Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chida's Segulas for Protection

The Chida (whose yartzeit is 11 Adar) wrote a huge number of seforim (I'm not sure of the exact number, but I believe it's greater that 70) in many different areas. He is one of those gedolim that is highly respected in every group of Bnei Torah. His seforim on Chumash are regularly quoted and his halachic opinions from his Birkei Yosef and others are familiar to poskim. In Sefer Avodas Hakodesh, which actually contains several of his seforim, he writes about many different segulas and tefilos for many different things.


The Chida (Yosef Beseder 8) writes that there is a kabbala from Rabbeinu Yehuda HaChassid, that if one says three particular pesukim, forward and backwards, everyday, then he will be saved from all suffering. Note: In the first posuk of אַתָּה סֵתֶר לִי one should pause between the words לִי and מִצַּר; see here for the reason. Warning: These contain Names of Hashem, so if you print these out, make sure they are treated with the proper respect (i.e. don't throw in the garbage, take in the bathroom without two coverings, etc.).


אַתָּה סֵתֶר לִי, מִצַּר תִּצְּרֵנִי רָנֵּי פַלֵּט תְּסובְבֵנִי סֶלָה.

סֶלָה תְּסובְבֵנִי פַלֵּט רָנֵּי תִּצְּרֵנִי מִצַּר, לִי סֵתֶר אַתָּה.


בִּטְחוּ בַיהוה עֲדֵי עַד כִּי בְּיָהּ יהוה צוּר עוֹלָמִים.

עוֹלָמִים צוּר יהוה בְּיָהּ כִּי עַד עֲדֵי בַיהוה בִּטְחוּ.


.יהוה עֹז לְעַמּוֹ יִתֵּן יהוה יְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמּוֹ בַשָּׁלוֹם

.בַשָּׁלוֹם עַמּוֹ אֶת יְבָרֵךְ יהוה יִתֵּן לְעַמּו עֹז יהוה


The Chida (Shomer Yisroel 12) says that he has a kabbala that whoever recites the pesukim of Vayehi Binsoa Ha'Aron and U'Venucha Yomar, in the manner written below (vertically), everyday, will not suffer any harm all day, even if in a dangerous place. 


ובה     ורק    יוו      ינש      כינ      אוה     באי

ינא     ימו     היא     כסנ     מכח     מבו     בלש

הסר   אשמ    ופי     ווא      פוה      רהה    ופר

יען     מהה    הצב    ימי      נבי      שיר    תיאל


Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Anonymous said...

If anyone could give some assistance with the second segula,
as I'm not asure how to read it vertically , also , I could use some help with the nikud as it seems to be scrambled. Thank you .


A Talmid said...

start from the top right and read down the first column "Vayehi" then go to the top of the next column and read down "binsoa" then down the next "ha'aron". The next one is "vayomer" but continues in the column to its left. Its the two pesukim of Vayehi Binsoa and Uvenucha Yomar.

Anonymous said...

Can you please explain the reading of the 2 last pesukim. When they would be read backwards it does not come out as you have stated.
Thank you!

A Talmid said...

Anon 1001. Not sure what you mean.

The pesukim of Atah Seser, Bitchu and hashem oz are read forward and backwards as written out here. The second group of pesukim of Vayehi Binsoa is not read backwards. Just read forward starting from the top right and go down. at the bottom of each column go to the top of the column to the left and continue reading down.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'll try to explain myself better. In the Ata seter li pasuk the backwards reading is exactly that, reading the pasuk word for word backwards. The next two pasukim are not the same as that, they are the words of the pasuk in a jumbled form. Is that how it was intended?
Thanks for the help!

Anonymous said...

Make sure the encoding on the page is "right to left" . Otherwise the words in the pesukim may not come out in the right order. Encoding is found in the menu when you right click on the page.

A Talmid said...

SAnon March 8 1:11

Sorry I just saw your comment. It was buried between a bunch of spam comments trying to sell Canadian drugs.

All the pesukim are read exactly backwards, not jumbled. I checked again and it is written correctly. It may be possible that Hebrew doesn't come out properly on your computer. Then just read the posukim forward and backwards from any siddur.

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A Talmid said...

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