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B"H From my own experience I can highly recommend this; I've been reciting it from my copy of Pearls of Gratitude and have been noticing it's effects on my well-being, peace of mind, sense of closeness to, and awareness of Hashem Yitbarach and His everlasting Holy Kingdom since about the 10th day. I recommended it to friends and they too felt it's miraculous effects, B"H! A big thanks to the all the Breslauer Rebbes that brought me closer to Hashem! With love, blessings and gratitude, always, Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2014 on Perek Shira at Lazer Beams
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Wow ... Baruch HaShem! A truth I kept carried in my heart for a long time. That one quote just blew my mind ... and, frankly, just at the time it needed to be blown ... No pun intended ... To reveal a truth like that ? G-d, how I love His Torah and His Chosen People; may HaShem bless Am Yisrael always and forever, from this world to the next ... Blessed be the name of his righteous kingdom for ever and ever ! Blessings, greetings and love, always Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2014 on Better to be Kind at Lazer Beams
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B"H maybe I haven't told you as much as I should have .. It is your Rav and your translations of his teaching that have brought me so much closer to HaShem that I don't only owe my life betterments, but also the feeding & growth of my neshomme to you and your Rav (Rav Shalom Arush)... It may very well be that everything that comes to me in this world and the world to come, is due to you and your teacher. I wouldn't know how to thank you appropriately, so I just thank you via this entry .. Even the phrase that is on my lips daily now: Baruch HaShem, ribonoe shel olam, and every little prayer I say, every thanksgiving, every joy I experience in trying to serve and connect to HaShem, well .... Everything due to HaShem always, yet; YOU the fire-starter, the kindler of my neshomme I will be grateful always for you setting up this here blog which enabled me to find my Father, the possessor of Heaven & Earth ... May HaShem bless you, your wife and your offspring always You were my gateway unto HaShem eloheinoe ... If anything ... You brought one lost seed back to it's Owner May HaShem bless you and all of your mispoge ... With the utmost respect, blessings and pure love always, Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Baruch Ata !
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2014 on Is the Inside Just as Beautiful? at Lazer Beams
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B"H In my mother tongue Dutch a common term for defamation and slander actually is "karaktermoord" which literally translates as "character-assassination" the murder of a person's moral or ethical strength. One of the very, very, very few occasions were speaking Dutch gives me a head start in lernen... (LOL) Many thanks for the shiur and reminding me of that! As always, ha kol ze le'tova! With blessings & love, always Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2014 on Parshat Masaei: Verbal Bloodshed at Lazer Beams
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B"H Am Yisrael Chai! Amen! Robert G. van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
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B"H In gratitude I stand with the people of Israel in thought, prayer and support, always. May Hashem protect them, amen! May Hashem protect, bless and shield my teachers who brought me living waters, amen! May you all merit the coming of Moshiach, the ingathering of the exiles and the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, speedily and in our days, amen! With love and blessings, Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on 2 Hamas UAV's Downed Over Ashdod at Lazer Beams
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B"H Amen! Animal vs Angelic Multiple blessings and thanks to all that broaden my comprehension of Torah.. There is no greater joy (for me) in this world than lerning. Blessed are the teachers that bring students closer to HaShem! With lots of love, gratitude and blessings always, Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland (next year in Jerusalem, G-d willing)
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2013 on Learning From the Frogs at Lazer Beams
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The same wording is used in Samuel 17/18 to describe the relationship between Jonathan and David, descendants of Benjamin and Judah! Find out more about the connections and the specific wording used in the shiur on this Parsha by Rabbi David Forhman (Aish). http://www.aish.com/tp/i/10minuteparsha/The-Epic-Confrontation-Between-Judah-and-Joseph.html It's amazing! There's such pleasure in lernen.. Blessings and love always, Robert G. van Dijk, Amsterdam,
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Thank you so very much! I will burn this on a disc and watch it over and over again.. Big smile! Love and Blessings, always Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2013 on Rav Shalom Arush & Lazer in Queens at Lazer Beams
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Oh my.. What a sanctification of HaShem!! This video is new to me, and it's absolutely delightful! I just hàd to play it over and over.. Righteousness is só visibly igniting the house, even my house btw as I watched it here, it's transcending both time and distance.. Baruch HaShem! Made me feel like cleansed with Living Water! Until now - the love displayed in - the Paris shul video was my favourite. http://youtu.be/oq90o49lpYU But this one's a new high! Thank you so very much for sharing this! Love and Blessings, always Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2013 on Rav Shalom Arush: Ma Shehaya, Haya! at Lazer Beams
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It's always a delight to see the Rabbi! In fact I would like to take the opportunity to ask you if you would please post as many photographs (in a decent resolution) of Rabbi Shalom Arush shlit'a as you possibly could. I collected a few (7) over the years and arranged them into a slide show that now runs permanently on my PC's desktop; changing slides every 12 minutes.. A truly uplifting & inspiring sight to see! Always looking for more pictures to add to the collection, tho.. Thanks in advance! Love, blessings and greetings, always Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
