Wednesday, February 28, 2007

11 Adar - Yahrzeit of Chida, Avnei Nezer, Rogachover, R' Avraham Abuchatzeira, father of R' Elimelech and R' Zusia

Chida, R' Chaim Yosef Dovid ben Yitzchok Zerachia Azulai ZY"A
R' Avrohom ben R' Zev Nochum Bornstein of Sochochov, author of Avnei Nezer, Eglei Tal. son-in-law of the Kotzker.

He said before his passing that if one learns from his sforim, he will be a protector and helper after his death exactly like when he was alive.


R'  Yosef ben R' Fishel Rosen, the Rogochover Gaon


R' Avraham ben R' Yakov Abuchatzeira, son of Abir Yakov and Uncle of Baba Sali


R' Elazar Lipman Weisbloom - father of the rebbes, Reb Elimelech of Lizensk and Reb Zusia of Anipoli

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

10 Adar - Yahrzeit of the Gutter Yid from Neistadt

Reb Yosef Boruch ben Reb Klonomus Kalman Halevi Epstein ZY"A. His father was
the author of Meor V'shemesh. The Divrei Chaim of Sanz once said at a siyum
on Shas that in heaven there is more enjoyment when Reb Yosef Boruch says
Tehilim than his own finishing Shas.

Monday, February 26, 2007

9 Adar - Yahrzeit of Reb Yehudah HaChasid ZY"A & Reb Shlomo Zalman of Volozhin ZY"A

Reb Yehudah HaChasid ben Reb Shmuel Hachasid ZY"A, famous for the Sefer Chasidim and his Tzavah, which includes many things that people are careful about, such as having wife and mother with the same name, sealing up windows, moving stoves, cutting hair and nails on Rosh Chodesh and many others. There is sakana involved with these. (Note:there are ways, brought down by tzadikim ,to do some of these. If relevant speak to a competent Rov who is familiar with this.)

Reb Shlomo Zalman, brother of Reb Chaim of Volozhin. He passed away in his thirties- was already an exceptional Gaon at that time

Saturday, February 24, 2007

7 Adar - Yahrzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu

Zayin Adar is also the yahrzeit of:

Reb Shlomo Ephraim ben Reb Ahron of Lunshitz ZY"A, Kli Yakar

Reb Yitzchok Isaac ben Moshe Yechezkel Taub of Kaliv ZY"A

Here is a link to tefilos from Likutei Tefilos for Zayin Adar. They are on pages 78-99.

Here is a post about what to do on the yahrzeit of a tzadik.

What To Do On A Tzadik's Yahrzeit

Today, Moshe Rabbeinu’s yahrzeit is an appropriate time to speak about yahrzeits of tzadikim, since all tzadikim have a part of Moshe Rabbeinu’s neshama. There are many things we can do on a tzadik’s yahrzeit that can benefit the tzadik and us. Reb Mendel of Rimanov said that the smallest neshama can do something for the biggest neshama by lighting a candle for the neshama. Imagine, by the simple act of lighting a candle l’ilui nishmas a tzadik, a simple person can benefit the soul of a tzadik.

There many other things one can do, such as give tzedaka, learn mishnayos, say Tehilim, or any other mitzvah. Before doing them you should say “I am doing this lilui nishmas the tzadiks name ben the father’s name (by certain tzadikim the minhag is to use the mother’s name). If you don’t know the full name that is also good. We owe the tzadikim for all the teachings they gave us and for all the zchusim thay may have brought to the world that we know nothing about. Also, since we did something for the tzadikim they will daven for us. Also, after 120 years if chas v’shalom one has to go to Gehinom, tzadikim have the ability to take people out of Gehinom. This concept is mentioned by meforshim in Mesechta Brochos. Among them are Tzlach(Noda B’Yehuda), Ben Ish Chai, and Rif (Ein Yaakov).

If one has the ability he can daven at the kever of the tzadik. There are many Kivrei Tzadikim in the USA Here are some in NY.
Monroe - Satmar Rebbes and Tenka Rov.

Monsey - Vizhnitz Cemetery - Ribnitzer and Skulener Rebbes.

Queens near JFK, the Lubavitcher Rebbes ( )

Queens - Union Field Cemetery Exit 3 on Jackie Robinson - Rabbis Jacob Joseph(first and last Chief Rabbi of NY, Noson Nota Notkin d. 1887(grandson of Shagas Aryeh & son-in-law of R. Zundel Salanter), Dovid Halberstam(grandson of Divrei Yecheskel of Shiniva).

