September 10, 2021 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #2006693
The gemora in Rosh Hashanah says that we blow twice before musaf and by musaf to cinfuse the Satan. How, explains the Haflaah that by blowing extra we show our love to Hashem and our teshuva becomes one of ahava, from love which converts our sins to benefits, so the yetzer hara gets cinfused. What should he do? Mention avonos, intentional sins, they will become benefits.
Tosfas says that he thinks that the shofar is Meshiach’s shofar, why now? It says גדולה תשובה שמביאה את הגאולה, teshuva is great because it brings the redemption and it also says גדולה תשובה שמקרבת הגאולה, teshuva is great because it accelerates the redemption. Explains the Ksav Sofer, it says בעתה אחישנה, in its time it will be accelerated. Why accelerate by its time? There are two times when the redemption can come, in its fixed or in the accelerated time. הנסתרות לה’ אלקינו the fixed hidden time, we have no control over it only Hashem but הנגלות לנו ולבנינו וכו’ לעשות את כל דברי התורה הזאת but the accelerated time is in our hands by keeping the Torah. Teshuva will be done from fear, forced on us when the fixed time for redemption arrives. However, when we do teshuva from love and follow the Torah, the redemption will come before the fixed time. Maybe, as we said from the Haflaah that blowung extra is considered doing teshuva from love, si the Satan thinks that we are accelerating the coming of the Meshiach and the sound of the shofar is a signal for its coming.September 11, 2021 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #2006956GadolhadorahParticipant
Thanks to the CR Rebbe for a beautiful vert for motzi Shabbos ShuvahSeptember 12, 2021 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm #2007085
גדולה תשובה שדוחה לא תעשה שבתורה teshuva is great as it overpowers a violation in the Torah. When a woman sways to another man, the first man cannot remarry her but Hashem takes us back even when teshuva is done by fear where asei docha lo sasei only applies when performing the nitzvs from love. See the Ramban in Parashas Yisro.September 12, 2021 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #2007086
The Klei Yakar explains שובה ישראל עד ה’ אלקך כי כשלת בעונך, you already did teshuva frim fear, turning purposeful violation to unintentional stumblings, now do teshuva from love to get closer to Hashem by turning your sins to benefits and good deeds.September 12, 2021 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #2007182
The Midrash says אשכחא אדם הראשון לקין Adam Harishan meets Kayin. אמר ליה מה נעשה בדינך Adam Harishan says to Kayin, what happened to your judgement עשיתי תשובה ונתפשרתי Kayin answered, I did teshuva and I compromised אמר ליה so Adam Harishan said to Kayin כך היא כוחה של תשובה is teshuva so great? מיד אמר מזמור שיר ליום השבת so Adam Harishan right away praised shabbos. What is the connection? Adam Harishan was in doubt whether he can keep shabbos as it is sceptor of the King, Hashem which a servant is not privileged to. Teshuva is also a sceptor of the King. When Adam Harishan heard that Kayin’s teshuva was accepted, it proved to him that we are like children to Hashem who can use the sceptor of the father, therefore he can also keep shabbos.September 13, 2021 8:42 am at 8:42 am #2007392
The gemora says that at the time of Meshiach every day will become worse than the previous day, ein yom sh’ein kileloso meruba mechavero. Maybe, this is beneficial for us. The Klei Yakar in parashas Vayishlach on ufotatzto, as extremes directions are enumerated, says that Meshiach will only come when we have reached the lowest level, ki shocho leofor nafshenu noflo leoretz bitnenu, our soul bends to dust and our stomach falls to the ground, kumo ezroso lonu, we ask Hashem stand up and help us, ufdeinu lemaan chasdecha, and redeem us because of your favor. When ein lonu lehishoen elo al avinu shebashomayim, we can only rely on Him on our Father in heaven, Hashem, will the redemption arrive. So when we reach a low level, we come closer to the redemption.
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