Apr 29, 2018

Raize Guttman 04-29-18 (14 Iyar 5778)

Pesach Sheni - The 2nd Passover

Sefirat ha Omer - Middos Hod

Lag B'Omer

Apr 22, 2018

Raize Guttman 04-22-18 (7 Iyar 5778)

Parsha Vayeira - Chapter 19 - Verses 26 - 29

Counting the Omer - Middos Netzach

Apr 15, 2018

Raize Guttman 04-15-18 (30 Nisan 5778)

Rosh Chodesh Iyar

Iyar is the second of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar.

The mazal for Iyar is the shor (an ox). It is unique amongst all of the months of the year, as it is a full month of Chol Hamoed. Every single day in Iyar, brings with it the opportunity to perform a mitzvah, with commandment to count the Omer.

Apr 8, 2018

Raize Guttman 04-08-18 (23 Nisan 5778)

Sefirat ha Omer (Counting the Omer) shiur

Pesach night is a special gift called an isruta de leela (an uplifting from above), and after nightfall on the 2nd night we count 49 days later & arrive at Shavuot night where Hashem sends the great gift of Torah down into the world just as he did on Mt. Sinai over 3300 years ago. We do not merely pass through the days between Passover and Shavuot — we accumulate them.

During Sefirat ha Omer we count the days by working on making ourselves into a suitable vessel for the showering of Torah Hashem give us on Shavuot. By working on our character traits during the 49 days we spiritually prepare and refine ourselves.

49 Days of counting 7 Middos (traits). All other traits come from these 7 traits & if you work on them, you are working on all your middos.

Raize Guttman 04-01-18 (16 Nisan 5778)

No class due to Pesach observance.