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Rav Chaim Volozhin Heritage Foundation
HaGaon Rav Chayim Volozhin
(Nefesh HaChayim III:12-13) cites the Gemara in Chullin Daf 7b which teaches that if a person internalizes the Pasuk:אין עוד מלבדו
-Ein Od Milvado "Hashem, He is G-d, there is nothing
else beside Him(Devarim 4:35) he will be protected from harmful forces. When one accepts Hashem's absolute sovereignty
he places himself fully under His protective wing. Although nature contains many destructive elements, the man of
faith understands that they are but marionettes in the hands of the Creator.
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Please help us spread this most important message to Klal Yisrael. With
everything going on in the world it is mamesh a pachad. We only have each other and Hashem, our loving Father that will
Rav Chayim Volozhin (Nefesh HaChayim III:12-13) cites the Gemara in Chullin Daf 7b which teaches that if a person internalizes
the Pasuk: "Hashem, He is G-d, there is nothing else beside Him(Devarim 4:35) he will be protected from harmful forces.
When one accepts Hashem's absolute sovereignty he places himself fully under His protective wing. Although nature contains
many destructive elements, the man of faith understands that they are but marionettes in the hands of the Creator.
The Divrei Chizuk recently
visited HaGaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita and showed him the magnet and explained to him what we are doing to bring
this important message to Klal Yisraerl. Rav Chaim took the magnet in his hand where he read it and said ''Yafeh''
(nice) and then he said ''Brach a V'Hatzlacha''.
planning to advertise about the important need to internalize Ein Od Milvado. We plan to get the word out in newspapers,
radio, Internet, billboards and have Divrei Chizuk Shabbatonim teaching how to incorporate Ein Od Milvado in our daily lives. We are also working on a video that we like to distribute.
We also plan to have Shiurim given by different Rabbanim. Can u help us with this project we will say this
is all made possible by whatever name you would like. This is what will save Klal Yisrael, by internalizing Ein Od Milvado
can u please help and maybe speak to a few friends, tizku lmitzvos
Help us spread the word around and make a heartfelt donation.
to make a donation and help us save yidden around the world. We would like to advertise this in news papers,
magazines, billboards, magnets.
EIN OD MILVADO!
Hashem He is G-D, there is nothing else beside Him(Devarim4:35)
We are meeting with people and speaking to those that are helping spread
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We are looking to set up contact people/coordinators in every community so that we can get the word out in a big way.
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fundraising if necessary to get more materials, etc. This is a big zechus for you—to help people in your community
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The Brisker Rav,
Rav Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik was a descendant of Rav Chayim of Volozhin -- the author of the Nefesh HaChayim. He testified
how the statement of faith recorded in the Nefesh HaChayim literally served as a guide through his life. When he was a young
man, "Reb Velvel" - as the Brisker Rav was fondly known -- was commanded to appear before the Russian draft board
to be inducted in the Czar's army. This fate was tantamount to both a spiritual and physical death sentence. As the date
of his appearance neared, his father, Rav Chayim Brisker, instructed him to concentrate on the above passage from the Nefesh
HaChayim. To Reb Velvel's great relief, his meeting with the draft board came, and he was exempted from the draft.
Later, when the Germans occupied Poland at the begining of World War Two, Rev Velvel fled from Warsaw to Vilna.
The roads were filled with German troops, and Nazis were everywhere. The danger was awesome. Yet, Reb Velvel traveled along
undaunted, for he never stopped reviewing the pledge of the Nefesh HaChayim. "If you always think of Hashem. He will
always think of you and protect you from all harm."
