Tanit Debur - Fast of Words - Kabbalah on Psalms

During the period of Shovvavim, the Kabbalah teaches us do to a Tanit Debur on Shabbat. A Tanit Debur is not a real fast of words. It is only speaking words of Torah during all of Shabbat.

We at Yeshshem are making recordings of the book of Psalms to be used for a Tanit Debur. We are doing this during the whole period of Shovvaim on a daily basis. We are saying the Psalm in both Hebrew and English along with some commentary and some Kabbalistic teachings.

Here is a link to a pdf document by Avraham Sutton. It is recommended that people read the first 54 pages of the Introduction within the document.

  • Material for a Tanit Debur
  • This psalm is an awe-inspiring and wondrous prayer about David's enemies-that they be as chaff before the wind, chased by the angel of God. It also declares that everything comes about through God's help.

    Psalms of King David – Songs of the Soul of Israel

    In view of the fact that our lives (individually and collectively) become more intense and trying as we come closer to the Messianic Age and the Great Shabbat, the reading of psalms is more important than ever.

    Psalms are meant to be read slowly (preferably in Hebrew, and then, for greater understanding, with this translation), with the intention of directing our emotions, focusing our thoughts, and binding our soul, with our utmost outpouring, to Hashem, the Only One who can do anything to change the situation here in our land and in our world, by transforming the deepest darkness into light.

    There are times when it is appropriate to say many psalms, one after the other, or even the entire Book of Psalms. This is praiseworthy and a very powerful thing to do. Still, quantity should never take precedence over quality. Each psalm is a whole world in itself. Thus it is possible to meditate on one psalm, or even on one verse, saying it slowly over and over again, or even stopping in the middle and speaking to HaShem in your own words, or even maintaining complete silence for an extended period (while in the middle of one psalm). Saying psalms in any or all the above ways puts you in a special place that is beyond words, a sacred space in which you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that HaShem, the Infinite One who created us, is truly here.

    This is true even during the Tanit Debur of Shovvavim - quality is more important than quantity or speed. In my opinion, this is a mistake made by many people during this period of Shovvavim and in this generation as well.

    Remember, when David speaks of himself, he speaks for all Israel. The Psalms of David are our way of connecting to the Collective Soul of Israel, and through that to the Collective Soul of All Mankind. True change and transformation will only begin on the inner soul-level of Creation. From that deep place, it will spread outwards, until the world will be transformed.

    The main thing to remember is to connect and cry in to Hashem.

    I - Rabbi Sutton distinguish here between crying out to HaShem, and crying in. Crying out implies that He is outside of us, and far away. Crying in (although awkward at first) means going inside and connecting to our core. There, in that holy of holies of the human heart is where we are truly connected to HaShem.

    Don’t be hardhearted. Don’t intellectualize what is going on. That’s not what the Psalms are about. They are meant to help you get beyond your seemingly mature rational mind, to connect to the Infinite Mind, to ask that He illuminate us with His light and His compassion. Don’t be sidetracked by the notes we have added. They are not meant to take away from the emotional impact, but, on the contrary, to enhance it.

    ֵן ֹּו ִית ְּיהָֹוה עֹז ְלַעמ :ָּ לֹוםֹׁו ַבש ּ ֶאת ַעמְְיהָֹוה ְי ָבֵרך

    Adonai oz le’amo yiten, Adonai yevarekh et amo ba’shalom.

    HaShem, give strength to Your people to endure and overcome all hardship; HaShem, bless Your people with true everlasting peace in a world transformed, amen.

    Additional Information

    All of the energy in any aspect of Torah is in the first of that aspect. In the case of Psalms it is in the first Psalm. Actually in the first verse and actually the first word and more fully the first letter.

    Psalms is the Malchut level of Torah. Yet within this Malchut level there are 10 types of song as discussed in the Introduction by Rabbi Sutton.

    There are 150 Psalms. This connects and elevates us to the higher worlds represented by the Yood and Hai of HaShem's Name. This is one reason that people respond to the Psalms as they do.

    Psalm Usage

    Through out history the Jewish women and men said words of Psalms for specific items of lack that they would be feeling or concerned about. As we read each Psalm we will speak to these traditional usages.

    One of the most used aspect of Psalms for Healing.

    The basic premise for the effectiveness of reciting Healing Psalms and Healing Prayers is to realize that the Universe wants you to be healthy. Kabbalah teaches that all causes of illness are due to actions by people. Yet this teaching is not well known or implemented. Therefore many people feel that causes of illness come from negative forces.

    Because of many negative forces that cause us to become ill; environmental, psychological, genetic, dietary, or other, we become out of balance with the Universe. When we recite Psalms or Prayers for healing, we tune our minds into connection with the Divine Mind and begin the process of bringing a healing to ourselves or to others for whom we are reciting Psalms and Prayers. When we give tzedakah in connection with seeking healing, we create a Blessing Way Path, a channel for shefa (abundance) that allows blessing to flow to us from the Divine Source of all blessings.

    When we have a Rebbe include our name or that of another for whom we are seeking healing, he - the Rebbe does not have the power to bring about a healing by him or her self. A Rebbe can only beseech HaShem on behalf of the one who is ill. HaShem always has the final say as to whether a healing will happen or not.

    Many people will continue to say these healing Psalms and Healing Prayers day after day or until the person is healed. This is a reasonable approach since each day represents a different location in the universe and also a different universal energy. It is my understanding that a Rebbe receives an answer to that request and knows the result although he or she does not make this known to the people involved. If the answer is not what is expected the Rebbe wll continue to make this request many times a day since negative decrees can be changed up to the last minute.

    To put your name or the name of another person on the yeshshem Daily Healing Prayer list, by sending an email with the word prayer / healing request as the subject of the email. The email needs to be sent to yeshshem@hotmail.com. In the body of the email please give the FIRST NAME of the person needing healing prayers and the FIRST NAME (if known) of the persons MOTHER (we Jews say healing prayers in the merit of the mothers). If not known then the family name and the relationship to the person requesting the healing. It is also good to give the Hebrew Names if known.

    Reciting Psalms for a Personal Request

    It is important to make a donation when making a personal request. Our donation page makes information available to you to connect to a specific energy when making a personal request. As one example the Hebrew word for healing is Refuah with a gematria of 285. Thus a donation of $2.85 - $28.50 - $285.00 or any multiple of this would be appropriate.

    Every human being has a personal Psalm

    An individual's PERSONAL Psalm that will connect that person to his/her Spiritual Essence of the Universal Oneness is the Psalm that is one number more than the person's age, i. e. if you are 50 years old, your personal Psalm is Psalm 51.

    Another PERSONAL PSALM FOR DIVINE CONNECTION is the Psalm that corresponds with the weekly Torah and Haftarah readings. See the information for each Psalm below for this correlation.

    Section on Psalm

    Tehillim One and Two - Psalm One and Two

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    Psalm1 - This psalm inspires man to study Torah and avoid sin. One who follows this path is assured of success in all his deeds, whereas the plight of the wicked is the reverse.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Ashrai which is Hebrew for "praise" and or "Happiness". See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    The first and second psalms, Ashrei Ha-Ish (happy is the man) and Lamah rag’shu goyim (why are the nations in a commotion), are essentially one psalm (Berakhot 9b-10a). As a unit, they provide the key to the entire Book of Psalms. In the first psalm, David, King of Israel, speaks to the individual, and in the second psalm he speaks to the nations of the world. In both, he challenges us with the same ultimate choice, thus teaching us that neither the individual nor the collective can be seen in isolation from one another. One person can affect the entire world and change the course of history.

    The ultimate choice of the individual is thus: Will you wake up and see the truth, or forever sleep your life away? Even now, in the midst of the seemingly absolute darkness of “this-world,” in the midst of an almost total self-centered materialism—will you begin to perceive Hashem’s hand guiding history towards the “World to Come”? If you acquiesce, Hashem Himself will teach you His Torah, He will reveal to you the deeper significance of your life, who you are, why you were born. The gates of the spiritual dimension will open up for you right now; you will be blessed; you will attain an incredible closeness with your own soul and with your Creator. Conversely, you may create your own hell; and you will perish from the face of the earth.

    Tehillim 2

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    Psalm 2 - This psalm warns against trying to outwit the ways of God. It also instructs one who has reason to rejoice, to tremble—lest his sins cause his joy to be overturned.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is "Lamah" which is Hebrew for "why" which is a question word and is used frequently in Tefillah or prayer. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    - Here David addresses the nations with the same choice: “Now beware, you kings; take heed, you judges of the earth...lest He become angry and you perish on the way [like so many other nations who rose up and then vanished from the stage of history].” The choice is yours! Choose before it is too late, or suffer the consequences! Do you join Israel in its mission to increase the awareness of God among humankind? If you do, you will rise to true heights of greatness. You will become the new Israel of the future, while Israel will become the Priests of an enlightened humanity (Rashi, Isaiah 44:5; Ibn Ezra, Isaiah 61:6). If not, know that you will perish. You may rise to the pinnacle of temporal glory and power, but in doing so you will sow the seeds of your own ruination. As above, it is a choice between “be happy” or “perish.” Yet, as if to foreshadow a happy ending to the historical drama, the last verse in Psalm 2 does indeed read: “Happy are those who take refuge in Him!” But will the nations of the world get the message

    “Why are the nations in a commotion...set themselves...against Hashem and against His anointed?” Although David himself was anointed by Shmuel, he refers here to his descendent, Mashiach ben David, as HaShem’s Mashiach (Anointed Redeemer). He also refers to the idea of the meshichut, the messiahship and the messianic mission. It is this idea, together with the revelation of HaShem’s Oneness which it expresses, that the power of evil, embodied by Gog, King of Magog, opposes. In speaking to collective mankind, this psalm thus jumps ahead to the ultimate confrontation between good and evil that will take place as the historical drama draws to its ultimate finale. This psalm was composed to strengthen Israel’s faith when, just prior to the final Redemption, everything will hang in the balance and it may seem that the Godly Plan has aborted.

