Yom HaZikaron: The Sacred Privilege of Awareness By Ariella Bracha Waldinger I never knew anything about Yom HaZikaron when I was living in America. The 4th of Iyar had no relevance to my life. I lived by the American calendar not the Jewish calendar. But thank G-d, since coming home to our nation’s divinely ordained... Continue Reading →

Carrying Egypt Within

Carrying Egypt Within: The Curse of Bondage By Ariella Bracha Waldinger We carry Egypt within us through the doubts we feel,  Or by denying our greatness as Jews is real, Or not believing that a spiritual life has true appeal, Or forgetting that Shabbat is our covenantal seal!   We carry Egypt within us when... Continue Reading →

Behold the Glory: Rosh Chodesh

Behold the Glory: Rosh Chodesh by Ariella Bracha Waldinger Behold the glory of Rosh Chodesh, because in ancient times, it occupied an exalted position in the matters of public life. The Hebrew word for month is “chodesh,” which also means newness. Rosh means head. If you think about it, the head of anything denotes great... Continue Reading →

Holistic House Cleaning for Passover

Holistic House Cleaning for Passover by Ariella Bracha Waldinger Passover cleaning is upon us as we step into the second month of Adar on our way to the month of Nisan and Passover. The current reality of the world is divisive, filled with negativity, fragility and chaos.  Life in our beloved Eretz HaKodesh is similar... Continue Reading →

Tu B’Shvat: Man as a Tree

Tu B’Shvat: Man as a Tree A tree of the field The Torah in Deut. 20:19 refers to Man as a “tree of the field.” Tu B’Shevat is the holiday of this dimension. The essence of Tu B’Shavat is related to the fruit trees in the Land of Israel because it was the specific calendar... Continue Reading →

Turning Inspiration Into Action

Turning Inspiration Into Action By Ariella Bracha Waldinger I always feel sad as the sun sets on the last day of Chanukah and I can no longer kindle the lights of my Chanukah candles. Waiting an entire year to perform the mitzvah again seems far away and yet in truth, I know a year passes... Continue Reading →

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