Women's Sukkos Class: This class waspresented by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Tuesday, 11 Tishrei, 5784, September 26, 2023, at Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in Monsey, NY. Sukkos is called the Festival of Joy, but what exactly is so joyful about it? The other major holidays are named after their very essences: Passover is the Festival of Our Redemption, and Shavuot is the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah. Whats the deep connection between joy and Sukkot? And how can we understand the mystery of the four plants we shake on Sukkos? If someone unfamiliar with our tradition were to stop you today walking down the street with your four species and say, what are you holding in your hand? You would say: This is my ritual bouquet! Then they ask: What do you do with it? Well, we shake it. Hu? What is more, the Torah states that when you take these four plants, you shall rejoice before your G-d seven days. Why? How does holding on and shaking these four plants generate happiness? Who was the first person to take a fruit from a beautiful tree? Of course, Eve and Adam. What fruit was it? The Midrash says: the Esrog. It would appear that on Sukkos we are repeating the same story: we are again taking the Esrog off the tree, but this time around, we take it, shake it, swing it, but dont eat it. It is almost like G-d is telling us, I want you to do this over again. In the case of Adam and Eve, they were cursed with sadness. This time around we are blessed with joy. Also, after Adam and Eve eat the fruit they feel like they have to hide from G-d. On Sukkos, when we take the fruit, we rejoice in the presence of G-d. What is going on here? The class (based on this wonderful class by Rabbi Ami Silver: https://www.alephbeta.org/playlist/arbaminim) provides us with a deep reflection on how Sukkos and the Four Species can help us calm our nervous system, reorients our brains, change our paradigms, and ease up the tension in our life, by going away from dissociation to connection. The Sukkah is the virtual Garden of Eden, and the four plants allow us to repair what happened millennia ago in the original Garden of Eden, once again reclaiming the joy and ecstasy of life. The story of the raffle that happened in the IDF captures the timeless unity of our people who were chosen to unite the entire world under the sovereignty of Hashem.
If you remember, we interviewed my centenarian grandmother, or Bubbie, 8 years ago about her life. Sadly, we lost her in living form last week. She made it as a centenarian to 101-Ish, which was quite an accomplishment. She still had such a sharp mind and was completely independent. Bubbie never wanted to be a burden to anyone. She even walked to the mall to buy yogurt on Thursday almost 12 hours before her last breath. So…101-ISH…what's that about? She had 3 birthdays. She was never sure the exact date that she was born, all she knew is that she was born somewhere between Passover and Shavuot (birthday 1). December 22 is the date that her father finally made it into the city to register her. This is the birthday that we celebrate. And when she arrived in Canada, the government gave her the birthday of February 2. So according to her first two birthdays she's 101 according to what the family celebrates she is 101-ish. Or if you really like math she's 302. She was born in Poland in 1922, came to Canada by boat in 1935 and lost her husband 1975 and has been on her own, building an empire without any boyfriend or new husband since then. We'd like to commemorate her by sharing 15 lessons I learned from her that although may not seem directly about health, can be and are definitely conducive to a better quality of life. In this episode we discuss: Centenarian lessons for a strong body Centenarian lessons for a positive mind Lessons for a sharp mind Centenarian lessons for a wealthy life Centenarian lessons for fashion Lessons for youthful skin Centenarian lessons for a good long life Links to things we mentioned: Sign up for our newsletter – Longevity with 93 Year-Old Irene -
Entre el Pesaj y Shavuot, el mundo judío celebra la festividad de Lag Ba´omer, que este año tendrá lugar el próximo 9 de mayo. Cada día entre estas dos festividades se cuenta lo que se llama el Omer. Así, en el Lag Ba´omer acaba un periodo de tristeza porque acabó el recuerdo de una pandemia, y más concretamente terminó el día treinta tres del Omer. Además también se recuerda que es el dia en el que el Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yohai salió de la cueva donde estuvo escondido varios años de los romanos. Coty Aserín, directora del programa “Shalom” de La 2, nos ofrece esta conferencia dialogada sobre la festividad de Lag Ba´omer
In this third and final episode in our “Two Chosen People” series, we journey into understanding the role and identity of God's Commissioned People – the Church. As we have previously explored, God's chosen ones are two distinct, yet intimately connected groups – the Covenant People (Jews) and the Commissioned People (the Church made up of Jews and Gentiles). After having looked into the unique journey of the Covenant People in our last episode, it's time to unpack the complexities of the Commissioned People – the Church. From its birth at Shavuot, or Pentecost, the Church was initially entirely Jewish. Yet, it evolved, expanding to welcome the Gentiles, or the Nations, and turning into a vibrant blend of Jews and Gentiles. Paul's metaphor of Gentiles being grafted into Israel's tree beautifully illustrates this unity in diversity. In this episode, we explore the divine calling of the Church – its mission to go out into the world and make disciples of all nations, beginning with the Jewish people and extending to every corner of the globe. This divine commissioning is not just a task or responsibility, but a significant part of the Church's identity. We also look into the implications of this divine commission, the struggles, and triumphs, the challenges, and victories experienced by the Church in carrying out this mission. Join us as we celebrate this “Unprecedented Union” and God's plan for unity and mutual enrichment. Together, we look at how our roots intertwine and the wondrous ways God uses His Commissioned People to accomplish His divine will.
Recording Available Via Telephone Dial: (605) 475-4799 | Access ID: 840886# | Reference #: 2402 At times a person may find himself in a place he does not want to be. He thinks his experience there is going to end soon but it doesn't. He feels like he could accomplish so much more if he could just leave. And that's why it is so hard for him to understand why he has to be there. Hashem has infinite calculations as to why He puts us in certain places. We will never know, at least in this world, of all those calculations, but sometimes we are able to see a tiny glimpse into some of them. A man whose daughter has been in the hospital for five months spoke about his very difficult experience there. He gives his daughter strength every day by reinforcing her belief in Hashem's endless love for her. Although he feels bad that he has been missing hours upon hours of his Torah learning, and other spiritual endeavors, he is happy to be there for his daughter in her time of need. In his daughter's room, on the other side of the curtain, is another girl dealing with a difficult illness who comes from a kibbutz and barely knows anything about Judaism. Her parents comfort her with words like, “You'll get through this.” But they never mention a word about Hashem. This man wished he could give them some emunah and real hope, but didn't want to impose on them when they were going through such a hard time. He was still there on Erev Shavuot and felt he had the right opportunity. He told those parents about what the holiday of Shavuot represents and then he said, “When the Torah was given, all of the sick people became healed and that power of healing returns every single year on Shavuot.” He told them about David HaMelech and the power of Tehillim and how much Hashem could help them. When he finished, he saw his words were literally like water to tired, worn-out souls. They drank up every word. The girl's mother said to him, “It was worth us being here in order to hear the words you just told us.” These people were actually descendants of the great Rav Levy Yitzchak of Berditchev. This man does not know all the calculations of Hashem as to why he has to be in the hospital with his daughter, but he was able to see at least one of them and that gave him a lot of chizuk. Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky once became ill and the doctors told him to go to Carlsbad to recuperate there. When Elul came around that year, the Rabbi wanted to travel back to Vilna but the doctors told him he was too weak. They made him stay there through all the Yamim Noraim , including Simchat Torah. It was extremely difficult for the Rabbi to be so distant from the lively Jewish community he was accustomed to being with. To spend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with barely a minyan in a place basically devoid of Jews was not a pleasant experience. On Shabbat Shuva, the Rabbi noticed a new person there. He went over to speak to him. The man said he came from America. His brother had recently passed away and left a widow and three children. They decided he was going to marry her and take care of the family. Rav Chaim couldn't believe his ears. That would violate a terrible averah from the Torah, marrying a brother's widow who left children. The Rabbi told this individual of the severe transgression he would be making if he went through with the marriage. This individual did not believe the Rabbi that it was so bad and was determined to do it anyway. The Rabbi tried to convince him every which way but to no avail. Finally, Rav Chaim said to him, “Is there any Rabbi in this world that you trust?” The man said, “Yes, if the great Rabbi of Vilna Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky would tell me that it is forbidden, then I wouldn't do it.” Rav Chaim told the man who he was. And at that moment, he got a tiny glimpse as to why Hashem kept him there for all that time. Hashem puts everyone in different places for different reasons. If we do our best to serve Him, no matter where He puts us, then we will always accomplish what we are meant to accomplish.
