Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Month of Tevet

Practical teachings of kabbalah for the month of Tevet: Rabbi Alon Anava

Monday, December 25, 2017

Trump, Jerusalem & Rubashkin: The Hidden Meaning

Rabbi Mendel Kessin - new shiur
Are the astonishing events during the past 2 weeks part of a bigger plan?

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Nations Against

I'm very disappointed in Australia, who abstained from voting.

Here you can see the 128 countries who voted against Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

It's all Good

Now Yosef could not bear all those standing beside him, and he called out, "Take everyone away from me!" So no one stood with him when Yosef made himself known to his brothers. [Vayigash 45:1]

Yosef could not bear that Egyptians would stand beside him and hear his brothers being embarrassed when he would make himself known to them. [Rashi]

We can learn from the example of Yosef towards his brothers that one should never seek revenge against a person who causes him any form of distress or damage.  Rather, one should repay even a guilty offender with kindness. [Tanya ch.12]

Why should we be kind to guilty offenders?

Because whatever that person did to you ultimately stems from G-d.  The person was merely an agent from G-d, Who decreed that this thing should happen to you.

Thus, since "everything that G-d does is for the good", you must repay the person - who brought this "good" to you - with kindness.

Source: Likutei Sichos Lubavitcher Rebbe

Friday, December 15, 2017

Must Reads

If you still doubt that we are in the End Times, please read What is Time?

Also see the latest article from that site: Israel's Borders:  A Divine Gift

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Instant Salvation

"And they rushed him out of the dungeon" [Mikeitz 41:14]

In the Chofetz Chaim's later years, the Communist Revolution raged in Russia.  One of the aims of the wicked Communists was to stamp out any trace of Judaism from the hearts of the Jewish people. They spared no effort at trying to achieve this goal. They mercilessly leveled harsh decrees against the Jews, and only thanks to the mercy of Heaven were Jews able to remain firm in their faith.

"Look at what the Torah states in Parshas Mikeitz", said the Chofetz Chaim to one of his students.  "The verse says that 'Pharoah sent [messengers] and called Yosef, and they rushed him out of the dungeon.'  For twelve years Yosef languished in prison and no one paid any attention to him.

'But when the moment that Hashem had designated for Yosef's salvation finally arrived, he was immediately rushed out of the dungeon.'

''We are in a similar situation. Our predicament appears to be hopeless: the Communist regime, in their cruelty, will stop at nothing to sever our ties with the holy Torah. Yet when Moshiach comes and our moment of redemption arrives there will be no delays and we, too, will be rushed to our Land.''

Source: Rabbi Yisrael Bronstein

Monday, December 11, 2017

Donald Trump and the Last War

The Tamar Yonah Show

In this fascinating show, we talk about the spiritual meaning of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We also talk about ‘The Last War’ and what we might see happening in the near future. Rabbi Mendel Kessin  joins Tamar and shares his insights into the Messianic process that we are seeing unfold in front of our eyes. A ‘DON’T MISS’ show!

Click here to listen

Are We Doing Enough to Spread the Noahide Laws?

With all the confusion out there regarding this topic, Rabbi Jacobson answers the question: ''Are we doing enough to spread the Sheva Mitzvot Bnei Noach?'' [ @ 24:20 on the video] and ''Can Chassidus be taught to non-Jews? '' ......  also Chassidus applied to Chanukah..... and more topics

Rabbi Simon Jacobson

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Trump Just Blew My Mind

Here is the live Statement on Jerusalem, he gets started about two-thirds of the way through, just move the red dot with your mouse until you see him appear.

Hollywood is Burning

Smoke appears to rise from behind the Hollywood Sign in this view from Downtown Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Click here for more photos

Evacuations: Bel Air, Sunset Blvd, Mulholland Drive, Brentwood.......California readers.... stay safe

Different Types of Spiritual Entities

A new shiur from Rabbi Mendel Kessin

Just as in the physical realm, there are different types of spiritual entities that themselves have subdivisions.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Yud Tes Kislev

The Alter Rebbe - Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi author of The Tanya
The 18th of Kislev marks the completion of the annual cycle of daily readings from the Tanya. The 19th and 20th of Kislev are the "Rosh HaShanah of Chassidus".

On Yud-Tes Kislev we re-commence the annual cycle of daily readings in Tanya, as divided by the Rebbe Rayatz.

It is the anniversary of the release of the Alter Rebbe - Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi [Hebrew: שניאור זלמן מליאדי], the first Rebbe of Chabad, who was informed upon by misnagdim in Russia and arrested on trumped-up charges of supporting the Ottoman Empire.

His informers pointed to the fact that he would urge his followers to send money to the Land of Israel as "evidence" of his alleged insurrectionist aspirations [in fact, the money was sent to support poor Jews]. At the time, the Land of Israel was a part of the Ottoman Empire, which was at war with Russia.

Rabbi Shneur Zalman was charged with treason, and released in the secular year 1798 on the Jewish date of Tuesday, 19 Kislev.

The 53 days of Rabbi Shneur Zalman's imprisonment are said to correspond to the 53 chapters of the first section of the Tanya.

19 Kislev is also considered to mark the day upon which Rabbi Shneur Zalman was conceived, for he was born exactly nine months later, on 18 Elul. [Shemu'os Vesippurim, Refoel Kahn, vol. 1, p. 39]

Rebbetzin Menuchah Rachel born [1798]

On the very day that Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi was liberated from prison, a granddaughter was born to him -- the daugher of his son Rabbi Dovber and his wife Rebbetzin Sheina. The girl was named Menuchah Rachel -- "Menuchah", meaning "tranquility" [Rachel was the name of a daughter of Rabbi Schneur Zalman who died in her youth].

In 1845, Rebbetzin Menuchah Rachel realized her lifelong desire to live in the Holy Land when she and her husband, Rabbi Yaakov Culi Slonim [d. 1857], led a contingent of Chassidim who settled in Hebron. Famed for her wisdom, piety and erudition, she served as the matriarch of the Chassidic community in Hebron until her passing in her 90th year in 1888.
The 19th of Kislev is also the yahrzeit of R. DovBer, the Maggid of Mezritch, who [as successor to the Baal Shem Tov] was the mentor of the second generation of the chassidic movement - from 5521 [1761] until his passing on the third day of the week of Parshas Vayeishev, Yud-Tes Kislev, 5533 [1772]. His resting place is in Anipoli.

Rabbi Dov Ber was born in Volhynia in 1710, according to the Jewish Encyclopedia, though other sources say his year of birth is unknown. Little is known about him before he became a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. A Hasidic legend states that, when he was five years old, his family home burst into flames. On hearing his mother weeping, he asked: "Mother, do we have to be so unhappy because we have lost a house?" She replied that she was mourning the family tree, which was destroyed, and had begun with Rabbi Yohanan, the sandal-maker and master in the Talmud. The boy replied: "And what does that matter! I shall get you a new family tree which begins with me!"

How aptly those words described the role he was later to play; for the boy was destined to become the successor to the Baal Shem Tov.

Source: Chabad

Monday, December 4, 2017

Incredible !

This is a video from 2013 which came up on my FB feed..... now normally I don't watch too many random videos, but something drew me to this one, and it totally blew me away.  I just had to share it here.   Watch the amazing story of how Diabolo became Spirit.  There is so much to be learned here.  Names affect animals too.