    There are 6 pasukim in the first Psalm and 12 pasukim in the second Psalm. Thus we will say these first 18 Verses together. As every student of Kabbalah knows 18 connects to Chai which is Life.

    Tehillim Three

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    When punishment befalls man, let him not be upset by his chastisement, for perhaps--considering his sins—he is deserving of worse, and God is in fact dealing kindly with him.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is "Mizmor LeDavid" which in Hebrew is a "cutting" word. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 9 Pasukim in Psalm Three which connects to Yesod. Other Hebrew words with a gematria of 9 are "heat" or "covering".

    Tehillim Four

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm exhorts man not to shame his fellow, and to neither speak nor listen to gossip and slander. Envy not the prosperity of the wicked in this world, rather rejoice and say: “If it is so for those who anger Him . . . [how much better it will be for those who serve Him!”]

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch which in Hebrew is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory,” See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 9 Pasukim in Psalm Four which connects to Yesod. Other Hebrew words with a gematria of 9 are "heat" or "covering".

    Tehillim Five

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    A prayer for every individual, requesting that the wicked perish for their deeds, and the righteous rejoice for their good deeds.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    In recent years there has been a different recommended Kavenah in some groups of Jews. This change is based on the movement teaching all life is precious. The Kavenah is "a prayer for every individual, to request that each person receive what is best for that individual to be able to manifest their tikune as rapidly as possible.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch which in Hebrew is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory,” See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 13 Pasukim in Psalm Five which connects to the energy of unity. Also to the 13 Attributes of Mercy in the level of Zeir Anpin and also the level of Arich Anpin.

    Other Hebrew words with the gematria of 13 are "love" and "caring".

    Here is a link to the Yeshshem web page dealing with

  • the 13 Attributes of Mercy.
  • Other words with a gematria of 13 are "love" and "caring".

    Tehillim Six

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    This is an awe-inspiring prayer for one who is ill, to pray that God heal him, body and soul. An ailing person who offers this prayer devoutly and with a broken heart is assured that HaShem will accept his prayer.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch which in Hebrew is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory,” See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 11 Pasukim in Psalm Six which connects to the unity of the 10 Sefirot + Satan Representing the negative system.

    Other words with a gematria of 11 are "sacrifice" and "Holiday".

    Tehillim Seven

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    Do not rejoice if God causes your enemy to suffer—just as the suffering of the righteous is not pleasant. David, therefore, defends himself intensely before God, maintaining that he did not actively harm Saul. In fact, Saul precipitated his own harm, while David’s intentions were only for the good.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Shinayon. This is unusual beginning for a Psalm. This refers either to a musical instrument, or to a mistake committed by David, in recognition of which this psalm was written (Rashi).

    There are 18 Verses in Psalm Seven which connects to the Hebrew word Chai which means Life.

    Another Hebrew word with the gematria of 18 connects to "sin" as well as "hatred".

    Tehillim Eight

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm is a glorious praise to God for His kindness to the lowly and mortal human in giving the Torah to the inhabitants of the lower worlds, arousing the envy of the celestial angels. This idea is expressed in the Yom Kippur prayer, “Though Your mighty strength is in the angels above, You desire praise from those formed of lowly matter.”

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzach. This Psalm is "touching eternity - victory - unity in multiplicity. This is the source of my teaching about unity by respecting diversity.

    There are 9 Pasukim in Psalm Four which connects to Yesod. Other Hebrew words with a gematria of 9 are "heat" or "covering".

    Tehillim Nine

    Say this Psalm on the day one of the Monthly cycle

    One should praise God for saving him from the hand of the enemy who stands over and agonizes him, and for His judging each person according to his deeds: the righteous according to their righteousness, and the wicked according to their wickedness.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzach. This Psalm is "touching eternity - victory - unity in multiplicity. This is the source of my teaching about unity by respecting diversity.

    There are 21 Pesukim in this Psalm. 21 is a number that relates to the majority age in most societies. It also relates to the name Ehyeh which is a Name connected to Binah. Other words that have a gematria of 21 in Hebrew has the meaning of "purity" as well as the Name Yood Hai Vav which is used to create the six directions of space.

    There are 108 verses said on day 1 of a month. The energy of Day 1 of each month is balance as it comes from the word Oznaim meaning ears which is connected to balance. Other words that support this gematria and energy are Manhig which means "drive a chariot". It also relates to the root chanan which means mercy - love -favor - bestow.

