Rabbi Moshe Pinto – Shares about the current weekly parasha and why the Torah spends so much time about the specific years of Sarah Imenu’s 127 years of life. How she didn’t waste any days of her life and if we want to emulate how she lived we have to navigate the constant bombardment of wasting time that modern society throws at us.
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Shares about the story in this week’s upcoming parasha (Vayeira) about both Avraham Avinu and Sarah Imenu’s laughter when hearing they are about to have a child (Yitzchak Avinu) at the ages of 99 and 90 respectively. Very interesting interpretations from Chazal (our past Sages) in what it might mean and how it is relevant to us today.
Rabbi David Yisrael Kalmus – How much should you thrown yourself on Hashem? Completely! This video explains step by step how to do that according to Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s teachings. Rabbi Kalmus also answers someone towards the end of video who asked why they are not getting what they are asking for. The answer is a bit blunt but the explanation was clear – because we don’t want it enough….yet. He further explains that we just recently read the weekly Torah portion where Sara Imenu finally has a child (after 90 years of praying). Why did it take so long? Because to have a child who becomes one of the most important persons every to walk the face of the Earth, who gives birth to the Jewish people, who Hashem uses as an example of why He constantly forgives the Jewish people for their transgressions it took an unprecedented amount of want.
Personal Thoughts – If you want to hear more about this important concept watch the video. It’s about 35 minutes at single speed and 17 minutes at double speed.
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Rabbi Moshe Pinto Shlita – Miracles and Kindness and Strength. Three ways of the mechanics of how miracles can occur according to Jewish traditions and the approach to kindness and sacrifice that our Forefathers Avraham Avinu and Yitzchak Avinue and Foremother Sarah Imenu showed us.
Here is an written exerpt from one of the videos (paraphrased from the words of Rabbi Pinto):
What is a miracle? In the Zohar Hakadosh Hashem created the World He created malachim (angels) that represent laws of nature (angel of the sun, angel of the water, etc). The angel also protects the laws of nature that Hashem installed with that specific creation. The Zohar Hakadosh says a miracle is in and of its essence something above nature. In order for Hashem to create a miracle He needs to create a shift of nature for that miracle to happen. Many kabbalists say there are two ways to create a miracle.
Feel free to watch the first video (“The cost of a miracle!”) at timestamp 3:40 to find out how Rabbi Pinto explains those two ways. Very interesting stuff!