Who will go up to the mountain of G-d, and who will stand in His holy place? (T’hilim 24:3)

The Magid of Kozhnitz explains that the two parts to this verse refer to two distinct stages in spiritual development. Firstly, one has to get up on the mountain to be with G-d. This in itself is hard enough; but to remain with Hashem and maintain one’s level of development on a long-term basis is even harder. Man is a creature of change! Physically, we grow older, and our bodies replenish their cells. We also change emotionally and spiritually – our moods differ from day to day, our level of concentration changes, etc. We are, by nature, changing on a daily basis. This means that it is difficult to remain spiritually constant over a long period of time.

In Parshas VaYeishev, we learn that Yosef not only reached the mountain of G-d, but was also able to remain in His holy place. In Yosef’s first dream, he and his brothers were in a field. They were binding grain into sheaves. Yosef’s sheaf arose and stood. The brothers’ sheaves surrounded Yosef’s sheaf and bowed to it. Rabbi Zvi Belovski explains that in this dream Yosef saw himself in comparison with his brothers. “His sheaf stood upright and also remained erect.” He was to be the quintessential tzadik, the expert at reaching and remaining with Hashem.

David HaMelech teaches us that, in order to maintain our relationship with Hashem, we first have to develop a basic awareness of the presence of G-d in our lives. As it says in T’hilim, “I have set G-d before me always” (16:8). By doing so, we “invite” Him into our lives and are able to begin developing and maintaining a relationship with Him.

List of People
Who Need a R’fuah Sh’leimah   

(Please recite Psalms
20, 30, 88, 121, and 130.)

Avraham ben Avital

Daniel Mashiach ben Tamar

Avraham Chaim ben Sarah

Daniel ben Avraham

Itai Yaakov ben Tziporah

Efrat bas Oshra

Yafah bas Monavar

Chaim Avraham ben Shifrah Zisel

Esther Hadassah bas Devorah

Yehudah Yudel ben Miriam Gittel

Zehavah Golda bas Shoshanah

Yonasan ben Sofia

Ruth bas Miryam

Elisheva bas Miriam

David Chayim ben Leah

Elka bas Yehudis 

Shomer ben Hadassah

Aliza Chasidah
bas Rachel Shoshanah

Reuven ben Shoshanah 

Elimelech Avraham ben Sarah Sheva

Benyamin ben Sarah

David Rafael ben Miriam 

David ben Simchah

Chayim Anshel ben Rivkah

Daniel Mashiach ben Tamar

Sam ben Basyah

Tinok ben Natalie

Tinokes bas Fruma

Tinok ben Itta Tziviah

Rivkah Esther bas Naomi

Avishai ben Tali

Rabbi Alon Yehudah
ben Chanah Miriam 

Shoshanah Sofie bas Sarah

Y’honasan ben Maya Esther

Sarah bas Rachel

Chayah bas Pari

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