Machsom Lefi (new website coming soon!)
Machsom Lefi is a mishmeres program designed to improve shmiras haloshon, inspired by the Manchester Rosh Yeshiva, Ha’Rav Yehuda Zev Segal זצ'‘ל. Machsom Lefi means guard your mouth, referring to a verse in Chapter 39 of Tehillim (Psalms).
The way the Machsom Lefi works is as follows: The hours you choose will be hours in which you are extra careful with Shmiras Haloshon; the commitment is for 18 weeks and each Machsom is made up of 18 members. Before the rota starts, you will receive a full explanatory letter, with a list of 18 names. Every week we will focus the zchus, the merit, for someone else, order chosen at random. The intention is a strong step in modifying our speech patterns so we abide by the halochos of Shmiras Haloshon. While it is obviously a requirement for all of us all day and every day, focusing specifically for a set period is a successfully proven way to sharpen awareness and bolster further observance. The Vilna Gaon זצ''ל quotes the Medrash, “restraining one's mouth”’ for even a short time one merits the ‘hidden light’ beyond the comprehension of angels or any creature! You will be part of a group of 18, davening for each other, for a zivug hagun. We will daven in particular for a different name each week; the order chosen at random. Prayers will be said at holy sites and graves on behalf of the person whose name you give me. You will also receive weekly reminders, and updates when there is a simcha!
Thank you for joining; please click on the link below to fill in the form below with the details I need from you to join the mishmeres Machsom Lefi.
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Mobile number (Cell)
Telephone number (Landline)
please include dialing code prefix
Do you have a name you wish to add to the list? (For zivugim).
You can give one name per time slot committment; full Hebrew name & mother's name.. (in English!)
Age of Person you are adding to the list
Your relationship to person you are adding.....
What is your time zone?
UTC (United Kingdom)
UTC + 02 (Israel, South Africa)
UTC -05 (New York, Toronto, Montreal)
UTC - 08 (California etc.)
UTC + 01 (Central Europe)
UTC + 10 (Australia)
What are your preferred hours?
The more flexibility you give me the sooner you can start..! If you restrict yourself to a specific time slot, that's ok, but you may have a longer wait to join. IMPORTANT NOTE: because the hours are adjusted to UK times, if you are abroad, this will limit your options. For example: if you are in the USA, which is five hours behind UK, you will be limited to hours between 7am and 7pm)
The "Night Shift" (12-8am GMT)
Is there a particular time of day or night to which you CAN'T commit?
The more flexibility you give me the sooner you can start!
No, I can do any time!
The "Night Shift" (12-8am GMT)
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Address Line 2
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Your email address
Your email will not be shared with anyone else! (Be sure to add our email addresses to your contacts;
Do you want the weekly email reminders sent to the email address above?
Even if you do not have ready access to email, I do need an email address to snd the list, which is issued every 18 weeks.
Please send the emailed LIST only to the following address:
Are you able to receive sms message reminders to your mobile/landline?
You need to have a facility to receive sms and/oremail, so you can be an active participant! Email preferred...
Mobile as above
Landline as above
I can receive reminders & updates by email/sms and have given you the details..
Having a facility for receiving either emails or sms (text) message to a landline or mobile is essential! (typically no more than once a week)
Thank you for joining! I look forward to contacting you soon.
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