Eating in Holiness: Pesach is the best time for correcting our eating. It is Pesach time and it is necessary to review the aspects of Eating b’Kedusha, Eating in Holiness. As Rav Tzadok HaKohen reveals (see the “Secret of Eating at the Seder” ), the main tikkun person can make for his lack of kedusha of eating during the whole year…
Frequently we are starting an endeavor and from the start we encounter an obstacle, a strong resistance to our efforts, not even from people but from circumstances around us. Where do Obstacles come from? Are those Obstacles the Sign from Above that we are on a wrong path and should use our resources differently? Or, may be otherwise, those obstacles…
Tisha B’Av is the lowest day in the Jewish calendar, however precisely because of its gloomy nature it is the most suitable day to rectify all the falls that happened on that day, in this time of the year.
Tefillah is extremely potent spiritual tool, however like every tool it needs proper tuning and usage skills – that’s what we’ll try to cover in this posting. There is a tremendous amount of literature dealing with the topics of prayer and meditation, however there is a lot of ambiguity in the meaning people give to those terms. Here is…
We should not require any kind of a “push” to propel us up – the springboard return motion will do it for us.
Not only spiritual descent is unavoidable, it is completely necessary for the spiritual ascent to happen.
Rosh Hodesh is an active opportunity to use the flow of energy that is descending at that time into the physical world. On Rosh Chodesh the surge of energy that is creating the reality of the upcoming month is available to us – and the way to receive it is to be joyous!
One needs to get on the right level of consciousness to understand the Sod – the secret – fourth deepest level of Torah.
Communication doesn’t only come as a stream of information filling your mind with amazing revelations – this would be nice but most of us simply don’t have the minds and souls developed enough for this.
Frequently it comes as “synchronicity” ” meaningful “coincidence” of events in our life, for example turning on the radio and having talk-show host to answer the question you just asked in your mind.
Body signals are another way our soul communicates to us – we need to develop sensitivity to this non-verbal language our Neshama uses.
The main reason of inability to hear own soul is constant absorption in our ego-drives.
“Lo bashamaim Hee” (Devarim 30:12) – Torah “is not found in heaven” – Moshe Rabbeinu explains Jews that Torah and mitzvoth they received are very close to their everyday life and needs:
“For that (the Torah) is your life and the length of your days” (Devarim 30:20) – this is not some abstract set of rules for mythical reward and punishment – it’s very down-to-earth manual on “How to avoid shooting-yourself-in-a-leg” and live happy prosperous life if nothing more.
No believe system can give us a GPS-like directions through life, and no mentor can do it for you either.
Those pathways leave us grasping for the ultimate answer to the question:
�How do I really know which decision is right?�
The great news is that we all have our own GPS with complete map of our life and almost unlimited visibility.
Mezuzah is an energy creature with two-way connection to the area (room or house) that it is protecting – it infuses the area with energy of holiness and it takes a hit from the negativity that is happening in that room (house).
“Ish Tam” – simple, innocent, wholesome man – that’s how Torah calls our forefather Yaakov. “Tam” is also used in Haggadah to describe the third son, where it sometimes interpreted as “simpleton”. However Haggadah gives a key into the real meaning in that context as well: The third son’s question is “Mah Zot?” – What is that? Normally in Hebrew…