Queens - Mount Judah Cemetary in Queens (right next to Union Hill) Exit 2 on Jackie Robinson has probably over 50 big Rabbonim and many of there wives. To name a few: the wife and son of the Chofetz Chaim, many Soloveichiks, Rabbis Yaakov Kamenetsky, Reuvein Grozovsky, Shlomo Heiman, Yampola Rebbe, Kobriner Rebbe, Avrohom Pam .

Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens has Reb Yitzchok Friedman, Sadigerer- Riminover Rebbe d. 1924 (great-grandson of Rizhiner). Beth David in Long Island has Rabbis Eliyahu Henkin, Moshe Bick and many Chernobeler Rebbes.
On the yahrzeits that I am aware of, I will post the grave location with directions how to get there for all those that live near by. Union Field & Mount Judah are right on the Brooklyn-Queens border, they are very close to Boro Park, Flatbush, Kew Gardens.
If anyone wants more info on this or directions email me @

Thursday, February 22, 2007

5 Adar - Yahrzeits - Chechenov & Boyan

Reb Avrohom ben Refoel Landau of Chechenov ZY"A

Reb Mordechai Shlomo ben Reb Yitzchok Friedman of Boyan ZY"A

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

4 Adar - Yahrzeits - Rav Achai bar Rav Huna, Reb Leib Sara's, Reb Eliezer Gordon

Rav Achai bar Rav Huna ZY”A - Amora

Reb Aryeh Leib Sara's, Reb Aryeh Leib ben Sarah and Yosef ZY”A - hidden tzadik and talmid of the Baal Shem Tov. Know by the name of his mother due to the fact that as a young beautiful girl she married an old melamed who was a hidden tzadik.
One version of that story is here. It is said that there is an allusion to him in Sefer Raziel Hamalach. Discovered the first Kaliver Rebbe. Many famous stories about him.

Reb Eliezer ben Reb Avrohom Shmuel Gordon ZY”A, Rosh Yeshivas Telz Buried in London

Part 2 - Sforim With Segulas Associated With Them - Segulas From Learning Gemara & Mishnayos

Part 1 can be seen here.

I had just finished this yesterday, and was going to post it in the next few days. Then I saw a posting on A Simple Jew about learning Gemara. I figured I would post this now, and maybe someone who usually doesn't learn Gemara will now learn Gemara since he sees there is a segula involved.

The next installments will cover segulas tzadikim said come from learning Chumash, Halacha and other Sforim.

The following are brought down in Sefer Segulos HaBeShT V’Talmidov, available here.

Baal Shem Tov says you can sweeten “harsh judgments” by being mechadeish something in Gemara and poskim. The sefer Maglei Tzedek says you can accomplish this through pilpul.

Reb Nachman of Breslov says the following in Sefer Hamidos:
If one wants to have male children he should learn a lot of Gemara in depth, and minimize learning Agada, because learning Agada is mesugal for daughters.
Learning the following are for hamtakas hadinim: Mesechta Ohelos, Mishnayos Zeraim and Mishnayos Shevuos.

Reb Elimelech of Lizensk says that learning Gemara with Tosfos, and also Agada are “mesugalim meod l’zakeich nishmoso”.

Reb Naftali of Lizensk says learning Mishnayos Seder Nashim will help one’s wife have normal vestos.

Darchei Tzedek says that when one needs healing, happiness or needs to appease his enemies he should learn a Gemara that discusses that situation.

Reb Elimelech of Lizensk says learning 2 daf of Gemara with Rosh is more exalted than a fast.

Damesk Eliezer says if one has a bad dream, chas v’sholom, he should learn Gemara with Rif and the dream will be turned to a good one.

Sefer Dor Yeshorim says he heard Reb Gershon Hanoch of Radzin tell someone a segula for parnasa is to learn Gemara everyday, whether a lot or a little, however the allotted time for learning should never be changed or passed over.

Reb Gershon Hanoch of Radzin says a sick person should light olive oil Erev Shabbos and learn Mishnayos Ediyos.

Reb Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk says to learn Gemara in depth everyday, because this breaks the Klipas, but it needs to be lishma.

Imrei Yosef says learning Seder Taharos is a Tikun for Pegam Habris

Chakal Yitzchok (Spinka) says it’s found in Sforim Hakedoshim that Talmud Bavli is mesugal for Yiras Hashem and Talmud Yerushalmi is mesugal for anovah, humility.