Join us as we delve into the profound teachings of YAHUAH in our recent Shabat Online Gathering, where we journeyed through the spiritual and agricultural significance of the Feast of Weeks, also known as Shabua'ut. This enlightening session serves as a guide to prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of this momentous event, fostering a deeper connection with the Most High. We explored YAHUAH's divine blueprint as laid out in the Set-Apart Scriptures, focusing on His explicit commands regarding Shabua'ut, our duty as His followers, and the dual importance of this divine appointment. Immerse yourself in the wisdom of YAHUAH as we reflect on His benevolence and guidance, from the wheat harvest's symbolism to the transformative power of the Turah (Torah). This episode serves as a resource for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of Shabua'ut and strengthen their relationship with YAHUAH. Experience the essence of Shabua'ut (Feast of Weeks) and learn how to honor this divine observance in the light of YAHUAH's teachings. Be sure to go to our website and Social Media for more valuable information on the TRUTH: Learn About and Contribute to the “Truth Scriptures Project”: https://www.promotethetruth.com/contributeNewsletter: https://www.promotethetruth.com/newsletter Follow us on YouTube for great video content:https://www.youtube.com/@PromoteTheTruth Follow us on FaceBook for great content: https://www.facebook.com/promotethetruth Follow us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/promotethetruth Follow us on TikTok at:https://www.tiktok.com/@promotethetruth Follow us on Clapper at:https://clapperapp.com/promotethetruth Follow us on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/promotethetruthFollow us on Threads at:https://www.threads.net/@promotethetruthCheck out our website at: www.PromoteTheTruth.com Blessings and Love,Promote The TruthSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Recording Available Via Telephone Dial: (605) 475-4799 | Access ID: 840886# | Reference #: 2400 A man by the name of Yoel Glanz told a personal story which took place about twelve years ago. At that time he was in the moving business and shortly before Pesach, which was a very busy time for him, most of his workers walked out. That meant he was not going to be able to do the jobs he had already booked properly. At that time, although he prayed three times a day and was shomer Torah and mitzvot, in his words, he had very little connection to Hashem. He hadn't learned Torah in seven years. When he went to shul that Shabbat, he saw a pamphlet of stories of people who had big salvations in the merit of learning the Ohr HaChaim Hakadosh. He told his wife he needed a yeshua and asked her what she thought. She told him he should accept upon himself to learn it every day for 40 days. His wife was due to give birth right after Shavuot. She had a surgery seven years before that made it difficult for her to carry a pregnancy, but baruch Hashem this one was going fine. Two days before Shavuot she started bleeding. She went to see the doctor. He said, “everything looks fine but once you are here, I suggest you stay.” Even though she was technically not at risk, they put her in a high-risk category and put a very large IV line into her. On Shavuot morning at 5:30 am, a bunch of doctors came into her room and said something didn't look right. They wanted to do a C-section. While they were speaking to her, she began vomiting. She didn't look good. When her husband asked her if she was okay, she couldn't reply, she just shook her head no. Then she vomited again. Then, the machine started beeping and they were all showing flat lines. The doctors quickly unplugged the machines and wheeled her into the next room. Every second counted and b'siyata d'Shamaya , they were next door to an operating room. All of the alarms in the hospital were going off and they were announcing the word “Code” on the loudspeaker. It was chaos. They worked on her for seven and a half hours. Yoel was sitting in the hallway the entire time, calling out to Hashem for help. He remembered at one point that he hadn't done his Ohr HaChaim yet, so he took it out and started reading. He didn't realize then, but that was the 40 th day of his kabbalah. Finally, after nine hours, his wife was admitted to the ICU and Yoel was able to see her. He didn't recognize her as she was blown up with medications that were trying to keep her alive artificially. Baruch Hashem, she survived and ten days later she was ready to be discharged. On the day of the discharge, while Yoel was waiting outside her room, a doctor came over to him with a big smile and started hugging him. He introduced himself as the doctor on call when his wife went out ten days earlier. He said three things saved her life. Number one, they were able to tell from the baby's heart rate dropping that something was very wrong with her. Number two, he saw the coloring of her face turned blue very quickly and because she had a light complexion, it was easy to discern. And number three, a towel. He explained, his job that day was to try and save the baby. After the C-section, he counted his tools and saw he was missing a towel. Because of that, he ordered her to be opened up again. When they did that, they saw she was not clotting and that's when they realized the problem. She had AFE, the amniotic fluid leaked into her bloodstream. When that happens, there is a 0% chance of survival as they only find out about that condition after death, lo alenu . But due to this worry that a towel was inside of her, they opened her up and found it when they could still save her. They began pumping blood into that big IV line that they had already set up. On the books, she was clinically dead for 35 minutes. There were 50 doctors involved in that case. Yoel asked the doctor what ended up happening with the towel. He said they found it afterward on the other side of her room. That had never happened in all of his 30 years practicing as a doctor. He said, “I have no doubt that an angel came and moved the towel just so that I would think it is missing and open her up.” They named their baby boy that was born that day Chaim, after the Ohr HaChaim. The gentile doctor recognized the hand of Hashem and said, there is no other explanation for his wife being alive. Yoel is so thankful. Both that Hashem woke him up to come back to learning Torah and as well for saving his wife's life. He now completes the entire Ohr HaChaim every single year on Simchat Torah.
