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My “Short” Summary of Last Night’s Session: Please forgive me if I got something wrong. 3 Teachings Based on Likutey Moharan, #44, #45 &# 46 Hand Clapping & Prayer: #44: Everything we do is powerful! Idolaters have called us thieves, but this only is a vehicle, so Father can show the might of His deeds. He gave the gift of the Holy Nation to Israel to show everything is in His hands. The power in His hands: Koach-kaf chet. kaf 20, chet 8+20=8=28 There’s 28 letters of creation, 28 joints in our hands. Hands-yad-yad/yod. Yod-10, dalet-4 10 +4=14 We have 2 hands so; 14 x 2=28 The air in the nations is polluted with negative energy, in Jerusalem the air is pure. Potential energy is pure and holy while places of idolatry are polluted. When we clap we bring together the 28 letters of creation and sanctify the air paralleling the power of Father’s hands, the letters of creation! We are air purifiers, truth seekers, Esh HaIsraeli, air is moved, and sound waves occur through the power of our hands clapping in prayer. Thus, the air and location we clap in is purified. Therefore we need a designated prayer area. #45: The Wings of our lungs Ref. Ezkl. 10, 25, Eccl. Ecc 10:20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. Perhaps better translated as -one who has wings shall utter the matter Being aroused to clap in prayer awakens the wings, the wings are connected with our lungs. Flap your arms like a chicken and think about your arms in conjunction to your lungs while doing it. NO lol! Air goes through our lungs and allows us to utter speech once we have set our lips/ mouth in order to structure sound. The movement of us clapping connects sound making in the mouth. Every hand has 5 fingers, we have two hands. 5x 5=25 If clapping is multiplying then, clapping form let to right, 5x5=25 and right to left 5x5=25. 25=25=50 50 is the number of times Exodus/Shemot is mentioned in Torah, 50 Gates of Wisdom, 50 Jubilee! In Burning Bush conversation: Exo 4:11 Father said “who made man’s mouth?” Who is the Hebrew Word mi mem yod. Mem-40, yod-10 40+10=50! Father enables man the ability to speak, through 50, it is wisdom that allows us to control our mouth to utter the speech. The clapping is the adjusting of the air, arousal of the wings of our lungs, and harnessed energy comes forth out of our mouth. #46: Prayer & the Bed of Unification Ref. Trac. Berakhot 5:2, Ex.3:1, 4:3, Psalm 119, Job 18, Psalm 91 I’ll post more on this later but the main takeaway was: Prayer from our Beds should be as powerful as the unification of our beds when we are united with our wives because ultimately prayer unifies! Awesome stuff!!!
The Power of Psalms
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Going to miss tonight, but really want to know how this teaching from yesterday concludes! Feel free to post even just a few notes...
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The Power of Psalms
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The 57th prohibition is that when besieging a city, we are forbidden from cutting down fruit trees in order to cause distress and pain to its inhabitants.

The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement1 (exalted be He), "[When you lay siege to a city...,] you must not wield an ax and destroy its trees, for they eat from them. Do not cut them down."

All forms of destruction are included in this prohibition. One who needlessly burns a garment or breaks an object, for example, transgresses this prohibition and is punished by lashing.2

It is explained in the end of tractate Makko3 that one who cuts down useful4 trees is punished tby lashes. Our Sages say, "The prohibition is from this verse: 'For they eat from them. Do not cut them down.' "

The details of this mitzvah are explained in the second chapter of tractate Bava Batra.5
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Lesson 13 Hebrew Study GuidE Kamah sh’klim yesh lecha (m) - - HOW MANY SHEKELS DO YOU HAVE? Kamah sh’klim yesh lech (f) - - HOW MANY SHEKELS DO YOU HAVE? Hinei shnei dolarim - - HERE’S TWO DOLLARS. Vei be dolarim - - AND IN DOLLARS Vei beh sh’klim - - AND IN SHEKELS Erev tov -- Good evening -- עֶרֶב טוֹב Yesh lecha (m) יש לך Yesh lech (f) -- Have/there are to you - יֵשׁ לֵךְ Yesh li I have יֵשׁ לִי Ein lecha (m) -- Don't have -- אֵין לֵךְ Ein lech (f) Don’t have אֵין לֵךְ Ein li I don’t have אֵין לִי Hinei Here הִנֵּה Veod Plus/more בְּעוֹד Vei be And in וֶבּ Shlosha - - 3 Arba-a - - 4 Chamisha - - 5
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That is a pretty profound statement. I would like to hear his ideas on J's personality. He may be in a lot of trouble now.
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gonna be AWOL till nov 1.....due to slow internet speeds....
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The 22nd prohibition is that we are forbidden from gaining benefit from any ornaments which were used to adorn an idol.1

The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement,2 "Do not desire the gold and silver which is on them."

The Sifra3 explains that the coverings of any idol are forbidden, and bases this prohibition on G‑d's statement (exalted be He),4 "Do not desire the gold and silver which is on them."

One who transgresses this prohibition is punished by lashes.

The details of this mitzvah have been explained in the third chapter of Avodah Zarah.5
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I'm almost done with Magician Master. But Talia still passed me, (book worm). The Mekemians won the war, although they had to close the rift, the convention that helps them go from different worlds. Macros the black, a sorcerer, died and Pug, Kulgan, and Arutha are looking for answers to why Macros closed the rift. The few Tzurani who got trapped in Midkemia stayed to live with the Humans instead of battling to the death (smart Tzurani). Stay tooned.
This is just too excellent.

There was a very moving story this week, about one of the competitors in the Invictus Games. He was a former mine specialist in the Royal Navy, who had suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. He was playing a match of wheelchair doubles tennis when he heard the sound of a helicopter overhead, and, traumatized, he froze. Immediately, his team mate went over to him, held him, spoke to him and got him to sing the song Let It Go, from the movie Frozen. And slowly he unfroze and together they went on to win the match.

It was a poignant reminder of a fundamental truth, that sometimes, alongside medical treatment, we need the touch of another to heal our pain.

Lately I’ve been thinking of how our era will be seen in retrospect. Every age worships something. Often it’s religion, but in the not so distant past it’s also been the nation, or the race, or the political ideology. The more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve concluded that what we worship today is the self. We seek self-esteem, self-respect, self-expression, and self-help. And it’s hugely liberating. But every form of worship has its downsides: in this case, anxiety, loneliness and depression. And it isn’t lifted by having lots of friends on smartphones and social media. It needs being together face to face.

The Talmud tells the story of a rabbi who was a faith healer. All he had to do was lay his hands on someone and they were cured. Then he fell ill and called for a friend to come and heal him. Why couldn’t he cure himself, asks the Talmud. And answers: because a prisoner cannot release themselves from prison. Sometimes self-help isn’t enough. It needs the touch or the word of an other.

That’s why community is so important. It’s where we meet face to face and give each other strength. It’s where people know who we are, and miss us when we’re not there. Community is society with a human face. It’s the redemption of our solitude.

Which is another reason to salute the Invictus Games and Prince Harry who created them. As the unfrozen tennis player said: the games gave him back his purpose and his pride. “I feel,” he said, “part of a team again, like I belong.”

God says about us in the Bible: “it’s not good to be alone.” A good society is a community of communities. Not just an array of selves.

Shabbat shalom,