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Uplifting, heart warming and evoking bright smiles as always. Many thanks! Robert Gabel van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
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With all due respect, since Yiddish linguistically is very close to what is called the "hochdeutshe sprache" and therefore to Dutch (my mother tongue); I would be inclined to agree with Yacov's "Tracht Gut S'vet zein Gut" to be the correct quote, and I propose a in my humble opinion better translation: "strive for Good and it will be good". "trachten" is a verb that means "to try to, to attempt to, to aim for" both in (West) Yiddish, Dutch and German. "tracht gut (und e)s ver(r)t zein (zain) gut" (strive for Good and it will be / become good) and "tracht gut un(d) es zai gut" (strive for good and it is good) are two essentially different statements.. The former (Es vert zein) would seem the correct, more meaningful quote. Nevertheless, what remains tho' is the powerful insight that is the core of the message, an insight that I owe to the esteemed teachings I picked up right here on this and on Breslov Israel's blog, namely: Hakol Ze Letova.. Baruch HaShem! With love, blessings, respect and gratitude, always Robert Gabel van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2013 on There is No Bad at Lazer Beams
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Mazel Tov on the Bar Mitzvah! May Yaacov Yosef always be a source of naches to his parents and grandparents, may he grow in Torah and Mitzvot and fulfill the dreams that his parents and grandparents have for him. Blessings & Love always Robert Gabel van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2013 on Vezakeni: Prayer for our Offspring at Lazer Beams
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No problem whatsoever ... Thanks for fixing it and indeed a Chag Sameach to all! Blessings & Greetings, always Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2012 on Night Before Day at Lazer Beams
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Was looking forward to yet another lesson after only 2 days, turns out tho that the video posted is the same one as posted on December 11th, then named Modeh Ani ... A mistake I presume ? Blessings & Greetings, always Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2012 on Night Before Day at Lazer Beams
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Amen! A wonderful New Year to the people of Israel! May Moshiach come soon! May the land of Israel remain blessed continually! Blessings and love always, Robert G van Dijk, Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2012 on The Lesson of the Sycamore at Lazer Beams
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Thank you for the parsha sheet. Been missing them lately! Blessings & Greetings Robert G van Dijk Amsterdam, Holland
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2012 on Hashem Loves You at Lazer Beams
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Adam Neira's comment would make much more sense if it were made after actually reading the topic. This way it looks like just another loose comment based on prejudice and pre-formed ideas on Judaism. The writer totally ignores the ideas and notions relayed in the article which, btw, I find to be very inspiring and uplifting. What a missed oppurtunity to enlighten yourself, Adam. I wish for you to take better notice of the actual content of the articles before you comment, next time you visit. Blessings & greetings always Robert G van Dijk Amsterdam, Holland
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B"H I have done some further explorations on the Netilat Jadaim ritual. To the above poster 'D': I think the 'threefold' immersion is analog to other cleansing rituals and that the volume or amount of water advised is to ensure an actual immersion in water. I'm still boggled about the ritual uncleansiness that is possibly transferred unto bed linnen etc... Anyway, a very informative essay on the subject was written by Rabbi Martin Gordon and can be found here: http://www.atranet.co.il/gordon/netilat.pdf Hope that helps, Blessings always, Rob van Dijk Amsterdam
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2011 on Spiritual Hygiene at Lazer Beams
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I heard this explanation of the nagelwasser ritual before but I always wondered: if the body is rendered ritually unclean after dreaming as the rabbi says, how about the bed sheets etc.? Do they become ritually unclean too by having been in contact with a ritually unclean body? And if so, is one then expected to change/clean these everyday? I also heard of other explanantions of the ritual which concentrated more on the notion that after the soul re-entered the body the vulnerability for the SA / YhR 'remains' only on the 'white' outer edges of the fingernail plates because these indeed are (in terms of biology) 'death' - i.e. consist of layers of death, flattened, cells (keratine). And that these therefor are to be immersed/washed. Hence the term nagelwasser (litt. fingernail water). I always found the whole concept a bit hard to understand, but the notion of the whole body being ritually unclean instead of the mere dead ends of one's fingernails makes it even more so, i.m.o.? Maybe the honoured rabbi would be kind enough to explain a bit further? I understand it is a mere detail of the concept, but it has boggled me for quite some time now. Thanks in advance. Blessings always, Rob van Dijk Amsterdam
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2011 on Spiritual Hygiene at Lazer Beams
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Ha! Now that's my Rav! I love your ways! Blessings & Greetings from Amsterdam!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2011 on Yetzer Hara Warriors at Lazer Beams
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