Divrei Torah (Munkach) says learn everyday the Mishna in Zevachim 46b, L’shem shisha devorim, to get rid of foreign thoughts. Segulas Yisroel says to say it before every davening, learning, benching and sleeping – it is a segula “v’rav sodah”.

Sefer Toldos Ahron says if there is war one should say pilpul.

(The following is v’nohapoch hu, appropriate for Adar)
Reb Ahron Roth in Kedushas Einayim says when someone walks on a small street and guards his eyes, it is considered as if he learnt a small Mesechta. If he walks on a big street and guards his eyes, it is considered as if he learnt a big Mesechta.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

3 Adar - Yahrzeit of Levush & Aderes

Reb Mordechai ben Reb Avrohom Jaffe ZY”A – talmid of the Rama and Maharshal, wrote 10 sform call the Levushim, most famous is the Levush on Shulchon Aruch.

Rav Eliyahu Dovid ben Reb Binyamin Rabinowitz-Tumim, the Aderes – passed away in 5665-1905. He was Rov of Yerushalayim. Interestingly, he was a descendent of the Levush, whose yahrzeit is also today. He was also a descendent of the Chacham Tzvi. See here for more information.

Monday, February 19, 2007

2 Adar - Yahrzeits - Premishlan, Beis Yisroel of Ger, Reb Yom Tov Algazi

2 Adar Yahrzeits

Reb Aron Aryeh Leib ben Reb Meir Hagadol of Premishlan ZY”A - father of Reb Meir'l of Premishlan and talmid of Zlochover Magid and Reb Elimelech of Lizensk

Reb Yisroel ben Reb Avrohom Mordechai of Ger ZY”A, Beis Yisroel

Reb Yom Tov Algazi, talmid of the Rashash, Reb Sholom Sharabi ZY"A

Sunday, February 18, 2007

1 Adar - Yahrzeit of Ibn Ezra & Shach

1 Adar is the yahrzeit of Reb Avrohom ben Meir Ibn Ezra ZY"A. He is most famous for his commentary on Tanach. There is controversy over the philisophical aspects of his commentary. Reb Nachman of Breslov and others said one should not learn any commenteries based on philosophy. This does not detract from the righteousness of the authors. This was discussed on A Simple Jew. There are those who say that his students wrote the controversial parts.

Yahrzeit of the Shach, Reb Shabsei ben Meir HaKohen ZY"A. He is most famous for his commentary on Shulchon Aruch, Sifsei Kohen (Shach). See here for more info.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

30 Shvat - Reb Menachem Mendel of Shklov

30 Shvat -is the yahrzeit of Reb Menachem Mendel ben Reb Boruch Bendet of Shklov ZY"A. He was one of the most famous talmidim of the Gra ZY"A. Was know as an expert in Kabala. Made aliyah to Eretz Yisroel in 1808. Died in 5587-1827.
here for more info. (At the bottom of the page)

Melava Malka - If You Haven't Been Careful About It Then This Will Change Your Mind Hint: It Has Something To Do With MONEY!

Sometimes we need something more to get us to do a mitzvah. One of these things is Melava Malka. It is so easy to do, all you have to do is eat, yet many people think of it as unimportant or say I’ll grab a mezonos. I will point out how it can help ones livelihood; this should get everyone to listen. Of course there is a halacha that everyone, including woman (it is actually a segula for a pregnant woman to have an easy labor – brought down from Reb Elimelech of Lizensk and others), to eat Melava Malka. It is a machlokes whether one needs to have bread or not, though tzadikim have always said to eat bread. Interestingly enough, not only are Chasidim particular about this. The Vilna Gaon was known to be especially scrupulous about washing for Melava Malka. Once, when he was sick, he went to bed right after Shabbos. When he woke up he asked those around him if it was still night. They said it was still night. He asked that they bring him bread and tea. He took an egg size piece of bread, put it to the back of his mouth and drank the tea to get the food down. (He was known to eat food in this manner, so as not to have pleasure from this world). His wife fasted very often. One time, she started a fast on Motzei Shabbos and the Vilna Gaon told her that eating Melava Malka is worth more than 100 of her fasts. In Parshas Mishpatim we had a posuk that read אִם-כֶּסֶף תַּלְוֶה אֶת-עַמִּי- The sefer Kerem Shlomo explains in this way: It was told over by tzadikim that Melava Malka is a segula for parnasa. This is alluded to in the posuk if you read it in the following way: אִם-כֶּסֶף If you need money, then (תַּלְוֶה)eat Melava Malka אֶת-עַמִּי- brov am hadras melech.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Who Is A Chasid?

