Archive for July, 2009
“The word for Lamenting and fixing are the same in Hebrew, ‘kinot’ are the same letters as ‘tikun’ which means fixing” – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Likutey Mohoran 247 On Tisha B’av morning throughout the world, the Jewish people sing, hum and meditate on the kinot. The Kinot are poetic lamentations written in utmost beauty [...]
Preschool/Primary: If you have a child who turns four years old before December 31, 2010 and want them to participate in the Combined Hebrew School’s Preschool/Primary class on Sunday mornings beginning in September, please get in touch with Marty in the office.
Wednesday July 29th – Erev Tisha B’av On Tisha B’av we immerse ourselves in the book of Eicha (Lamentations), the poetic expression of Yirmiyahu who experienced the destruction in Jerusalem thousands of years ago. Eicha also literally means “ayeka” which means: where are you? This was the same word that Hashem used to ask Adam [...]
“On the 9th of Av it is prohoibited to study Torah, as Tehillim says, “…for the words of God are straight and gladden the heart’ “ – Code of Jewish Law, Orach Chaim 554:1 The words of Torah absolutely bring a person to a place of joy and settledness, giving clear consciousness, patience and understanding. [...]
“When the Hebrew Month of Av enters, Decrease Joy” – Talmud Ta’anit 26b With an introductory reading of this, the meaning would be saying that due to the many horrific tragedies that befell the Jewish people throughout this month, we therefore decrease our joy. However, everything in Torah and Judaism is all about going deeper and [...]
“When a person lacks understanding in something – what should he do? He should pour out his heart to God.” – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Prayer and study is one thing – when our hearts are truly open our brains are giving us true thoughts. Let us strive to constantly open our hearts through pouring [...]
“And God related upon man saying….from the tree of knowledge of good and evil do not eat from, for the day on which you eat from it death with occur.” – Genesis 2:16,17 “When the redemption comes we will read this verse differently: the tree of knowledge is good, and from evil do not eat [...]