Rebbetzin Rochel Silber – Reveals how King David’s life and history was laid out in the Book of Ruth and in the Chumash (Five Books of Moses) itself and how he expressed this in Tehillim (Psalm #40). We can use this inspiration to tap into our own energy and life’s purpose.
Shir Hashirim at Alot Hashachar and what beginners should focus on:
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Great video going into detail about the three daily prayers and the source evidence of why we do it and where the sources for them. This is combined with the weekly Torah portion (Veyazei) that the Rav weaves into those sources.
Personal Thoughts – I learned a lot of new ideas that I can use in my daily prayers and the prayers in between. The more I learn the richer the experience which is why there is such a big stress to learn Torah because learning leads to new insights and new actions (mitzvot) which is what the whole World rests on.
Rabbi David Yisrael Kalmus – Shares with us how an attitude of gratitude for all the blessings in our life and how little we know can free us from all types of despair. The Rav’s example mashal of a seeing a bug on a leaf and how small it is in the vast universe that seems so big being analagous to us being that bug not knowing the vastness of Hashem and what He has in store for us and that its for our greatest good.
Rebbetzin Rochel Silber – Shows us the various ways to use gematria to find out the deeper meanings of our names. This is more of a participation video where you can find out more about the sources of your name and the nuances it can add to your life’s goals.
Rebbetzin Rochel Silber – Shares with us some very interesting concepts around names and letters in the Torah and how they relate to us. For example, she asks why do we say certain passages related to our name at the end of the Amida (the silent prayer we say three times per day)? It’s basically a way to put our signature on the prayer we just said to Hashem to personalize it specifically from us to the Creator of the World. What a nice concept and way to come closer to G-d. For a whole lot more fascinating words, letter, and name meanings and how your name may reveal more than you thought go ahead and watch the video.
Rebbetzin Rochel Silber – shares how to attain happiness by learning the Tehillim (Psalms) written by King David (and in the honor of our young teenage children).
Personal Thoughts – Although this was given over on Chanukah, the concept of inner joy being permanent in a temporary World are very much still relevant. That happiness is inplanted in my very nature from birth – it just needs to be re-discovered. The Rebbetzin shows me how learning the Tehillim (Psalms) gives me opportunity to uncover this opportunity to be happy. This helps overcome the current worldly distractions that are meant to make me nervous and give me anxiety (the battle for my mind).