Tag: Tefillah

Pesach Seder kosher-style

Will you have Kosher-style Seder this year?

Do we indeed leave Egypt this year or we just adorn our personal Mitzraim with a pretty Pesach theme? The picture here is the unfortunate symbol of many Seders that might be conducted this year… Kosher-style, mehadrim min mehadrim, comfortably staying in personal bondage… Untouched pyramids of slavery coated with matza… or we can really make a difference in our lives……

Quite a Road Block

Obstacles to achieving a Goal – what do they mean ?

Frequently we are starting an endeavor and from the start we encounter strong resistance to our efforts, not even from people but from circumstances around us. 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 are simply an opposition to holiness and should…

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.