Matan Torah, also known as the Giving of the Torah, refers to the pivotal event in Jewish history when the Israelites received the divine revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It is considered a foundational and transformative moment for the Jewish people and the entire world. According to biblical accounts, after their liberation from slavery in Egypt, the Israelites journeyed through the desert and arrived at Mount Sinai. There, Moses ascended the mountain and received the Torah directly from God. This divine encounter encompassed the Ten Commandments and the entire body of laws, teachings, and moral principles that form the foundation of Jewish life and religious observance. Matan Torah represents the covenant between God and the Jewish people, establishing their unique relationship and responsibility to uphold the commandments and live according to the divine instructions. It is a moment of immense spiritual significance, signifying the transmission of divine wisdom, moral guidance, and the blueprint for leading a righteous and meaningful life. The celebration of Shavuot, which commemorates Matan Torah, is an occasion for Jews to recommit themselves to the study and observance of the Torah, embracing its timeless teachings and the ongoing relevance of its message in their lives. To follow along with the study, visit: https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/498341?editor=1 To support Eliyahu Jian's work, visit https://www.vitaltransformation.org/donate Connect with our Hebrew channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@michaelmaor168 Got a question? Click here to submit a form with your question and Eliyahu will respond to your email as soon as he can! — https://www.eliyahujian.com/contact For nearly three decades, Eliyahu Jian has been guiding men and women through the process of strengthening their relationships, improving their businesses, and embracing healthier lifestyles while connecting to a higher power and purpose. Eliyahu's roles have included coaching CEOs, investment fund managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders from every walk of life. "How we feel today and every day is a choice. What will you choose to create in your life?" - Eliyahu To rediscover your spiritual path, visit https://www.eliyahujian.com/store to schedule a session OR email email@example.com for a FREE consultation. - Healing Session - Business Coaching Session - Relationship Coaching Session - Soul Reading - Astrology Chart Session We can not do this without YOU! To join the online community, visit https://www.vitaltransformation.org • Click here to subscribe: youtube.com/EliyahuJian/?sub_... • To watch past + future Tikkuneh Zohar classes, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0nLEx2X3Uk&list=PLHA_Az3gKZKwUK9PpK-rk6D7yFTywvAKZ • Click here to watch another video: https://youtu.be/Jvb8wExHzw8?t=199 For important info and weekly updates, subscribe to the weekly email list by visiting https://www.eliyahujian.com, scrolling all the way down to the bottom left, and entering your email! Follow Eliyahu Jian: • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eliyahujianofficial/ • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/eliyahujian • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eliyahujian Follow Vital Transformation: • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vital_transformation • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TransformVital • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitaltransfomation Eliyahu Jian: "I don't take myself too seriously and I like to make people laugh and help them choose joy and happiness. I like to simplify spirituality and make it more accessible. I translate profound spiritual wisdom into practical, everyday advice that empowers people to live their happiest and most fulfilled experiences."
Let us examine the biblical terminology often called “First Fruits” or “Bikkurim.” This terminology is often confused with another ceremony called the Omer Wave-Sheaf offering, more accurately referred to in biblical parlance as Reisheet Katzir – Harvest of the First Cutting of the Grain. "First Fruits" is about the scriptural festival of Shavuot or Pentecost. The timing of the festival was understood from Leviticus 23:15-16 and based on two different points of view. 1. The House of the Pharisaic Separatists performed their wave sheaf offering of freshly cut barley on the 16th day of the first chodesh or month. The 16th came to be called Day 1 in the 50-day count of the Omer. Also, their counting of seven weeks of Sabbaths began during the Festival of Matza (Unleavened Bread). 2. The House of Tzadok performed their wave sheaf offering of freshly cut wheat on the 26th day of the first chodesh or month. The 26th came to be called Day 1 in the 50-day count of the Omer. Also, their counting of seven weeks of Sabbaths began at the end of the Festival of Matza (Unleavened Bread). These two conflicting counts are easily resolved in a study of the timeline of Yeshua's 3rd-day resurrection (Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1-2, Luke 24:1, John 20:1) and 40th-day ascension (Acts 1:3). The chronology of both events is played out based on the following timelines: The 19th Day of the 1st Month ("Aviv" or "Nisan") after Yeshua's Sabbath resurrection to the 28th Day of the 2nd month is 40 days (Acts 1:3) The 26th Day of the 1st Month ("Aviv" or "Nisan" = Day 1 of the Omer) to the 28th Day of the 2nd month is the 33rd Day of the Omer (Acts 1:9 - Lag B'Omer). The 2nd Day of the 2nd Month ("Iyar") to the 15th Day of the 3rd month (Shavuot or Pentecost) is the morrow after 7 Sabbaths (Leviticus 23:15-16). We will take a look at all these details on this episode of Real Israel Talk Radio. Join us!
Let us examine the biblical terminology often called “First Fruits” or “Bikkurim.” This terminology is often confused with another ceremony called the Omer Wave-Sheaf offering, more accurately referred to in biblical parlance as Reisheet Katzir – Harvest of the First Cutting of the Grain. "First Fruits" is about the scriptural festival of Shavuot or Pentecost. The timing of the festival was understood from Leviticus 23:15-16 and based on two different points of view. 1. The House of the Pharisaic Separatists performed their wave sheaf offering of freshly cut barley on the 16th day of the first chodesh or month. The 16th came to be called Day 1 in the 50-day count of the Omer. Also, their counting of seven weeks of Sabbaths began during the Festival of Matza (Unleavened Bread). 2. The House of Tzadok performed their wave sheaf offering of freshly cut wheat on the 26th day of the first chodesh or month. The 26th came to be called Day 1 in the 50-day count of the Omer. Also, their counting of seven weeks of Sabbaths began at the end of the Festival of Matza (Unleavened Bread). These two conflicting counts are easily resolved in a study of the timeline of Yeshua's 3rd-day resurrection (Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1-2, Luke 24:1, John 20:1) and 40th-day ascension (Acts 1:3). The chronology of both events is played out based on the following timelines: The 19th Day of the 1st Month ("Aviv" or "Nisan") after Yeshua's Sabbath resurrection to the 28th Day of the 2nd month is 40 days (Acts 1:3) The 26th Day of the 1st Month ("Aviv" or "Nisan" = Day 1 of the Omer) to the 28th Day of the 2nd month is the 33rd Day of the Omer (Acts 1:9 - Lag B'Omer). The 2nd Day of the 2nd Month ("Iyar") to the 15th Day of the 3rd month (Shavuot or Pentecost) is the morrow after 7 Sabbaths (Leviticus 23:15-16).We will take a look at all these details on this episode of Real Israel Talk Radio. Join us!Support the show
A Segulah for Protection Theportion of Pinchas includes the readings of all of the holidays of the year.The renown Gaon and MeKubal , Rabbi Chaim Palagi in his sefer Refuah VeChaim12/46 – (Healing and Life) brings an incredible segulah. The Rabbi explainsthat the reading of these perekin 28 and 29 is a protection against judgment, andspecifically with regard to court and legal cases especially from the nationsof the world. Whowas this great Rabbi: Rabbi Chaim Palagi was a prolific author. Seventy-two ofhis works are known, but it also is known that some of his manuscripts were destroyedin the great fire which struck Izmir in 1841. Every time R' Palaji published anew book, he made a festive meal and ate a new fruit, on which he would recitethe blessing of 'She'he'cheyanu Inone of his works, R' Palagi describes his own life as follows: I call heavenand earth to testify that from the age when I could control my faculties untilI was 20, I used to devote myself single-mindedly to Torah study, day andnight, with no wasted time. I had no involvement with worldly matters. From age20 to age 40, when my children were dependent on me, I dealt with worldlymatters as a broker. Nevertheless, whenever I had no work, I did not turn tofrivolity and wasteful things, but rather I returned to my studies. From age40, when I was appointed to be a rabbinical judge and teacher and to handlematters of concern to the public, until this day, there is not a minute when Iam not surrounded by litigants or by public affairs. These matters come bothfrom this city and its environs, and also various decrees of the governmentkeep me busy with matters affecting the public. Therefore my heart worrieswithin me that I do not spend sufficient