Category: Rav Rahmiel Drizin

Selected postings by HaRav Rachmiel Drizin

Food Meditations for Rosh HaShana

compiled by R. Rahmiel Drizin Download the PDF version of Food Meditations for Rosh HaShana. Grapes: Anavim intend to rectify the sin of Adam and Hava in the Tree of Daat which were grapes that were squeezed out and given to him…and be careful with this kavanot in detail at the time one is blessing. Also intend when eating to…

Rosh HaShanah Korban

Rosh HaShanah – Sefer Bikorat Behem’techa

סֵפֶר בִּקוֹרַת בְּהֶמְתֶּךָ Sefer Bikorat Behem’techa by Rav Rahmiel Hayyim Drizin download PDF version of the book. We Sefardi Jews begin saying Selichot prayers on the 2nd of Elul, when Moshe was on Har Sinai receiving the second Luchot . The prevalent custom amongst Ashkenazic Jews, on the other hand, is to begin reciting Selichot /forgiveness prayers from the Sunday morning…

Sefer B’shem Hashem – Ratzon Meditations

סֵפֶר בְּשֵּׁם הַשֵּׁם Sefer B’shem Hashem by Rav Rahmiel Hayyim Drizin and Rav Yitzchak Schwartz Download PDF version of the book. Gutt’s Nuhmen or ” Gott’s Nomen is Yiddish for “G-d’s Name.” For the ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur , we amend one of the passages in the Amidah prayer. Instead of saying “blessed are You…the holy G-d,”…

Chanukkah 5774

Shalom! In this past week’s Torah portion, we learn how the name Yehudah, the origin of the word Yehudi or Jew, emanated: וַתַּהַר עוֹד וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן, וַתֹּאמֶר הַפַּעַם אוֹדֶהאֶת-יְהוָה–עַל-כֵּן קָרְאָה שְׁמוֹ, יְהוּדָה; וַתַּעֲמֹד, מִלֶּדֶת. 35 And [Leah] conceived again, and bore a son; and she said: ‘This time will I give thanks to Hashem.’ Therefore she called his name Yehudah; and she left off bearing To be a Jew means…

The Miracle of Hanukah

סֵפֶר שֶעָשָה נִסִים Compiled and written by Rav Rahmiel Drizin Hakdama – Introduction We are so fortunate to move to yet another special area in our Jewish Life cycle of organic time. For just as the Northern Hemisphere becomes its most physicallly dark, we Jews each become beacons of light, dignifying the dark with 8 nights of light, nights in…

Tikkun and Kavanot for “Beyn HaMetzarim” – three-week period between 17-th of Tamuz and Tisha B’Ab

The three-week period between Shiva Asar Be’Tamuz and Tisha
B’Ab is known as “Ben Ha’mesarim,” during which we observe
certain practices to mourn the destruction of the Bet Ha’mikdash.
The Arizal (Rabbi Yishak Luria, 1534-1572) wrote that it is proper
during this period for “Hasidim Ve’anshe Ma’ase” (particularly
pious and devoted people) to recite each day the “Tikun Rahel”
section of the “Tikun Hasot” prayer

The Tikkun of the Ben Ish Hai for Erev Rosh Hodesh – Yom Kippur Katan

Rosh Hodesh, the New Moon of the New Jewish Month, is a time of renewal, both of body

and spirit. The day before is practiced as an ancient tradition as a Yom Kippur Katan –a

mini Day of Atonement–where many fast and say prayers of penitence. It is a tremendous

opportunity to review the past month’s activities, admit one’s miss-takes, regret doing

them, and pledge to try to not repeat them in the upcoming month.

Second Chance

  Beautiful  Teaching by Rabbi Rahmiel Drizin: BeRahamim LeHayyim:  “Last Chance, Last Dance for Hesed/Love…”  A beautiful part of our faith is that we get a second chance, another opportunity to connect if we miss the mark.  Kind of like having Yom HaKippurim, then Hoshana Rabbah as a second chance, then until Zot Hanukah (8th Night) to “get it right.”…