Want to Intoduce some inspirational stories from great people and remind u!

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From one friend

Shalom on Sunday , May 22nd will be a very very special day.
it is the yahrtzeit {hilula} of one of the greatest tzadikim ever lived
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai”
who wrote the holy book of the ZOHAR HAKADOSH
we expect over half a million people to come to Miron where his holy grave site  is.
Many friends will be there and would be happy to pray for you and for your loved
ones as we learned from our sages that the prayer close to the
tzadik’s grave site is most accepted in the heavens.
.please send me your Hebrew names and your mother’s Hebrew names….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-a3e6f0IZ8&feature=channel_video_title

from Reb Gutman Locks  a close friend

chassid wrote, “I know that I am supposed to balance love and fear [awe] of G-d, but I can’t handle the strictness of the fear part. I am really bothered by strictness.”

Gutman answered, “Then go to spiritual joy, and bypass the entire subject.”

The chassid responded; “Huh?”

Gutman: First, understand that strictness contains love, and that love has to have strictness. Unbridled love would be a disaster.

As for strictness, rain is a good example of strictness. But how can rain be strictness? Rain is always a blessing. Without rain, we could not survive. Rain seems to be only love and kindness.

All beneficial love contains strictness. The strictness of rain is that its water falls in individual drops. If this strictness would be removed, the rain would fall in a solid block, like a huge tsunami flood falling from the sky! This would destroy whatever it reached.  So, we see that this strictness is really measured love.

But if this struggle with love and fear is too great for you, then take the easy way out. Go to spiritual joy. The spiritual goal that we seek can only come in spiritual joy.

Imagine that you are a peasant farmer. You are not a complete beggar, thank G-d, but you are no way near being a landed gentleman, either. One day, you are working in the field and you look up, amazed. Coming toward you in the distance, you see a number of golden carriages being drawn by large teams of beautiful horses. As they come closer, you realize that it is the King’s carriage. You are astonished.

The carriage stops, and the livery guards rush to open the door. They place a red carpet on the ground. Then the King Himself steps down, out of the carriage.

You fall to the ground, afraid to even look up at the King. Then the King says, “Arise. Stand, I want you to do something for me.”

You immediately obey the King’s order, and you rise.

The King says, “I want you to become my servant. I want you to help me by gathering in my sheep, and by tending them. Know this: My sheep are very dear to me. I love each of them. But My flock has gone astray. They are lost, left wandering in the wilderness. Here are your new garments and the tools that you will need to do this job. Do not worry, I will reward you handsomely for your time and effort. Your reward will be beyond your imagination. And, if you do a good job, I will even invite you into My palace.”

One of the King’s guards hands you the garments, the tools that you will need to accomplish the job, and a large amount of gold. Then the King climbs back into His carriage, and the carriage disappears into the horizon.

Now be honest. How would you feel? List your ten most obvious feelings. What would be your initial feelings? What would you feel after all this sinks in? List them.

Here are some of mine:

Joy

Joy

Joy

Joy
Joy

Appreciation

Amazement

Shock

Responsibility

Enthusiasm

Joy

Joy

Joy

Love

G-d said to us, “When you do a mitzvah the way it is supposed to be done, you will become holy. I will share My holiness with you. A mitzvah is both physical and spiritual. To properly do the mitzvah physically, you have to follow the physical details of the mitzvah. To properly do the mitzvahspiritually, you have to also think about Me, say My Name and think about what I am doing to you when you do themitzvah. [This is inherent in the blessing, if only we pay attention to the words.] If you remember all of those feelings that you listed, it will not be long before I will invite you into My palace.”

from Reb Daniel Leeman a close brother

We have been implored to “go in the way of the statutes” [1]. This phrase is explained [2] to be referring to toiling in Torah. But toiling in Torah is not a ‘statute’ per se [3], and so where do we see that this phrase is referring specifically to toiling in Torah?

Perhaps it is simply referring to the statutes; why would we assume otherwise?

 

 

In 1980, Rabbi Faskowitz, of Hillcrest New York, began giving classes in Cherryhill New Jersey as part of a Jewish learning experience outreach programme. He asked Rabbi Berel Rothman, the Rabbi of the Cherryhill Congregation Sons of Israel for a list of names of potential participants, and also a list of Yiddish speakers who were likely to have been from Europe and have learned Talmud at a younger age and would be likely candidates for his class.

 

One such man falling into the latter category, Harvey, was informed that the Rabbi wished to speak with him. He never called back, but as the opening class was about to begin, Harvey entered, came over to the Rabbi and introduced himself. The Rabbi introduced himself and friendlily explained the intentions of the classes.

 

“How dare you,” Harvey interrupted, “since Auschwitz I never go to synagogue. I hate Torah and the commandments! My mother was killed before my very eyes; all my friends and family were killed, I don’t want any connection to G-d or people like you.”

“Look,” calmly replied the somewhat stunned Rabbi, “At least treat me with an ounce of respect – like you would a stranger. Just to avoid leaving a terrible impression on the rest of the group, listen for a few minutes and then leave.”

Indeed 15 minutes into the class Harvey stood up and left.