    When we say the verses 3 times we connect to the energy of 324. 324 is the same gematria of the angel Metranon when spelled in an unusual way מיטטרון. It also is a gematria of a Hebrew word that translates as "in the midst of you". This hints to the idea of HaShem through the Angel will occupy the space you build in your heart for HaShem.

    When we say the verses 4 times we connect to the energy of 432. This number connects to Tevel - the lowest of the 7 earths - our physical world. Also to "Bela Ben BeOhr" who is the first of the Kings of Edom prior to there being a King in Israel. It also is same gematria as "like good or precious oil". 432 also can be connected to the consciousness of "wisdom of the 4 worlds".

    Tehillim Ten

    Say this Psalm on the second day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm tells of the wicked one’s prosperity and his boasting of it, until he says: “There is neither law nor judge. God pays no attention to the actions of mere mortals.”

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is "Lamah" which is Hebrew for "why" which is a question word and is used frequently in Tefillah or prayer. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 18 Verses in Psalm Seven which connects to the Hebrew word Chai which means Life.

    Another Hebrew word with the gematria of 18 connects to "sin" as well as "hatred".

    Tehillim Eleven

    Say this Psalm on the second day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm declares that the suffering of the righteous one is for his own benefit, to cleanse him of his sins; whereas the wicked one is granted prosperity in this world-similar to the verse, "Wealth remains with its owner, to his detriment."

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch which in Hebrew is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory,” See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 6 verses in this Psalm. the number connects to the energy of "Zeir Anpin - Heaven" and also to the creation of the 6 directions.

    Tehillim Twelve

    Say this Psalm on the second day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm admonishes informers, slanderers, and flatterers.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch which in Hebrew is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory,” See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 9 Pasukim in Psalm Four which connects to Yesod. Other Hebrew words with a gematria of 9 are "heat" or "covering".

    Tehillim Thirteen

    Say this Psalm on the second day of the Monthly cycle

    A prayer for an end to the long exile. One in distress should offer this prayer for his troubles and for the length of the exile.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch Mizmor Combination. The Hebrew of LamnatzaAch is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory”.

    The second word is "Mizmor LeDavid" which in Hebrew is a "cutting" word. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 6 verses in this Psalm. the number connects to the energy of "Heaven" and also to the creation of the 6 directions.

    Tehillim Fourteen

    Say this Psalm on the second day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm speaks of the destruction of the two Holy Temples-the first by Nebuchadnezzar, and the second by Titus.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch which in Hebrew is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory,” See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 7 verses in this Psalm. The number 7 relates to the physical world - time as in 7 days in a week - Malchut in manifestation. The actual Kavenah is rebuilding the third Temple.

    Tehillim Fifteen

    Say this Psalm on the second day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm speaks of several virtues and attributes with which one should conduct oneself. He is then assured that his soul will rest in Gan Eden.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is "Mizmor LeDavid" which in Hebrew is a "cutting" word. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 5 verses in this Psalm. This number 5 connects to "door" or "back" - "cover" as in conceal.

    Tehillim Sixteen

    Psalm 16 is one of the 10 Psalms identified by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov as capable of universal tikune.

    Say this Psalm on the second day of the Monthly cycle

    When one is in need, he should not implore God in his own merit, for he must leave his merits for his children.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is "mictam". See page 6 of Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 11 Pasukim in Psalm Six which connects to the unity of the 10 Sefirot + Satan Representing the negative system.

    Other words with a gematria of 11 are "sacrifice" and "Holiday".

    Tehillim Seventeen

    Say this Psalm on the second day of the Monthly cycle

    A loftily person should not ask God to test him with some sinful matter, or other things. If one has sinned, he should see to reform himself, and to save many others from sin.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Tefilah - prayer. The shoresh of Tefilah is secondary. A student of Kabbalah needs to contemplate why Tefilah is connected to something that is secondary to something else and what that something else is actually.

    There are 15 verses in this Psalm. The number 15 connects to Yood Hai of the 4 letter Name Yood Hai Vav Hai. These are the upper worlds of ATzilut and Beria. Other words in Hebrew with the same gematria is Hod meaning splendor and a Sefirah. Aviv the month of the Exodus has this gematria. It is also connected to "elevation" and also "conceal". The 41st of the 72 Names also has this gematria. Its meaning is "vessel" as in desire to receive.

    We traditionally say 77 verses on the second day of the month. This is the gematria of the word Mazel or "fortune" - "luck". Also the word for "goat" - strength - power - might - courage -boldness. It is also the gematria of one of the words for "prayed".

