potential soul mate, in divinely inspired timing and song “mayin yavor ‘Ezri” (i.e. translated from Hebrew deeply to mean, “where is my helpmate,”) and these choice timed words our yet to be Husband sang knowing that his 1st date ever was fortunately with his soul mate forever! These words explained above are from psalm 121, titled “Shir lemalot” appropriately, meaning songs that bring us upward!
Wifey is described in the story of Creation as an Eizer Knegdo/ a help mate. Some define this description as a help mate either by Wifey really helping and aiding our Husband do his role, or by Wifey going against our Husband if he misbehaves and thereby coercing him to do His role. Either way, we say that we all need help and the more focus our Husband is on the help (mate), the better. Obviously we know the best help we can find will be from the One who knows our needs the most and can provide them too and who is that you may ask? That is for-sure the Ultimate Guide the Creator of us all. The Ultimate Guide provided us with generations of Guides like His most loyal servant, King David the sweet singer and dedicated one to Israel. This is all amazingly within one line explained already all hinted to in the same deep line mentioned above while summarizing these concepts again for the sake of memory and clarity; 1. Help from beyond yourself with application,2. The helpmate reality and constantly finding and supporting your helpmate with actual kindness and help!And lastly but most importantly 3. One’s self-help. This should be noted by our musical Husband’s friends, as an indication to the best song writer of all time, King David. Not only did he sing and write and guide his people in his time, but left us with a guide book for all time. Musically we can’t imagine how this psalm 121 originally sounded and we all hope and yearn that soon we will hear music again from King David that will put beyond shame the music world today back to silence. Our Husband can see from this 1st line from psalm 121 and the advice we gain mentioned above, how importantly deep the words and the guidance therein. While reminding our Husband this is just one of many such lines in Psalms, and admitting we can’t understand and truly grasp or learn without later generation Guides explaining for us the infamous psalms and its depths! Our Husband’s friend Ari Lesser publically mentioned his whole spiritual awakening came from the power of rapping Psalms. However, to return to our Husband’s point and as pointed out before, there are the guides below too. The more skilled these guides are in providing help the better. One of the ways guides can help is after much personal experiences and training. We all could use some extra advice or even basic advice especially when it comes to the most important objectives in life like Husband, happy Wifey!
To really know who the right person to guide us is a gift from above and like our Husband was taught earlier in this guide, sincere prayer with inner knowledge is the most powerful tool he has to achieve this and anything important in life. A certain realization that the most important person for our Husband to help first is to help himself, as Hillel said in the ‘Sayings of our Father’s’ “If I am not for myself then who will be for me, and if not now then when?” Our Husband repeats these words again and again like a mantra and dedicates himself to truly come to self-help so he can then give properly to Wifey what she really needs. Wifey is generally someone who is always a successful helpmate, no matter what her situation. Then together our Husband and Wifey can help their children, and then their neighbors, then their city, then the whole world, just as the Sanzer Rov “the Divrei Chaim” once said! (May all these holy souls’ merits and sagely advice help us all)! Our Husband himself realized that the Divrei Chaim was always busy with helping the Divrei Chaim truly as a way to succeed before helping anybody else. As anyone who knows about the Divrei Chaim, knows he did truly help the world beyond words and with no selfish motives. So our Husband is helping himself by reading and living the Guide and seeking out real true good healthy beyond selfish advice to help himself.
And Wifey? Well Wifey always has been a seeker looking for the truth and the help needed. Wifey didn’t need a Guide to wake her up to her healthy help filled mission. Sometimes Wifey went to professionals who when they connected deeply was truly helpful. Wifey used these sessions talking out her pain and growing from the struggles she faced and overcame of growing up in a world of broken hearts and homes. Wifey knew her essence and this kept her striving to face her issues and still function as a Wife and Mother.
It comes down to excepting a huge change of thought and reality as what is the real true success for Wifey and our Husband?The answer is simply an intense struggle itself is the real true success for our Husband and Wifey. The clarity to help ourselves with real true advice to become whole healthy happy people that can truly become One. This slight pain filled struggle is never worth avoiding and in some way will have to be accomplished through our Husbands positive choices and hard self-help or his negative circumstances that force out a desired result albeit in tremendous pain. Our Husband favorite author and scholar, the holy Rav Tzadok Hakohen of Lublin once divinely inspired wrote over 100 years ago in Pri Tzakick / fruit of Righteousness’, “there is the challenge of positive self-help of facing yourself with truth and love, or forced negative self-correction of facing yourself with suffering,” either way we all our destined to return to our true self either with positive help or suffering and pain. Let our Husband choose wisely and Wifey struggle inspired in a way that brings them closer together. Our Husband as depicted in our only in Israel stories, OII has to be Wifey’s receiving support from our Husband. With this approach of healthy helpful soulful self-growth from our Husband and Wifey, and us learning from the Guide practically, G-d will help us all to inspire us all to seek the Ultimate Help and see Unity revealed help in our relationships together! Latest classes just in :D midnightrabbi-dont-givin/midnightrabbi-inspires-with-our-king! and going-spiritual-inspired/filling-in-the-missing-links-1
(Bergen Belsen, 1944, there were no matzot in Bergen Belsen for Passover 1944. It was decided that bread could be eaten preceded by this prayer.)