Eizehu chasid? Hamischased im Konoh. Who is a Chasid? He who does chesed with his Creator. (Zohar Parshas Mishpatim)

Segula for Parnasa - Back To The Basics Meor V'shemesh on Mishpatim

We are all looking for segulas for parnasa, refuah and many other things. Sometimes going back to the basics could be the best segula. This is not to make light of any segulas that are brought from tzadikim and the Sforim Hakedoshim, but this is how the Meor V’shemesh interprets a posuk in this week’s parsha, Mishpatim. Interestingly, I once saw a sefer on Segulas for parnasa that had this interpretation listed as one of the segulas.
וַעֲבַדְתֶּם אֵת ד׳ אֱלקיכֶם וּבֵרַךְ אֶת-לַחְמְךָ וְאֶת-מֵימֶיךָ וַהֲסִרתִי מַחֲלָה מִקִּרְבֶּךָ. – “
And you will serve Hashem, your Lord, and your bread will be blessed, and so too your water, and I will remove sickness from your midst”. The Meor V’shemesh points out that the beginning of the posuk is written in the plural while the end is in the singular. This, he says means that when a person davens with a minyan then each individual will be blessed with bread and water – livelihood, and sickness will be removed from his midst. This should encourage all of us to be more careful about always davening with a minyan.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

29 Shvat - Yahrzeits for Shabbos - Kedushas Yom Tov & Alter of Slabodka

9 Shvat is the yahrzeit of Reb Chananya Yom Tov ben Reb Yekusiel Yehuda (Yetev Lev)Teitelbaum ZY"A. He wrote the sefer Kedushas Yom Tov. His sons were the Satmar Rebbe, Reb Yoel ZY"A, and the Atzei Chaim, Reb Chaim Tzvi ZY"A. (Note: many places list his name as Chananya Yom Tov Lipa, but this seems to be an error because on the Satmar Rebbe's matzeiva and in his sforim it doesn't say Lipa.)

Also, yahrzeit of the Alter of Slabodka, Reb Noson Tzvi Finkel ZY"A. See here for more info and a beautiful picture of his hadras ponim.

28 Shvat - Yahrzeits Rachmastrivka & Zvhil

28 Shvat is the yahrzeit of Reb Menachem Nochum ben Reb Yochanon of Rachmastrivka ZY"A(his cousin, who had the same name, had his yahrzeit yesterday) passed away in Eretz Yisroel in 5697-1937.

It is also the yahrzeit of Reb Mordechai ben Reb Moshe Gedalia of Zvhil ZY"A. He was a descendant of the Magid of Zlochov.

27 Shvat - Yahrzeit of Reb Menachem Nochum Twersky (the second) of Chernobyl ZY"A

Reb Menachem Nochum ben Ahron Twersky ZY"A was named after his great-grandfather, the Meor Einayim. He passed away about a year before his father on Shabbos Shkalim/ Mevarchim - Parshas Mishpatim (5631-1871). His father made reference to this by saying: הִנֵּה אָנכִי שׁלֵחַ מַלְאָכי לְפָנֶיךָ Behold I send my Malach before you. This is a slight change from a posuk in Mishpatim. Zchuso Yogen Aleinu V'al Kol Yisroel Amen.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Shovavim - Snow a Good Portent?

Yes! It can be. I heard that one Chanukah when it snowed, one of the tzadikim said it was a favorable sign. Why? Because Chanukah is the end of the judgement period, as brought down from the Arizal and the posuk says in Yishaya 1:18
לְכוּ-נָא וְנִוָּכְחָה, יאמַר יְהוָה; אִם-יִהְיוּ חֲטָאֵיכֶם כַּשָּׁנִים כַּשֶּׁלֶג יַלְבִּינוּ, אִם-יַאְדִּימוּ כַתּוֹלָע כַּצֶּמֶר יִהְיוּ. Come now, let us debate, says the Lord. If your sins prove to be like crimson, they will become white as snow; if they prove to be as red as crimson dye, they shall become as wool.
The snow is an indication that our sins turned white and we are forgiven. I think the same can be applied to now. It is the last week of Shovavim and it is snowing in New York City for the first time this season. Let us pray that this means all the sins of Klal Yisroel are forgiven at the end of this period of Shovavim.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

26 Shvat - Yahrzeit of the Taz

26 Shvat - Yahrzeit of the Taz, Reb Dovid ben Shmuel Halevi. He is most famous for his commentary on Shulchan Aruch. His father-in-law was the Bach, Reb Yoel Sirkis. If I remember correctly his son-in-law was the Shages Aryeh. Reb Yisroel Dov of Vilednik in his sefer, Shearis Yisroel, quotes the Baal Shem Tov as saying that we should not go against the Taz and Bach in Halacha unless it is to be more stringent.