time studying. I, therefore, forcemyself to use the limited time that I have for studying, and may others see meand do the same; may they learn from me that when distractions come along,whether they come from public or private matters -- for one's eyes and heartsearch for a spare moment -- that spare time, when it comes, should not bewasted. If one lives thus, his Torah studies will be blessed. R' Palagi's son wrote of him: His behaviorwith his family and the excellence of his character traits in dealing with themwas unique in the world. He never became upset about any household issue; tothe contrary, he always made peace overtures. He never became upset at thechildren's noise. He used to call them to him each morning to recite themorning blessings, and they prayed out loud. Very patiently, every day, heperformed the mitzvah of 'You shall teach them to your children.' Hewould instruct his children in fearing Hashem . . . and never to make fun ofany person. Once, a member of his household offended another person, and he[i.e., R' Palagi] did not rest until that person had been appeased. A number oftimes, he even gave money to a person who had been offended. Acouple of weeks ago, a friend who is dealing with issues exaggerated againsthim by seemingly overzealous government employees asked about a Kameyah writtenand segulot which might come to assist in his defense against these malevolentforces. As these subjects are way above my rabbinical paygrade, I spoke withsome rabbis who frequent these worlds to understand the power behind thekameyah and suggested some tefilot and actions to add. I also employed mybrother Victor who I can depend on to always explain to me difficult tounderstand kabbalistic concepts and he too gave me some tools. Earlier thisweek Victor was excited to share the words of Rabbi Chaim Palagi as recalled byRabbi Daniel Gladstein from the Sefer quoted above. Itis our custom every day to begin Mincha with Lamnaseyach and before the ketoretto recite the first 8 verses from Bamidbar Chapter 28 recalling the dailingTamid offerings. In another sefer, Moed LeKol Chai, Rav Palagi mentions that itwas his own custom to not stop at 8 pesukim but to continue at mincha gedolahto read these two chapters in full beginning with Shabbat through the 21 daysof holidays culminating with the sacrifices brought each day of sukkot, the 70offerings brought on behalf of the 70 nations. Rabbi Palagi who dealt withgovernment entities each day explained that through the reading of theseofferings, there is a reduction in spiritual power against us for thosenations. He continues and he elucidates that anyone who has a claim againstthem from the nations of the world, whether a government or court should employthis method as a segulah to protect themselves. TheRabbi brings a story of a man would been incarcerated on an inflated charge inIzmir, and he suggested to the man to read every single day in the afternoonprayer these two chapters. Thisoccurred during the month of Elul and miraculously and without explanation, theman was released on Sukkot. Thepower of these verses is not limited to Sukkot and in fact during our period ofben hametzrim they can be a very commanding protection activating theincredible power hidden within this portion of Pinchas. Reading of a portioninfluences the time of the year, especially now when we go into this difficultperiod of the three weeks when we caution against court cases againstadversaries. Hashem brings this to assist us. Continuingon this path, if we examine the reading in this portion where we see thelisting of all of the holidays, we see in the chumash that between all of theholidays, there is the letter samach. For example between Passover andShevauot, there is a samach and between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur and YomKippur and Sukkoth through each day of the festival, but between the new yearand the day of atonement there is a letter S and then another one before thefestival of booths . But between Shavuot and Rosh Hashana there is only a Peh,take a look and ask why? What could bethe significance of this? TheApter Rav suggests that this period of Ben HaMesarim which we call the threeweeks is comprised of 21 days, relating to the 21 holidays we mention in thesechapters of Pinchas. They are Shabbat, Rosh Hodesh, Pesach(7), Shavuot, RoshHashana (2), Yom Kippur and Sukkot (8). And there is a reason in reading aboutthem at the start of this period. Thehint in the word ACH, we say Ach Tov – just good. The good for Yisrael is inthe Ach, which has the numerical equivlent Aleph and Chaf of 21. Tov of goodcan be found in these 21. And these 21 holidays are rooted in the 21 days ofthe Three Weeks. Soone must ask a question, why would all our holidays all be rooted in the 21days of Ben HaMesarim? Wemust remind ourselves of what Rabbi Abittan taught. These 21 days should'vebeen a very special period. We recall that the day Moses came down with theluchot was the 17th of Tammuz. That should have been an incredible holiday. Andthe day the spies returned and we could've made the decision to go marchinginto the land was the ninth of Av. We reversed the dynamic of these days. Wecut the wires holding incredible power and turned the great spiritual energyinto great spiritual danger. But the potential remains. RabbiGladstein also suggested that all of the fast days represent the root of theDavidic dynasty. We are taught that the Mashiach was born on the ninth of Av.And the 17th of Tammuz is the wedding night of Ruth and Boaz when theconception of Oved occurred. We also have the 10th of Tevet, 9 months prior tothe 9th of Av, as the conception date of the Mashiach. These21 days are really festive days at a higher plane, but because of our actions,we have dimmed them and we await the reconnection of the wires, the restorationof that energy and light that will transform these 21 days of mourning to 21days of a festival of joy. And the greatest holiday will be the one on the ninthof Av. Therefore,as we begin these 21 days, it is important to read about the 21 days ofholiness. TheBenai Yissaschar asked, why do we (other than in a leap year) always double upthe last two portions Matot and Masei of the book of Numbers? Why not double upthe two portions of Chukat and Balak as we read last week in order to catch upwith Israel? He answers that it's important for us to read the portions ofPinchas, Matot and Masei now as they discuss the distribution of the land ofIsrael especially during this time when we read about or we live through theaspect of exile. Andas we explained in the class we posted earlier this week, “Incapacitating theAngel of Death”, we have to remember that Pinchas as explained by Rabbi PinchasFriedman, is Eliyahu and Eliyahu will announce the coming of the messiah. Thiswas also the claim Moses made against Hashem at the burning bush, shelach beyadtishlach, when he told Hashem to send instead, Eliyahu, who would usher in thefinal redemption as Moses did not want to be the guy to bring in a halfredemption. Hashemalways gives us the cure before bringing the malady. We can suggest thatPinchas is the cure being Eliyahu, which we read at the outset of the threeweeks in order to show us as we go into the three weeks that the cure isalready there, and Eliyahu is waiting for us, and we just need to bring thecure. Thenwe have the distribution of the land, showing us that, even though we are in aperiod where we recall the exile, and we are living within this very longexile, just as the land was distributed for us back then, the land is for useven now, and into the future. Andfinally, we can allude to the 21 days of holidays that are mentioned as the 21days of holidays we have, and the source for those 21 holidays and the factthat these 21 days Ben HaMEsarim, will be transformed into a great holidayculminating with, the great festivity of The new Tisha BeAv Returningto our original question where we asked why there is a Samach between all ofthe holidays with the exception of between Shavuot and Rosh Hashana, we canthat Hashem reserved for us another holiday to fit into that time slot betweenJune and September, and that is the 21 day holiday to be re-introduced into thesystem, leatid lavoh. We've mentioned often that the original plan was to havea holiday each month and when we messed it up with the Golden Calf and with theSpies, everything got pushed. But we are hoping that with the imminent arrivalof Mashiach we will be blessed to celebrate these 21 days in joy together withthe rebuilding of the Mikdash speedily in our days. ShabbatShalom DavidBibi
