Friday, June 15, 2007

A Ceasefire with Hashem

Will there a war this summer? It's out of our control. The only thiing that we can control is ourselves, whether or not to do tshuva. The rest is up to Hashem.

We can all strengthen our Torah commitment. Here are some suggestions:

-Torah study

- Pray Tehillim (Psalms). Say a special prayer for the State of Israel and the soldiers of the IDF.

-Charity and acts of kindness: Put a coin in a charity box, give a gift of money to a fellow in need or to a charitable cause, or extend a helping hand to someone who needs it.

-Tefillin: If you already put on tefillin every day, encourage a friend to do so. If you don't yet, now is a good time to start! The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught that in the merit of the mitzvah of tefillin, "all the nations of the world will see that the name of G-d is called upon you, and they will fear you" (Deuteronomy 28:10).

-Mezuzah: If you don't yet have a mezuzah get one now! As our Sages have said: "A human king sits inside his palace and his servants guard him from the outside. But you sleep on your beds, and G-d guards you (i.e. through the Mezuzah on your doorposts) from the outside."

- Light Shabbos Candles: 18 minutes before sunset on Friday night, light shabbat candles and say a prayer for peace and strength. G-d promises the Jewish People that this simple act will usher the era of global peace: “When you will observe the lights of Shabbat, I will reveal to you the lights of Zion.” —Yalkut Shimoni

For non-Jews, accept the 7 Noahide commandments that Hashem gave to all of the Nations of the World. They are:
1. Don't worship idols G-d runs the world. He is an Absolute Unity and does not have any equals.
2. Don't Blaspheme Hashem's your Creator, respect him.
3. Do not murder Human life is precious. If only our enemies understood that...
4. Do not steal Respect other people's belongings and rights.
5. Don't be sexually immoral That means no casual sex, beastiality, homosexuality...
6. Don't eat limbs from live animals That essentially translates into an injunction against animal cruelty.
7. Establish courts of justice Help build a more just and righteous world.

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Hashem only chastises those whom He loves. He wants us to return to Him. Don't disapoint him.

Do Teshuva. Bring Moshiach Now!


LionHeart said...

Your destiny is in Gods hands, He will not fail you.

God bless


Brooke said...

Those seven are good guidelines for anyone.

The Ten Commandments are common to both of us, of course!

WomanHonorThyself said...

Amen my brother Amen!

Jungle Mom said...

Great guidelines!! If we would only adhere to these !

Der Baron von Bornstein said...

Your destiny is in Amerikka's hands.

KleoPatra said...

Thank you! Toda rabah!

Always On Watch said...

7. Establish courts of justice Help build a more just and righteous world.

May we see this!

LionHeart is right: He never fails His people!

Always On Watch said...

I love the video--words and music. A wonderful way for me to begin the day.

Make peace with our Creator. Yes, this is what we must do. Trust Him fully.

Smooth said...

The Lion will of Judah will rise again.

Joe said...

The Destiny of Israel does rest's with the Lord God. I pray they will return to him to seek his protection, they do need to look at the prophet Isaiah in 53 and seek him.

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