Jan 29, 2017
Parshat Lech Lecha Chapter 16 - Verses 9 - 11 The Angel(s) come to Hagar and give her 4 messages which are appropriate to us all. 1) Think! What are you doing? Where are you coming from and where are you going? 2) It’s okay if it’s hard, good things come hard. You will grow from this. 3) Think positive! You will see that good things will come from this. 4) Hashem hears you, loves you, & cares about you. Nothing is random, there is a Gd running the show. Happy Rosh Chodesh Shevat! Listen for some inspiring Hashem Loves Me stories.
Jan 22, 2017
Parshat Lech Lecha Chapter 16 - Verse 6 - 9 Now we follow Hagar fleeing into the desert. She's had it! She can’t take it anymore & no longer wants to be in Sarai’s house! A little angel meets her at a spring and asks Hagar 2 very important questions - Where are you coming from? AND Where are you going? From this we all learn the great importance of these 2 question for all of us in our lives. B'ezrat Hashem, by contemplating these 2 questions on every decision big or small we will be able to always make the proper choices.
Jan 16, 2017
Parshat Lech Lecha - Chapter 16 – Verses 3 - 6 Sarai gives Hagar (her maidservant) to Avram so that he could have children through her. Later Sarai regrets it when Hagar behaves in a very haughty manner. She goes to Avram and speaks her mind. Avram replies Sarai should do to Hagar what she thinks is the right thing in her eyes. This is a very difficult verse to understand. Can it be that Sarai was so cruel and then tortured her handmaid? Listen to the shiur and find some amazing insights Raize proposes to solve this question.
Jan 13, 2017
Fast of the 10th of Tevet - Asara B’Teves - עשרה בטבת - The fast commemorates the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia. Like other "minor fasts", Asara B'Tevet begins at dawn (first light) and ends at nightfall (full dark).
Jan 5, 2017
Chanukah Class A very special and inspirational shiur. Avigdor & Shlomo Guttman delight us with some singing. What is most important lesson about Chanukah? Spirituality! Chanukah is the holiday of spirituality. On 25th of Kislev all those years ago we won the war against physicality with the tiny pure flask of oil which lasted for 8 days. The neshama will shine far past the body in any situation. Our job is to connect to the light of Chanukah, which are the sparks of Hashem created at the beginning of time. Look at the candles – stare at them - You will be infused with spirituality! They are always dancing & jumping. This is our lesson to be happy connect to the hidden holy light that Hashem hide away.
Parshat Lech Lecha - Chapter 16 - Verse 2
Parshat Lech Lecha - Chapter 16 - Verse 1
Parshat Lech Lecha - Chapter 15 - Verses 15 - 21
Parshat Lech Lecha - Chapter 15 - Verses 12 - 14