TOUCHING SPIRITUAL LIGHTNING: THE PAIN AND PLEASURE OF TESHUVA By Ariella Bracha Waldinger In our monthly Rosh Chodesh gathering of women at our home recently, the question was asked, "What is teshuvah?" In Jewish tradition, teshuva is translated as a return to the original state of balance in our relationship with HaShem and our fellow... Continue Reading →
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 →
The Making of a Man: a Teshuva Story
THE MAKING OF A MAN: A TESHUVA STORY By Ariella Bracha Waldinger I have made a lot of things in my life: beds, meals, deserts, a dress, and of course mistakes, due to being 65 years of age, but I never imagined I would be immersed in the process of the making of a man.... Continue Reading →
Elul, the month of transformation
The month of Elul is one of the most astonishing months of the Hebrew calendar. It is laden with the deepest, heavenly riches of powerful, transformative meaning waiting to be uncovered and utilized. Riches, in the Jewish religion, are spiritual riches which translate to spiritual power and light. Elul is called "the month of repentance,"... Continue Reading →
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