Marcheshvan 5783- Connected

Short Idea- Being connected and happy馃挕馃槂In Ran Weber’s new book, Connected, 诪讞讜讘专, he teaches about happiness and satisfaction in work and our daily lives based on Rebbe Nachman’s powerful story馃挜, the Sophisticate and the Simpleton. In the conclusion of his book, after discussing some of the main, practical understandings and advice that we can learnContinue reading “Marcheshvan 5783- Connected”

Parshat Ekev 5782

Short Idea- Parshat Ekev 5782馃挕Speech and Encouragement After Tisha B’av馃挃 we begin to read seven special haftarot which speak of prophecies about the final redemption. They are called the seven special parshas of comfort鉂わ笍. In addition, the special parshas that we read during this time of year are filled with Moshe Rabeinu’s words of faithContinue reading “Parshat Ekev 5782”

Parshat Devarim- Shabbat Chazon 5782

Short Idea- Parshat Devarim 5782馃挕The Three Weeks- Galut 讛砖讻讬谞讛. What are we missing? 馃 What are we missing during these special and difficult days before Tisha b’Av?馃槩 What are we longing for? What are we lacking without the 讘讬转 讛诪拽讚砖?馃挃There is a beautiful book called the Soul of Jerusalem馃挜, a compilation of Rav Shlomo Carlebach’sContinue reading “Parshat Devarim- Shabbat Chazon 5782”

Parshat Matot 5782

Short Idea- Parshat Matot 5782馃挕Everlasting Love鉂わ笍 There is a popular Jewish podcast I enjoy listening to called Meaningful People.馃挜 This week the guest was a Rabbi, teacher and musician from Israel, Shlomo Katz. At one point during the interview, the podcast co- host, Nachi Gordon, asked Rav Shlomo about a powerful, beautiful song released aContinue reading “Parshat Matot 5782”

Parshat Pinchas 5782

Short Idea- Parshat Pinchas 5782馃挕Thank You Hashem馃檹讗谞讬 讗住讬专 转讜讚讛 Last week was our aliya day. The day we merited to make aliya seventeen years ago. I felt a special sense of thankfulness on this day for our life in Israel馃檹. Hashem has blessed us with so many gifts. We have so much to be thankfulContinue reading “Parshat Pinchas 5782”

Parshat Chukat 5782

Short Idea- Parshat Chukat 5782馃挕Meditation and Healing It is taught in the 11th step of the 12 Step program: “We seek by way of tefilah (prayer) and meditation to improve our conscious connection with God,馃 according to our understanding; our goal in our prayer is only to know God’s will for us and the strengthContinue reading “Parshat Chukat 5782”

Parshat Korach 5782

Short Idea- Parshat Korach 5782馃挕讗讜讛讘讬诐 讗讜转讱 馃挅 In this weeks parsha we learn about the powerful and painful story馃挃 of Korach and his rebellion against Moshe Rabeinu. According to many tzaddikim and rabbis, Korach, despite his great position and spiritual level, had jealousy of Moshe’s role as leader of the Jewish people馃槩. The Sages teachContinue reading “Parshat Korach 5782”

Parshat Shelach 5782

Short Idea- Parshat Shelach 5782馃挕From the narrow place- Hashem always helps. In our parsha, in Moshe Rabeinu’s prayer on behalf of Am Yisrael before Hashem, after the Sin of the Spies, he praises Gd as being patient and full of kindness, 讗专讱 讗驻讬诐 讜专讘 讞住讚.馃挅Rebbe Nachman teaches in Likutei Moharan馃挜, based on the verse inContinue reading “Parshat Shelach 5782”