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,”…
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……
Pesach meditations and Learning
Pesah Week Meditations Translated and compiled by Rav Rahmiel Drizin: Alef”Taf ; — The day of the week on which the first day (Alef) of Pesah takes place will also be the day of the week when Tisha Be’Av occurs. “With matzot and merorim (bitter articles) they should eat it” connects the matzoh of Pesah to Tisha Be’Av, a day…
Blessing of the Trees in Nissan
The new month of Nissan begins this Tuesday, April 5th, and with it our tradition to bless fruit trees in bloom.
Sefer Yitgaber KeAri in honor of the Holy Arizal, whose Yahrtzeit 5 Av, July 15th 2010
Sefer Yitgaber KeAri, a compilation of the all-night study for next Thursday night, 5 Av, July 15th, in honor of the Holy Arizal, whose Yahrtzeit is that night and the Friday that follows. It is a translation of about 90% of the material found in the Tikkun 5 Av prepared by the Ben Ish Hai.
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.
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.”…
The Masters Kabbalah Learning
Let’s become Masters—even mini masters, of the totally unique world view of our Sages , ancient and contemporary….
Shavuot Torah Learning
This is Shavuot Learning Compilation
by HaRav Rahmiel Hayyim Drizin: