May the People of Israel Be Blessed
 
 
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1740  
 
 
In Today's Issue
   
Announcements: High Holiday Campaign
Torah: Gouged out his eyes
Announcements: Needed: Temp Hires
Torah: Machshavos Soneinu
Chizuk: May the people of Israel be blessed!
 
 
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High Holiday Campaign
 

Announcing the launch of GYE's Annual High-Holiday Campaign

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Torah
 
Gouged out his eyes
 
By GYE

Our Rabbis have taught: Samson rebelled against G-d through his eyes, as it says, "Samson said to his father, 'I noticed one of the Philistine women in Timnah…Get her for me, for she is the one that pleases me ... (Judges 14:2, 3). Because of this the Philistines gouged out his eyes, as it says, "The Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes" (Judges 16:2 1). (Sotah 9b)

Announcements
 
Needed: Temp Hires
 

We're looking to hire a couple of people to make phone calls during our annual High-Holiday fundraising campaign. If you're interested, please be in touch with our phone-campaign manager dan@pledje.com.

Torah
 
Machshavos Soneinu
 
By GW

These days we say Avinu Malkeinu. One of them is: "Batel Machshavos Soneinu - eliminate the thoughts of those who hate us". First of all, this is clearly a reference to the Yetzer Hara as well, who hates us and wants to kill us. However, we can also (loosely) explain this phrase as asking HaShem to eliminate the hateful thoughts in our minds which lead us to sin. Only He can rescue us, and we must constantly ask for His divine assistance to eradicate the impulses which attack us so many times each day.

So next time you get an impulse to act-out, daven to Hashem and say, "Avinu Malkeinu, Batel Machshavos Soneinu!"

Chizuk
 
May the people of Israel be blessed!
 
By GYE

Here's something nice I found on a Jewish forum discussing the plague of internet pornography. A Christian woman, Mrs. Robertson from St. Pete, FL writes: "Christians the world over look to the Jewish people to set a holy moral standard for all of us to follow. Don't allow the evil of pornography to pollute your holy offspring. Stamp the devil's agent out of the land. For all of us. May the people of Israel be blessed!"

As Yeshayah Hanavi wrote: "I have set you to be a light unto the nations". So let's leave all the filth out there to the nations of the world. We Jews have a G-dly mission, and all of mankind look to us for inspiration!

Do you think you may have a porn addiction?
 

Do you have a problem with obsessive and compulsive porn use? Have you seriously tried the tools on GYE and feel that you are not getting better? Maybe it’s time to consider joining a 12-Step program.

Porn Anonymous (PA)
If you’re compulsively acting-out with pornography and masturbation we suggest you explore joining Porn Anonymous (PA). If you need help deciding whether to join PA, call Michael at 347-699-2368, or email help@pornanonymous.org to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit pornanonymous.org (Hebrew: p-a.org.il / Yiddish: pa-yid.org).

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
If your compulsive acting-out has progressed beyond the screen (with other people, paid sexual services, etc.) we suggest you explore joining Sexaholics Anonymous (SA). To figure out if SA is for you, call Dov at 917-414-8205, or email Dov at dov@guardyoureyes.org to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit www.sa.org.

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