Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a



בעזרת ה' יתברך-ערב שבת קודש פ' בא, ה' שבט, שנת תשע"ט


As Shabbos approaches let your mind unwind and remember the reason for your existence. On Shabbos there is no bank, no money, no stress; it is the time to nourish your Neshumah. The holy Zohar refers to Shabbos as (Parshas Vayakahal 205) "האי יומא, יומא דנשמתין הוא ולא יומא דגופא", Shabbos is a day of rest for the נשמה, and not for the גוף.

Thus, on Shabbos Daven with Minyan; rejoice with beautiful Seudas, and remember to remain upbeat the entire Shabbos. Through doing so you will merit abundance, as Chazal state (Bereishis Raba 11, 1) in reference to the Pasuk in Mishlei (10, 22) “If one honors and keeps the holy Shabbos, and rejoices throughout Shabbos, then he will merit great wealth.

Begin learning the Daf Gemara today; your life will be transformed; you will start sensing an inner happiness and peace; something you have never felt before. Every time one merits to learn Torah, his self-esteem grows; Aveiros cause a person to feel worthless, they cause one to start having foolish thoughts, Rachmana Litzlon; but when one delves into the Torah, he feels an inner gratification and contentment.

Shabbos is the time when one can relieve some of the stress he has to deal with all week; Chazal say (Tana Dabai Eliyahu, Perek 1): “A person should wake up Shabbos morning, and go to Shul to learn and Daven; only then should he go home and eat the Seuda;” in order to bring pleasure to Hashem, one must learn Torah. On Shabbos when you don’t have to worry about your business and bills; seize the opportunity to learn some Torah.

Have a good Shabbos.