9 Sivan 5773 / 18 May 2013
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3-9 Sivan 5773 / 12-18 May 2013
Week of the Festival of SHAVUOT
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Shalom dear friends!
As we stand on the threshold of the Festival of Shavuot commemorating the Giving of the Torah, I wish you Chag Sameach A Happy Shavuot! May we all accept and fulfill the Torah with greatest joy!
Avraham ben Yaakov
The Mountain of Humility
Together with the outer observances of the festival of Shavuot commemorating Receiving the Torah, the key element is attachment to the Tzaddik, the "Moses" figure who counsels us in how to apply the Torah in our lives.
Posted May 5, 2013
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THE BOOK OF RUTH
On the festival of Shavuot it is customary to read the Book of Ruth. For commentary on this beautiful story read Ruth 1-2 and Ruth 3-4.
THE WEEKLY TORAH PORTION
Shabbat 18 May
UNIVERSAL TORAH Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)
TORAH FOR THE NATIONS Owning Up
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• TORAH FOR THE NATIONS ARCHIVE
KNOW YOUR BIBLE Annual Study Cycle
Schedule May 12-17
|Sun May 12
|I Chron 19 20
||Ruth 1 2
||Ruth 3 4
|I Chron 21 22
5773 will be a year of great ascent!!!
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Walking to the Land
After "receiving the Torah" on Shavuot, we must ensure that we follow the Torah in the days, weeks and months ahead.
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Posted April 21, 2013
Correcting the flaws of speech, thought and action (MP3 audio)
Torah lessons on personal and communal healing, spiritual and emotional, drawn from the weekly portions of Omer period
Posted April 14, 2013
Iyar: Month of Healing (Video 14'29")
Secrets of the Divine Name that rules in the month of Iyar, calling us to seek out and know G-d through humbling ourselves
Posted April 14, 2013
Count-up to Sinai (Mp3 Audio)
Reflexions on the Counting of the Omer from 2nd day Pesach until the festival of Shavuot -- a period of day-to-day ascent up forty-nine levels until we reach the 50th level, Jubilee, the Giving of the Torah at Sinai which is the key to genuine freedom.
Posted April 7, 2013
Unraveling Leviticus (MP3 audio)
Verse by verse explanation of Leviticus chapter 11 dealing with clean and unclean species and the laws of purity and impurity.
Posted April 5, 2013
The Taste of Freedom
The inner spiritual significance of the search for chametz on the evening before the Pesach festival. Why is freedom mixed with pain and bitterness? Songs of the Pesach night Seder.
Posted March 17, 2013
Let My People Go
The Israelites in Egypt were enslaved not with ropes and chains but through the spells and mass hypnosis of the Egyptian magicians and sorcerers, while today the world is enslaved through the hypnosis of the media.
Posted March 10, 2013
The Sin of the Golden Calf
What was so bad about the sin of the Golden Calf and why is it relevant until today?
Posted March 3, 2013
Moses and Mashiach
In honour of 7th Adar, the day of birth and death of Moshe Rabbenu -- our teacher Moses -- we examine the connection beteen Israel's first redeemer and our awaited Mashiach.
Posted February 10, 2013
The Sanctuary in the Heart
As we embark on the lengthy sections of the Torah dealing with the Temple and its services, we must keep in mind that the most favored sacrifices are those of true repentance: "a broken spirit and a broken, crushed heart".
Posted February 10, 2013
Mysteries of the Law
The Ten Commandments and the entire Torah code are a hologram created by "black fire" on "white fire" in which each detail is in complete unity with every other, and the commandments governing our relationship with God cannot be separated from those that govern our behavior to our fellows.
Posted February 3, 2013
Only a return to the Covenant at Sinai will save the world from devastation and desolation. But can the nations even hear God's invitation, let alone rise to the challenge?
Posted January 27, 2013
From Slavery to Freedom
Teachings on the meaning of the Pesach Lamb, Circumcision, the Tefilin and the crossing of the Red Sea in relation to the coming Shabbat Shirah and Tu BiShvat, "New Year of the Tree".
Posted January 20, 2013
The Pesach Lamb
The Torah portions and customs of the month of Shevat are a preparation for the festival of Pesach. which centers on partaking of the sacraments of the Four Cups of Liberation and the eating of Matza and the Pesach lamb.
Posted January 13, 2013
The General Remedy
Rabbi Nachman's Tikkun HaKlali
The Ten Psalms chanted in Hebrew to the melodies of Rabbi Nachman
• What is the Tikkun HaKlali
• English translation of the Ten Psalms
• English transliteration of the Hebrew text
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