Thursday, May 17, 2018

please join us...

BS”D
Please pass on to  your family and friends, thank you!!

 B’lev echad k’ish echad
 
Like One Man
On Shavuot, Sunday, May 20, 2018, 
Jewish Women will Unite Worldwide to say Sh'ma Yisrael.

Time: 4:00pm Israel     3:00pm Johannesburg  
2:00pm London     8:00am Chicago      9:00am NY    6:00am Los Angeles    

At the designated time for your time zone, please recite:

Shema Yisroel Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad

H-shem Hu Ha'Elokim

H-shem Melech
H-shem Malach
H-shem Yimloch L'olam Vaed




Link to Devorah Yaffa's pre Shavuous meditation



ENJOY!




Sunday, May 13, 2018

Preparing for Shavuous; From: G-ddirectTorah.com





1.




Don't forget, tomorrow is Erev Rosh Chodesh and that means time for the special Sh'lah Hakodesh tefillah for our kinderlach and their precious Torah learning. You can see a copy of this Tefillah under the More Chizuktab.
2.Jewish Women Unite worldwide in saying Sh'ma Yisrael in unity on Shavuot. For more details, go to the More Chizuk tab and also take a look at this must see video describing this redemptive initiative. For the dropbox link, click here. There are close to 1,000 women receiving this email. If each of you were to forward this video to 10 women, then at least 10,000 women would potentially be saying Sh'ma together in unison on Shavuot day. If those 10,000 women were to just forward this video to another 10 women, then 100,000 women could potentially be saying Sh'ma Yisrael in unison on Shavuot day! The implications are immense!!!! Please help us spread the word. It's so simple and easy and could have cosmic impact!
May we all join together as one voice with one heart Shavuot day and proclaim together in unison: Hear Oh Israel, Hashem is our G-d, Hashem is One!

See you at Sinai! 
3. If you'd like to hear a guided meditation/visualization 
to help you plug into your neshama's experiential memory of standing at Har Sinai, check out my recording of "See you at Sinai".)
with love and blessings, 
Devorah Yaffa Singer 
www.G-ddirectTorah.com

Thursday, May 3, 2018

our homework-



Thank you Reitza Sarah for making it so beautiful!

I hope you had an amazing lag b'omer and have a wonderful Shabbos- 

I hope to be on the call 8 pm Sunday night to resume our learning, IYH.

Monday, April 30, 2018

lag ba'omer hod sheb'hod


Lag Ba'omer Segulos by Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi:

1. Tehillim 67 (7 times) - It's a psalm of Hod and gratitude

2. It's a day of joy and happiness (always falls out on the same day as Purim)- you cannot be sad today!

3. Ask for children "who will be exactly like Rabbi Shimon"

4. Ask for a home.

5.  Chida: Light 17 candles (gematria tov/good) - from Lag Ba'omer to Shavuous there are 17 days and we ask Hashem for good days, days during which we earn receiving the Torah."

6. Rabbi Yehonasan Eybeschutz : Lag Ba'omer is when you should repent from the biggest transgression of your life, and Rabbi Shimon will intercede on your behalf in heaven.


From Rav Schwartz: see Bilvavi.net:


There is a minhag on this day to light bonfires. We don’t just light small fires like for Shabbos and Yom Tov. We light big fires – bonfires, which are called lehavah.

This shows us that we need to have a big “fire”, a lehavah, in our hearts for Hashem. If a person has this inner fire, he is connected to Lag Ba’Omer. If a person is just lighting physical bonfires but his soul is cold inside, he has nothing to do with Lag Ba’Omer.

“The house of Yaakov will be a fire, and the house of Yosef will be a big flame.” This is the inner layer of a Jew’s soul, the burning desire for Hashem. At first there is a small fire, and then it becomes a huge flame, a lehavah. When a person’s inner fire for Hashem gets big, it is then that he can integrate with Hashem.

In other words, bonfires on this day are not just superficial actions we do. It really reminds us of our innermost point of the soul, which is a great fiery desire for Hashem......

The yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai falls out within “seven days of Pesach Sheini” (just like there are seven days of the first Pesach, so is there a concept that there are seven days of the second Pesach), and it reveals a heavenly light: that Hashem is found even amidst our state of impurity. When a person is aware that Hashem is found even in the lowest place where he has fallen, he doesn’t need his “hands” to lift himself up.


If a person thinks that Hashem is Heaven while he is only on earth, and that he must ascend to Heaven – he needs his “hands” to lift himself upwards. But when a person is clear that Hashem is found in any place, even when he has fallen low, he arrives at a point of clarity in which he sees how Hashem is there at any place, time or situation. No impurity will be able to get him to have any doubts.

Monday, March 26, 2018

"Freedom is a State of Mind"

This  Pesach let's become FREE, IY'H

Three steps to Freedom/geulah: (from shiur by Rabbi Doniel Katz)
 Arizal: when we/Bnei Yisrael are/were in mitzrayim our da'as is/was in galus.

Every Pesach we are elevated from the galus to the state of geulah (please Hashem let us remain there and let everyone experience the geulah from within and without)

da'as: is consciousness of our true self- a pure untainted soul

step 1: leave mitzrayim: become conscious of who we really are; conscious of the distorted beliefs and desires that are not us. Once we have this consciousness- we can begin to feel...

step 2: yishuv hada'as: returning to our true selves (like on Shabbos)- a feeling of connection, calm, happiness, joy which we use to create unity in the physical and spiritual world to achieve...

step 3. Haaras Hada'as: Living on this Divine level every moment- feeling the connection we have to Hashem in our deepest selves. This level is experienced at the Seder, then we are dropped down and have the omer to work our way back up, and IY'H experienced again on Shavuous.  

Stay tuned For Omer work and/or check out Jewish Women Unite.

Please call me if you have any questions.  Chag Kasher Vesameach!

Love, aviva