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Life Lessons with Judy Simon
Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.
At precisely 12 o’clock noontime in Israel tomorrow, Weds, September 12, on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Jews the world over will recite the Tikun Clalli, a Kabbalistic prayer formulated to rectify sexual sins. The main gathering will take place at Uman, at the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, where 10,000 Jews have assembled to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Another mass gathering will take place at the Kotel with a live satellite hook-up to Uman.
According to the Kabbalah, 600,000 sparks of holiness, or souls, are lost to the realm of impurity each time the holy sexual life force is wasted, either accidentally or through sexual transgression. Reciting the 10 Psalms of the Tikun HaClalli has the spiritual power to rectify these lost souls, releasing them from their captivity and returning them to their Celestial source. Each time a person recites the Tikun, some 30,000 souls are rectified. When this figure is multiplied by the 50,000 Jews who will be saying the Tikun at the very same time, a chain reaction occurs, multiplying the effect of each individual recital so that each person in effect rectifies 1 billion 500 million souls.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to rectify the damage we caused to the Covenant between G-d and the Jewish People, and thus open the channel of prayer and blessing that becomes clogged because of our sins.
The Psalms to recite are: 16, 32, 41, 42, 59,77, 90, 105, 137, 150.
If one has a copy of the Tikun HaClalli, with the confession printed at the end, it is best to say the Tikun in full. If not, then after reciting the Psalms, everyone should beg Hashem, in his or her own words, to grant forgiveness from all sexual transgressions and to rectify, in His great compassion, all of the terrible blemishes that our transgressions caused.
May G-d answer our prayers and inscribe everyone in the Book of Life for a healthy, happy, and prosperous year. Amen.