Prayer before drinking each glass of wine on Purim, 5780 Make sure to say this prayer with true intention from the heart and to not drink even a drop of wine without saying this prayer. The Entire Purpose of drinking wine, and all of the rectifications dependent upon it, is only if we do not break Jewish Law in even the slightest fashion, and do not cause pain or suffering to anyone else. You May Only Drink another Cup of Wine on the condition that you know and feel that you can handle it, and that it will only help you and not G-d Forbid the opposite! (Translator’s Note: Harav once commented that some people can only drink one cup! If there is the slightest chance that you will become a “bad drunk” if you drink more, don’t!) This tikkun is ONLY through drinking WINE and not through any other alcoholic beverage. I Hereby Connect Myself, through drinking this wine, On this day of Purim, to all the true Tzaddikim in this generation, and to all the true Tzaddikim who have departed, “The Holy Ones who are in the earth” (and to Mordechai and to Esther), and in particular, to Our Holy Rebbe, Tzaddik, Foundation of the World, “Flowing Brook, Source of Wisdom,” Rebbe Nachman, the son of Faige from Breslev; may their merit protect us, and all of Israel. Amen. For the Sake of the Unification of the Holy One, Blessed is He & His Divine Presence, with fear & love, and with love & fear, to bond as One the Name of ה ו י "ה (hovaya) blessed is He. The letter “Yud”(י) with the letter “Heh”(ה) and the letter “Vav”(ו ) with the letter “Heh”(ה), with a complete bonding, through the One that is completely hidden, in the name of all Israel. I am Hereby Prepared and ready to do the will of Hashem, Blessed Be He, to heed the words of the Sages, who commanded us to drink wine on Purim, in order to be worthy to become close and know Hashem, Blessed be He, and the raise up the Shechina from the dust, and to arise the Shechina, our power. Master of the World, enable me to awaken the great and awesome et ratzon – special time of Divine favor – during the time of drinking wine at the purim feast, to fulfill all of the desires of my heart for the good, and let the verse be fulfilled in me: “And the King said to Esther at the feast of wine: what is your request? it will be given to you! and what do you want? up to half of the kingdom, and it will be done!” Enable me to remember very well that this is an awesome and huge time of Divine favor, that there is no time like it the entire year. Let me remember that during this time it is possible to cancel all of the harsh decrees, and subdue all evil, and merit all of the salvations, especially of the soul. Enable me to pray a lot, and plead before you. Don’t let me be a fool and lose this holy time on drunkenness and foolishness. “May it be Your Will, Hashem, my God and the God of my forefathers, that through drinking this wine I shall become worth of ”one who is worthy will become a head (the Tzaddik).” enable me to always be connected to the “Head” of the Nation of Israel, and be worthy to correct my mind and thoughts, and give me wisdom, understanding and knowledge, to know you and come close to you. give me perfect and complete emuna, and perfect holy knowledge (daat). Enable me to know that all of the “bad” in my life is for my ultimate best. Enable me to constantly praise and thank Hashem, Blessed be He, for the good and the bad.
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