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Shavuos – Holiday of Healing and Hope

Posted on May 21, 2017

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.

Shoreline at Netanya, Israel

Kedoshim 5777 – Mysteries of Mikveh and Sefiras HaOmer

Posted on April 30, 2017

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.

handmade matza for pesach seder

Pesach Seder – Mah Nishtana – The Four Questions

Posted on April 7, 2017

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 »

Praying to Find the Right Hat?

Style and Soul

Posted on March 8, 2017

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 »

Earth is One of Seven Inhabited Planets.

Seven Earths

Posted on February 24, 2017

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 »

The Fiery Half-Shekel Offering - transforms the giver

Coin of Fire

Posted on February 20, 2017

This coming Shabbos is Parshas Shekalim – our first step toward yearly redemption from slavery to freedom. How does the “coin of fire” (the 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 »

Need money? Rebbe Nachman advises: "Honor Shabbos".

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees – Or Does It?

Posted on February 3, 2017

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 »

Red Sea, First Plague

VaEira – Why Ten Plagues?

Posted on January 24, 2017

Why were there ten plagues? Why didn’t Hashem finish off the Egyptians at once? What’s the message of the drawn-out process of Yetziyas Mitzrayim through the makos? The ten plagues gradually elevated Bnei Yisrael to increasing levels of yira – awe and respect for Hashem. Similarly, the frightening things in our own times bring us Continue Reading »

Aleph Beis Building Blocks

Sefer HaMidos – The “Aleph Beis Book”

Posted on January 17, 2017

Sefer HaMidos (also known as the Aleph-Beis Book) is a collection of insights brought by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov from the Talmud and other Torah sources. Arranged alphabetically, it explores the hidden, spiritual network underlying the physical world through which one action or element affects and/or activates another. Rebbe Nachman reveals some of these causes Continue Reading »

Kever of Reb Noson of Nemirov in Breslov, Ukraine. Reb Michel Dorfman z"l (left and Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Photo by Reb Michel's grandson, Zev Rumer, 2004.

Yahrzeit of Reb Noson of Nemirov – 10th of Teves

Posted on January 7, 2017

On the Tenth of Teves 5605 (December 20, 1844) Reb Noson ben Chayah Laneh / b’Reb Naftali Hertz Sternhartz returned his pure soul to the Creator. Through his prolific writing, Reb Noson of Nemirov made it possible for the teachings of Rebbe Nachman to reach every one of us today. Commemorative shiur given by Rabbi Continue Reading »

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