Monday, February 12, 2007

25 Shvat - Yahrzeit of Reb Yisroel Salanter ZY"A

25 Shvat is the yahrzeit of Reb Yisroel ben Zev Volf Lipkin ZY"A, know as Reb Yisroel Salanter - father of the mussar movement.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

23 Shvat - Yahrzeit of Reb Yehoshua of Belz ZY'A

Today, 23 Shvat, is the 113th Yahrzeit of Reb Yehoshua ben Reb Sholom of Belz ZY'A. For more information on this tzadik see
Here is a vort the Imrei Chaim quuotes from him on Parshas Bo:
The posuk says "And you shall tell into the ears of your son and your son’s son what I have wrought upon Mitzraim, and My signs which I have done among them, and you shall know that I am Hashem".
Why does the posuk starts off telling us to tell over what happened in Mitzraim, in the plural, but ends saying “you shall know that I am Hashem”, in the singular? Reb Yehoshua of Belz answers that when you speak to someone about emunah or the like, if you don’t feel it yourself than the message can’t be given properly, however if it comes from the heart then it will go into the other person’s heart. Therefore, it says “you shall know that I am Hashem” in the singular so that you will internalize that belief and will then be able to tell over properly what happened in Mitzraim.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Purpose of this blog

One of the purposes of this blog will be to inform people of the Yahrzeits of various Tzadikim, so we can learn from them and do things (lighting candles, tehilim, tzedaka, mishnayos, etc.) as a favor for them, and in turn obtain zchusim for ourselves. There will also be divrei Torah of tzadikim, segulas, information about kvarim in the USA and abroad and much more. More to come next week.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Sforim that have Segulas associated with them

I was influenced to make a list of sforim, that have segulas associated with them, by the following post from a most respectable blog - A Simple Jew:
A Simple Jew: A House Without A Copy - More On Segulos

Likutei Mohoran (and all the sforim of Reb Nachman of Breslov) – Reb Nachman himself says in Chayei Mohoran (Tzadik) that everyone should acquire his sforim to keep in their house even if it just sits on the shelf unused, because they are a great protection for ones possessions and protects from all sorts of damages.

Kav Hayosher – The author says everyone should buy it and review it and they will have success in everything. The Pri Migadim says that learning the sefer is healing for the soul and the body.

Yesod V’shoresh Ha’avodah- the author (Reb Alexander Ziskind of Horodna) in his tzavah says he will be a “Good Advocate” for whoever learns it, even if they don’t accept anything from the sefer. (I’ll let you in on a secret. I don’t think it is possible to learn this sefer or any of the Sforim Hakedoshim and not be affected.) Reb Moshe Mordechai of Lelov says learning it is a segula for yiras shomayim.

Maharal Tzintz- said he would be an intermediary in Olam Haba for whoever helps to publish his sforim. See website

(From here on was taken from Sefer Segulas HaBesht V’Talmidov)

For an easy labor, the Sefer Shulchan Melochom says the following sforim are a segula to put under the woman’s head: Noam Elimelech, Ohr Hachochmoh or Kedushas Levi. (The sforim should have 2 coverings because the delivery room could be a halachically dirty place-get the small versions of these sforim and wrap it in 2 small bags)

Nevi’im (Prophets) - Reb Pinchos of Korets told his son that learning Nevi’im strengthens emunah.

Ohr Hagonuz (Reb Yehuda Leib HaKohen of Anipoli)- In the haskama to the sefer, Reb Mordechai of Chernobyl writes that everyone should acquire this holy sefer, as a zchus and shmira for himself and descendants for generations.

Ohr Hachaim – Reb Pinchos of Koritz says it’s a shmira for the house.

