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February 24th, 2012 · No Comments

, usually I post TORAH on the dedicated page on the left side but this is most important for all mankind to know ALL THE TIME

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Friday Adar 1, 5772/ Feruary 24, 2012

Today is the second day of Rosh Chodesh Adar.Purim is in two weeks, Wednesday night March 7th & Thursday March 8th.Also, Pesach (Passover) is around the corner.. in 6 weeks (Friday night April 6th)!

This month of Adar is very special month.The Talmud tells us, “Mishenichnas Adar marbin B’Simcha.”“When [the months of] Adar comes we increase in happiness.”

Although we must serve G-d with joy and happiness throughout the entire year, we increase our Simcha-happiness during the month of Adar.The reason is that the miracle of Purim happened in this month.

Simcha-happiness is a very important part of Judaism and servingG-d.King David in Psalm 100 says, “Ivdu et Hashem B’Simcha bo’u l’fanav birnana,” – “Serve G-d with happiness, come before Him with joyous song.”

Every mitzvah performed with happiness not only enhances the mitzvah, it also shows our appreciation to G-d for the opportunity to observe it.

Our sages tell us that Simcha (happiness) comes from Kedusha (holiness), whereas sadness and dejection comes from the “other side.”

According to the teachings of the Tanya, sadness and dejection are of the most powerful tactics of the Yetzer Hara (evil inclination).Through them, the Yetzer Hara traps a person into losing the will and strength to overcome any obstacles which may appear on the road of Torah and mitzvot.As a result, the person will fall deeper into the clutches of the Yetzer Hara.

The Tanya explains this concept with a parable of two people engaged in battle.If one of the fighters is dejected and the other happy and in good spirits, the happy person will be faster and have more energy to win the battle–even if his opponent is stronger.

Feelings of dejection and sadness take away one’s will power and strength and will cause him to fail.This applies to everything in life, especially when it comes to serving G-d.

Our sages explain that every person finds himself in the middle of a constant battle between good and evil.Therefore, a person must always be on guard to make the right decisions.However, this can only be achieved when the person is in control.To be in full control, one must think positive, feel positive and be happy.

“Think good and things will be good!” a Rebbe told his Chassid.The Chassid had a child who was so ill that the doctors had all given up hope.However, the Chassid listened to the Rebbe’s directive and thought positive.Eventually, his son became well.

As we enter the month of Adar we should increase in happiness, think positive and things will be positive!




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