Just once, Reb Velvel was distracted
and his mind wondered onto another thought. Immediately, as if from nowhere an armed Nazi approached him threateningly. In
a flash, Reb Velvel collected his thoughts and focused on the Nefesh HaChayim and the Nazi moved on.(Rabbotainu p 170)
Rabbi Yosef Leib Bloch of Telshe (Shiurei Daat II:44) explains that natural forces which threaten mankind can be
compared to a vicious dog with a long leash tied to its neck. When the animal pounces, the only way an intended victim can
save himself is by calling to the dog's master, to restraint the beast. If the victim fails to recognize the presence of
the master then he is truly in grave danger. Similarly when man fails to perceive the "leash" upon the forces
of nature, he indeed places himself at their mercy.(Ingeret HaRamban, R' Feuer, Chaf Tet, Artscroll)
What you are
about to read should be worked on each and every day while we are in this world. I thank the person who shared this
with me. We should keep saying ''Ein Od Milvado'' all day. May Hashem lead us and guide us getting
close to Him while we say and focus on these words. AMEN
This is from;
Harav Avigdor Nebenzahl Shlita,
Senior Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh
The Rav of the Old
City, world-renowned author and posek
"EIN OD MILVADO"-- "There is none beside Him"
the German occupation at the outset of WWII, when HaRav Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik, the Brisker Rav, was forced to flee from
Warsaw, he found the roads filled with German murderers. He spent the entire time of his flight concentrating on the thought
"Ein Od Milvado" "there is none beside Him" and due to this, he was able to miraculously escape to Vilna
which at the time was outside their jurisdiction (see Yalkut Lekach Tov on the Torah volume 5, page 62). Strengthening the
recognition that save for the A-lmighty, there is no other force in the world is a tremendous "segulah" for removing
from one's self and negating all the decrees and wills of others totally preventing them from working against them (see
Nefesh HaChaim Shaar 3, Chapter 12). Even though the Germans had bombs, machine guns, and other weapons of destruction, when
one understands that they are all nothing whatsoever, they can have no control over us and we can be saved from them.
It is not sufficient
to mouth the words "ein od milvado" but we must actually feel it. All the forces in the world only exist because
we deem them significant, when we feel in our heart that there is no power save that of Hashem then nothing in the world has
the inherent ability to inflict any harm upon us. The Torah relates "Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them into
the camel's pack-saddle and sat on them" (Bereishit 31:34). Why did she place them specifically in the packsaddle?
Perhaps it was the ideal hiding place? Chazal offer an additional reason. These idols had a certain ability to reveal their
precise location to Lavan. When did they possess such power? Only when they were treated with honor! If, on the other hand,
they were degraded and treated as if they are worthless, their power would cease to function. By sitting on them, Rachel was
not only hiding them but also degrading them in an effort to dispossess them of their powers. They would now be unable to
inform Lavan of their whereabouts. This is how Avoda Zara operates, its power (assuming it has any) stems only from people
attaching importance to it. When, however, no significance whatsoever is accorded it, when it is treated as being worthless,
then it can exert no control (see Zohar volume I 164:2). It is not only Avoda Zara, but any force in the world only exists
because we endow it with significance. When we truly realize and understand that Hashem is the only force
in the world then the other forces will lose their significance and we will realize that nothing in the world can have any
effect on us.
Courtesy of Lazer Beams-HaRav Lazer Brody
Here's a gift for
Shabbat - a Hebrew lesson of the the most important three-word phrase you'll ever need to know, and a lifesaver at that - ein
od milvado - literally, there is no one or nothing but Hashem. Only He can help us, both collectively and
individually. Like the Rambam teaches in the firsst of our 13 Principles of Faith, "He alone does, did and will do every
Torah says (Deut. 4:35), "You have been shown, in order to know, that Hashem, He is the G-d. There is none beside Him!" אין
עוד מלבדו - "There is none beside Him," is the key
to understanding everything that happens to us, both on a broad national scale and on a personal private scale.
"Shown, in order
to know", explains the Ramban, refers to the revelation of Hashem on Mount Sinai. Moses received both the written and
the oral law from Hashem on Mount Sinai. Therefore, whenever a person deviates - even in the slightest - from "Halacha
Le'Moshe be'Sinai", or the law as it was given to Moshe on Sinai, one's understanding that "There is none beside
Him," is seriously weakened.
"There is none beside Him" means that everything in the world happens because Hashem decrees that it should
happen. No one can lift a finger against Hashem's will. So, if someone harms us or insults us, its pointless to bear malice
toward that person. Rather, we should make an accounting of the soul, understand that Hashem does everything for our ultimate
good, and pray to Hashem to help us understand the message and correct what needs to be corrected. This is especially important
light of the above, any time a person - or a movement of people - make any compromise on Shulchan Oruch, e.g.
religious law, they weaken their own faith with their own two hands. Conversely, when a person strengthens his or her observance
of the Torah's commandments, that person automatically benefits from a chizuk, or reinforcement, of faith. That's
one of the reasons why Rebbe Nachman of Breslev implores us to learn Shulchan Oruch every single day of our lives, and not
to budge an iota from its statutes.
Faith that "There is none beside Him" is the only reliable bridge to traverse this world safely to the