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KABBOLAS KINYAN LIFTING THE HANDKERCHIEF

Heavenly Bank Account

 

Gd has a lot for you in your bank account, but sometimes you forget to go to the teller and pick it up.  When you lift the handkerchief, it’s your chance to go to Gd’s bank and say, “Master of the world, whatever You have for me and my holy bride, give it to us right now.”

 

How Deep does it Touch You?

 

When Gd said to Noah, “I’ll destroy the whole world,” Noah said, “OK, what can I do?”

 

The heilege Chozeh m’Lublin said:  After the flood it says, “V’yisha’air ach Noah” [the only one who remained is Noah].  So the Lubliner says, “V’yisha’air ach Noah” [After the flood, he was the same Noah].  The same Noah…  You see the destruction of the world, and you walk out the same?  You are cute and you’re sweet, you are a tzadik [holy man], but you are not the one to bring Mashiach [Messiah]. Ah, the heilege Zeide Avraham [Our holy grandfather Avraham], when he heard Gd is destroying Sodom, he says, “No, I won’t let You!”

 

You know why Noah wasn’t taking in poor people?  “What can I do?  Gd made him poor, so what can I do?”  Avraham says, “Ribbono Shel Olam [Master of the world], I won’t let You.”

 

You know what “kabbolas kinyan” is all about?  You can live, hopefully for a hundred years, with your soulmate.  But the deepest question is, where does it touch you?  How much does it mean to you?

 

 

Kinyan

 

Kinyan” comes from the term “kin,” a nest.  It means that every word should dwell in your heart, every word should be so deep in your heart.  Your children should live in your heart…. Your soulmate should live in your heart.  All of Israel should live in your heart.

 

How big a heart do children need, how big a heart does a husband need?  Infinitely big.  But we have no object which is infinite, so we take a cute little handkerchief.


There is no greater simcha [joy] than to know that G-d hears our prayers.  That is the greatest simcha in the world.

 

 


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Joke of the day

The Ropshitzer Rebbe was famous for his sense of humor.

Once one of his followers asked him, “What is the reason for your custom to dress in only white cotton clothes?”

The Ropshitzer Rebbe said, “I cannot reveal this to you now. You must first prepare yourself. Immerse yourself in the ritual bath eighteen times every day. After three weeks come to me and I will reveal the reason to you.”

The follower did exactly as the Rebbe ordered, and after three weeks time he proudly went to the Rebbe.

“I did all that you asked,” said the follower. “Please reveal to me the secret.”

The Rebbe said, “Because it is cheaper.”

The follower was confounded: “What? Because it’s cheaper? Why did I have to immerse eighteen times a day for three weeks? Why couldn’t you just tell me?”

The Rebbe answered, “If I would have just told you, then you would have just told someone else, and he would have told someone else, and so on…. And before you know it the price would go up.”


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