Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a

#1 - BE HAPPY WITH תמימות ופשיטות.

בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום ד' פרשת תרומה, ב' דר"ח אדר א', שנת תשע"ט


I beg you: try with all your strength to be happy; I know you are going through difficult times, yet, focus all your energy on being positive and Hashem will certainly help you.

If a person wants to know his מדריגה in Avodas Hashem, whether he is by the קדושה or by the טומאה, it can very easily be determined by looking if he is upbeat or miserable. Happiness is קדושה, and depression is טומאה.

Therefore, I beg you my dear beloved…… lift your feet in the air and dance with joy. All you must do nowadays is turn on a CD and you have a full band in the comfort of your home; no need to bring down musicians and singers in order to enjoy some music, with the flick of a switch you can dance to your hearts content.

R’ Nosson once advised a Talmid to dance every day, he told him the following: “If you make sure to dance every day, you will never see the face of the Gehinnom.”

Talmidei Hichel Hakodesh who learned in Yeshiva by Maharosh recount that in the old Yeshiva Building where the noise would travel from floor to floor, the Bochurim would hear Maharosh dancing for hours in a row; whenever Maharosh would go through difficulties, this was the עצה he would turn to. Maharosh listened to whatever the Rebbe said with תמימות ופשיטות, if the Rebbe said (Likutei Maharan, Chelek 1, Siman 10): “Through dancing and clapping one removes all his דינים from himself;” then he followed without questions, and danced and clapped to remove the דינים from himself and others.

If you’re looking for a way to eliminate the דינים which you are now suffering from; heed the Rebbe’s words and lift your feet in joy; clap your hands and rejoice that you believe in Hashem, and he will bring you salvation.

I will still write to you Iy”h.

Good night.