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Welcome to the worldwide "Spread the Psalms-Tehillim" effort. It's thousands of years old but very new.  In fact, every time you recite a psalm, you are spreading renewed holiness in the world. 

The purpose of this website is to share the timeless, miraculous  positive experience of reciting psalms-tehillim. 


An explanation
"Hashem"  refer's to God's infinite name according to Jewish tradition.  It means "the name"  in Hebrew.  

"Tehillim" is the Hebrew word for Psalms - it means "Praises."  In the English Bible, Tehillim is  known as "Psalms."



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תְּהִלִּים  מקוון
















A Message for the month of Elul

Words

Most of us can remember somebody who hurt us with their words. 
A schoolteacher, a relative, a so-called friend. Their loosely-uttered 
sentence sits in our memory from decades ago. Late in our life we may 
still be holding onto something negative that was said to us when we 
were 10 years old, or younger.

And yet, despite this knowledge, we still treat our words lightly. As if 
our words cannot hurt. Or heal. Or create. Rabbis argue over the 
so-called sin of the 12 spies who went to check out the land of Israel, 
10 of whom came back with negative reports. Why were they punished 
so heavily? On that note, why was Moses punished so heavily for hitting 
the rock rather than speaking to it?

We try to have it both ways. To acknowledge we are made in the image 
of God but then not take responsibility for it. If we stay conscious that 
we have a Divine power with our words - yes, THIS MEANS YOU!!! - then 
we are careful not to spread negative reports like the spies, and not to doubt 
the power of our words like Moses.

How will you use your words today?


written by Marcus Freed
author of the Kosher Sutras
www.marcusjfreed.com





10 Psalms of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810)

General Remedy

Psalms
16, 32, 41, 42, 59, 77, 90, 105, 137, and 150,

Link to entire text in
English
Hebrew 








If we knew the power of the verses of Psalms and their effect in the celestial heights,  We would recite them constantly. 
Know that the chapters of Psalms break through all barriers and soar aloft from level to level unimpeded.  
They intercede before the Master of the Universe and secure their effect with kindness and mercy.” –

“The Tzemach Tzedek”, 
3rd Lubavitcher Rebbe,(1789-1866) 

Please recite Tehillim 
for Shalom Mordecai ben Rivka and his family












"For the conductor, with neginot on the eight stringed harp, 
a psalm to/for David. God, do not in your anger rebuke me. 
Nor, in your wrath chastise me. Favor me O God for feeble am I. 
Heal me, O God for shudder with terror do my bones."
​- Psalm 6

Psalm 6 is a plea to God. There are no defenses, no admonitions, and no excuses. David openly pleas to God during a time of severe illness and he asks that this plea, which expresses his complete and total surrender to God’s will, be performed on the “sheminit” the eight stringed harp. “Sheminit” is derived from the same Hebrew root as the word “shemona” meaning “eight.” 

  So, what is the significance of the number "eight"? According to Maharal and Hirsch, the number “six” represents the physical world as there are six sides to a cube and six days of creation of the physical world. “Seven” represents the added dimension of holiness that is connected with the physical as the seventh day is the Shabbas day – the special day during which God rested after the work of creation of the world had been completed. And, “eight” represents the miraculous aspect which is beyond the physical. Eight represents the time of the messiah when mankind will be free from physical, mental and societal ailments - the miraculous time when our shackles which tie us to this world will be loosened.  

David describes thus, “My soul too is utterly terrified.”  He asks, “And you O God, How long?” 

Psalm 6 concludes with an answer to David’s plea. A knowledge and a certainly that our experiences on this earth do not go unnoticed. The seeds of our speech and deeds do not land on dry rock.  Our prayers do not fall silent in the mist.

And on an eight stringed harp, a song of the ages is heard far and wide:

"God has heard the sound of my weeping. God has heard my plea. 
God will accept my prayer."  























 Psalm 61 :

"I will dwell in Your tent forever;
I will take refuge
in the shelter of your wings"


“What does it mean to dwell in God's tent - in the shelter of His wings? 

“A tent shelters one from the burning sun and the raging storm yet allows the wanderer easy access to enter and exit at will. There are no doors, no gates, nothing is locked or barred. All is open for you and I to dwell in God's presence.

“With wings one can do the impossible, to see from afar, to rise above the hills, to be carried on air.

“Air, like the soul, can be neither seen nor touched; only its presence is felt.

Yet, light as air is, it can lift the heaviest C5 cargo jet carrying tanks across the oceans, skipping over mountains and never touching the ground.

