Strengthening Our Walls
Today is the fast of the 17th of Tammuz which commemorates the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem, leading to the subsequent fall of the Beis Hamikdash.
Let us all stop and ask ourselves: "What behaviors breach our walls and lead to subsequent falls?"
LET'S MAKE SURE OUR WALLS ARE STRONG!
Well the "TaPHSiC Method" is one way. Download the TaPHSiC Method PDF file (6 pages) to learn this powerful "Shvuah" technique that has helped many frum addicts stop their destructive behaviors. You can also read the TaPHSiC Method online at this link.
Let us also make sure we have strong filters and reporting software installed. If you have internet on your Blackberry, we can send you a program to delete the browser. If you have other types of cell phones, we can help you find a filter and/or reporting software. For computers, see this page for one good filter option, along with instructions on how to install it best - and give away the password to our "filter Gabai"... See this page for another 20 (or so) filter ideas and information... We also highly advise installing "Reporting Software" such as webchaver.org to give you some accountability, because filters alone are usually not sufficient and they can often be bypassed.
We all know what activities and sites bring us to slips and falls. Let's stop watching non-Jewish movies, let's delete our access to Facebook, Youtube, GoogleVideo, etc.. any site that is a stumbling block for us: Let there be no breaches in our walls!
Now that we don't have the Beis Hamikdash, Hashem looks for the Korbon Tamid every day in different places... Those who give up these activities and websites are considered in Shamayim as bringing Korbonos in the Beis Hamikdash!
And in the zechus of strengthening our own personal walls, may we merit to see the rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdash speedily in our days.