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ayal-gilad-kidnappedDear Editor@Matzav.com,

There is a segulah for finding lost things which I have used many, many times, and it has always come through for me.

I would like to suggest that everyone try this segulah in the zechus of the kidnapped bochurim. May we be zocheh to their safe return soon!

The Chida says that the source for this custom is the Gemara (Avodah Zara 18a-b) where Rebbi Meir bribed a guard to release his imprisoned sister-in-law. The guard asked what happens if he’s caught and Rebbi Meir told him to say Eloka D’Meir Aneini (G-d of Meir answer me) and he would be saved, and that’s what happened. From there comes the custom of donating money or oil for the neshama of Rebbi Meir, saying Eloka D’Meir Aneini, 3 times.

Rebbi Meir Baal HaNess said he would help those that gave to the poor of Eretz Yisroel, for the sake of his neshama.

After giving tzedaka, say 3 times:

אמר רבי בנימין, הכל בחזקת סומין, עד שהקדוש ברוך הוא מאיר את עיניהם. מן הכא, ויפקח אלוקים את עיניה ותרא באר מים, ותלך ותמלא את החמת.
אלהא דמאיר ענני, אלהא דמאיר ענני, אלהא דמאיר ענני. בזכות הצדקה שאני נודב לעילוי נשמת רבי מאיר בעל הנס, זכותו יגן עלינו, למצוא את האבידה שאיבדתי

To translate:

Rabbi Binyamin said: All are in the presumed status of blind people, until The Holy One, Blessed Be He, enlightens their eyes. From here {Bereishit 21:19}
יט וַיִּפְקַח אֱלֹהִים אֶת-עֵינֶיהָ, וַתֵּרֶא בְּאֵר מָיִם; וַתֵּלֶךְ וַתְּמַלֵּא אֶת-הַחֵמֶת, מַיִם, וַתַּשְׁקְ, אֶת-הַנָּעַר. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

{The derivation being that the well was always there, but Hagar did not see it. Only after praying did Hashem open her eyes and she saw what was already there.}

God of Meir, answer me. God of Meir, answer me. God of Meir, answer me.
In the merit of the charity that I give to the ascending of the soul of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes, may his merit protect us, may I find the lost article that I lost.

The first part, of Amar Rabbi Binyamin, is a citation from Bereishis Rabba 53:14. When Rabbi Binyamin said this, he had no idea that his devar Torah would be developed into a segulah. The second part, about Rabbi Meir, has its basis in Mesechtes Avodah Zarah 18a-b.

One good part of this segulah, from the perspective of the Amar Rabbi Binyamin part, is that if one really understands what he is saying, then this leads to a transformative realization. A person thinks he is on top of things. And suddenly cannot find something. Realize that all is in the hands of Heaven. If you want to find it, pray to Hashem, as Hagar did. It is probably there, under your nose, but you just cannot see it until Hashem enables you to.

An Eim B’Yisroel

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6 COMMENTS

  1. PLEASE PRAY FOR the 3 teenage Jews who were recently kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists:

    Yaakov Naftali Ben Rachel Devorah
    Gilad Michael Ben Bat Galim
    Eyal Ben Iris Teshura

    PLEASE PRAY FOR Alan Gross who is unjustly imprisoned in Cuba (Aba Chonah ben Hava Chana) and for Sholom Rubashkin who is unjustly imprisoned (Sholom Mordechai HaLevi ben Rivka).

  2. Alter Rebbe Tziyon Bemishpat Tipadeh – our spiritual qualities are often taken captive
    “The natural state of the Gdly soul is to feel happiness and bitterness in response to spiritual concerns…unfortunately, however, instead of being focused on the spiritual, our feelings of happiness and bitterness are often elicited by worldly matters. This indicates that our souls have wandered into exile and our spiritual qualities have been taken captive and enslaved by foreign matters…” (Introduction Tziyon Bemishpat Tipadeh Month of Av)

    The kidnapping of the three teenagers in Israel continues. Are they alive? Are they being held captive? Will they soon be returned to their homes?

    The Shabbos before Tisha B’av we conclude the Haftorah reading with “Zion will be redeemed through judgment and her captives through charity. The Alter Rebbe has a maimer on this that is essential for us and opens a doorway through which in our personal daily lives we may do something spiritual to help release our spiritual qualities taken into captivity.

    enjoy

    Permalink: lvracha.com/2014/06/22/alter-rebbe-tziyon-bemishpat-tipadeh—our-spiritual-qualities-are-often-taken-captive-.aspx

  3. Alter Rebbe Tziyon Bemishpat Tipadeh – our spiritual qualities are often taken captive
    “The natural state of the Gdly soul is to feel happiness and bitterness in response to spiritual concerns…unfortunately, however, instead of being focused on the spiritual, our feelings of happiness and bitterness are often elicited by worldly matters. This indicates that our souls have wandered into exile and our spiritual qualities have been taken captive and enslaved by foreign matters…” (Introduction Tziyon Bemishpat Tipadeh Month of Av)

    The kidnapping of the three teenagers in Israel continues. Are they alive? Are they being held captive? Will they soon be returned to their homes?

    The Shabbos before Tisha B’av we conclude the Haftorah reading with “Zion will be redeemed through judgment and her captives through charity. The Alter Rebbe has a maimer on this that is essential for us and opens a doorway through which in our personal daily lives we may do something spiritual to help release our spiritual qualities taken into captivity.

    enjoy

    Permalink: lvracha.com/2014/06/22/alter-rebbe-tziyon-bemishpat-tipadeh—our-spiritual-qualities-are-often-taken-captive-.aspx

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