    Tehillim Eighteen

    Say this Psalm on the third day of the Monthly cycle

    If one merits a public miracle, he should offer a song to God, including in his song all the miracles that have occurred since the day the world was created, as well as the good that God wrought for Israel at the giving of the Torah. And he should say: "He Who has performed these miracles, may He do with me likewise."

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch which in Hebrew is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory,” See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 51 verses in this Psalm. This is the gematria of the word "please". It also connects to the 62nd Name of the 72 Names.

    Tehillim Nineteen

    Say this Psalm on the third day of the Monthly cycle

    To behold God's might one should look to the heavens, to the sun, and to the Torah, from which awesome miracles and wonders can be perceived--wonders that lead the creations to tell of God's glory.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch Mizmor Combination. The Hebrew of LamnatzaAch is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory”.

    The second word is "Mizmor LeDavid" which in Hebrew is a "cutting" word. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 15 verses in this Psalm. The number 15 connects to Yood Hai of the 4 letter Name Yood Hai Vav Hai. These are the upper worlds of Atzilut and Beria. Other words in Hebrew with the same gematria is Hod meaning splendor and a Sefirah. Aviv the month of the Exodus has this gematria. It is also connected to "elevation" and also "conceal". The 41st of the 72 Names also has this gematria. Its meaning is "vessel" as in desire to receive.

    Tehillim Twenty

    Say this Psalm on the third day of the Monthly cycle

    If a loved one or relative is suffering-even in a distant place, where one is unable to help-offer this prayer on their behalf.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch Mizmor Combination. The Hebrew of LamnatzaAch is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory”.

    The second word is "Mizmor LeDavid" which in Hebrew is a "cutting" word. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    This Psalm has 10 Verses which connect to the 10 Sefirot.

    Tehillim Twenty One

    Say this Psalm on the third day of the Monthly cycle

    One who is endowed with prosperity, and whose every desire is granted, ought not be ungrateful. He should praise and thank God, recognize Him as the cause of his prosperity, and trust in Him. For everything comes from the kindness of the One Above.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch Mizmor Combination. The Hebrew of LamnatzaAch is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory”.

    The second word is "Mizmor LeDavid" which in Hebrew is a "cutting" word. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 14 Verses in this Psalm. 14 is a number connected to the Sefirah of Malchut and "manifestation". The Name David has a gematria of 14. The word Yad - hand has a gematria of 14.

    Tehillim Twenty Two

    Say this Psalm on the third day of the Monthly cycle

    Every person should pray in agony over the length of the exile, and our fall from prestige to lowliness. One should also take vows (for self-improvement) in his distress.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LamnatzaAch Mizmor Combination. The Hebrew of LamnatzaAch is often translated as “Dedicated to the Orchestra Leader [of Creation] who grants eternal victory”.

    There are 32 Verses in the Psalm. 32 connects to the 32 paths of wisdom and the Sefirah of Chochmah. 32 connects to Kavod - honor or glory. Also to the Hebrew word for heart - Lev.

    We say 126 verses on the 3rd day. This name connects to Adonai - Alef Daled Nun Yood when gematria is calculated as a square. It also connects to two Names of God - No 35 and No 63.

    When we say the 126 verses 3 times we are connecting to 378. This number connects to two aspect of end times. BaShalom meaning "in peace" and Shavua meaning week as in 7 days.

    Tehillim Twenty Three

    Say this Psalm on the fourth day of the Monthly cycle

    Psalm 23, written by King David, is a timeless testament to the rock-solid faith of the Jewish people in knowing that G‑d is always with us, protecting and guiding our path.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is "Mizmor LeDavid" which in Hebrew is a "cutting" word. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    There are 6 verses in this Psalm. the number connects to the energy of "Zeir Anpin - Heaven" and also to the creation of the 6 directions.

    Tehillim Twenty Four

    This Psalm is the song of the day for day 1 of the Shabbat Kodesh

    Say this Psalm on the fourth day of the Monthly cycle

    If the fulfillment of one's prayer would result in the sanctification of God's Name, he should pray that God act for the sake of the holiness of His Name. One should also invoke the merit of his ancestors, for we know that "the righteous are greater in death than in life"

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is "LeDavid Mizmor " which in Hebrew is a "cutting" word. See Page 6 of the Introduction to Rabbi Sutton's PDF.

    This Psalm has 10 Verses which connect to the 10 Sefirot.

    Tehillim Twenty Five

    Say this Psalm on the fourth day of the Monthly cycle

    The verses in this psalm are arranged according to the alphabet, excluding the letters Bet, Vav, and Kuf, which together equal the numerical value of Gehenom (purgatory). One who recites this psalm daily will not see the face of purgatory.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    LeDavid Alecha are the first two words

    There are 22 Verses in this Psalm. It is not organized on the order of the Aleph Bet.

