Elul: Spiritual Recovery and Rejuvenation

ELUL:THE PREEMINENT MONTH OF SPIRITUAL RECOVERY AND REJUVENATION By Ariella Bracha Waldinger The Hebrew month of Elul is an amazing time of new possibilities and new beginnings. It arrives at our metaphorical doorstep and greets us with a spiritual gift basket of goodies filled with deep meaning and significance enwrapped in its energetic force field.... Continue Reading →

In Memory of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook

RABBI AVRAHAM YITZCHAK HACOHEN KOOK/ A ONE OF KIND MAN WHO TOUCHED THE WORLD AND THE SOUL OF AM YISRAEL: 3RD OF Elul Yahrzeit A Jewish National Fund (JNF) publication on HaRav Kook tells the story of his perseverance even to the end of his days. Towards the end of his life, wasting away by... Continue Reading →

Parsha Shelach and Aliyah

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES; WHICH WILL IT BE? Parsha Shelach: The Consequences of the Spies' Choice By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Truth or Consequences was the first game show to air on broadcast television. It ran from the 1940's until the 1970's and was a very successful show. The contestant was asked a trivia question (an off... Continue Reading →

Swimming in the Torah Channel Called Shavuot

SWIMMING IN THE TORAH CHANNEL CALLED SHAVUOT By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Breaking waves and currents of wondrous flowing water Spread out over the expanse of the world As the currents of the Torah of Shavuot begins to descend from the heavens. Its imminence permeates the world and saturates the air, sea and land, As it... Continue Reading →

A Parent’s Prayer

  Today (Thursday) is the eve of the new month of Sivan, the most opportune day of the year for us to pray for our children. Our custom is to say the Shla's Prayer ("Shla" is the acronym for "Shnai Luchot Habrit", a classic guide to the service of Hashem). We must pray for the little lambs to become... Continue Reading →

Make Your Life Count: Make Aliyah Today

PARSHA BAMIDBAR: MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT by Ariella Bracha Waldinger "Count the heads of the congregation of Israel according to their families, according to their father’s  houses, by the number of the names, every male according to the head count". (Bamidbar 1:2) Parshat Bamidbar is primarily about counting the people of Israel and recording the... Continue Reading →

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