Importance of Fulfilling Mitzvos in Their Time

Hashem loves when Yidden do mitzvos in their proper time. Chazal teach us this in Maseches Pesachim in relation to giving the korban Pesach in its proper time on Pesach rather than waiting until Pesach Sheni. Over there is a wonderful discussion as to when we push off giving korban Pesach until Pesach Sheni withContinue reading “Importance of Fulfilling Mitzvos in Their Time”

Rosh Chodesh Adar 5781: The Joy of Blessing

A git choidesh! From tonight until Motzei Shabbos it is Rosh Chodesh Adar! There is a well-known statement from Chazal “Mi shenichnas Adar marbin b’simcha” (Who that enters Adar grows in joy). It is reasonable to ask how it is that we grow in joy in Adar? After all in sifrei Nigleh (works of exotericContinue reading “Rosh Chodesh Adar 5781: The Joy of Blessing”

Impact of Our Actions

The Zohar HaKodosh speaks very often of t’shuva and how important it is, along with the great power this carries to affect change for the one who returns to Hashem and the sweetening of judgments that occurs. In Parshas Mishpatim, Raya Mehemna, the Raya Mehemna speaks of how each part of one’s t’shuva process impactsContinue reading “Impact of Our Actions”

Sweet Geirim

Rebbe Nachman teaches that there are 24 batei dinim that are rendering judgement upon the world. When a pidyon is given, a Tzaddik is able to sweeten all the judgments that come out from these batei dinim. However, sometimes, it may not be possible to sweeten these dinim (judgements). The key way all the dinimContinue reading “Sweet Geirim”

Lail Tu B’Shvat: Producing Fruit

Tonight we celebrate Tu B’Shvat. There is no Tach’nun by Shachris in the morning according to the Shulchan Aruch, and it is a common minhag in Klal Yisroel to eat different kinds of fruit. The Ateres Tzvi would have many people by his tish and give out lots of new fruit for everyone to makeContinue reading “Lail Tu B’Shvat: Producing Fruit”

The Perfectly Sweet Mixture of Torah Based Life

Today, boruch Hashem, I made a siyum on Maseches Eiruvin. There are countless halochos in this particular masechta, primarily having to do with eruvin, which for those unfamiliar are various legal devices to allow certain things like carrying outside on Shabbos, cooking for Shabbos on a holiday, and walking beyond 2000 amos (cubits) in oneContinue reading “The Perfectly Sweet Mixture of Torah Based Life”

T’shuva Fixes Everything

Boruch Hashem, t’shuva (repentance) breaks through all barriers and removes all problems. The Zohar HaKodosh in Saba Mishpatim states unequivocally that t’shuva removes all potential damages that come from sin, and that absolutely nothing can stand in the way of t’shuva. Through doing complete and honest t’shuva, we go beyond the limits of time andContinue reading “T’shuva Fixes Everything”

Sadness and Happiness: Accomplishments in Avodas Hashem

In the Sefer Ner Mitzvah V’Torah Ohr, in the section called Shaar HaYichud by the hailige R’ Dov Ber from Chabad, known as the Mittler Rebbe zt’l, we can learn an amazing Sod (secret) in avodas Hashem. In all Torah we can learn how to better serve Hashem, but this particular piece is amazing. TheContinue reading “Sadness and Happiness: Accomplishments in Avodas Hashem”

Motzei Shabbos Voero 5781

A gitte voch! In the Zohar in Saba Mishpatim, there’s an interesting idea brought out, partially based on a Gemoro in Brochos, that states that someone who doesn’t render thanks to Hashem is reincarnated as an inferior sort of creature due. While we are not supposed to be too heavily involved in these sorts ofContinue reading “Motzei Shabbos Voero 5781”

Erev Shabbos Voero 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Voero, the second Shabbos of Shovevim. For those unfamiliar, Shovavim is the period of time between Parshos Shemos to Mishpatim. In Kabbistically based Judaism it is a great time for cheshbon nefesh (self-evaluation) and teshuva (return to Hashem). This week we start the process of theContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Voero 5781”