Aug 24, 2021

Raize Guttman 08-22-21 (14 Elul 5781)

Vayeizei Chapter 29, Verse 12 - 13

In our verse, Yaakov tells Rachel that he is her fathers brother.  Raize discusses what this means.  

She then gives over a deep and meaningful lesson about Teshuvah, Tefillah, and  Tzedakah.    These 3 things that can abolish an evil decree.  

When you wage war against the enemy remember these 4 things.
  1. Ask Hashem for Help!
  2. Take Baby Steps
  3. Be consistent
  4. Do everything b'simcha
**This is a lecture is so valuable, we should listen to it, take it in and remember it's words time and again.

Raize Guttman 08-15-21 (07 Elul 5781)

Vayeitzei Chapter 29 , Verse 11

This is one of the most talked about verses in Torah.  It is where Yaakov sees Rachel and he gives her a kiss and then starts crying.  Raize's gives over fascinating lessons behind this.

Aug 10, 2021

Raize Guttman 08-08-21 (30 Av 5781)

Rosh Chodesh Elul
Parsha Vayeitzei Chapter 29 - Verse 10

Yaakov flipped the stone off the well.  He had so much strength.  When the Torah comments on a physical attribute it is to show us that their physical matched their spiritual attribute.  Because Yaakov was strong, he gave us the ability to overcome. 

Elul is the preparation for the entire year.  To show Hashem who we are and can really be.   If we want to make any kind of change, or make growth, make Hashem’s will your will.  If this is what Hashem wants for me, then this is what I want.  Complaining is the opposite of acceptance.  

Raize Guttman 08-01-21 (23 Av 5781)

Parsha Vayeitzei Chapter 29 – Verse 1 - 9

Yaakov came to the well, and behold Rachel came with the sheep.Hashem made the shidduch between them. The Zohar says this is the source in the Torah that Hashem is the one who brings people together and he creates the circumstances of how a shidduch actually takes place. 

Our learning today is in the merit of Miri Guttman (Raize's daughter) and her chossen on the celebration of their wedding!!  Mazal Tov!!

Raize Guttman 07-25-21 (16 Av 5781)

2nd  half of the month of Av
Mitzvah of Challah

The first part of Av is Menachem Av where we are comforting our father.And now, the roles reverse and Hashem is comforting us. We kick off the  2nd part of the month of Av with Shabbos Nachamu, the Shabbos after Tisha B’av. We read in the Haftorah this past Shabbos where it says, "be comforted, be comforted my nation."  In the Midrash it says that when Jeremiah came to the Jewish people, and said "be comforted my nation", & they all wanted to stone him.  They were so angry.  They said, we are still in gulus, and don’t have a holy Temple.

Jeremiah continued, it is not me that is comforting you, it is coming from your GD!  Hashem said, you are comforted because you are my nation, even during the tragedies and what you have to go through.  I will always be there for you.  You are not alone in all your pain.  You are mine, you belong to me.