Starting this Sunday we begin the period known as “Shovavim” which literally means “mischief makers,” but also the word is an acronym for the six weekly Torah portions Shemot, Vaera, Bo, Beshelah, Yitro and Mishpatim.
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…
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
We should not require any kind of a “push” to propel us up – the springboard return motion will do it for us.
Living with the Times” Mystic Calendar, 250th Anniversary of the Baal Shem Tov on Shavout
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).