Elul – Day 6

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Elul – Day 6 Today we have completed one full week since the beginning of the Hebrew month Elul. Are you still with us? Please don’t neglect it, please don’t give up! This morning we are going to look at the ‘idols in our life’ … do you have any? Don’t think so, eh? Well, let’s look at a few examples of where they might claim a position in your life. Let’s look at what an ‘idol’ really means noun: idol; plural noun: idols 1. An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship. Synonyms: icon, representation of a...

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Elul – Day 5

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 | 0 comments

DEVELOPING SENSITIVITY When the Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak was a child, he was walking in a garden one day and he ripped off a leaf and began rubbing it with his finger. His father rebuked him, “What right do you have to rip a leaf from a tree and mistreat it for no purpose at all?” When the Rebbe grew up he said that this incident had a deep impact on his life. It taught him to be sensitive to everything. If a person is sensitive to a leaf on a tree, he will, without a doubt, be sensitive to all life forms—most of all to his fellow human beings. This is the essence of tzedakah...

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Elul – Day 4

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Elul Day 4 Hope you are enjoying your time walking through the month of Elul. Here we are, five days in! Did you know that in Hebrew – what they call the Gematria (method of interpreting the Hebrew scriptures by computing the numerical value of words) that the number 5 symbolizes Grace? Isn’t that interesting…grace. How much grace do you have in your life? How much grace do you extend in your life? Interesting question isn’t it? Think about that for a moment.  Let’s look a bit more at ‘grace‘ … or in Hebrew the word is chen, which derives from...

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Elul…..and healing begins

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Elul…..and healing begins

This has been a very hard week for me … and now I realize why. Elul begins the tearing away of the veil that covers our true self. The veils that have surrounded me this past year are being torn away, walls torn down and tears shed. This next 40 days are not only heart wrenching, but heart healing. It is customary to read Psalm 27 daily during the sixth biblical month of Elul. This Psalm is one of crying out from the depths of despair to the Only One that knows all and has it all under his control Below is Psalm 27…. read it slowly, let it sink in and let it carry you away. Let...

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Elul – Day 3

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 | 1 comment

LEARNING TO BE FREE Identifying damaging patterns and personal bias is an essential step on a journey to freedom from our personal bondage. In one way or another, we’re all enslaved—by our psychological demons, or by social standards, by our parents’ words and attitudes, or by our responsibilities, by the consequences of the mistakes we’ve made, or by our careers, employers, or employees. Learning how to be free is what is called in the Torah “leaving Egypt.” The Hebrew word for Egypt is Mitzrayim, which literally means “narrow” and which represents...

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Elul – 2nd Day of Rosh Chodesh Elul

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Elul – 2nd Day of Rosh Chodesh Elul

Elul 1, 2nd Day of Rosh Chodesh Elul Today is the second of the two Rosh Chodesh (“Head of the Month”) days for the month of Elul. Why is that you might ask? Why 2 days? Well, when a month has 30 days, both the last day of the month and the first day of the following month serve as the following month’s Rosh Chodesh). Prayers: Father, we humbly come before you and ask you to bless Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and all those in leadership to love You above all else. Father help us to remember to pray and bless Israel and our brothers, the Jewish People and that they will...

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