Thursday, November 23, 2017

Alternate Means

Art: Sarah Porter

 "For I have seen all that Lavan is doing to you" [Vayeitze 31:12]

The Chofetz Chaim expounded on this verse by giving the following parable: A father gave out portions of food to each of his sons. When they had received their portions, one of the sons quickly snatched away his brother's portion.

The son whose portion had been stolen approached his father and said "Father, I asked my brother to return my portion, but he refuses to do so. I know that you do not want me to quarrel with him and forcibly take it back. I am therefore requesting, Father, than you give me another portion."

When the father heard these words from his son, he kissed him on the head. In addition, he gave him another portion that was bigger than the one he had received previously. Said the father, "My son, your fine character has found favor in my eyes. Your brother who has stolen from you can keep the portion that he has stolen. But at our next meal, I will not give him anything at all. To you however, I will give twice as much!"

The same is true, said the Chofetz Chaim, of one's livelihood. Hashem's concern extends to each and every individual, and He graciously provides each person with sustenance. On occasion, an individual may infringe upon another's livelihood, causing him to lose business and profit. The victim will probably ask the person to stop his infringement, but the request may be ignored.

At this point, the wise individual will turn to Hashem and request that He provide him with an alternate means of earning a livelihood, so that he should not be forced to quarrel with the other fellow.

Such a request, concluded the Chofetz Chaim, will certainly find favor in the eyes of Hashem, and He will provide the person with a livelihood many times greater than what was originally intended for him.

Source: Rabbi Y. Bronstein

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rabbi Kessin on Moshiach ben Yosef

These are not new shiurim, but they look very interesting and have been re-loaded to You Tube
Moshiach ben Yosef Parts 1, 2 and 3


According to kabbalistic teachings, Yaakov corrected the spiritual damage caused by Adam's sin.

Therefore, just like Adam had been misled by the ingenious plot of the serpent, the correction of Adam's sin had to come through ingenious trickery - "Your brother came ingeniously and took your blessing" [Toldot 27:35]

Based on Likutei Sichos Lubavitcher Rebbe

"The voice is the voice of Yaakov, but the hands are the hands of Eisav"  [Toldot 27:22]

"There are certain Jews", the Dubno Maggid once said, "who are the very personification of the words: "The voice is Yaakov's voice" as the way they pray and study conforms perfectly with all the pertinent halachos.

"Unfortunately," continued the Maggid, "their hands are Eisav's hands. For when it comes to the mitzvos of tzedakah or gemilus chasadim, these same Jews keep their hands tightly shut.

"It is vital for such individuals to know that one aspect of avodas Hashem without the other will not last."

Source: Rabbi Yisrael Bronstein

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Acceleration of the Messianic Process

Finally.... Rabbi Kessin's latest shiur: Part 23 of his 21st Century series - Trump, North Korea and more

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Prayers for R' Menachem: Absolute Truth Blog

Received via email:

Rav Menachem's daughter posted on her Facebook page that she's been with her father in the emergency room all night as he had a stroke in his cerebellum R"L. 

Please say tehillim for a complete and speedy recovery - B'Rachamim. Hebrew name is Menachem  ben Rivka.

To whoever sent me the email, please let us know when his condition is updated, thank you.

Friday, November 10, 2017


Miriam Swerdlov
spells out the word Teshuva - the Hebrew letters spell out different phrases that represent the word itself.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Some older lectures from Rabbi Mendel Kessin have been uploaded to You Tube: here is the two-part lecture on the first book of the Torah - Bereishis.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Occult, Magic and Halloween

Rabbi Eliyahu Kin is interviewed by Tamar Yonah on Israel NewsTalk Radio: 31 Oct 2017