Find the nigun (song) that your neshama (soul) is singing every moment.
Connect to it.
Live from it.
Change the world around you by revealing who you really are,
AND THEN....experience your own inner redemption; continuous deveikus/connection to Hashem that is your greatest pleasure and the reason you are alive!
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Reminder about the awesome shiurim on the G-d direct Torah website...
With tremendous gratitude to Hakadosh Baruch Hu, I bring you the latest edition of "G-d direct Torah" for The Three Weeks.
Many tragedies have occurred during this time period throughout our long Jewish history. To name just a few in more recent times, it was during this time period that the Disengagement from Gush Katif took place where Jews were forcibly removed from their homes. Almost nine years ago to the day beginning on the 17th of Tammuz, the 2nd Lebanon War broke out in the North whereby 2 million Jews were forced to either escape their homes or live for 33 days in and out of bomb shelters. And of course at this time last year our nation was reeling from the tragic discovery of the bodies of the three boys Yaakov Naftali ben Avraham ZT"L, Eyal ben Uriel ZT"L and Gilad Michael ben Ofir ZT"L who were kidnapped and brutally murdered. The incredible outpouring of love and unity and prayer that emerged provided us with unprecedented Divine Protection during last year's War in Gaza that broke out during The Three Weeks.
So what if this year, we could be pro-active in our tefillot and our learning and our uniting together? In years past, the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah urged the Klal to recite tehillim #83, #130 and #142 followed by the tefillah of"Acheinu Kol Beis Yisrael" each morning after davening. Must we wait for more tragedy to strike to cry out in prayer? What if we could collectively gather ourselves, even if only via cyber space, and show Hashem how much we care about our relationship to Him, to ourselves, to one another without Hashem having to impose this unity upon us through tragedy and suffering? To internalize and eternalize these lessons of Unity and Ahavat Yisrael, I have featured shiurim and articles on the homepage of G-ddirectTorah from:
▪ Rabbi Itamar Schwartz
▪ Rabbi Moshe Weinberger
▪ Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi
▪ Rabbi Yaakov Zalman Labinsky
For this purpose, I have also provided shiurim to give us extra chizuk during this time period and to learn from the tremendous courage and faith of:
▪ The Sassoon Family who lost seven precious children in a house fire
▪ Mrs. Rachelle Fraenkel who's son Naftali, Hy"d was kidnapped and murdered this time last year
▪ Rebbetzin Chaya Levine whose husband, Rabbi Kalman Zeev Levine, Hy”d, was amongst the four kedushim murdered in Har Nof
all of whom are living examples of emunah and trust in Hashem in the face of tragedy and are actively working to strengthen Klal Yisrael in these areas. Their sorrow should soon be turned to rejoicing as we all witness the unfolding of the final geula and techiyat hametim, may it be very soon in our days, IY"H!!!