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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

Psalm 29

A psalm for David: Render to God, sons of the 
powerful. Render to God, glory and might. 
Render to God honor due to HIs name..."

"Mizmor Le David: Havu la Hashem b'nei elim.  
Havu la Hashem Kavod va'oz. 
Havu la Hashem K'vod Sh'mo..."





There is a word in Hebrew that represents God's unpronouncable name whose infinite meaning is impossible to comprehend.  The letters of this name are the same as the words of being: "is, was and will be."   The word "Hashem" which means "the name" (the infinite name of God) conveys this concept in colloquial speech.

This special name of God is mentioned eighteen times in Psalm 29.  

In Psalm 29, God's infinite, ineffable name is revealed in the many ways in which God is involved in the physical world.   The message is clearly conveyed to each of us:  God is involved in the world of mankind.  

The final sentence of Psalm 29 declares this truth: "Hashem will give strength to His nation. Hashem will bless His nation with peace."  

As we look around and wonder will God be there for us?  Will He help our struggling world? The answer, as revealed in Psalm 29, is a resounding Yes. 








​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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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 22:2. 


"My God, my God, 
Why have you forsaken me!
So far from saving me,"

"Eli, Eli, lama azav tani?"


The Oral Torah states that King David wrote this Psalm in foreknowledge of the time of Hadassah, also known as Queen Esther. 

It took place during which the Persian Empire ruled the known world beginning in 369 BCE. Persia is located where modern day Iran is today. King Ahasuerus was the military leader and absolute monarch who controlled an empire encompassing 127 provinces.

As recorded in the Book of Esther, King Ahasuerus held a celebration for 6 months and at one point asked his wife Vashti to appear wearing only her crown so that everyone might admire her beauty. Vashti refused because she was infected with a skin condition. When she refused to appear she was vanquished and the king sought to replace her. He held a beauty contest and chose a young woman named Hadassah who had hidden her Jewish identity and called herself Esther. The chief minister of the empire, a man named Haman, due to a personal hatred, convinced the King to issue a decree that would wipe out all Jews throughout the empire on the 14th of Adar.  

When Queen Esther learned of the plot, she called for three days of fasting and prayer. She then appeared before the king without being summoned, which could have brought upon her the death sentence. She disclosed her identity as a Jewess and appealed to the king to spare the lives of her people. King Ahasuerus allowed the Jews to defend themselves and, in this way, the Jewish people were able to survive.  

One could imagine the despair a person living at that time may have experienced after reading the king’s edict. It ordered that the unarmed population consisting of every Jewish man, women and child living in all 127 provinces of the Persian Empire was to be slaughtered.” 

The forces in the world of material existence were insurmountable. There seemed to be no place to turn.” 

So the Jews reached beyond the physical. They prayed loudly and softly, in groups and solely, wearing sack cloths and fasting, people of all backgrounds and ages bound together in their pureness of faith and prayed. Miraculously, the edict was revoked and the Jewish people survived. 

All this took place over the course of many years. Many non-miraculous but ordinary events occurred that resulted in this great miracle.  

When one looks back and ‘all the dots are connected’ one can look deeply into these everyday events and realize that just like Hadassah, the seemingly ordinary events of our lives are not ordinary after all.  

When looked at from a distance, over time, the events of our lives may have a purpose that often is not apparent to us while we are in the midst of hardship.  

There may be times in our life when we share the feelings of the psalmists as he cries out: ‘My God why have you forsaken me?’ But then, we may remember the story of a young woman who helped bring about a miracle of survival. This miracle revealed, although it seemed hopeless by outward appearances, God had not forsaken His children after all.




Psalm for Shabbat 


March 11, 201 7 - 13 Adar 5777 

Torah Portion:  Tetzaveh 
Shabbat Zachor (Remember) 
Exodus 27:20 - 30:10

Psalm 65
(Siddur Avodas Yisrael)

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Psalm for the Day

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
 9 Adar 5777


Tuesday  March  7
Psalm 49-54


Chapter 49:2


"Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all you inhabitants of the world;
 sons of common folk and sons of nobility, rich and poor alike.
My mouth speaks wisdom, and the thoughts of my heart are understanding.
I incline my ear to the parable; I will unravel my riddle upon the harp."
(according to Chabad.org)






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