Sunday, May 15, 2016


30 Minutes a Day


Shiur from Rav Shalom Arush, shlita this past Shabbat morning:

Chazal tell us that 'the way a person wants to go, he is lead.'

OK, so who wants to have Yirat Shamayim?  (Fear of Heaven)

Who wants to be patient and not get angry?

Who wants to be rid of taavat niuf?

Who wants to be rid of taavat achilla (the desire for food)?

Who wants to be a talmid chacham? (Learned Sage)

Who wants to be happy (by having true emuna) in life?

So if these are some of the things we want, then why are we not getting them???

The answer is in the way we define what we really want.

If you just say you want it, you want this good attribute, or you want to be rid of this bad desire; that is not really called wanting it, and in Shamayim, they do not take you seriously yet.

So how do we prove our seriousness in really wanting something? It takes 30 minutes a day of focused prayer on one thing. If you spend day after day for 30 minutes a day asking and pleading with Hashem to have Yirat Shamayim (fear of Haven), or to break one of your negative character traits or desires, or to gain a good trait, only then can you truly say that it is something you truly want.

Once you do this for a while with consistency, then they will start to take you seriously in Shamayim (heaven) and with Hashem's help, you will truly achieve what it is that you want. 

The Rav ended by saying it is such a shame how we can waste days and years and not make any progress in life. Progress will only happen if we take one thing at a time and pray on it for 30 minutes a day.

May we all be zoche. (May we merit it!)


  1. BS"D
    Discussion with Moishela (with his family)
    A Handicapped child
    28 Nisan 5776 (May 6, ‘16)

    "It Is TRUTH!"

    Mommy, There will be big revelations this coming week. Most people won’t understand what they are hearing or seeing but there will be enough people that will understand. The world is in great danger. The drums of war are heard everywhere. Worldwide we see countries pulling out their most deadly weapons and exhibiting them together with their armies marching in formation to the sounds of war. The rattling of missiles, beating of the drums is happening in almost every country of the world. While most of the people stop and scratch their heads trying to figure out why in the world everyone is talking about war. It’s not clear in any way what the reasons are for countries to go to such an extreme. But the world has bowed its head and just let the Reshoim continue their plans to take over all of the world and march most of humanity directly to their death.

    This coming week should reveal more of their plans. The people of America are trying to make Donald Trump their president in order to overcome the shackles that have been put on them by the Reshoim or socalled popular vote of the people of the United States. I doubt very seriously if there will be an election at all.

    Hashem is going to bring upon the world such an enormous tragedy, such an enormous test for the righteous and those who want to be righteous, that in all history, since man was created, no test, no spiritual test has ever been so difficult.

    But Hashem is preparing us for it. He created us and He knows who will pass and who will fail, Chas Vesholom. However we don’t know what the outcome will be. So, Am Yisroel, hold on tight to your Emunah and Bitachon in Hashem. Hold on tight to your Davening and to our customs, our learning Torah, to everything that makes us Yidden. Hold onto your outward Tzniusdik look of a Yid. Hold on with all your heart, your soul and your might so as not to be blown away by the incredibly strong winds of destruction that will destroy most of the world. There will also be fire and water together with the wind that will destroy two thirds of our planet eart.This is not a joke, it’s not made up. It is Truth! It’s not a movie or a story written in a book. It is the Truth! One day soon we are going to realize that it is Truth. I hope for all Am Yisroel and for all the righteous Goyim that accept the Truth that we survive this most difficult time and live on to achieve eternity.

    Gut Shabbos

  2. I don't buy it. You can pray for hours a day and if Ha-Shem doesn't care to help you obtain your petty wants and desires, then you'll never see them manifest. If Ha-Shem wants you to be miserable, then you'll be miserable. If Ha-Shem wants you to be happy, then you'll be happy.

  3. Thank you so much for posting Moishelas discussion!!!

  4. To Anon @1:02 AM - You seem to be a yid with no emunah or bitachon in H'. Not a good thing. Tefilot have as much impact as the avodah had in the Beit Hamikdash; since we don't have the Beit Hamikdash today, we have our tefilot and NOT ONE TEFILAH gets unheard or unanswered. H' is in control and, for His reasons, He will say Yes or No. Yirat Shamayim precedes everything and if you don't have that, the rest is meaningless.
    Tracht gutt, vet zein gutt. Whatever the Neviim prophecied will be (but the bad need not be, but the good MUST be).


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