Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Gmar Chasima Tova

Thank you -Reitza Sarah- for sending this shiur given by Rav Moshe Weinberger on this past Motzai Shabbos.  If you have limited, listen to the first thirty minutes and the last 8.

Tomorrow at 4:30 pm NY time Rabbi Doniel Katz will be giving a shiur- in case you listened to the one from Rosh Hashana and wanted to follow up with his Yom Kippur one- it is posted on facebook on his elevation seminar page.  I don't have facebook so I can't guide you in that but Shuli will IYH send me the link to listen and I can forward to anyone that wants it.

Shuli also sent this uplifting message that made me smile:)
The great Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev was very calm when Yom Kippur falls on Shabbat and explained why it was so. It is known we are commanded as not to write on Shabbat, that it is a desecration of the holy Shabbat! Just for saving a life one is allowed to write. And therefore G-d can only write us in for a year of life as writing is only permitted for saving lives but for no other exception. We will surely be blessed and inscribed and sealed for a great year filled with all good both physically and spiritually! has shiurim given by Rabbi Cable, Rabbi Schwartz (and many more) to help us keep focussed and clear on how to achieve lasting deveikus, teshuva.

Hoping we all meet in Eretz Yisrael, NOW

Aviva Rus

Monday, September 18, 2017


I hope you all had the chance to listen to Rabbi Schwartz and his inner redemption series.  His clarity in how to achieve this and the simplicity with how he breaks it down for us, makes it feel achievable! IY'H.  See last 2 posts for how to join.  

The Rav spoke about our ratzon, will, at the very end of the shiur and Rav Nivin also discussed ratzon in his Rosh Hashana drasha- connecting to your true will rather than identifying with all the other retzonos that hide the true one.  (you can buy Rav Nivin's drasha from his website if you want to listen to it).

Devorah Yaffa has generously shared her workshop on how to reveal your true ratzon:

Activing Will in our Avodat Hashem: (given as part of Devorah Yaffa's  on-line series Lights of Emunah)

Thank you everyone for the forwarding of amazing shiurim.

Below are a few of the forwarded shiurim.

If you would like the two minute video with Charlie Harary that Tootle Miriam Dolly sent to me, email me for a copy.  I can't upload it on this blog.

This is from Nomi:

Rabbi Doniel Katz:

In this 2 part practical meditation session, based entirelyly on authentic Torah sources, you will get a hold new tool-kit of extraordinary meditational techniques that will take your Yomim Noraim davening to whole new level. 

It also including kavanos and avodos to do as the shofar blows. 

This is perhaps one of the most profound workshops we have done, and according to what the Besht teachings us, if all klal Yisroel would hear and do this, we would, bring ourselves a huge step closer to geulah. 

It's worth making the time to sit through. You won't regret it.

And you're welcome to forward this email to anyone else you think would appreciate it. 



This is from Shuli:

This is from Rav Tuvia from the Bilvavi website:
1.1 | Feeding Your Soul 4 
1.2 | L’Chayim L’chayim 14 
1.3 | Five Minutes A Day of Introspection 28 
1.4 | Getting Out Of Your Self 30 
1.5 | Mussar Vs. Chassidus 39 
1.6 | Nothing But The Truth 43 
1.7 | Preparing For Rosh HaShanah 51 
1.8 | Simanim Of Rosh HaShanah 64 
1.9 | Motivations In Prayer 70 
1.10 | The Avodah of Rosh HaShanah 78 
1.11 | A Mother Prepares for Rosh Hashanah 81 
1.12 | Meriting A Good Judgment 84 
1.13 | Praying For Others 89 
1.14 | Fear & Closeness of Rosh HaShanah 94 
1.15 | Joy On Rosh HaShanah 106 
1.16 | “One Thing I Seek” 113 
1.17 | Avoiding Self-Absorption On Rosh HaShanah 121 
1.18 | Nitzavim – Rosh HaShanah’s New Yetzer Hora 126
2.1 | Ten Days of Seeking Hashem Himself 134 
2.2 | Getting to the Root of Sin 137 
2.3 | Forgiving Others 142 
2.4 | Finding Favor Again By Hashem 147 
2.5 | How To Do Teshuvah 152 
2.6 | Yom Kippur – Disconnecting from the Pleasure of Sin 160 
2.7 | Yom Kippur – A Day of Purity 174 
2.8 | Inner Teshuvah 184 
2.9 | Returning To Your Inner Purity 193 
2.10 | The Growth of Yomim Noraim – Before and After 201 
2:11 | Yom Kippur: Teshuvah and Beyond 205 
2.12 | Vayeilech – Yom Kippur – Atonement 213