New Year 5778, Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh

New Year 5778, Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh

New Year’s greeting from Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

Notes below from video.

Tuf Shin 400+300=700 + Ayin Chet 70+7 = 78  = 778

bakesh shalom TO SERVE PEACE.
THIS is year of redemption

  1. Go away from evil
  2. Do maximum GOOD
  3. Bakesh shalom, Search and request PEACE, pursue peace, ultimate service to Hashem even more than first 2. = 778
5778 Main teaching is heard on video at 1:25:40. 
"Find a good friend. Have a good friend, year of friendship."

Pirkei Avot, make for yourself a mentor, rabbi, invest in a friend. tremendous investment of soul to have a friend, Chaver. How does one find maintain a good friend? 

Search for peace and pursue after it.

"Seek Peace and Pursue It.”   Psalm 34:15, a psalm from our morning liturgy
 – Mi ha-ish hechafetz chayim – bakesh shalom v’rodfehu 
– “Who is the person who wants life, who desires days of seeking good?…
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.”

Pursuing this topic of FRIENDSHIP, I found the following on internet:

Pirkei Avot chapter 1  Mishna 6(a): Rabbis Versus Friends

BlesSings to find for yourself a good friend in this new year.
I am mamash grateful for my rabbi and my friends in this life. - Joy

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