Matan Torah, also known as the Giving of the Torah, refers to the pivotal event in Jewish history when the Israelites received the divine revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It is considered a foundational and transformative moment for the Jewish people and the entire world. According to biblical accounts, after their liberation from slavery in Egypt, the Israelites journeyed through the desert and arrived at Mount Sinai. There, Moses ascended the mountain and received the Torah directly from God. This divine encounter encompassed the Ten Commandments and the entire body of laws, teachings, and moral principles that form the foundation of Jewish life and religious observance. Matan Torah represents the covenant between God and the Jewish people, establishing their unique relationship and responsibility to uphold the commandments and live according to the divine instructions. It is a moment of immense spiritual significance, signifying the transmission of divine wisdom, moral guidance, and the blueprint for leading a righteous and meaningful life. The celebration of Shavuot, which commemorates Matan Torah, is an occasion for Jews to recommit themselves to the study and observance of the Torah, embracing its timeless teachings and the ongoing relevance of its message in their lives. To support Eliyahu Jian's work, visit https://www.vitaltransformation.org/donate Got a question? Click here to submit a form with your question and Eliyahu will respond to your email as soon as he can! — https://www.eliyahujian.com/contact For nearly three decades, Eliyahu Jian has been guiding men and women through the process of strengthening their relationships, improving their businesses, and embracing healthier lifestyles while connecting to a higher power and purpose. Eliyahu's roles have included coaching CEOs, investment fund managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders from every walk of life. "How we feel today and every day is a choice. What will you choose to create in your life?" - Eliyahu To rediscover your spiritual path, visit https://www.eliyahujian.com/store to schedule a session OR email firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE consultation. - Healing Session - Business Coaching Session - Relationship Coaching Session - Soul Reading - Astrology Chart Session We can not do this without YOU! To join the online community, visit https://www.vitaltransformation.org • Click here to subscribe: youtube.com/EliyahuJian/?sub_... • To watch past + future Tikkuneh Zohar classes, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0nLEx2X3Uk&list=PLHA_Az3gKZKwUK9PpK-rk6D7yFTywvAKZ • Click here to watch another video: https://youtu.be/Jvb8wExHzw8?t=199 For important info and weekly updates, subscribe to the weekly email list by visiting https://www.eliyahujian.com, scrolling all the way down to the bottom left, and entering your email! Follow Eliyahu Jian: • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eliyahujianofficial/ • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/eliyahujian • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eliyahujian Follow Vital Transformation: • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vital_transformation • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TransformVital • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitaltransfomation Eliyahu Jian: "I don't take myself too seriously and I like to make people laugh and help them choose joy and happiness. I like to simplify spirituality and make it more accessible. I translate profound spiritual wisdom into practical, everyday advice that empowers people to live their happiest and most fulfilled experiences."
“Consumptive culture cultivates covetousness.”— Dr. Elliot MalametThe holiday of Shavuot marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer after Passover, and celebrates the revelation of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. As we come up on Shavuot, a permanent question remains: how might a contemporary Jewish person hear and interpret the voice on Sinai today?As human beings, it's in our nature to crave meaning, and the Torah offers a rich source. However, many people wonder how they're meant to deeply and effectively connect to a message that was given long ago, and feels very removed from their present-day experience in a modern world that pulls them toward covetousness.This episode of the Living Jewishly Podcasts is a special episode devoted to discussion around the holiday of Shavuot and what we should keep in mind during this time, with a focus on the modern inclination toward covetousness. Dr. Elliot Malamet explores the nature of covetousness, how we may shift our understanding of the Ten Commandments, and what we can learn from the Jewish perspective when it comes to coveting.“From a Jewish point of view, what you need to do is appreciate what you already have, and definitely focus less on the self and more on making the world a better place.”— Dr. Elliot MalametThis episode discusses: How to differentiate between your true needs and the false needs that are imposed from the outside The existential question that arises when we succumb to extreme covetousness, and the emotional toll that we payHow social media use can make us feel sadder, lonelier, and more envious than ever Highlights: 00:53 Intro02:02 From ‘needs culture' to ‘desires culture'03:53 True v. false needs06:32 Covetousness & “fairness”08:06 Social media use10:32 The Ten Commandments14:07 Manufactured reality & doctrine of the Buddha16:49 Shavuot & exercisesLinks: The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawfordhttps://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-world-beyond-your-head/9780143182344-item.html The Doctrine of the Buddha: The Religion of Reason and Meditation by M. Keller-Grimmhttps://www.amazon.ca/Doctrine-Buddha-Religion-Reason-Meditation/dp/8120811941 The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble To Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wuhttps://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9780804170048-item.html To get in contact or learn more about Living Jewishly: Visit our website: https://livingjewishly.org Follow us on Instagram: @living.jewishly Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO2YEegjapKpQeXG6zh6tzw or send us an email at email@example.com. Shalom!
Today's Daily Hizuk is Dedicated in Honor of Michael Ovadia by Morris Elmann Recording Available Via Telephone Dial: (605) 475-4799 | Access ID: 840886# | Reference #: 2384 Chazal tell us that Hashem is מזווג זיווגים . He makes matches every day, bringing couples together. But Hashem's matchmaking does not stop there. He is making matches between all different types of people, giving them opportunities to do chesed or give charity or overcome a nisayon . It is our job to see the opportunities we are given and capitalize on them. A man from Englewood, NJ related that he left his office late on Erev Shavuot and found himself stuck in traffic on the FDR. As he was approaching the ramp to get on the GW Bridge, he saw a couple of cars stopped and noticed it was Jews who seemed to need help. His conscience was telling him to stop, but he felt like it was so late and he was in such a rush and for sure somebody else would stop and help them and so he kept driving. He got on the Palisades Parkway and exited a ramp to get home. And then, he saw another group of Jews stranded on the side of the road. This time, it was a chassidic man and his wife with several children, standing there like homeless people with a police car next to them. This time, he strengthened himself and pulled over to see if he could help. It was 6:25 pm on Erev Shavuot. He rolled down his window and asked what was wrong. At first the chassidic man said everything was fine and he explained why later. He said later he and his family were on their way upstate to a hotel. He was hired to be a chazan for Shavuot there. On the way up, they were stopped by a police car and, due to a suspended registration, the police made them get out of their car and had a tow truck come and tow it away to impound it. They had to exit the car with all of their suitcases and belongings and stand there on the side of the road helplessly with their children, including an infant. They tried to call Uber and Lyft, but both kept canceling their requests. They called Chaverim but they couldn't help either. The Chassid said, “We knew we were in Hashem's hands. We were hoping some nice Jewish man would stop by who also happened to be going upstate and have room for all of us.” When this man, who we'll call Joe, pulled over, he was headed in the opposite direction. He was a Sefardic Jew, driving a very fancy car, and at the onset, the chassidic man didn't even know he was Jewish. Initially he told him he didn't need help, but Joe kept persisting, asking him questions. And so he told him he was on his way upstate and had his car taken away. Joe said in astonishment, “You are going upstate? It's 6:30 already. Shavuot is starting in an hour and a half.” With tremendous strength, Joe then stepped out of his car and told the whole family to get in. He said he would find his way home and they should take his car upstate. The family couldn't believe the generosity of this man. The chassid offered his identification and other important articles as a guarantee that he would give the car back. Joe said, “I don't need anything. You are my brother and you are in need right now. Just take my number down and bring the car back after Shavuot.” Joe got home late that afternoon and told his wife what happened. She then called the entire family down and said, “I want you all to learn from the great ways of your father. Look at what he did today!” That family had the most amazing Shavuot. Joe thanked Hashem from the bottom of his heart for giving him that amazing opportunity to do a chesed for another Jew like that. When the chassid dropped off the car the day after the holiday ended, he sang in Joe's driveway in his melodious voice songs of praise and thanks. The two hugged each other and thanked each other. Hashem was mizaveg zivugim here. It was specifically Joe who was given this opportunity to do the wondrous chesed that he did. He grabbed it and will be rewarded for all eternity for it.
