Feb 25, 2018

Raize Guttman 02-25-18 (09 Adar 5778)

Purim Shiur

Purim is the only holiday when we experienced Hashem when he was hidden in the cloak of nature, and even so we found him. The message of Purim is that life seemingly looks like it's about different events that take place and they are meaningless. But even when things look "natural" and "not so clear", we recognize Hashem in the mundane and seemingly natural ways of life.

Today's learning is dedicated to the righteous memory of Rav Shmuel Auerbach, for the refuah schlemah of Dovid Binyamin ben Malka, Yoshua Hinuk ben Golda, & Chaya Rivka bas Miriam.

Feb 20, 2018

Raize Guttman 02-18-18 (03 Adar 5778)

Parsha Vayeira - Chapter 19 – Verses 17 - 25

Feb 11, 2018

Raize Guttman 02-11-18 (26 Shevat 5778)

Rosh Chodesh Adar

When one enters into the month of Adar, one elevates his joy.

Feb 4, 2018

Raize Guttman 02-04-18 (19 Shevat 5778)

After a brief discussion on Tu B'Shevat,
we continue with Parsha Vayeira - Chapter 19 – Verses 14 - 16.

The angels implore Lot to gather all his family and leave Sodom quickly before Hashem destroys the city. Lot goes to get his 2 other daughters who were not living with him. He speaks to their husbands & tells them to leave and they in turn laugh & mock him. Lot then tarries until the next morning as he was worried about saving his money. The angels grab his hand, along with his 2 daughters and wife and place them outside the city.

In Torah, Man is compared to a tree, we are the only 2 of Hashem's creations that go against gravity and grow upward.

Materialism took Lot away from Hashem.
In order to stay on our path of watchfulness, we must remember to always:
1 - involve ourselves with holy and spiritual things.
2 - be serious and take things seriously and have appreciation.
3 - pick good friends that help us grow.

May we be zoche to always grow upwards in our spirituality & relationship with Hashem.