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Archive: January 2024

Shevat – Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan zal – Interview – What Is Jewish Mysticism?

Posted on January 20, 2024

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan zal – Interview – What Is Jewish Mysticism? Rabbi Aryeh Moshe Eliyahu ben Shmuel Kaplan (1934-1983), outstanding Jewish educator and prolific author/translator, was interviewed by Dr. Russel Baker on U.S. network television in 1979. His yahrzeit is on the 14th of Shevat.

Tu B'shevat - Mystical Tree of Rebbe Nachman's Seventh Beggar

Tu beShevat – The Mystical Tree of World Peace (Clip)

Posted on January 12, 2022

Tu beShevat – The Mystical Tree of World Peace. In his Tale of the Seven Beggars, Rebbe Nachman describes a tree near which all creatures are in harmony. It its shade, even natural enemies are at peace with one another. Its three roots are אמונה – faith, יראה – fear/respect, and עניוות – humility. The Continue Reading »

Tu bShevat - Esrog Tree

Tu beShevat – Birthday of Rav Nosson of Nemirov zal – Eitz HaDaas – Mystical Tree of Rebbe Nachman’s Fifth Beggar (Entire Shiur)

Posted on January 12, 2022

Tu beShevat – Birthday of Rav Nosson of Nemirov zal – Eitz HaDaas – Mystical Tree of Rebbe Nachman’s Fifth Beggar – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Recorded on 2022-01-11 in Efrat, Israel. 00:00 – The Fifteenth of Shevat – Rosh Hashanah leIlanos (New Year for the Trees) – is the birthday of Rav Nosson of Continue Reading »

The Seven Species of Eretz Yisrael – Priority of Blessings – Tu beShevat Customs (Clip)

Posted on January 11, 2022

Tu beShevat – The Seven Species of Eretz Yisrael require special priority during a meal. It’s important which blessing is made first when eating several different types of food because there are different levels of souls in different foods. Showing respect to a soul helps elevate it. Tu beShevat customs: although Rebbe Nachman of Breslov didn’t Continue Reading »

Shevat – Likutey Halakhos – Lulav veEsrog – Tu beShevat – The Esrog’s Beauty is Our Own

Posted on January 10, 2021

It’s a tradition to pray for a beautiful Esrog on Tu beShevat. Why? Likutey Halakhos, Lulav veEsrog 2. Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Fulfilling the mitzvah of Lulav veEsrog (Four Species of Sukkos) increases the beauty of a Jewish soul in the “eyes” of HaShem. This beauty is reflected in the esrog itself.

The Fiery Half-Shekel Offering - transforms the giver

Shevat – Likutey Halakhos – Parshas Shekalim – Part 1

Posted on January 10, 2021

On the Shabbos preceding (or coinciding with) Rosh Chodesh Adar we read Parshas Shekalim (Shemos/Exodus 30:11-16). This reading commemorates the half-shekel donated by each Jew during the month of Adar to support the public offerings in the Beis Hamikdash (Holy Temple). Likutey Halakhos, Tzitzis 7, Para. 8. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. In light of Breslov Continue Reading »

The Fiery Half-Shekel Offering - transforms the giver

Shevat – Likutey Halakhos – Parshas Shekalim – Part 2 – How the Half-Shekel Offering Increases the Gathering of Souls

Posted on January 10, 2021

Shevat – Likutey Halakhos – How the Half-Shekel Offering Increases the Gathering of Souls – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Text: Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 1, Tzitzis 7, Para. 9. On the Shabbos preceding (or falling on) Rosh Chodesh Adar we read Parshas Shekalim (Shemos/Exodus 30:11-16). The reading commemorates the half-shekel donation each Jew contributes during Continue Reading »

Chanukah - Why the Olive Is Crushed But Not Broken

Shevat – Likutey Halakhos – Tu beShevat and the Power of Humility – Ehven Shesiya (Foundation Stone) – Receiving Insight from the “Eyes of the Tzaddik”

Posted on January 10, 2021

Likutey Halakhos Yoreh Deah 2 – Orlah 5 – Para. 6-7. Tu beShevat and the Power of Humility – Receiving Insight from the “Eyes of the Tzaddik” – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. 00:00 – Tu beShevat (the fifteenth day of the eleventh lunar month) is the central moment of Shevat. The 12 tribes correspond to Continue Reading »