Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a


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


Chazal tell us (Taanis 29.): "משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה", therefore, we must do everything in our power to be happy. When a person is happy and positive, he finds a way to emerge from all his suffering and difficulties, as the Navi states (Yeshayahu 56, 12):"כי בשמחה תצאו" , through Simcha, you will be redeemed from Galus.

When one seeks the positive in himself, he then becomes a happy person; every Yid is overflowing with so much virtue, as Chazal say (Berachos 57.) on the Pasuk in Shir Hashirim (4, 3): "'כפלח הרמון רקתך' – מאי רקתך? אפילו ריקנין שבך מלאים מצות כרמון", Even the lowest Yidden in Klal Yisroel are full of Mitzvos like the seeds of a pomegranate; if you look for it, you will find that you also possess an abundance of good in yourself.

As long as a person is not happy, he has no control over his mind. His mind is drawn to negativity, and he only thinks of distressing thoughts, and only sees the negative in everything. But when one is happy, he has control over his mind. This is what the Rebbe means in Likutei Maharan (Chelek 2, Siman 10): "כי שמחה הוא עולם החרות", Simcha frees a person from his personal captivity. When someone is happy, they are free from all their painful and stressful thoughts and they rid themselves from their suffering.

Begin from now to be happy; rejoice with the fact that you are Yid; when one delights with 'שלא עשני גוי', he merits to achieve great levels in Avodas Hashem.

I request that you start with fresh energy to learn Mishnayos; wherever you go, take along a small Mishnayos and when you have an extra minute here and there say a Mishna. Maharosh would always say: “How can you identify a Talmid Hichel Hakodesh? When you see someone with a Mishnayos.”

You cannot proclaim yourself a Talmid Hichel Hakodesh unless you learn Mishnayos every day; if you establish a Shiur in Mishnayos you will find a way out of your Aveiros, and it will purify your Neshuma you shouldn’t be drawn to watch Aveiros.

Thank you for applying for vouchers; if only all parents would be like you and ensure they pay Schar Limud. I am under so much pressure to have to pay the Melamdim and teachers that I cannot endure it anymore. What bothers me most is that some parents ignore the calls from our office staff or simply laugh them off. May you merit an abundance of success in the Zechus that you help ‘yourself’ that ‘your’ children have Melamdim who can teach them with ישוב הדעת.

Tonight Iy”h will be a gathering for the ladies; stay home so your wife can attend; come home early and help out with the kids so your wife can go enjoy herself.

May Hashem bless you with success in all your endeavors.

#4 - 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.

Simcha, Bochur

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

Dear… Talmid of Yeshiva Tiferes Hatorah.

I received your letter.

Try with all the strength you possess to be happy, for the key to a successful person is positivity. The Rebbe states (Sefer Hamiddos, Ois Simcha): “Whoever is always happy, leads a successful life.”

Especially now that you have reached the stage of Shidduchim, you certainly must work to be happy, and always greet people with a smile. The first thing one wants to know by a Shidduch is, if the Bachur or girl is healthy, and they don’t suffer from mental illness. This information is readily available on someone’s face; if someone is always relaxed and has a smile on their face then it is an indication they are a healthy person, but if someone is constantly upset, and walks around with a frown, it could be a sign that there is something going on in his mind, for ex. anxiety etc. Hashem Yishmereinu. The Rebbe states (Likutei Maharan, Chelek 1, Siman 23): “When a person is depressed and there is a cloud of gloom hanging over his head, it is a sign that the סטרא אחרא have triumphed over him; they make sure his face shows signs of hopelessness and misery, and on such a person the Pasuk in Shemos (20, 2): "לא יהיה לך אל-הים אחרים על פני" is applied.”

Thus, I request from you to always be happy; if you try with all your might you will succeed to escape from your misery and depression and find a Shidduch; no one is interested to marry a Bachur who is miserable, girls want a happy boy.

Don’t waste your time; utilize your years to learn Torah. Learn the holy Gemara, Daf after Daf, even if you can’t comprehend what you are learning, say the words even without understanding. The Rebbe gave us the gift of the Seder Derech Halimud (Sichas Haran 76); take no notice of those who ridicule it, because one day we will see who the laughingstock is. Give it a few years and you will have learned hundreds of pages of Gemara, and those who scorned and joked about it will not have even opened their Gemaras.

May Hashem bless you with success in everything you do.

Mishnayos, Simcha, Shidduch



בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום ד' פ' שמות, י"ח טבת, שנת תשעט


Stay strong, and continue focusing on being happy, solely with the fact that you were created a yid.

