Mastering time, day by day, hour by hour, connects us to the Source of All Strength. Rabbi Nasan Maimon delivers encouragement and solid, practical tips on how this can be done, especially during the Three Weeks. Remembering the Past Empowers the Present
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov explains why, when we say the blessing before eating bread, we emphasize the pronunciation of the letter “hey” in the word “hamotzi“. This calls to mind the five types of grains for which Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) is praised, and the letter “hey” that was added to the name Continue Reading »
How to “use the blues” and tap into the special power of tefilos (prayers) said from a low state of mind as Dovid HaMelech (King David) teaches, “Truth will sprout from the earth…” (Tehillim/Psalms 85:11). Text: Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 3, Chanukah 6 – Para. 3. Praying When You Feel Down. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
Before the Torah was given, Hashem healed every member of Israel from any illness. It was a time of infinite Divine kindness and that opportune moment returns to each one of us, in potential, every year. Shavuos – Holiday of Healing and Hope. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
The spiritual purification achieved by mikveh (ritual immersion) and by counting the Omer is an experience of profound renewal. Text: Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 1, Hilkhos Birkhas HaShachar 5:41. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Photo: Seashore at Netanya, Eretz Yisrael.
Pesach Seder: the four questions – mah nishtana. The process of simply asking and and responding on this special night activates powerful dynamics for the benefit of all worlds. Speaker: by Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Text: Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 3, Hilkhos Rosh Chodesh 3, Paragraph 8 (Mid) – Pesach Seder – Mah Nishtana – The Continue Reading »
Wondering what to wear on Purim – or any other day? Wearing the “right hat” is more than a fashion statement. Dressing for connection to Hashem brings happiness all the way through to our soul. But how to harmonize budget and personal style in a Torah true way? In this shiur based on Sichos HaRan Continue Reading »
Is there intelligent life on other planets? Yes, there’s life out there, say the sages of the Talmud and the Zohar HaKodesh – but it’s not so intelligent. The sages name seven “earths”, but ours is the one where Hashem created human beings with free will, gave the Torah, and where He will establish His Continue Reading »
This coming Shabbos we read Parshas Shekalim – our first step toward yearly redemption from slavery to freedom. How does the “coin of fire” (half-shekel tribute) achieve this? Just as fire transforms metal, even the hardest heart is transformed by this humble act for the benefit of the community. (Shemos/Exodus 30:11-16; Bava Basra 10b, Rashi). Continue Reading »
Income and livelihood depend on Hashem’s ratzon (will) but we need to make an effort as well. Whose advice should we take about that effort? If you ask Rebbe Nachman, one of the first steps toward improving financial well-being is to honor Shabbos. Rabbi Nasan Maimon presents Likutey Halakhos to explain how this works in: Continue Reading »