Rosh Hashana

Session 101: A Moment in Time / Rosh HaShana

We begin exploring how the halachos of Shmone Esrei all are expressions of the reality that we are speaking directly with Hashem, and define the elemental 3-part structure of the Tefilla (Shmone Esrei), and how it plays out in the Rosh Hashana prayers.

Time is the structure in our lives that allows us to think of our lives as having meaning, mission, purpose. Time allows us to think about our past, commit to our future, and make choices in the present.  אין עתה אלא תשובה.

The call of the Shofar "brings you through your innermost self to God." (— Rabbi S. R. Hirsch)

"The root of the root of the Shofar on Rosh Hashana is the selfsame breath which God blew into the nostrils of Adam at the creation of humanity." (— Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner)

Handout - Present, Past, Future

Session 90: Why is the Sky Blue? How to See Colors - וראיתם ועשיתם

How to make choices that express your true inner desires. How to give concrete expression to internal change and growth. Hashem appreciates small steps. When smallness is bigness; when tiny changes have profound impact. הכל צפוי והרשות נתונה.

Session 43: Shema Goes Nuclear

You, too, can be a Kabbalist! Weave together kavanos, concentrated thoughts, into an atomic Shema prayer of awesome power, and realize the capacity of experiential knowledge as a portal to higher dimensions of living. "שמע ישראל ה' אלקינו ה' אחד


Warning: This shiur goes seriously overtime as the last session before the summer break.

Session 40: Kabbalas Malchus Shamayim via Shema

"Your Command is My Wish" — Rina L.

This is your How-To primer for Kabbalas Malchus Shamayim — receiving Hashem’s reign.

Insight into the process of choosing Divine Will (=Shema), and using it to transcend the change made in Gan Eden, the Garden of Eden.

Easier said, of course, than done. But practice makes perfect…

שמע ישראל ה' אלקינו ה' אחד. קבלת מלכות שמים.