Simcha is the most important aspect in avodas Hashem; when a person is happy, and serves Hashem with simcha, he merits divine protection, which also saves him from פגם הברית. As it states in tehillim (104, 34-35) “אנכי אשמח בה', יתמו חטאים מן הארץ, ורשעים עוד אינם” through rejoicing with Hashem, then: “יתמו חטאים מן הארץ” there is no more sin. (Likutei Maharan chelek 1, siman 169)

If you say mishnayos you will acquire a pure mind; try not to be influenced by your conflicted thoughts, just continue learning and saying tehillim. The first letters of tehillim and mishnayos spell מ"ת, indicating that these two cleanses a person from the impurity of the dead; likewise, mishnayos and tehillim revive a person from his dead, emotionless state, and infuse him with new life to continue achieving.

Nonetheless, you cannot merit this, only if one has the middah of תמימות – simplicity (to believe without asking questions); the last letters of tehillim and mishnayos spell ת"ם – we must listen to what tzaddikim advise us without skepticism.

You did the right thing by throwing away the number someone gave you, which would have led you to aveiros rachmana litzlon, in this merit you will find an ehrliche zivug. Don’t despair, in no time you will find your shidduch.

Hischazkus, Mishnayos, Simcha


בעזרת השם יתברך-יום ג פ ויחי, י טבת שנת תשע"ט

Lekuvid my dear...... Talmid yeshivas Tiferes Hatorsh Breslev

I received your letter.

I'm happy to hear that your life changed for the better since you came into the yeshiva, you write that you received a new heart, and that from now you strive only to do good. This is exactly what happens when someone becomes מקורב to the rebbe, the holy rebbe takes his 'לב האבן' literally meaning heart of stone, and instead gives him a 'לב בשר' a good heart. As it says (yechezkel 36, 26) ונתתי לכם לב חדש ורוח חדשה אתן בקרבכם, והסרתי את 'לב האבן' מבשרכם ונתתי לכם 'לב בשר' " 'לב בשר' are the same letters as ברסל"ב (chai maharan siman 339).

Continue learning mishnayos every day and try to say חי פרקים, mishnayos had the power to eradicate the bad in a person and cleanse his soul. Mishnayos even has the power to save a person who has fallen into a deep pit of aveiros. Maharosh would say the acronym for 'העלית מן שאול נפשי' is משנה - simply meaning that when a person says mishnayos he is taken out of שאול תחתית.

I'm very happy to hear you have crawled out of your depression and you try extremely hard to be happy. The holy rebbe says (likutei maharan chelek 2, siman 25) "מצוה גדולה להיות בשמחה תמיד" it is a great mitzvah to always be happy, "ולהתגבר להרחיק העצבות והמרה שחרה בכל כוחו" and to try your utmost to get rid of your depression and misery, "וכל החולאת הבאין על   האדם, כלם באין רק מקלקול השמחה" all disease and sicknesses that afflict a person only come from depression and sadness. The rebbe says further "וגם חכמי הרופאים האריכו בזה, שכל החולאת הבאין על האדם, כלם באין רק מקלקול השמחה", even the doctors admit that all problems and sicknesses, result from not being happy, and simcha is a cure for everything. When a person is happy he relieves himself from all pain and suffering.

Regarding to that you feel unwanted and not important here in yeshiva; you should know this is just another tactic of the yetzer hora to demoralize a person and take him away from the tzaddik. He does it to everyone that wants to be מקורב to the rebbe.

Let me tell you a story that will give you great chizuk. When R' Yidel became close to the rebbe, people came to tell him that the rebbe is angry at him. R' Yidel did not know that this is all the yetzer horas doings, that the yetzer hora will try everything in the world to distance a person from the tzaddik. He was hesitant to go to the rebbe and ask him what is really going on. After 3 days like this, he couldn't bear not seeing the rebbe and thought to himself 'whatever will be will be, but I have to go see the rebbe'. The rebbe understood with ruach hakodesh what R' Yidel was going through, and when R' Yidel stepped into the rebbe's room the rebbe remarked "when a person comes to a place of שקר, אמת tries to win him over, but if the person stands strong and doesn't waver in the face of שקר, then 'שקר' turns to 'קשר'. The rebbe then concluded "you will now be connected to me your entire life".

You can see from this story how hard the yetzer hora tries to confuse a person with negative feelings and thoughts, his only goal is, that the person should leave the rebbe. Therefore one must daven and stay strong that שקר should become a קשר של קימא - an everlasting bond to the holy rebbe.