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Yosef HaTzaddik Yahrzeit - Forgiveness Is Greatness

Chodesh Tammuz Tov to all. Today is also the Yahrzeit of Yosef ben Yaakov. He is the epitome of a Tzaddik (Righteous Person). Withstanding Potiphar's wife's relentless seductive advances that subsequently ended him up in prison, he attained the status of Tzaddik.


Light a candle in his memory. Also pray in his merit to stand strong in face of immoral adversity, for strength to stand strong in your believe and spiritual values, in a sometimes very lonely journey, and to ultimately be released in the true purpose Hashem has destined you for. Yosef also didn't hold any grudges against his brothers for what happened to him. He assured them that it was G-d's plan (Gen 50), he had the ability to let go of the past - to forgive and move on. This allowed him to become so great and influential. Pray also on this day for the strength to completely forgive those who hurt you.