    Tehillim Twenty Six

    Say this Psalm on the fourth day of the Monthly cycle

    In this psalm King David inundates God with prayers and acts of piety, because he envies those who are his spiritual superiors, saying, "If only I were on their level of piety and virtue!"

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LeDavid.

    There are 12 verses in this Psalm. This connects to HaShem in all 3 columns and also the 12 Tribes of Israel.

    Tehillim Twenty Seven

    Say this Psalm on the fourth day of the Monthly cycle

    King David acknowledges and praises God, placing his trust in Him because of his victories in war. "Nevertheless, it is not wars that I desire, for I cannot gain perfection with them. Only one thing do I ask: to abide day and night in the study hall studying Torah, to gain perfection so that my soul may merit the life of the World to Come."

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LeDavid.

    There are 14 Verses in this Psalm. 14 is a number connected to the Sefirah of Malchut and "manifestation". The Name David has a gematria of 14. The word Yad - hand has a gematria of 14.

    Tehillim Twenty Eight

    Say this Psalm on the fourth day of the Monthly cycle

    A prayer for every individual, entreating God to assist him in walking the good path, to prevent him from walking with the wicked doers of evil, and that He repay the wicked for their wickedness and the righteous for their righteousness.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    LeDavid Alecha are the first two words

    There are 9 Pasukim in Psalm Twenty Eight r which connects to Yesod. Other Hebrew words with a gematria of 9 are "heat" or "covering".

    We say 73 Verses on Day 4 of the month. This connects to the word Chochmah which is wisdom.

    Tehillim Twenty Nine

    Say this Psalm on the Fifth day of the Monthly cycle

    Some people say this Psalm prior to saying the Blessing for the Trees

    The Name of God appears eighteen times in this psalm, corresponding to which our Sages established eighteen blessings-the Amidah. The entire psalm can be interpreted as referring to the giving of the Torah and the ingathering of the exiles.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    An alternate Kavenah

    Just as Trees demonstrate the tool "binding by striking" - Zevug BeHakaah by growing against gravity - the desire to receive for one self alone - people by Blessing Trees are connecting to Life - which is the effect of Zevug BeHakaah - by saying the Name of HaShem 18 Times.

    Mizmor is the first word. This word is a cutting word and is explained by Rabbi Sutton in section 6 that it is a pruning word which is appropriate for trees as nature herself prunes trees through natural caused fires.

    There are 11 Verses in this Psalm. 11 is a number that relates to all of creation since it includes the negative system along with the 10 Sefirot of the positive system.

    There are 92 words in these 11 Verses. 92 is a number that relates to the unity of the spiritual world with the physical world. This is due to 92 being 91 + the Colel. 92 is the gematria of the Hebrew word tortoise as well as turtle. Also the Hebrew word "Your Mercy - Chesedo" has the gematria 92.

    The 37th Name has this gematria when added to the Name of El which relates to Chesed. The energy is "Mercy to the Ego."

    Tehillim Thirty

    Say this Psalm on the Fifth day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm teaches one not to be distressed if God visits suffering upon him in this world, for only through suffering can one enter the World to Come. Even one of great spiritual stature should realize that his stability is not guaranteed, but that all is in the hands of HaShem.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    Please remember that "suffering" is only one of two paths to the World that is Coming. The other path is that of Torah. This is a clear teaching of Rabbi Ashlag. i suggest you leave out the words "for only through suffering can one enter the World to Come"; add may HaShem assist me in following the path of Torah.

    Mizmor is the first word. This word is a cutting word and is explained by Rabbi Sutton in section 6 that it is a pruning word which is appropriate for trees as nature herself prunes trees through naturally occurring fires.

    There are 13 Verses in Psalm 30. 13 is the number of unity since it is the gematria of the Hebrew word Echad.

    Tehillim Thirty One

    Say this Psalm on the Fifth day of the Monthly cycle

    Composed by a destitute and oppressed David, running from Saul while placing his trust in God, this psalm instructs man to put his trust in God alone.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach which is a cutting - pruning word.

    There are 25 Verses in Psalm 31. 25 is the gematria that connects the famous word Yehi - יהיwhich means "let there be". It also connects to Yehod which translates as active appreciation or thankfulness. It is also the gematria of the 71st Name of the 72 Names of HaShem. This Name connects to Prophecy as well as the Sefira of Hod. Also the concept of parallel universes

    Tehillim Thirty Two

    Say this Psalm on the Fifth day of the Monthly cycle

    Psalm 32 is one of the 10 Psalms identified by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov as capable of universal tikune.

    This psalm speaks of forgiveness of sin, and of the good fortune of one who repents and confesses to God wholeheartedly.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Maskil Ashrai. Please refer to Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    Verse 5 is a verse that we at Yeshshem use as a connection to the energy of the year 5778 and its energy of bowing to HaShem in order to walk with HaShem. In the verse is the name of the year - tav shin ayin chait - is included in the verse, in a concealed way. The letters of the name are separated by 7 letters each.

