Seize the Power:Special Prayers from the Heart

Seize the Power: Supplicate with All Your Heart By Ariella Bracha Waldinger This Shabbat is called Shabbat Mevorchim. This special name is given to any Shabbat that directly precedes the arrival of the new month (Rosh Chodesh). The word mevorchim means “blessed” for it has its own uniqueness in its ability to draw down blessings.... 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 →

Time and Transcendence: Sivan, Shavuot and Sinai

TIME AND TRANSCENDENCE: SIVAN, SHAVUOT and SINAI By Ariella Bracha Waldinger   Rosh Chodesh Rosh Chodesh (the new month) of Sivan, began this year on Thursday night, May 29th. Rosh Chodesh is considered a minor holiday and according to Jewish tradition, was the first mitzvah (commandment) given to the Jewish people in Egypt. The counting... Continue Reading →

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