Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – Nice short explanation of the purpose of the KLM Foundation and the goal each Jew should strive for to bring more meaning, purpose, and intent to their daily Jewish practices to get more connected to Hashem.
Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – Continues sharing how to increase our kavanah (spiritual intent) when doing mitzvot. He elaborates about the biggest obstacle to having kavanah (which presents us from a connection with Hashem) is rushing – this rushing tends to take us out of the present and into the future. Hashem is right here right now so by rushing we are “leaving” where Hashem is. Only by taking our time and having a settled mind can we capture that elusive kavanah. Much more content is in the video class.
Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – Shows us the benefit of having kavanah (intent) when doing the mitzvot. This topic is important especially during the current month Elul leading up to Rosh Hashanah. Rabbi Wegbreit first gives a background of the Rav’s path to realize the importance of kavanah in not only prayer but other mitzvot as well. “Pick one mitzvah to have kavanah for…” is the suggestion to make a life change.
Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – Shows us that it is within our power to take a few small moments before doing a mitzva to acknowledge and think about Hashem’s presence before and during the process of doing a mitzva which leads to the magnfication of that mitzva for our benefit. Heightened awareness equals hightened spirituality which increase our connection to Hashem. Short video – about 12 minutes.
Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – On these two short videos Rabbi Wegbreit shares with us on how we can greet others and listen to the Torah reading on receiving the Torah both with kavanah (intent) to help elevate our Shavuot experience and connect to Hashem.
Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – Shares with us a way we can thank Hashem for all the good He bestows upon us and the subsequent connection that results from that thanks. Rabbi Wegbreit details a hypothetical situation of when you ask your Father for financial help to help one of your family members going through a health crisis and once the crisis passes you send your Father a telegram of thanks for his help. This can parallel our gratitude and thanks to Hashem when he gets us or those close to us through a crisis we can also send Him a thank you telegram by saying Tehillim Kuf (Psalm #100) with a sense of gratitude and thanks. By developing this two-way relationship with Hashem we can grow a deeper connection to Hashem (aka Devekut) which is an essential purpose of our life. Feel free to watch the Rabbi’s short video to get the whole story (~16 minutes).
Please note – Rabbi Wegbreit gave me permission to let our viewship know that in the video he mentioned both Tehillim Kuf (Psalm #100) and Tehillim Kuf Yud (Psalm #110) however Rabbi Wegbreit meant Tehillim Kuf (Psalm #100) in all cases for this video.