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New Teachings From The Baal Shem Tov – Parshas Miketiz – Chanukah!

  • The meaning of the verse “The will of those who fear Him, He fulfils” the truth is those that fear God, from their faith and trust, believing that all that God does is good, have no desires – but as God wishes to hear their payers – He creates in them a desire, that He can fulfil.
     
  • The Baal Shem Tov teaches – we should not trust God that He will give us much when it comes to food and physical things – for maybe He won’t…  – however one can have firm faith that God will send him a Mitzvah – and one should trust that He/She will have the power to implement the Mitzvah – and one shouldn’t trust that one’s power (ability) will be through food (its energy etc.) rather certainly God will give you the strength – there is no lack of means of how God can sustain.

  • One’s thoughts should be higher, in the spiritual realm – namely serving God; and one should attach oneself and believe in God, that he will achieve his desires.
     
  • A Great fundamental RULE – “Place on God Your Deeds, And Prepare Your Thoughts” (Mishlei) Anything that occurs, think this comes from Hashem – See to it, that you ask of Hashem that Hashem should provide for you what He knows is best!  – Not what you think, based on your assumption. – For it is possible, that what you believe is good, will actually harm. – Rather place all of your issues and needs upon God.
     
  • Believe that this entire world as the verse states is filled with God.

    Even the doing of every person – so if something occurs to you, that you wish it didn’t, realize that this was Hashem’s wish – and though it did not go according to your desire – understand, that if it is Hashem’s desire, it is far better!

  • There are two types of loves – there is the love of a father to his son as his son is wise, clever etc. then there is the love for the son himself – such a love no matter what the son does (say even a small child…) the father loves him and is proud – similarly there is the Tzaddik who through his meditation etc. elevates all the sparks of Godliness in mineral, plant, animal to God – this causes God great joy, and God loves him much – however the very fact the Tzaddik loves God (his attachment) this causes God to love the Tzaddik Himself.

Chanukah

The Ramban has a Segulah (beneficial prayer) that one should say Vayahie No-am seven times (each word) after lighting the Menorah and this is very good! – The Baal Shem Tov explains, to quite simply say Vayehi Noam and Yoshev Bisseser seven times – and he would say this also on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and any God-forbid tragic time, and one should meditate on two Nuns (The small nun of Vayahi Noam and the Large Nun of Yosishev Biseser Elion.)

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