“Like the tent, the wings give shelter from the elements; yet, the tent and wings are very different. The tent stands alone while wings work together as one. And so, perhaps Psalm 61 contains this important wisdom: it is together that we may truly fly.”

written by Tara Mizrachi


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Please recite Tehillim 27 for the month of Elul

and in honor of Rachel Leah bas Hinda Sarah (of Blessed Memory)
(Baruch dayan emet)
(Blessed is the True Judge)
​ 

May our learning and prayers bring increased healing to those who are not well.
​Please say Tehillim for 
Yehoshua Chai ben Esther 

Praying for healing and comfort for all those in need.



















"And I, through the abundance 
of your kindness,
will I enter Your house."

"Ve ani, berov chasdecha, avo beysecha."

- Psalm 5:8




He was called upon by the king to curse Israel. Famous for his abilities to channel the spiritual forces to his will, Bilam, had this simple task before him. It was not so simple, however.  

For as he stood gazing upon the tents of Israel, he found he was unable to articulate the words that would bring the dreaded curse down. His senses were overwhelmed with the awareness of the kindness and modesty of the Children of Israel. Their tents were arranged so that privacy would be respected. Their speech was not focused on the personal lives of their neighbors, rather they spoke of gratitude for God's blessings and they focused their lives on serving God with kindness and helpfulness. 

God then performed a miracle and caused his words to form the blessing that we now know as ‘Ma Tovu’ “How good”


"How goodly are your tents O' Jacob. 
Your dwelling places Israel. 
 And I, through the abundance of 
your kindness, 
I will enter your house."

“Ma tovu ohalecha Yaakov
Mishkinotecha Israel.
V’ ani b’rov chasdecha
Avo vetecha.”




"For the Conductor, by David, 
a song with musical accompaniment.
Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; 
And let His foes flee from before Him. 
As smoke is dispersed so disperse them, 
as wax melts before fire."  - Psalm 68


What does it mean “Let God arise”
“Yakum Elokim” (in Hebrew)?

“Yakum” has been translated as "arise" 
but there is also another meaning of the word "Yakum" 
in Hebrew.  In the Torah portion about Noah (Genesis 7:23) it is written: 
"And He blotted out all the existence that was on the face of the land..."  
"Vayamach et Ha yakum asher al p'nei ha adama..." 
The word "yakum" is translated as  ”all the existence."  

As the Torah passage continues, the meaning is explained further: 
"from man to animals to creeping things and to the bird of the heavens; 
and they were blotted out from the earth."  
In the context of the story of Noah, "yakum" refers to all that exists on earth 
before the flood.


​What do we know about “Elokim?” 

In the the Torah (Genesis 1:1), it is written:  "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (“Bereishis bara Elokim et ha shamayim v’et ha aretz”)  The earth that was without form, the heavens that were yet to be, were created by God.  The word "Elokim" refers to God.
  

Thus, “Yakum Elokim” could also be translated as "all that exists is God." 


As the psalm unfolds, images of war are brought forth. "Enemies," "foes," "smoke," "fire," "orphans," "widows," "prisoners," "marching" and "legions" are all part of the words that form Psalm 68. 

 The “enemies” mentioned in the first sentence of Psalm 68 have been interpreted in varying ways. Rashi interprets them as Amalek, the evil which has arisen in each generation who battles relentlessly and persecutes mercilessly those who serve God. Radak writes that the enemies are the Assyrians who laid siege to Jerusalem under command of Sennacherib. Meiri reveals they refer to the battle of Gog and Magog preceding the Messianic age.  


There is the reluctant acknowledgement that the evil which exists in the world, however horrible and dreaded, is part of the world that God created.  

When we recite the prayer of Psalm 68 we are asking God to arise and to change the course of evil in the world - to make it flee as smoke is dispersed and to change its form as wax is melted. Thus, the psalmist pleas not for the utter obliteration of evil doers, of those who cause needless suffering in the world. Rather the psalmist pleas that God change their form. The psalmist implores God to make them as smoke which has dispersed and as wax which has melted. They can no longer cause harm.  

Perhaps there is an insight in the words of Psalm 68.  As we strive to do good and to overcome evil in this world, we understand that God is the Source who gives us the strength we need. He is the One who rises up, and causes goodness to ultimately triumph. 

We also understand that there is a oneness that encompasses every aspect of life:  "Yakum Elokim" "All that exists is God." 

As Psalm 68 concludes: 
“You are awesome God, from Your holy sanctuaries. God of Israel, He gives might and power to the people. 
The Source of all Blessing is God.” 
“Baruch Elokim.”   


​written by Tara Mizrachi



Psalm for Shabbat 

September 24, 2016 - 21 Elul 5776

Psalm-Tehillim 51
(according to Siddur Avodas Yisrael)

Torah Portion: Ki Tavo 

Please recite Psalm 71 for the complete and speedy healing of 
Yehudah Ben Nechmiah 

PLEASE sat Tehilim for 

Esther Gitel bas Chaya
Chapter 86