Aliyah & Rosh HaShana: Their Commonalities and Connectors By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Every change in perspective creates a new beginning just as every new beginning creates a change of perspective. I love new beginnings and the feeling of a new start. I also appreciate and value a change in perspective, as new and relevant information... Continue Reading →
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 →
Coming Face To Face With Divine Providence on Erev Rosh Hashana Divine Providence means that G-d not only knows what is going on in the world, but He is actively engaged in supervising its day to day, moment to moment events—nothing is happenstance, accidental or by chance. There are 2 types of Divine Providence—His care... Continue Reading →
My First Elul and Rosh Hashana experience In The Old City of Jerusalem Seven weeks after making Aliyah, we were privileged to greet Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, in the holiest place on earth—Jerusalem, the Holy City. Let's just say, it was spiritually "Mind Blowing" because Jerusalem... Continue Reading →
Israeli Farmers Donate Meat for the Holidays - Inside Israel - News - Israel National News.
Ten Ways You Know Rosh HaShana in Israel is Almost Here by Judy Lash Balint, reprinted from the Algemeiner http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/09/13/ten-ways-you-know-rosh-hashana-in-israel-is-almost-here/ 1. Turn on the radio any time in the weeks between the date school starts and Yom Kippur, and it’s a sure bet that on any station you’ll hear a version of Adon Haselichot (Master of forgiveness),... Continue Reading →
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 →
For the New Year . . . May you enjoy your apples and honey. May you find it easy to give and receive. May you know when to surrender,and do so with grace. May you remember that some people's lives are parched dry... and be grateful for the abundance in yours. May you find beauty... Continue Reading →