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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

LAST SHABBAT of 5769! is coming..


This coming Shabbat is the LAST SHABBAT of the year - just before Rosh Hashana 5770 (The Jewish New Year - aka. Judgement day) That is right, this is the last shabbat of 5769!
Our sages teach us that our deeds during the last Shabbat of the year have incredible power to rectify our deeds of all the past 51 Sabbaths of this last year. (5769)

A good tip: try to do something this Shabbat that you may not be capable of doing consistently all year round. Make this Shabbat count!


Here are just some examples to get the ideas rolling:
  • Set aside 2 minutes in the daytime to read some tehillim (psalms).
  • Set aside only 1 minute and think of how you can make another Jew happy.
  • Say Modeh Ani with concentration and gratitude when you wake up in the morning.
  • Say Shema before you go to sleep at night.
  • Say the first chapter of Birkat Hamazon (grace after meals) slowly, and with proper concentration.
  • Say "Shabbat Shalom" to a random Jew on the street. With a Big Smile. (:
  • Take 1 minute and appreciate the fact that G-d is giving you air to breathe.
If you are inspired to do something extra this shabbat - Leave a comment and tell our visitors what you have in mind to do. Comments will lead to more ideas..and to more inspiration...for everyone.

May we all have a good Rosh Hashana and may we be zoche to a ketiva v'chatima tova!

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3 comments:

  1. When I light my Shabbat Candles this Friday night, I am going to say an extra prayer for Gilad Shalit (Gilad ben Aviva) - asking HaShem to bring him back to his family in good health NOW!

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  2. I will (b"n) read Tehillim (psalms) 121 with the English translation and the associated commentaries for that psalm in the Artscroll Tehillim.

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  3. I don't have an Artscroll Tehillim, but I found it online. I think I will print it out and read it on Shabbat. Thanks for the idea!:
    http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt26c1.htm

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