Tamuz

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Sight is very important to us. It’s one of our five senses that help us live our lives. It gives us protection from oncoming cars, pleasure from sunsets, and information rom books. Yet from a spiritual point of view sight’s … Continued

Tamuz

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Introduction: In kabalah, each month of the Hebrew calendar is associated with not only a constellation and a planet as in traditional astrology, but also a Hebrew letter, a part of the body, an angel (male or female), a human … Continued

Av

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In a kabbalistic treatise on the month of Av it is written, “When a contemplates a piece of wisdom and he’s having difficulty, he should think thoughts of repentance, feel the pain of the exile, and pray for the redemption. … Continued

Av

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The ninth day of this month is a fast day that is the culmination of three weeks of mourning over the loss of the holy Temple of Jerusalem. This is a sad time of year, and we express our grief … Continued

Elul – Get Real!

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The Hebrew month of Elul is a month dedicated to preparation for Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur, the days of judgment and atonement. The modern world is all about quick fix, microwave dinner, instant download. We get impatient when an … Continued

Elul

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Mankind hangs on the edge of a precipice of despair. The one thing olding us back from falling off is the ability to repair the damage we do to our souls. This ability is a gift from the Almighty that … Continued

Elul

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The Hebrew calendar is looked at as cycle of spiritual influences. That yearly cycle starts with Tishrei and ends with Elul. Because it starts again next month, Elul has a message, and a focus both in how to end something, … Continued

Tishrei

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This month is jam-packed with holiness. It wins the contest for having the most days of special events out of all twelve months. Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur, Succot, and Shmini Atzeret all fall out in Tishrei. Each one of these … Continued

Tishrei

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Tishrei is packed with mitzvos. Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur, and Succos give this month more holiday days than any other month on the calendar. As this is the first month of the year, it seems God wanted to start us … Continued

Cheshvan

Cheshvan In the Harry Potter series there is one thing the magicians cannot do. It’s a “rule” of Rowling’s magical world. No magician no matter how Dumbledore/Voldemort-powerful they are can bring the dead back to life. Oddly, the Jewish sages … Continued

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