Once again, remember that in Pharisaic and Second Temple times, two different festival calendars were operationally running side by side. The Pharisaic and Sadducean traditional sighted moon calendar. One day always advances to the next day, beginning with sunset. The House of Tzadok priestly calculated sevens' solar calendar. One day always advances to the next day, beginning with sunrise. Typically, Matthew 28:1 is interpreted and read precisely as the NKJV presents it: "Now, after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn...she (Miriam) came to see the tomb." This said, let's look at what I think is likely being expressed, at least according to the redactor of the Greek text: "But now, at a late hour of the Sabbaths…she (Miriam) was coming to see the tomb." This is speaking about the arrival time of the women at a late hour while it was still Sabbath, which can only mean one thing; their arrival was according to the Tzadok sunrise-to-sunrise reckoning. Then, we read: "...the dawning (of the morning light) was toward the First of the Sabbaths." Writing the narrative this way strongly mirrors how the Pharisees understood Leviticus 23:15. "And you shall count to yourselves, from the morrow of the sabbath, from the gathering in of your harvest - an Omer, seven sabbaths, complete!" This is about when to start the count of the Omer AND ALSO when to start the count of the seven sabbaths leading up to the Feast of Weeks, called Shavuot or Pentecost. Ultimately, Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1-2, Luke 24;1, and John 20:1 all embrace a kind of dual timestamp from two different points of view: Pharisaic AND House of Tzadok chronology. But why? I will show you and speak of much more related to Yeshua's last Passover Week timeline of events on today's Real Israel Talk Radio episode, Episode 134, and Part 21.
When folks begin studying prophecy, it is common for them to identify which prophecies have been fulfilled and which haven't, especially as it pertains to Yeshua. When the feasts of Adonai are fully grasped, this adds another burst of enthusiasm for identifying which feasts Yeshua has already fulfilled and which he has yet to fulfill. For some, there is a bit of smugness, as if to entice those who don't keep the feasts to join in so they'll understand prophecy, too. Well, sure, the feasts are for everybody, but there's no need to be smug. Prophecy is not a one-and-done proposition, and this is part of the richness of the feasts, which cycle with the years. It's easy to see that Yeshua fulfilled the spring feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits of Barley. On the other hand, doesn't the writer to the Hebrews spend multiple chapters explaining how Yeshua fulfilled the fall feasts, especially Yom HaKippurim? So did he, or didn't he? Ummmm... Yes. Let's turn to the Shavuot as the axis of the feasts to unpack the cycle of prophecy, at least until some future time when prophecy will cease: Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. (1 Co 13:8) This doesn't mean that there will no longer be any gift of prophecy; it simply means it becomes inoperative. The spiritual gifts in the world to come will become unnecessary, for the righteous will be in perfect tune with the realm of the Ruach (Spirit). The challenges that necessitate these gifts will no longer exist. The spiritual pillars that are now commemorated with “time” will be part of our internal clocks, which don't need calendars, just a well-tuned ruach, for in that day, the trees will bear fruit every month even though there will be no sun or moon to signal seasons or even day and night. Days, months, hours, years, and so forth, will form a reality that until now we only experience with the natural “clocks” of Creation. Let Shavuot guide into understanding of how Yeshua's footsteps might sound. Having left behind the salvation of Passover, Shavuot is the appointed time to grow from milk to solid food by Rosh HaShanah. As at Sinai, it requires a willingness to “do and hear,” or receive the Word of Moses and Yeshua. The Ruach enables this process: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?” (1 Co 3:1-3) For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed [“inexperienced”] to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. (Heb 5:12-13) Paul and the writer to the Hebrews do not expect the non-Jews to whom they write to continue in milk. Jewish tradition says a remnant of the nations desired the Torah when it was offered at Mt. Sinai. In Acts 2 at Shavuot, this desire was satisfied for the proselytes from the nations, and they returned to their nations with the Good News of salvation and covenant. Along with verses from Psalm 119, Psalm 67 is read each day of the counting of the omer to Shavuot. These peoples are to mature to Sukkot: God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us—Selah. That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth. Selah.
There have been revivals and awakenings through the history of Christianity, beginning with the receiving of the Holy Spirit during the Jewish feast of Shavuot, or Pentecost. Pastor Nancy Cole continues the series "The Next Move of God." This is Part 2. Stay connected with us at Stay connected with us at www.larryhuchministries.com larryhuchministries.com/resources/#podcast
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Hear rare glimpses into Savage's remarkable journey from a kid in Queens to the top of the radio airwaves as he marks a momentous day in his career. Donating key manuscripts and archives to a renowned research library, Savage recalls memories you're hearing for the first time! The special day for Savage coincides with a consequential day for all of Western Civilization. As Savage looks back on his own history, he shares the importance of Shavuot, the Jewish people's commemoration of God's giving of The Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Vera Blossom, Aimee Bender, Ann Bohrer, and Mel Weisberger in conversation, moderated by Lorne Buchman. How do we experience the dynamic of the creative and the revelatory in our work and how do we parse the difference between the two (if at all)? Can the dynamic itself shed light on how we might “prepare for Revelation”?
