Sunday, June 17, 2007

Tammuz the month of the Ba'al Teshuva

(Bostoner Rebbe Shlit"a of RBSA)

I was zoche to merit hearing the Bostoner Rebbe Shlit"a of Bet Shemesh yesterday say Torah in honor of Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Tammuz during Shalosh Seudos.

The Rebbe said that the tziruf the letter combination of Tammuz is Hashem's 4 letter name Hava"ya is backwards. Hay then Vav, then Hay then Yud. This exact backwards combination beginning with Hay is perfect as the month for a Ba'al Teshuva. The Rebbe explained that the Midrash teaches why does Hay have two openings the large one on the bottom is where thw wicked fall through to Gehinom but its open on the side allowing a penitent returnee - a Ba'al Teshuva to come in through there.

Thus Tammuz begins with Hay, then leads up to the Divine name this is the path of the Ba'al Teshuva who begins at the end searching for the right way to reach Kedusha.

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