Our Father in Heaven: You surely know that it is our desire to do your will, and to observe Pesach by eating matza and by observing the prohibition concerning hametz. But to our great distress, our situation prevents us from doing so, and our lives are hanging in the balance. As such, we are hereby prepared and ready to fulfill the mitzvah of “living by Torah, and not dying by it.’ And so our prayer before You is that You allow us to live on, and that You redeem us, so that we can soon fulfill Your laws and serve You with a fuller heart. Amen.
Healthy Ways to Stay Happy
Being healthy and being happy aren’t too far from one another. In fact, they may be best friends. Numerous studies have shown that if you are healthy – eating right, at the right weight, getting exercise – you aren’t just going to live longer, but you are actually going to enjoy living longer. When you are healthy, you are more energetic, you sleep better, and in general, have a more positive outlook on daily life. In other words, healthy equals happy. Here are a few ways you can stay happy and live healthy (see Healthy Living Blogs for more).
Eat well. The type of foods we eat determine our moods because they often release chemicals in our brains. For example, carbohydrates (bread, pasta, cookies) are known to stimulate the release of the brain chemical serotonin. Serotonin regulates appetite, mood, and sleep, which is why people often turn to carbohydrates if they are feeling down. Another favorite is chocolate, which boosts brain chemicals, including phenylethylamine and anandamide, which give us the feeling of being “in love” or satisfied. Additionally, the fats found in most fish change brain chemistry to make us feel happier and smarter while the fats found in meats clog our brain’s blood vessels and therefore confuses our thinking, and our mood.
Another food-related item to be aware of is stress. When you are stressed, your brain releases a chemical called neuropeptide. This same chemical makes us have an appetite for carbohydrates, which causes us to gain weight. When we gain weight, it adds more stress and the cycle is very hard to break. If you know which foods are good for you and which messages they will send to your brain, you can choose wisely and stay happy and healthy. You can learn more about the importance of proper nutrition at the Nutrition Degree Online.
Exercise. It’s a known fact that exercise releases the feel-good chemical in our brains called endorphins. Endorphins are our body’s natural way of telling us it likes what we are doing, and in turn makes us feel happy. Exercise also boosts our immune system, which means we are able to ward of diseases and illnesses more effectively. With consistent exercise, we can make our bodies healthier, stronger, and more resilient – all items that lead to happiness. Additionally, it has been proven that exercise reduces tension so you feel less stressed and more relaxed.
Get outside. Aside from the benefits you’ll get from breathing fresh air and being active, when the sun is shining outdoors, its rays give us vitamin D, which we need to keep strong bones. Getting a moderate amount of sunshine (about 20 minutes per day) will help you stay happy because the sun also gives us endorphins. With these endorphins, we have more energy and feel positive – all from a stroll outdoors.
When Nissan arrives, a spirit of chiddush, newness and novelty, descends. This is seen in nature; the trees bud, the tulips bloom, and with the last vestiges of snow melting, the mood of the population lifts.
Chiddush is a power of Kedusha, holiness. Physically, everything is very much the same. Newness in a material sense is only an external mirage. The goal of the latest invention is the same as the invention of a hundred years ago – to give a person a temporary jolt of pleasure which dissipates quickly. In Kedusha, reality is constantly changing and assuming completely novel dimensions. Although externally it seems as if today’s prayer is a repetition of yesterday’s, it is a completely new reality all together. The words, though technically the same, have a completely different meaning and shine with a new and exciting Ohr, spiritual light. This is true for every single facet of holiness, be it Torah study, mitzvos, or anything related to Kedusha.
Unfortunately, if we do not tap into the wealth of chiddush that emanates in Kedusha and utilize it to serve Hashem with fresh vigor, the waves of novelty do not dissipate. They are captured by the evil forces and used to produce yet another invention which will further its cause. There are tremendous powers of chiddush today which are not being utilized by Jews in their service of Hashem as seen from the many inventions produced daily which serve to spread immorality. Every time a Jew seeks to gain a new dimension in Avodas Hashem by either learning a new idea which will infuse him with eagerness and freshness or by contemplating the meaning and value of every single act of Kedusha, we prevent the evil forces from gaining access to the power of chiddush and utilizing it for destruction.
A word on the strenuous Pesach preparations: The physical toil invested in Pesach is laden with meaning. Sefarim teach that the sweat produced through the Pesach preparations wash away our spiritual flaws, leaving us, too, ‘Pesach cleaned.’
Source: Based on the Shalosh Seudas Torah of Parshas Vayakheil Pekudei 5775 and other sources
Food is a must with relationship building, as whoever heard of a successful business deal without a business lunch first, a Lchaim to seal the deal and an even bigger Lchaim after the money of the deal comes in. We are not talking about before alcohol anonymous type treats, but rather healthy treats that bridge unity that is long lasting healthy satiation with a smile. ->click here for the full story and many more <-:D
And then there’s the Purim Mishloach Manot and life gets really interesting, my advice is find a Wifey that keeps it simple and classy at the same time :D Where we pray an orange and children drink is all your going to get and that what we call simple D: