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Forbidden Thoughts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rabbi Aharon Ratta   
Saturday, 06 December 2014
Behold, the Torah prohibitions that concern forbidden thoughts (like worshipping idols, heresy, and sexual fantasies) are considered transgressions, even if they are not acted upon at all. The thought itself is already a transgression.
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The Laws of Marital Relations - Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Kabbalists' Writings
Written by Rabbi Mordechai Eliahu   
Saturday, 06 December 2014

By Rabbi Mordechai Eliahu, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel, excerpted from his book, “Darkei Taharah,” Chapters 19-24.

Laws of Marital Relations (Rabbi M. Eliahu) - Part 1
Laws of Marital Relations (Rabbi M. Eliahu) - Part 2
Laws of Marital Relations (Rabbi M. Eliahu) - Part 3
Laws of Marital Relations (Rabbi M. Eliahu) - Part 4
Laws of Marital Relations (Rabbi M. Eliahu) - Part 5
Laws of Marital Relations (Rabbi M. Eliahu) - Part 6
Laws of Marital Relations (Rabbi M. Eliahu) - Part 7

“BE HOLY!”

It is written in the Torah:
“Speak to the entire community of Israel, and say to them, Be holy, for I the L-rd your God am holy” (Vayikra, 19:2). The meaning of “Be holy” in this verse is to separate oneself from forbidden sexual relationships (See Rashi, there).

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Be Fruitful and Multiply! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael   
Sunday, 26 October 2014

Be Fruitful and Multiply!


by the revered Kabbalist, HaRav Eliyahu Leon Levi

“And G-d blessed them, and G-d said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill up the land.” (Bereshit, 1:28.)

The very first commandment of the Torah is the mitzvah “to be fruitful and multiply.” This obligation precedes all of the other commandments of the Torah.  For the Divine Presence does not descend to illuminate its earthy branches except through the decent of heavenly souls into this world. For this reason, a man must be fruitful and multiply, in order to bring celestial souls into this world. For when a soul is brought into this world, an exalted heavenly light spreads forth below. Thus, this is a very great mitzvah, immeasurable in its worth, and all other commandments are dwarfed beside it.

For this reason, a man who has not yet married and started a home, it is like he has not yet achieved anything. For this mitzvah is the foundation of the world, and all of the other commandments do not come to life except through this commandment, since everything else is dependent upon it, since through it all of the other commandments may be observed in all of their wholeness.

There is no way for any Jew in the world to ascend the ladder of holiness and to enter its inner chambers until he is married. 
Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 October 2014 )
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The Forbidden Fruit PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tzvi Fishman   
Sunday, 26 October 2014
If you have trouble guarding your eyes, you are not the only one. The problem began a long long time ago with Eve in the Garden of Eden. Mankind has been suffering the consequences ever since.
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Mikvah Magic PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan   
Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Baal Shem Tov revealed to his students that it was due to his mikvah immersions that he attained his transcendental levels of holiness. And even though it is also said that he attained his exalted stature due to his fervent praying, both explanations are true, for it is precisely the purification of the mikvah that brought an awesome holiness to his prayers.
Since it is the beginning of the week of "Yesod" in our Omer count, when we are engaging in tshuva and spiritual purification from sexual sins, it is a fitting time to remember the powerful purifying powers of a mikvah. In doing so, we will draw from the fountains of insights found in the wonderful book, “Waters of Eden,” written by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, may his memory be for a blessing.
 

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How to Stop Masturbating PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tzvi Fishman   
Friday, 23 May 2014
Much of the material on this website concerns overcoming varying forms of sexual transgression including masturbation. Helpful advice for ending a habit of masturbating can be found in several other articles and in Questions and Answers.
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Sexual Fantasies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rabbi Daniel Frish   
Saturday, 12 April 2014
THE PROHIBITION OF SEXUAL FANTASIES by Rabbi Daniel Frish
*It is forbidden for a man to engage in sexual fantasies. This applies to single men, and to married men alike. Not only is a married man not allowed to fantasize about other women, he is also not to preoccupy himself with sexual fantasies regarding his wife. Many men are lax in this matter, falsely believing that everything is permissible with one’s wife.
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Tikun HaYesod - Learning and Penitential Prayer PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rabbi Aharon Rota   
Monday, 16 December 2013

Introduction

by Tzvi Fishman

As we have previously written in the essay, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” that while repentance is always accepted before G-d, the 10 days of t'shuva between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and the period of “Shovavim” (the 6 straight weeks starting with parshat Shemot) are especially propitious times to atone for sexual transgressions. To help readers, we have translated a powerful penitential prayer composed by the renowned Torah scholar, Rabbi Aharon Rota, of blessed memory, author of the classic works, “Taharat HaKodesh” and “Shomer Emunim.”

This prayer and the learning that precedes it are designed to cleanse a person of sexual transgressions, known as blemishes to the Brit. These transgressions, including the spilling of semen in vain (masturbation), pre-marital sex, sexual relations with non-Jews, relations with a woman in her “niddah” menstrual period, adultery, improper relations with one’s wife, including premature ejaculation, forbidden incestuous relations, and the like, all of these are also known as blemishes to the “Yesod.”

 

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