Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a

#6 - TEHILLIM IS A CRUTCH WHICH ONE CAN GRAB FOR SUPPORT.
Tehillim

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


….student of Bais Faiga Breslev


I received your letter.


Strengthen yourself and continue saying Tehillim every day, between the Pesukim weave in your own Tefillos to Hashem.


Tehillim was a priority by the holy Rebbe, as we see in Sichas Haran (Siman 98), the Rebbe said “ Tehillim is a crutch upon which one can lean for support;” just like a sick person לא עלינו, leans on a cane for support, he relies on it to assist him in coming and going; likewise, when one says Tehillim and relies on Hashem, he is freed from his suffering.


Don’t worry about your Shidduch; I spoke to your father regarding this issue. I hope that you will soon find your Shidduch and start building a home of your own.


I appreciate everything you do in school; whoever helps establish the Rebbe’s Moised will certainly be repaid with blessing and success.


Send me a letter every time you finish Tehillim and you will bring me great pleasure.


May Hashem bless you with success in all your endeavors.

#5 - A KAPITEL TEHILLIM REVITALIZES THE PERSON.
Tehillim

בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום ב' פ' בשלח, ח' שבט, שנת תשע"ט


Dear….


Stay strong dear brother; don’t despair; this too will eventually pass.


I know you are going through a hard phase; Hashem is testing you with a difficult Nisoyan; remember though, what the holy Rebbe told R’ Nosson (Sichas Haran 300): “Everything that happens is – למען הבחירה והנסיון”; meaning, every challenge is a trial, to see to whom the person will turn in times of despair.


Listen to what I advise you; take a Tehillim and say a Kapitel; you’ll see, everything will change. The holy Rebbe said (Chai Maharan 485): “A Kapitel Tehillim is comparable to a refreshing drink”; when a person is parched on a hot day, he will grab a glass of cold water to quench his thirst; likewise, when one is floundering in despair, a Kapitel Tehillim is his comfort, and will bring him salvation.


Remember to read Krias Shema before going to sleep; R’ Nosson would say (Likutei Halachos, Krias Shema Shel Hamitah, Halacha 2): “When one reads Krias Shema before going to sleep at night, and is מתוודה his Aveiros; Hashem forgives him for all his sins.”


Good night.

#4 - COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, AND THANK HASHEM.
Tehillim, Kibud Av V'eim, Appreciation

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


Mrs……..


I received your letter.


The yetzer hora is so shrewd, he finds numerous ways to poison a person’s thoughts with negativity, to take the persons mind away from what is truly important – daven and thank Hashem.


Now that you are expecting a simcha, instead of thanking Hashem for the miracle, that you have children, and you’ll iyh merit more, you are miserable that you will miss out on your brother’s wedding.


When you have to forfeit a simcha because one of your own, that’s not a tragedy; instead focus and daven, that your own children should be ehrlich, that you should be zoche at the right time, and if the right time coincides with your brothers chasunah, thank and praise Hashem that the only reason you are missing out is, because of your own good fortune.


Understand your parents, why they didn’t consider this so important when deciding on a date for the chasunah, it is at all not easy to determine such a date; there are so many sides they have to accommodate, so instead of feeling miserable, thank Hashem that there are simchas in your family. Stop crying and complaining that they didn’t think of your feelings etc. Look at all the blessings Hashem gave you; you have a devoted husband, he brings parnassah, he helps you at home, he learns he davens – what more does one need? All that is missing is a little bit of happiness.


Unfortunately, I get to hear the terrible suffering some people go through, their entire life rachmana litzlon, therefore, it’s hard for me to understand why this should be a reason to cry.


If your parents don’t want you to produce a cd etc. drop the entire project and invest your talents into your home and family; with every small deed you are building your family’s future.


Regarding that you can’t find time to daven and say tehillim; that’s normal for busy mothers with small children. Instead, find a minute here and there, while folding laundry, while cooking and baking; talk to Hashem, sing songs of praise to him, even in yiddish, just how the Rebbe wanted us to.


 


I hope you will accept my words of chizuk, and start noticing the miracles Hashem does with you.


 


 


 

#3 - IMPROVE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM.
Hisbodedus, Tehillim, Doubts, Music

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


……. Student of Bais Faiga Breslev


I received your letter.


I’m very pleased to hear that you find the time every day, to say the yom tehillim; you cannot imagine the power tehillim has, especially for girls which need an extra dose of סייעתא דשמיא, to merit an ehrliche shidduch.


Regarding your problem, that you have a hard time approaching and communicating with people etc.; the eitzah for this is to make it your second nature to talk to Hashem. The more you accustom yourself to talk to him, the stronger your Emunah will be, and the more confidence you will have in yourself. If you believe you are important in Hashems eyes, this will naturally carry over to all other aspects of your life, and you will stop doubting and questioning yourself with “what will so and so think of me?” and “what will so and so say about me?”


Its very healthy to listen to lively music; there are an abundance of ehrliche singers nowadays, who sing songs of Emunah; this chases away the doubts and negativity from a person.


May Hashem help you succeed in everything you do.


 

#2 - THROUGH TEHILLIM ONE MERITS TESHUVAH
Hisbodedus, Tehillim, Teshuva, מעביר סדרה, שובבי"ם

בעזרת השם יתברך-יום א', פ' שמות, ט"ו טבת, שנת תשע"ט


Lekuvid.....


 With thanks to Hashem we enter the holy days of שובבי"ם, the Ari Hakodesh would say (שער רוח הקודש, תיקון כז) "during the days of שובבי"ם one can repent for all his sins, especially for the aveira of פגם הברית; whoever commits this aveira cuts himself off from Hashem, but during these days it's possible to rectify everything".


