Monday, December 25, 2017

Chanukah is past....

but we are grabbing onto the inspiration we took from the candles with our new chaburah- based on the shiurim by Rav Schwartz titled "Reaching Your Essence"- for more info. please contact shira at

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


I was thinking about Chanukah and the special power of the lights of the menorah.

Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi writes we can have a yeshua (salvation) if we sit and stare at the candles after we light and daven by them.  Rabbi Nivin mentions in his Chanukah class that the candles have the ability to heal our vision in a spiritual sense and we should sit and look at them.

Imagine if while we looked at the candles we asked Hashem to heal our view of the world- that instead of seeing the negative things in ourselves and others, we could clearly see everyone for who we really are- a pure neshama- connected to Hashem without pause.

What a geulah from within that would be....

Chag Sameach.  

Love, aviva rus