    Here is a link to a deeper analysis of Verse 5:

  • Link to Psalm Chapter 32 Verse 5.
  • There are 25 Verses in Psalm 32. 25 is a number of completion since it is the gematria of 5 worlds times 5 worlds.

    Tehillim Thirty Three

    Say this Psalm on the Fifth day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm teaches the righteous and upright to praise God. For the more one knows of the Torah's wisdom, the more should he praise God, for he knows and understands His greatness.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Rannanu. Please refer to Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 22 Verses in Psalm 31. 22 is the gematria that connects to the 22 Letters of the Hebrew Alef Beit

    Tehillim Thirty Four

    Say this Psalm on the Fifth day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm tells of when David was in grave danger while at the palace of Achish, brother of Goliath. David acted like a madman, letting spittle run down his beard, and writing on the doors: "Achish, king of Gath, owes me one hundred thousand gold coins," leading Achish to eject him from the palace. In his joy, David composed this psalm in alphabetical sequence.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Rannanu. Please refer to Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 23 verses in Psalm 34. 23 is the number of the full number of letters in the Hebrew when we finally bring Mashiach.

    We say 114 Verses on Day 5 of the month. This connects to the completion of the manifestation of the plan of Creation.

    Tehillim Thirty Five

    Rabbi Sutton has not yet completed his translation of Psalm 35. We will use another translation from the link below.

    Say this Psalm on the Sixth day of the Monthly cycle

    This psalm is an awe-inspiring and wondrous prayer about David's enemies-that they be as chaff before the wind, chased by the angel of God. It also declares that everything comes about through God's help.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LeDavid. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 28 verses in Psalm 35. 28 is the gematria of the Hebrew word coach which is translated as strength and or power.

  • Psalm 35 in Hebrew and English: When opened scroll to chapter 35
  • Tehillim Thirty six

    Rabbi Sutton has not yet completed his translation of Psalm 36. We will use another translation from the link below.

    This psalm is a message to those who follow their evil inclination, that tells them, "Do not place the fear of God before you," and brings them to sin by beautifying evil deeds in their eyes. For so is his way: "He descends (to earth) and corrupts, then goes up (to the Heavenly Court) and prosecutes."

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 13 verses in Psalm 36. 13 is the gematria of the Hebrew word Ehchad which is translated as unity or oneness.

  • Psalm 36 in Hebrew and English: When opened scroll to chapter 36
  • Tehillim Thirty Seven

    King David exhorts his generation not to be jealous of the prosperity of the wicked, for it may lead to falling into their ways. Rather, put your trust in God, conduct yourselves with integrity, and God will take care of everything.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LeDavid. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 40 verses in Psalm 37. 40 is the gematria of the Hebrew letter Mem which is translated as water. Water represents the the emergy of Chesed - Loving Kindness.

  • Yearning for Redemption - Psalm 37 in Hebrew and English: When opened scroll to chapter 37
  • Tehillim Thirty Eight

    Rabbi Sutton has not yet completed his translation of Psalm 38. We will use another translation from the link below.

    A prayer for every individual, bewailing the length of the exile. One who is in distress should recite this psalm, hence its introduction, "A psalm... to remind" (to remind us to recite it in times of distress). One can also derive many lessons from it.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Mizmor LeDavid. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 23 verses in Psalm 38. 23 is the gematria of the Hebrew word Chayah which is translated as "Life". It is considered the feminine form of Chai.

  • Psalm 38 in Hebrew and English: When opened scroll to chapter 38
  • We say 104 Verses on Day 6 of the month.

    Tehillim Thirty Nine

    Rabbi Sutton has not yet completed his translation of Psalm 35. We will use another translation from the link below.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LeDavid. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 14 verses in Psalm 39. 14 is the gematria of the Hebrew word Yad which is translated as Hand. Also the Name David has a gematria of 14. King David is a chariot for Malchut. Thus the number 14 connects to Malchut.

  • Psalm 39 in Hebrew and English: When opened scroll to chapter 39
  • Tehillim Forty

    Rabbi Sutton has not yet completed his translation of Psalm 40. We will use another translation from the link below.

    The psalmist speaks of the numerous wonders that God wrought for the Jewish people, asking: "Who can articulate His might? I would relate and speak of them, but they are too numerous to recount!" He created the world and split the sea for the sake of Israel, [yet] He desires no sacrifices, only that we listen to His voice.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is LeDavid. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 18 verses in Psalm 40. 18 is the gematria of the Hebrew word Chai which is translated as "life".