The day immediately following Pesach, Shavuot or Sukkot is referred to as "Isru Chag" and is observed as a quasi-festival. Some people make a point of wearing their Shabbat clothing and conducting a special festive meal on Isru Chag. Rabbi Chayim Palachi (Turkey, 1788-1868), in his work Mo'ed Le'kol Chai (8:43), writes that Isru Chag Shavuot is a particularly significant day, more so than Isru Chag Pesach and Sukkot, and must therefore be observed with special festivity. He goes so far as to assert that Isru Chag Shavuot is of such importance that in principle it should warrant "Issur Melacha" – a prohibition against work similar to Shabbat and Yom Tov. In practice, of course, Halacha permits Melacha on Isru Chag Shavuot, but it nevertheless should be observed as a festive day, even more so than Isru Chag of the other festivals.There is a debate among the authorities as to when we resume the recitation of Tachanun during Sivan. We of course omit Tachanun on the first of Sivan, in honor of Rosh Chodesh, as well as on the second day of Sivan, which is when God declared that we will become "a kingdom of Kohanim and a sacred nation" (Shemot 19:6). The next three days – the third, fourth and fifth of Sivan – are known as the "Yemei Hagbala," the days of preparation for the giving of the Torah, a festive period in which we omit Tachanun. We do not recite Tachanun on Shavuot – the sixth and seventh of Sivan – or on Isru Chag Shavuot, the eighth of Sivan. During the times of the Mikdash, those who were unable to bring their sacrifices on the day of Shavuot itself – which in Israel is celebrated only on the sixth of Sivan - were allowed to do so during the six days following Shavuot, through the twelfth of Sivan. In commemoration, we omit Tachanun during this period, as well. According to some authorities, however, since in the Diaspora Shavuot is observed on both the sixth and seventh of Sivan, we begin the six-day period on the eighth of Sivan, rather than the seventh, and thus Tachanun is omitted on the thirteenth, as well.For the Syrian Jewish community, this debate bears no practice relevance, as Syrian Jews in any event observe the thirteenth of Sivan as a quasi-festival to celebrate the "Musan" miracle when the Jews of Halab were saved from a planned pogrom. Syrian communities therefore omit Tachanun on the thirteenth of Sivan regardless of the aforementioned debate. Many other communities, however, have the practice to resume the recitation of Tachanun on the thirteenth of Sivan.Later in this chapter in Mo'ed Le'kol Chai (Halacha 48), Rav Chayim Palachi writes that on the fifteenth of Sivan, it is proper for the Chazan to read aloud after the morning service Yaakov's blessing to Yehuda (Bereishit 49:8-12) and Parashat Ve'zot Ha'beracha. Reading these sections on this day, he writes, has the capacity to hasten the arrival of the final redemption.Summary: Isru Chag Shavuot (the day following Shavuot) must be observed as a festive day, even more so that the day following other festivals. Tachanun is omitted from Rosh Chodesh Sivan through the twelfth or thirteenth of Sivan, depending on communal custom. It is proper on the fifteenth of Sivan for the Chazan to read after the morning prayer Yaakov's blessing to Yehuda and Parashat Ve'zot Ha'beracha.
On Friday, May 26th, Mishkan Chicago wished Rabbi Deena a fond farewell as she embarks on her journey to New York City where she will serve B'nai Jeshurun as Director of Family Life and Learning. We are proud to present this lightly abbreviated audio version of the entire service. If you're looking for any song or moment in particular, check the timecodes below.Timecodes:[00:00] — Intro[02:40 ]— Welcome from R'Lizzi[04:25] — Shalom Aleichem (Welcome, Angels!)[07:11] — Min Hameitzar[12:12] — R'Lizzi on Shavuot[15:40] — Yaaleh VeYavo[19:26] — R'Lizzi on transitions and God's plans[22:54] — Halleluyah[24:52] — Announcements! Summer plans[26:42] — R'Lizzi says goodbye[30:56] — R'Steven says goodbye[34:00] — R'Deena's farewell sermon[49:14] — Crowded Table[52:54] — Bar'chu[55:06] — Veahavta[57:10] — Hashkiveinu[01:02:15] — Closing remarks[01:03:02] — Oseh Shalom****For upcoming Shabbat services and programs, check our event calendar, and see our Accessibility & Inclusion page for information about our venues. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for more updates.Produced by Mishkan Chicago. Music composed, produced, and performed by Kalman Strauss.Transcript
We kick things off playing some recent comments by Phil Anselmo disavowing the confederate flag. We move onto the learning about Hulk Hogan's new business venture in CBD along with Mike Tyson and Ric Flair. Rob discusses purchasing a speedo. We play amazingly awful new Vince Neil audio. We learn about Shavuot. Watch the episode on Youtube for free. Join our Patreon and get two bonus episodes each month, and other behind-the-scenes goodies. More info here.Follow us on: Twitch, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and our Discord Chat. Also don't forget about our Spotify playlist. We also have merch if you're into that kind of sharing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Happy yearly celebration of dairy - for those celebrating! While we mark the harvest holiday of Shavuot on the Jewish calendar, we're reminding you listeners of one of our favorite and most intriguing interviews as of late - with Israeli literary genius Etgar Keret. Listen back as Etgar talks about defending democracy, gives a sneak peak into his world of storytelling and shares heartening tales of his late mother. So grab your cheese-centered dish (or cheese substitute, we accept both) and tune in - we'll be back next week!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Mishna rules that if a Kuti (Samaritan) is signed on a document, it is valid only for a divorce or emancipation document, but not other documents. Why? There are three opinions regarding the status of Kutim – according to whose opinion does the Mishna correspond? At first, it seems like it doesn’t fit with any of them, but then the Gemara figures out how to explain the Mishna according to Rabbi Elazar. What assumptions can be made about the signing of a divorce document from this answer? A document effected in a non-Jewish court is not accepted for divorce or emancipation but is for other documents. Does this include all other documents, including gifts whereby the ownership is transferred by the document alone? And if so, this can only be because of Shmuel’s opinion that we hold by the court system of the country as dina de’malchuta dina, the law of the land is the law! How can Rabbi Shimon accept the document of divorce from a gentile court if they don’t have the same divorce laws as us? Is it because Rabbi Shimon holds like Rabbi Elazar that we rely on the witnesses who witnessed the woman receiving the divorce document, not the witnesses who signed the document? However, this answer is difficult as well.
Today's Talmud pages, Gittin 9, 10, and 11, continues to explore the importance of certain documents being written intentionally for a particular person. Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin, joins us to share how this concept connects to the holiday of Shavuot, and how the learning of Torah should also be done for its own sake. Is there a difference between consumerism and covenant? Listen and find out. Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group. Take One is a Tablet Studios production. The show is hosted by Liel Leibovitz, and is produced and edited by Darone Ruskay, Quinn Waller and Elie Bleier. Our team also includes Stephanie Butnick, Josh Kross, Robert Scaramuccia, and Tanya Singer. Check out all of Tablet's podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.
This week's learning is sponsored by Suri Stern in honor of her mother Susan Davis. "She gave birth to me this week, just a few years ago. And to all the women who are learning and teaching torah Shavuot night, in the beit medrash for women only, may Moshiach come so the men can gain insight into the Torah they are missing on the “other side” of the mechitzah. And to Rabbanit Michelle Farber who works tirelessly to tear down unnecessary barriers. Chag sameach!" Today's daf is sponsored by Meir & Ahuva Balofsky in honor of Diana Bloom. "For your dedication to learning. May you never stop learning and never stop teaching." Why did Rava rule that when the slave brings his own emancipation document where he is also awarded money, he receives his freedom but not the money (until the signatures are verified), if Rav Nachman ruled like Rabbi Meir that we do not split a statement (palginan diburei)? The conclusion is that Rav Nachman held like Rabbi Meir for a different reason, not because we don't split his words) and a different ruling of his is brought where it is clear that he holds we can split someone's words. The Mishna had ruled that, in Israel, if there are those who raise doubt regarding the document's veracity, we verify the signatures of the witnesses. How many people are necessary to raise a doubt in order for us to take it seriously? The conclusion is that we are referring to the husband himself. If one brings a get from abroad and cannot say "in front of me..." we verify the signatures. "One who cannot say" refers to a person who brought the get, but before making the declaration became a deaf-mute. The Mishna mentions one similarity between a get of a woman and an emancipation document of a slave - that if one brings it from abroad to Israel or the reverse, one needs to say "in front of me it was written..." The Gemara brings a braita with three or four (according to Rabbi Meir) similarities. Why did Tanna Kama and Rabbi Meir give a number? Each was to exclude it from an additional case. What case was Rabbi Meir excluding? Aren't there other issues that are the same for a get and an emancipation document, like they can't be given after death of the husband/master, and li'shma?
