Friday, May 05, 2006

Vav Iyar

Our sages said: "One should not take leave of his friend other than with a parting word of Torah-law, a D'var Halacha."

Our forefathers, the saintly Rebbes, explained:

"The parting word should be the kind of Torah-teaching that transforms the listener into a Mehaleich.`Progress,' Hiluch, means to rise from level to level, with one ascent after another.

Such progression embodies the superiority of the human soul over the angels, for this ascent is greatest through an act of goodness - extending a favor to another, a material favor in general, a spiritual favor in particular."

14 comments:

remchalamo said...

YOM HULEDET SAMEACH!

wandering said...

Happy birthday my dear sweet little sabra.... Wish I could celebrate this milestone with you... may you go from stregnth to stregnth and have only revealed brachos in eery aspect of your life.

the sabra said...

amen and gam lachem! thanks both of you and thanks for callin today and may we all experience the ultimate brocha of the complete revelation of moshiach now!

(yo wanderin-what's that phrase we used to say about going from strength to strength? in hebrew? hehe. o and another thing-i know im dear and i know im little and duh im a sabra...but sweet?! gosh theres a first for everthing, or so they say)

chanie said...

mazel tov, and happy birthday! tailchi mechayil el chayil, and may you have many more!!!

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Happy birthday hope the year brings lots of blessings.

the sabra said...

thank you chanie and adj mom :)

wandering said...

hehe its funny I was waiting for you to comment on those choice of words... but I actually thought you would comment on 'little'... guess we can't get them all right...

Lady-Light said...

האם זה יום ההולדת שלך? אני קצת מבולבלת! אם כן, אז יום הולדת שמח מאד! ואם לא, אז פשוט יום הולדת שמח למדינה!!
כל טוב
(את רואה, אני כן קוראת את הבלוג שלך!)

Nemo said...

Happy Birthday!

Happiness and Peace in the Middle East... And Moshiach.

the sabra said...

amen nemo and thanks. you too, lady. (yea, twas my yom holedet..im one day younger than the medina)

Lady-Light said...

Mazal Tov, Sabra!! Guess what?? I'm one year older than the Medina!
We are almost the same age! I had a feeling...

the sabra said...

uh i was kidding...

Cookie Monster said...

lol, chavs not everyone gets your "humor"

Lady-Light said...

Ok, Sabra, so you were kidding;
I was not.