  • Psalm 40 in Hebrew and English: When opened scroll to chapter 40
  • Tehillim Forty One

    This is the third of the 10 Psalms of the Tikun Ceclali as taught by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

    This psalm teaches many good character traits, and inspires one to be thoughtful and conscientious in giving charity-knowing to whom to give first. Fortunate is he who is thoughtful of the sick one, providing him with his needs.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 14 verses in Psalm 41. 14 is the gematria of the Hebrew word Yad which is translated as Hand. Also the Name David has a gematria of 14. King David is a chariot for Malchut. Thus the number 14 connects to Malchut.

    Tehillim Forty Two

    This is the Fourth of the 10 Psalms of the Tikun Ceclali as taught by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

    This psalm awakens the hearts of the Children of Israel who do not feel the immense ruin, loss, and bad fortune in their being exiled from their Father's table. Were they wise, they would appreciate their past good fortune in coming thrice yearly, with joy and great awe, to behold God during the festivals, free of adversary and harm. May God place mercy before us from now to eternity, Amen Selah.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach Maskil. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 12 verses in Psalm 42. 12 is the number of the Tribes in Israel. It is also the number of children of both Ishmael and Esau. In that sense it can be used as a vaccine against the negativity of both nations.

    Tehillim Forty Three

    A significant prayer concerning the magnitude of the troubles we have suffered at the hands of the impious nations. May it be God's will to send Moshiach and Elijah the Prophet, who will lead us to the Holy Temple to offer sacrifices as in days of old.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Shaftani - Judge Me. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 5 verses in Psalm 42. 5 is the number that relates to the 5 Worlds as well as the 5 Sefirotnof Keter Chochmah Binah Zeir Anpin Malchut

    We say 63 Verses on Day 7 of the month. This connects to the Sefira of Binah and also the world that is coming - Olam Habah

    Tehillim Forty Four

    The psalmist cries and laments painfully over this bitter exile, where we and our Torah are shamed daily, when the nations say that God has exchanged us for another nation, and where we are considered as sheep for the slaughter, as a byword and taunt. It is therefore fitting that God redeem us, for the sake of His great Name that abides with us in exile.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 27 verses in Psalm 44. 27 connects to the all of the 27 letters of the Hebrew Alef Beit which includes the final letter forms..

  • Yearning for Redemption PDF by Rabbi Avraham Sutton
  • Tehillim Forty Five

    Rabbi Sutton has not yet completed his translation of Psalm 45. We will use another translation from the link below.

    The psalmist speaks of the numerous wonders that God wrought for the Jewish people, asking: "Who can articulate His might? I would relate and speak of them, but they are too numerous to recount!" He created the world and split the sea for the sake of Israel, [yet] He desires no sacrifices, only that we listen to His voice.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 18 verses in Psalm 45. 18 is the gematria of the Hebrew word Chai which is translated as "life".

  • Psalm 45 in Hebrew and English: When opened scroll to chapter 45
  • Tehillim Forty Six

    Rabbi Sutton has not yet completed his translation of Psalm 46. We will use another translation from the link below.

    This psalm tells of the Gog and Magog era (the Messianic age), when man will cast aside his weapons, and warfare will be no more.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 12 verses in Psalm 46. This connects to HaShem in all 3 columns and also the 12 Tribes of Israel.

  • Psalm 40 in Hebrew and English: When opened scroll to chapter 40
  • Tehillim Forty Seven

    Following the battle of Gog and Magog (in the Messianic era), war will be no more. God will grant us salvation, and we will merit to go up to the Holy Temple for the festivals, Amen.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 10 verses in Psalm 47. 10 connects to Ten Sefirot.

  • Yearning for Redemption PDF by Rabbi Avraham Sutton
  • Tehillim Forty Eight

    Following the battle of Gog and Magog (in the Messianic era), war will be no more. God will grant us salvation, and we will merit to go up to the Holy Temple for the festivals, Amen.

    The above Kavenah is a traditional Kavenah to use when saying this Psalm.

    The first word is Lamnatzeach. Please refer to the introduction in Yearning for Redemption PDF file for more information.

    There are 15 verses in Psalm 47. 15 connects to the Name Yah. This is a metaphor for the upper worlds of Atzilut and Briah.

    We say 82 Verses on Day 8 of the month. There are many Hebrew words and phrases that have a gematria of 82. Among these are the words that translate as "soothing" - pleasantness - delight - sweetness - white - saint - pious - kind - benevolent. A phrase with 82 as its gematria translates as HaShem Your God - HaShem Elohecha.

  • Yearning for Redemption PDF by Rabbi Avraham Sutton
  • Tehillim Forty Nine

    Tehillim Fifty

    Tehillim Fifty One

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    Tehillim Fifty Five

    Tehillim Fifty Six

    Tehillim Fifty Seven

    Tehillim Fifty Eight

    Tehillim Fifty Nine

    5th of Tikun Celali

    Tehillim Sixty

    no 93 day 6 no 81 day 5 no 94 day 4 no 82 day 3 no 48 or 42 day 2 no 24 day 1