Heichal Habracha (Komarna) – Anyone who has it in their house will be saved from all bad things, sicknesses and from lacking their needs and the house will be filled with blessings of Hashem and all good, success, wealth and life, for him and children without pause. (Masei Hasheim)

Rambam – Magid of Mezrich wrote in a letter to the Baal Hatanya that he should learn Rambam after Maariv, because it is a segula for yiras shomayim and to get rid of chitzonim. The Apta Rov says the golden language of the Rambam is a segula for the Nefesh, Ruach and Neshoma.

Kedushas Levi – It’s known and accepted from tzadikim that it is a segula for the sweetening of harsh judgements to have it in every Jewish house.

Toldos Yaakov Yosef – Segula to put under the head of a sick person.

Raziel Hamalach – Also, a segula to put under the head of a sick person

Otzar Hachaim - (sefer on Taryag mitzvahs), the author says whoever learns this sefer in depth is assured that he will go to Olam Haba without having to be a gilgul and he says “I guarantee it”.

Siddur Ohr Hayosher – Segula for Yiras Hashem

Ber Mayim Chaim - learning it does a great favor for the soul

Tur & Bais Yosef – Sar Sholom of Belz says learning it is a segula for yiras shomayim and long life. Magid of Mezrich wrote a letter to the Baal Hatanya, saying in the name of the Baal Shem Tov, to learn Tur with Bais Yosef, wearing tefilin of Rabbeinu Tam, because it purifies and helps the neshoma.

Chok L’Yisroel - Magid of Mezrich wrote a letter to the Baal Hatanya saying he should learn Chok L’Yisroel wearing tefilin of Rabbeinu Tam everyday.

Sharei Kedusha (Reb Chaim Vital) – Reb Pinchos of Koritz says raises up a person “m’bechinas eitz hadaas tov v’ra” (can’t say I know what that means – just quoting)

Chovos Halvovos – the Shiniva Rov says learning Shar Habitochon is a segula for parnasa

Chareidim – Reb Mendel Rimanover says learning it can save someone from heresy

Tshuvas Chasam Sofer – Reb Yisachor Dov of Belz says every row of this sefer is a segula for tshuva

Yesod Ha’avodah – the author says his sforim are a segula for Ahavas Hashem

Meor V’shemesh – learning it is a segula for yiras shomayim

Meor Einayim – Reb Yochonon of Rachmastrivka says that if someone is in an eis tzarah it is a segula to learn the sefer. Reb Yitzchok of Skver says just like in times past learning Zohar was beneficial to the neshama, so too in these generations learning Meor Einayim is a segula for the neshama. Shiniva Rov says every Jew should have a copy in their talis/tefilin bag and learn from it every day while wearing tefilin – and this is a “big segula”.

Maharik – Reb Yisachor Dov of Belz told someone that had internal bleeding, to learn from this sefer and he was healed

Magen Avrohom (not clear which Magen Avrohom this is)– learning it brings out unbelievable things in the heart of of all wise hearts

Menoras Hamaor – Reb Mendel of Rimanov says it is a segula for a sick person to learn

Mesilas Yesharim – the Magid of Kozhnitz says he attained all his levels from this sefer

Noam Elimelech – Reb Chonoh of Kalashitz advised a student, who was straying from the proper path, to say a page every day, whether he understands it or not, because even just turning the pages is a segula for yiras shomayim. The student became a G-d fearing Jew, and so too, his children.

Siduro Shel Shabbos – learning it helps one have a real taste of the holy Shabbos

Avnei Nezer – The author said before his passing that if one learns from his sforim, he will be a protector and helper after his death exactly like when he was alive.

Chida – Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk says that the sforim of the Chida nullified all sifrei minus, and learning the Chida’s sforim will let someone have unshakeable emunah.

Reb Yonoson Eibshutz- learning his sforim lets one have pure thoughts

Maharal – The Kotzker says that learning Maharal’s sforim gives one the ability to understand Gemara and Poskim.

Eitz Chaim – learning it is a segula for emunah

Pnei Yehoshua – Reb Yisachor Dov of Belz says learning it is a segula for simcha.

Rabbeinu Bachye – Reb Dovid Moshe of Chortkov says that learning this is a big segula for parnasa.

Shulchon Aruch – Sefer Hamidos (Reb Nachman of Breslov) says learning it brings to yirah.

Simlah Chadasha – it is a segula for a shochet to learn- to protect him from having any flaws in his slaughtering.

Tomer Devorah – Satmar Rov had a kabala from the Divrei Chaim of Sanz that the sefer is a segula for the “known disease” – may Hashem save us, and if one isn’t able to learn it himself he should have someone read it in front of him.