Apr 26, 2020

Raize Guttman 04-26-20 (02 Iyyar 5780)

Sefirat HaOmer - Gevurah, Tiferet

Raize continues our discussion of Sefirat haOmer, focussing on Gevurah and Tiferet.

Today's learning is dedicated to the refuah shlemah for our beloved Rebbetzin Dinah Weinberg bas Esther

Apr 20, 2020

Raize Guttman 04-19-20 (25 Nisan 5780)

Sefirat HaOmer - Chesed

Raize gives a brief overview of Sefirat haOmer, and then discusses the middos of Chesed in detail.

Raize Guttman 04-12-20 (18 Nisan 5780)

No class due to observance of Pesach

Apr 5, 2020

Raize Guttman 04-05-20 (11 Nisan 5780)

Erev Pesach

In every generation we are required to see ourselves going out of Egypt. We can do this, because it is said that we were all there, we are gilgulim (reincarnations) of the people that were there. The Rabbinum say, all the souls that would ever be were there.

The 15th day of Nissan is a great propitious day for spiritual elevation and potential for redemption. The plan, the ability, the energy brought about the redemption from Mitzrayim.

This year we are experiencing a different kind of Pesach. At every home and at every Seder a person will have to put themselves individually out. Some people are totally alone. This Pesach, B'H, we will put all of our minds and hearts in all the right places. We are relinquishing control & strengthening our emunah. Hashem, if this is what you gave me than this is what I need. Let me accept and know you are the boss and you are in charge and it is for my good. Everyone will see himself as an individual and will be able to focus on his own Mitzrayim that he is in.

Raize speaks about the 3 parts of Pesach ( Erev Pesach, The Seder, the rest of the days of Pesach) and what we can do to personally prepare for each.

Apr 4, 2020

Raize Guttman 03-29-20 (04 Nisan 5780)

Insights on Pesach & Coronavirus

This world has been living for materialism, food, entertainment - physicality. People spend most of their lives distracted from their own spiritual growth. Now Hashem is giving us this tremendous message of Coronavirus, so we have time. We can clean for Pesach and really take time for growth and go from slavery to freedom. In this shiur, Raize suggests practical ideas of what we can do to support our own spiritual growth, our relationship with our nearest and dearest, and our relationship with Hashem.