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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"  refers 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 Hebrew.



      בּס״ד   
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 from above





 

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

General Remedy

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

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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





"Unveil my eyes that I may behold 
the wonders from Your Torah.”

"Gal eyneni v’abiyta niflaos mi toraseycha."






We know that the Torah was entrusted to us by God, and yet so much of the Torah is beyond our understanding. In the 18th passage of Psalm 119 - (18 meaning "chai" life), the psalmist pleas: "Uncover my eyes so that I may see the wonders of Your Torah..." The word "unveil" is "Gal" in Hebrew - the same letters as the word "Lag" – perhaps a reference to Lag BaOmer, she said.

During the days between Passover and Shavuos, between the miracles of our release from the bondage of slavery and the receiving of the Torah (the waters of the infinite and our true birth as a free people in service of God) we celebrate the passing of a very special rabbi. Why do we celebrate this and why is there such a reference to plea for God to "unveil my eyes that I may behold the unexplained things of Your Torah."? 

It was 2,000 years ago, at the time of the first Lag BaOmer, and Israel had been conquered by the Roman Empire. It was a period of history in which the messianic era could have possibly begun. Two thousand years ago the factors were in place: Within Israel, there was a great military leader named Bar Kochba and great spiritual leaders like Rabbi Akiva who brought great holiness into the world. Throughout the empire there was widespread dissatisfaction with pagan rites and beliefs, and there were many people who were responsive to the Torah's message of love, hope and redemption.  

Tragically, it was not to be. The forces against the messianic era beginning before the suffering of the past twenty centuries were too great and the forces that would have helped bring it about fell short. Rome's military power and ability to bring its tremendous force down overwhelmed the small nation of Israel. All life was decimated, from the Temple which lay burned and leveled, to the population killed or enslaved. Even the trees were destroyed and the very name of the country was wiped away. 

However, it was not military might but spiritual failure which ensured that the messianic age was not to begin for at least another two thousand years. Spiritually, the Jews themselves fell short of the great spiritual and moral heights that were required. A plague ensued and all hopes for a messianic age were dashed.  

Then, in the midst of darkness, a new light emerged. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai revealed to a small group of students the mystical Zohar which uncovers the secrets which will eventually bring the coming of the messianic age. Thus, we commemorate Lag BaOmer as a day of revealed truths; in the hope, that each of us may help bring God's holiness into our corner of the world. For as the psalmist sings:

"Unveil my eyes that I may behold
the wonders from Your Torah.”






​Psalm 27






"One thing I have asked of the Lord, this I seek..." 



What would I ask of the Creator of the World if I had the chance to ask not one question but as many as I wished?  

Why and how was the universe created? What are the true laws of all of physics? How can we cure all disease? Why is there so much suffering on earth? How can we bring peace and tranquility to all? If I were to ask questions I would have a lot to ask.

Then, finally, after all my questions were answered, all my curiosity satisfied, all the endless hours of questions and answers completed - the essence would then be - as David so insightfully prayed -


"...that shall dwell
 in the House of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the pleasantness of the Lord
and to meditate in His Sanctuary.”

    ​- Psalm 27:4






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May our learning and prayers bring increased healing.













Psalm 110: 2

"The staff of your strength will be dispatched 
by God from Zion."



An anonymous composer wrote Psalm 110 to describe King David. (However, some commentators such as Rashi believed that Psalm 110 described Abraham.)

This nameless psalmist sings of David's success in battle of the many devoted people who hurried to volunteer to risk their lives and fight alongside their magnificent leader.  He lauded David with praise describing how youthful King David was  - perhaps referring to his energy or his creativity. 

 "The staff of your strength will be dispatched by God from Zion" the psalmist declares.

King David accomplished much through his military acumen, his popularity and his youthful energy.  Yet the psalmists reveals that the source of all of these blessings is not David, rather it is God, the creator of the universe, who has dispatched these gifts from Zion.

Likewise, God is the source of strength and power for each of us as we lift a heavy weight or run a marathon.  or, even more, as we lift a great burden for our neighbor or run a gauntlet of seemingly insurmountable obstacles in our life, God is the source of our strength.    




"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 

April 22, 2017 - 26 Nissan 5777 


Shabbat Shemini


Psalm-Tehillim 128
(recommended according to Siddur Avodas Yisrael and Bais Yaakov)

Psalm-Tehillim 119:96
(according to Hayom Yom) 

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Please recite psalm-tehillim 31
for the complete recovery of
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