LIBERATION FROM MENTAL SLAVERY

  • 15 June 2018
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Most people have an almost child like mentality: if I do good deeds and do what Hashem wants, why does Hashem not give me what I want or what I ask for? 
And we tend to become angry, moody, resentful, disappointed when our expectations and wishes are not realized etc.
Pesach is the time to free ourselves from wrong mentalities. We need to open up and see life from a bigger perspective.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

  • 15 June 2018
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Suffering is something we humans have a hard time understanding. In fact, we cannot understand it. And may nobody have to go through any suffering!  We need to pray constantly never to be tested and never to need suffering . May any cleansing or purification be through chesed and rachamim without suffering.
But if chasve shalom a person does go through some kind of suffering, there are ways to deal with it that are perhaps helpful on some level. Nobody can minimize a person’s suffering. What one person may find easy, another person may truly find difficult. 

Chodesh tov

  • 15 June 2018
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So we are now entering the new Jewish month of Nissan. This is what the Torah refers to as the month of redemption and the month of miracles. Just as the Jews were redeemed from Egypt in the month of NIssan, so may we all be redeemed from galus in this month of Nissan. And may it be with miracles!

HOW TO BE HAPPY

  • 15 June 2018
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Today I woke up thinking about all the things I have to be happy about, and all the things I have to be sad about. And I thought to myself: which one will I choose to prioritize? The happy things or the sad ones? Well, being that it is the month of Adar I chose to go with the happy thoughts and put the sad ones on a back burner. (if it was the month of Av I probably would have focused more on the sad things…) In Adar we have a mitzvah , a commandment, to increase in happiness so the sad thoughts I knew were coming from an unholy place.

MISHENICHNOS ADAR MARBIM BSIMCHA!

  • 15 June 2018
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We are now entering the Jewish month of Adar. Zman mazaltenu! It is the time of Jewish mazal. It is a month of happiness. We need to increase in joy. But how to do that? simply go through the motions.Laugh, sing, dance....even if you dont feel like it. Because everytime you laugh, things change around. That is the idea of this month. The hebrew letter governing the month of Adar is kuf, the letter associated with the monkey. A monkey constantly laughs and turns somersaults etc. And this is the idea of Adar: through  laughter, through joy, everything can turn around.

SHAMEFUL DECISION

  • 15 June 2018
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The decision in Israel to convict Elor Azaria of murder is shameful! there is no other way to describe it. A totally galut mentality! How low can the court system fall? 
To equate the murder of a terrorist who came to murder  Jews with regular murder is absolutely ridiculous. 
Who cares if Elor killed him on purpose? A terrorist is a terrorist. Didnt he come to murder Jews on purpose?

Happy Chanukah!!!

  • 15 June 2018
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​Chanukah sameach! Chanukah is one of my favorite holidays. All about light. Reminding each of us how we must be a light to the nations, a light to our surroundings and shine light to others.
In the beginning of Creation, G-d shone a special Divine light into the world for 36 hours. Then He hid that light for the future, for the world to come, for the days of Moshiach. But during Chanukah that special light is within the Chanukah candles and we can access that special Divine light.

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