Every weekday at 8:00 am, Mishkan Chicago holds a virtual Morning Minyan. Our Thursday sessions are hosted by Mishkan's Founding Rabbi, Lizzi Heydemann. You can join in yourself, or listen to all the prayer, music, and inspiration right here on Contact Chai.In our May 25th, 2023 session, we prepared for the revelation of the Torah — Shavuot begins tonight! The song featured at the beginning of this episode is עבדו את ה' בשמחה by Yonatan Razel.https://open.spotify.com/track/1XYAxcBNh1A4NZlu3a6nUj?****For upcoming Shabbat services and programs, check our event calendar, and see our Accessibility & Inclusion page for information about our venues. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for more updates.Produced by Mishkan Chicago. Music composed, produced, and performed by Kalman Strauss.Transcript
The pasuk says regarding Matan Torah , אתה הראת לדעת כי ה' הוא האלוקים – you have seen with your own eyes that Hashem is the only G-d. אין עוד מלבדו – there is no power other than Him. Rashi there writes, when Hashem gave us the Torah, He opened up all seven Heavens and He also ripped open the ground beneath us and showed everyone that He alone is in charge in this universe. One of the main functions of Matan Torah was to imbue within us the emunah that Hashem is the only power that exists. Every year on Shavuot, we need to strengthen ourselves in this belief. Nobody in this world has any power, whether to give us blessings or to heal us or to give us parnasa . Even the greatest Rabbis have no power on their own. They pray to Hashem and ask Him to help those who come to them. We need to strengthen our belief that even if it seems that a person will never have a child or will never be healed from a sickness, that Hashem can do anything and, with tefila and good deeds, everything can change in an instant. The amount of Heavenly assistance that a person gets depends on the amount of belief that they have that Hashem is the only One who could help. A woman related, recently she misplaced her diamond wedding ring. At that time, there were workmen in her house, and she was suspicious that one of them might have taken it. She called the police down to her house, but there was nothing they could do without proof. She begged the workmen to please give her back her ring and offered them a lot of money if they would, but none of them responded. They all said they had no idea what she was talking about. She tried backtracking her steps, racking her brains to figure out if it could possibly be anywhere else, but to no avail. When all avenues seemed to be blocked, the woman's young daughter told her not to worry because Hashem knows where it is, and He could help. This little girl's simple words of emunah, although so obvious, made a big impact on this woman. She said to her daughter, “You are absolutely right!” And together, they started singing a special song on emunah, strengthening their belief that it was all in the hands of Hashem. The woman was so proud of her daughter that she wrote her a note to bring to school and show her morah . The morah read the note out loud in class the next day and everybody praised her. This morah , who lives in a completely different neighborhood, is on a group text with her neighbors and on their texting chat, somebody mentioned that they found a wedding ring and asked if anyone possibly knows someone who lost one. The morah called this woman to tell her about it, so she went to the one who found it and gave the signs of her ring. And sure enough, that was the ring that was found. When this woman focused on Hashem more and channeled her energy towards believing in Him, that is when the wheels of the yeshua began to move. Hashem is the only one with any power. It is one of our life's goals to believe this one hundred percent, and on Shavuot, there is a special siyata d'Shamaya to help us with it. Chag Same'ach .
Shavuot special: Yishai and Malkah Fleisher discuss the government's passing of the budget and Malkah's cheesecake trifecta for the holiday of Shavuot-Weeks-Pentacost. Rabbi Shimshon Nadel on why the date of Shavuot is enigmatic. Ben Bresky on the tumultuous history of King David's Tomb. And finally, Yishai goes through the whole Book of Ruth!
Released From the Support Team Study Vault! - Shavuot Feast of Oaths, where I look at whether the revelation at Sinai was given on Shavuot. May Yehovah cover us with His garment and bring us into His covenant by oath! … Continue reading → The post Released From the Support Team Study Vault! – Shavuot Feast of Oaths appeared first on Nehemia's Wall.
As we celebrate Pentecost, dive into the amazing parallels this day has in biblical history and how God reversed the events of the Tower of Babel as he poured out His Holy Spirit on this day! Share with us in the comments some of the revelations that stood out to you in this powerful teaching! Join us and help us uncover the truths of the Gospel to Israel and the nations! https://www.oneforisrael.org/arise-online/ https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pod-for-israel-biblical-insights-from-israel/id1480254892
B”H Why do we give gifts? And why does the Torah use a specific kind of blessing to communicate that we will be blessed materially? What can that teach us about the nature of gifts and the giving and receiving of the greatest gift of all? Plus an incredible story that will inspire us to open up that gift and treasure it. Subscribe to Yael's newsletter where you will get The post 326: The Nature of Gifts — A Pre-Shavuot Message appeared first on Jewish Latin Princess.
Each year for Shavuot, we air our annual Conversion Episode, in which we share stories of people finding their way to Judaism. This year, inspired by our showrunner Courtney Hazlett's Tablet article, “Don't Call Me a Convert,” we're focusing on the Jewish journeys we're all on. Plus, at the end of the episode, we reveal our new co-host! But first: We're talking about interfaith relationships, and what we can learn from them, with Dr. Keren McGinity, interfaith specialist at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and a research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. She consults with Jewish clergy and congregations and has written two books about intermarriage: Still Jewish: A History of Women & Intermarriage in America and Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage, and Fatherhood. Next we talk with Vicki Messler, who works at a Jewish day school, helps with programming at her local JCC, and is raising a Jewish family, all while not being halachically Jewish herself. She tells us why she's committed to creating Jewish community, and about her own faith journey. Then we hear a candid conversation between our own Liel Leibovitz and his wife Lisa Ann Sandell, which was excerpted from their appearance on Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin's 18Forty podcast. Liel and Lisa, who are both Jewish, discuss what happened when Liel started living a more observant life about a decade ago, keeping kosher and praying regularly, and taking on a host of other practices that Lisa hadn't necessarily signed on for as his spouse. Their honest and intimate discussion reveals how we're all evolving in our Jewish practice, and how those changes play out within ourselves, our families, and our communities. Finally, we call up the listener who wrote to us asking, as an “aspiring Jew” going through the conversion process, whether she would ever feel Jewish enough. Spoiler alert: We're all Jewish enough. We want to hear from you! Send us emails and voice memos at email@example.com, or leave a voicemail at our listener line: (914) 570-4869. Remember to tell us who you are and where you're calling from. Check out our new Unorthodox tees, mugs, and hoodies at tabletstudios.com. We're back on the road! Find out about our upcoming events at tabletmag.com/unorthodoxlive. To book us for a live show or event, email Tanya Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get new episodes, photos, and more. Join our Facebook group, and follow Unorthodox on Twitter and Instagram. Unorthodox is produced by Tablet Studios. Check out all of our podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.