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 →

A Modern Chanukah Miracle

  A Modern Chanukah Miracle By Ariella Bracha Waldinger   Salvation on the Heels of Death One year ago, during the holy, joyous festival of Chanukah, that celebrates the epic miracles wrought by G-d on behalf of the Jewish people, death claimed the husband of a dear friend named Shoshana. Shoshana is a healer, a... Continue Reading →

Chanukah Lights by Miriam Shulamit Ribner

Chanukah Sameach! Miriam Shulamit (Melinda) Ribner is the founder and director of Kabbalah of The Heart and Beit Miriam www.beitmiriam.org. She is a leading pioneer in the field of Jewish meditation and the author of four books on: Jewish spirituality, meditation, healing and personality transformation. Her words bring into focus the depth of meaning embedded in... Continue Reading →

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, zt”zl

I had never been introduced to the teachings of “The RAV” …..Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zt"zl until we made aliyah. Through Divine Providence, he and his teachings came into our lives and forever changed the way we view Eretz HaKodesh and our beloved Jewish nation. Please enjoy this extraordinary biography of the Rav, so you... Continue Reading →

Reflections on my Aliyah

Reflections on my Aliyah: The Decision, Days Leading Up to Departure, Second Thoughts, the Three Year Itch Wednesday, May 27th my husband and I left for Denver, Colorado to visit our children and grandchildren. Sometimes it feels like just yesterday that we were saying goodbye to them in order to embark on our aliyah journey... Continue Reading →

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