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Shovavim: 42 days of opportunity
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Shovavim: 42 days of opportunity 12 Jan 2020 20:35 #346658

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This week begins the six week period known as Shovavim. Shovavim is an acronym for the six weekly Torah portions Shemot, Vaera, Bo, Beshelah, Yitro and Mishpatim. The word Shovavim alludes to the Pasuk in Yirmiya (3:14), "Shuvu Banim Shovavim" - "return oh wayward children"... The Arizal taught that these weeks are especially auspicious for doing Teshuvah in the area of Shmiras Habris.

The six weekly Parshiyos of Shovavim deal with the slavery of the Jewish people in Mitzrayim and their subsequent redemption, all the way through the giving of the Torah on Har Sinai. The struggle for moral purity often follows the same theme, where a person often feels trapped and enslaved to their animalistic desires. Through Teshuvah and divine intervention, one can succeed to break free of the bondage to these destructive behaviors and become a servant of G-d.

The weeks where we read about the Jewish people's journey from slavery to divine servitude, are especially auspicious for own personal journeys from slavery - to becoming men of G-d.

(See here for more information on Shovavim).

Here are some more great resources on Shovavim:
Shovavim and recovery
SHOVAVIM Workshop
Leave the Mitzrayim of the Yetzer Hara
Torah Anytime Shiurim 

ועיקר הבירור של הניצוצות וגאולת עם ישראל ממצרים – היה ע”י ריבוי תפילה וזעקה אל השם יתברך, מעומק עומק הגלות כמו שכתוב “ויזעקו – ותעל שוועתם אל האלוקים.., וישמע צעקתם.., ויוציאם ועל כן ימים אלו של ימי השובבי”ם הם ימים המסוגלים לתפילה ולתשובה בפרט על הוצאת זרע לבטלה ו- תיקון הברית ובזכות התשובה התפילה והצדקה – נזכה לשוב בתשובה שלמה, ולתקן את כל הניצוצות והפגמים שנפלו אל הטומאה (האר”י ז”ל) ולצאת מהמצרים והגלות הפרטית של כל אחד מאיתנו, והגלות הכללית של עם ישראל - השל”ה הק'

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Re: Shovavim: 42 days of opportunity 13 Jan 2020 19:48 #346676

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Someone told the Beis Yisrael of Gur zt'l that a kabbalist told him that he is suffering from an ayin hara, and he is very worried about that. The Rebbe repeated the Gemara (Bava Metzia 107) that says, "Rav entered a cemetery and said that ninety-nine percent of people die from an ayin hara, and only one percent die a natural death.” The Rebbe said, "This means everyone suffers from a bad eye," from not being cautious with their eyes. That is the root of all problems.
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Re: Shovavim: 42 days of opportunity 15 Jan 2020 14:42 #346726

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What can I do to be part of this ?

Re: Shovavim: 42 days of opportunity 15 Jan 2020 15:39 #346727

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eyes wrote on 15 Jan 2020 14:42:
What can I do to be part of this ?

Please explain your question better... thanks! 
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