The only question is "what can I do?" And "where do I start?" We have sunken so deeply into this aveira we cannot see a way out. The Ari Hakodesh says, that the tikkun for this aveira is to fast for 84 days. (For each time separately.) If you make a calculation, one would have to live for thousands of years, just to have enough days in his life to rectify all the times he committed this aveira. So where does one start?


The holy rebbe says (Chai Maharan, siman 491) "One that knows of me; why should he fast?, And one that is not aware of me; fasting won't help him". If one knows of the teachings of the holy rebbe, one knows that doing tshuvah doesn't entail impossible avodas or affliction. And if one does not have the עצות of the holy rebbe fasting alone won't help him.


The rebbe also said "if I would have only known of this when I was young, what one can achieve by simply talking to Hashem, I would not have tormented myself with such עבודות, only utilized my time talking to him.


The holy rebbe says further (Chai Maharan chelek 2, siman 73) "מי שרוצה לזכות לתשובה, יהיה רגיל באמירת תהלים, כי אמירת תהלים מסגל לתשובה", whoever wants to attain tshuvah should say tehillim; therefore now, that we have entered the ימי השובבי"ם, find the time every day to say the yom tehillim.


The rebbe would say, we have to thank the tzaddik R' Refoel from Bershid z"l, a talmud of the holy R' Pinchas Koritzer z"l; he was the one that introduced to the world that one should say tehillim even without feelings or emotions. He taught his talmidim "better to say a kapitel without emotions, the עיקר is to say tehillim". The rebbe praised this, because it encouraged people to start saying tehillim.


Today we start Sefer Shemos. Listen to what Maharosh would say, start being מעביר סדרה at the beginning of the week. Don't postpone it for Friday or Shabbos, instead learn a little every day, and you'll merit to have a blessed week with an abundance of success. If one pushes it off until Friday, the entire week can go by without being מעביר סדרה, and it can cost you a hefty price heaven forbid. Therefore, start from Sunday, learn a little every day, and this will protect you the entire week.


Take a minute to contemplate, and see how your days fly by like a shadow. "כצל ימינו על הארץ ואין מקוה" and chazal say in regard to this (bereishis rabah 96, 2) "הלואי כצילו של כותל, או כצילו של אילן, אלא כצלו עוף בשעה שהוא עף" halevai our days be like a shadow on the wall, or like the shadow of a tree which take time until they pass by, but instead a persons life is swifter than that, it flies by, like the shadow of a bird in the sky.


The new year just started, and this week we are already up to Sefer Shemos; make a calculation if you were מעביר סדרה every week until now, if you learnt the parsha with the chumash and Rashi. Yesterday night we made a siyum on mesechtes Damai from talmud Yerushalmi; every  morning the children, bochurim and avreichim all learn a daf Bavli and Yerushalmi together. We had a melave malka, and a siyum, we thanked Hashem for the miracle that he did with us, that we merited to be connected to the holy rebbe, and to be part of 'Hichel Hakodesh'. That we have a rebbe which constantly reminds us, not to let ourselves be fooled.


The holy rebbe would say (sichas haran, siman 51) : את זה תקבלו מאתי, שלא להניח עצמו להעולם להטעות", this is what you should be מקבל from me: "the world fools you; keep your eyes open not to be fooled". Maharosh would review this all the time, he would say, this sichah is a compass for the person. Just as a compass guides a sailor at sea, and it is crucial in steering the ship in the right direction; likewise one has to stay focused, am I doing what is right? Or am I concerned only with others, and  neglecting to look at myself?!


Tomorrow night will iyh be another chasunah here in yeshiva; we are slowly able to see how every word Maharosh said, is being fulfilled.


May Hashem grant you success in all your endeavors.

#1 - DON'T TAKE AVODAS HASHEM AS A PRESSURE
No Pressure, Tehillim

בעזרת השם יתברך-יום א פרשת ויחי, ח טבת, שנת תשע"ט


... student of Bais Faiga Breslev


I received your letter.


I'm extremely pleased to hear that you say tehillim every day and now you finished the entire sefer for the first time. The holy Tzemach Tzedek z"l would say "if people would know the greatness of tehillim they would occupy themselves with it all day."


 Reference to your question that every time there is an עת רצון, or an opportunity for yeshuous you have immense pressure to utilize your time;    the eitzah for this is you should daven and ask Hashem that you shouldn't take pressure and you should be able to serve Hashem with simcha. The holy rebbe says (sichas haran 269) מה צריכין להתבלבל? איך שעושין עושין ובלבד שלא לעשות רע חס ושלום - nothing should be able to confuse you, the way you do it do it, just don't do ra-bad chas vesholom. And R' Nosson would say "my wish is to daven vesikin, but not like an angry lamdan." Meaning that even though on one hand vesikin is a great thing, but if it causes pressure and anger then its not hashems will.


   You have to be very careful not to take avodas Hashem as a pressure. When you feel anxious that you need to accomplish something, daven to Hashem 'Hashem help me I should always be happy and relaxed; I should be happy with whatever I do and with whatever I have. Help me dear father that when there is a yom tov or a different opportunity I shouldn't panic that I have to accomplish the world, help me Hashem that I should be able to use my time wisely without pressure. Constantly daven to Hashem this way and iyh you will see great results.


   If your name starts with a ג and ends with a ל  say the following pasuk at the end of shemonah esreh  'גאלנו ה' צבאות שמו קדוש ישראל' - Hashem should speedily redeem us from galus.