Thursday, March 30, 2017
IY’H TUESDAY NIGHT AT 9 PM NEW YORK TIME. ANYONE WHO HAS SOMETHING THEY WANT TO SHARE, PLEASE CONTACT ME SO I CAN HAVE THAT IN MIND FOR THE TIMING.
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THANK YOU AND LOOKING FORWARD!!
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Important Reminder for Ourselves....
There are three approaches to dealing with this world:
One is to remain aloof as the sun. The world will benefit from your light, but you will remain distant and removed. You will invest little in this world and so have little to lose.
Another approach is to wane and wax as the moon—to suffer the scars and bruises of life, delight in its offerings, thirst for its rewards, and tremble at its horrors—to invest everything and risk losing it all.
Or you could be both the sun and the moon at once. You could feel meaning and purpose in every episode of life, no matter how small. And, at the same time. remain above it all.
What is the secret? It is memory.
Even as you invest yourself in this world, remember you are not the body, but the soul.
By Tzvi Freeman
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. Subscribe and get your dose daily. Or order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Please join in the Geulah From Within,
Womens Purim Sefer Tehillim Project 5777
Our tefillos and achdus our powerful.
Our goal is to complete sefer tehillim b'achdus this purim!
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There are many kinds of barriers:
Barriers between people.
Barriers that prevent you from doing good things.
Barriers of your own mind and your own hesitations.
Barriers from within and barriers from without.
There are barriers that exist simply because you are a limited being.
Joy breaks down all barriers. (Rabbi Freeman)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Taken from a shiur by Rabbi Kalish:
In Adar we are told to be marbim b'simcha (Increased happiness)... Since there is no measurement - it must mean unlimited simcha (happiness/joy)... because of the amazing miracles. How do we have joy with no bounds??
And, why only in Adar? Nisan and Kislev had awesome nissim (miracles)too- why not marbim b'simcha in those months??
Furthermore, what is Taanis Esther all about (Esther actually fasted in Nissan)- all the other fasts are due to the terrible outcomes....so it makes sense to fast when there was a terrible tragedy that took place, but we were saved with Esther!
Last year we learned a concept- that when we give over Torah in the name of who we learned it from, we bring a spark of geulah to the world (Rabbi Shwartz- Inner Redemption).
In the megilah we see this concept. The geulah came from Esther saving Achashveirosh- in the name of Mordechai. Why does this concept bring the geulah?
There's also a recommendation to send a shaloch manos through a shaliach- messenger- why? to trace it back to the shaliach- discover the hidden...
In the megilah we don't see Hashem's name- it's HIDDEN!
The yesod (foundation) of the simcha of Adar is the nistar- the hiddeness of Hashem REVEALED..the idea is to discover Hashem- to see all the things we think as bad and find Hashem in them.
If someone can trace everything back to Hashem it is limitless joy- one long life of uninterrupted joy. (no gevul- kulo simcha)- It means one has discovered Hashem. Hashem seemed to be hiding in the story of Esther, but we found Him.
Taanis Esther is the yesod of tefilah; we got everything we asked for because we turned to Hashem! The taanis before the yom is a celebration. It all came from tefilah- returning to Hashem. This taanis is actually part of the clebration- it's a yom simcha- discovery of Hashem and this joy explodes into the day of Purim -the joy of purim.
To have a simcha of ain lo gvul (no boundaries) is to trace it all back to Hashem- this is the avodah on this month.
Thank our Borei (creator) - thats the simcha.
Anyone who would like to join our chaburah at chatzos this Purim (Motzai Shabbos at 12 am) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a Freilichen Purim.
Monday, March 6, 2017
There is a place—the “fiftieth gate,” they call it—so high that all things are equally nothing from there.
There is no good, no evil, nothing can be added or taken away, the righteous are dust, the wicked are dust, nothing is of consequence, all is but dust.
Drunk with the joy of Purim, a Jew travels higher and higher until he reaches that place.
And there he proclaims that the oppressed have been saved; the wicked overthrown; and light, joy, happiness and peace rule throughout the universe.
“As for this high place,” he declares, “I am not impressed. It too was created for the purpose of our joy below!”
Its secret exposed, the fiftieth gate itself is redeemed.