 

The next week, to the Rabbis shock, Harvey turned up. He did not look at the text of the tractate that was being studied, nor did he participate, but he stayed for the entire class. The following week he returned with a brand new copy of the tractate that they were studying. After the class he approached the Rabbi, “Did you ever hear of the town Pruzhin?”

“Of course,” replied the Rabbi, “Rabbi Elya Pruzhiner, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein’s brother, was from there.”

Harvey’s face suddenly lit up, “Yeah he was a real Torah scholar.”

“He wrote the book Halichos Eliyahu,” offered the Rabbi.

 

The following week, the Rabbi brought a copy of the book to the class. Harvey went off to the side and sat with the book, in tears.

 

Harvey became a regular participant of the Rabbi’s class.

 

“Call me Yankel,” he said one week, “My mother called me Yankel.”

 

A few weeks later at a Chanukah party, Yankel spoke with the Rabbi privately, “I vowed that I would go to synagogue once a year for my mother’s Yahrtzeit. I am unwell. Soon I will join her and she will ask me what I did for her. I thought I would at least be able to tell her that I said the memorial prayer for her. But I know she would tell me that was not enough. Now after these eight weeks I can tell her that I learned a page of the Talmud for her. I know she will smile and be happy.”

 

Not long after that night, Yankel passed away.

 

 

When a person performs the regular statutes it is very praiseworthy, but nevertheless they might still remain static, not spiritually growing.

But the Torah connects us in a deep way to the past and future and elevates us spiritually – there is no better way to “go”!

 

Perhaps this idea is hinted at in the opening words, “if in My statutes” which has the same numerical value as the word ‘Torah’ only by adding 50, which is the numerical value of the word ‘lech’ meaning ‘go’. There is only one way to truly ‘go’ and ascend to great spiritual heights.  

 

This is the chok, the ‘statute’, of time and of the Jewish people!

 

 

Have a ‘chok’ of a good Shabbos,

 

Dan.

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About Midnightrabbi inspired aka Eli Goldsmith

Eli Goldsmith aka the Midnightrabbi inspired, is originally from a well-known family, in the music biz and entertainment industry, from London, has transferred his upbringing and talents to be at the cutting edge of culture and Jewish talent hosting events for many programs. He studied in England at John Lyons School Harrow, Woodhouse College and Sussex University! Continuing his education in Israel, Talmudic Law and group council at Ohr Somayach, Kollel Aiza Birah and Kollel Boston, in Derech Hamelech and Rabbi in 6 well-known programs where was named honorably the Midnightrabbi by the beloved students themselves, He has rounded off his outlook with a large breath of wisdom including the "7 habits" from Stephen Covey to become the “10 habits” practical business successful approach. Working as a Consultant in the well-known Charity for 4 years, the Jaffa Institute and sister program the Bet Shemesh Educational Center is where he honed his talents in management and formed a bond with many special people worldwide. Recently working as a Consultant and Office manager of UKA United Kashruth Authority. And as a Counselor at Retorno a REHAB center. Eli was excitedly consulting @Grantwatch.com, Hiko.Energy.com & Campuscasa.com as Customer Service & Sales Executive updating their Social media, @Student Services at MJI Institute. Eli Goldsmith is looking for new opportunities to inspire, alongside performing successfully as a Customer Service Executive at Nu Mark LLC. Eli contributes to HR and training with CX talks and positive professional feedback. Speaking in front of large audiences with confidence and inspiration. Eli is dedicating his spare time to the Future Special Education. This is the key to the root of the issue in Education! Partner with Founder of Unity Inspires Projects aka UPI! Unityinspiresprojects@gmail.com & for consultancy & speaker :) Eli G for your phone specialists Customer Service Manager - eligcellularisrael@gmail.com

2 responses to “Want to Intoduce some inspirational stories from great people and remind u!”

  1. midnightrabbi says :

    one more story for u Pesach Sheini

    This Wednesday is the fourteenth day of the month of Iyar which is Pesach Sheini, the “Second Passover.” When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, this day served as a “second chance” for those who were unable to bring the Passover offering on the eve of the “first” Passover one month earlier, the 14th of Nissan.

    It is also the Yahrzeit of my oldest brother Rabbi Joel Price o.h. Yerachmiel Yaacov Yosef ben Moishe Dovid. I am writing this in his memory.

    I remember that I said at his Levaya-Funeral that it was quite symbolic that he passed away on Pesach Sheini when Hashem gave us a second chance, as my brother, who worked with “kids at risk” had also given these children another chance at Judaism.

    In fact, during the shivah, one respectable fellow told me that he was one of those kids.

    At our Yeshivah Neveh Zion in Telz Stone , Israel, we also Baruch Hashem try to bring Hashem’s children home.

    At the end of the year the boys get up and speak from the heart.

    One fellow echoed the sentiments of many of us when he said, “I thought I came to Neveh to give Hashem another chance, but at the end I realized that it was Hashem who had given me another chance.”
    I am going to share part of two articles about Pesach Sheini that I saw on Chabad.Org You can get the whole article by clicking on the links.

    1. Never Too Late – Chabad.ORG Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
    Courtesy of MeaningfulLife.com
    2. A Second Chance – By Yanki Tauber

  2. midnightrabbi says :

    more great storeis and heres some inspiring words http://soundcloud.com/elipmusic2/rav-maizlish-inspires-your soul/lag bomer

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