Friday, July 5, 2013

Chozeh MeLublin a Lesson in Emunah

A Beracha LeVatalah

Someone once came to the holy Chozeh the Seer of Lublin, and complained, "Rebbe this morning I made a Beracha LeVatalah! I recited a blessing in vain! I recited the blessing in Birkas HaShachar SheAsa Li kol Tzorki - Blessed is Hashem Who fulfilled all my needs"
"But Rebbe," he bemoaned his fate, "I am so poor and impoverished that I have no money, no food, Rebbe I dont even own a proper pair of shoes! So Rebbe, I recited a Beracha LeVatalah, do I say now say Baruch Shem Kevod Malchuso to compensate (as is the halacha in Jewish law?)"

The Chozeh answered the distraught chossid, "No, you did not recite a blessing in vain," explained the Rebbe, "it was not a beracha levatalah because whatever Hashem has given you is what you need, whatever you do have that is what Hashem in His infinite wisdom has decreed that is what you actually need."

May hashem open our eyes, may we all be granted the emunah and butachin, the faith and trust to see that what we have is what we need, Amen

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R' Tal Moshe Zwecker
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

An Amazing Chassidishe Story

TESHUVA

There was once a Jew who heard about the great Rebbe Reb Zisha of hanipoli, it was during the days of awe and repentance around Rosha HaShanna YomKippur time and he traveled to meet the Rebb in person. When he arrived in the beis midrash he found Reb Zisha wrapped in Tallis and Tefillin reciting viduy, the confession while at the front of the shul an amazoing spectacle was taking place: a man lay there on the floor wracking with sobs and crying out "O woe for me I am a sinner and a criminal and a good for nothing," as he sobbed and cried he banged his fists into the floor and writhed in sheer agony! Witnessing the newcomer's obvious bafflement, Reb Zisha turned to him and explained, (calling himself by name in the third person dimunitive humble way which was Zisha's!) "this man was a grievous sinner, finally they caught him in the act and brought him to Zisha, but he still refused to confess and own up. Zisha tried to get him to repent to no avail, finally Zisha saw no choice so I bound and attached my soul to his and as Zisha recited viduy and confessed all of his terrible sins the man became a baal teshuva." Eventually he became a true baal teshuva, and the newcomer a fiery chassid and disciple of his new Rebbe. (Siach Sarfei Kodesh)




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R' Tal Moshe Zwecker
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Emuna From Darkness to Light

I recently came across an amazing little kuntres (pamphlet) which details the teachings of Rav Chatzkel Levenstein who was the menahel ruachani of Mir and Ponivitch Yeshivas on Emunah

He used to say Emunah is the key to life!

He taught that all success in spiritual avodah hinges upon Emunah, dveykus, Torah, Davening everything is dependent upon true genuine sincere Emunah in Hashem, as R' Yona writes in his magnum opus Shaarei Teshuva 2:10 that whoever accepts upon himself to follow the guidance of the sages in faith, at that very moment he is going out from darkness into great shining light! Whoever reaches true faith and emunah the root source of all, immediately goes out from darkness to light.

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Kol Tuv,
R' Tal Moshe Zwecker
Director Machon Be'er Mayim Chaim Publishing
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