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Jewish Holidays

KLM Giving the Most Precious Gift to The King of Kings this Rosh Hashana

Rabbi Wegbreit – Shares with us some things to think about deeply before and leading up to Rosh Hashanah.

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Jewish Law (Halachah)

What You Need to Know About Shmita – Q&A

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Answers some basic questions in a Q&A format about the upcoming Shmita year (which starts next week).

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Jewish Holidays

Rosh HaShanah: The Heavenly Day of Judgment (In Hebrew with English Subtitles – בעברית עם כתוביות באנגלית)

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Weekly Torah Portion

Ki Tavo – Growing Through Deuteronomy

Rabbi Trugman – Shares with us the upcoming weekly parasha and the power of Eretz Yisroel (the Land of Israel) and our connection to it.

If you are interested in more videos from this Rabbi please visit his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZITUDLHFCoLJEkXAbqJS5w

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Hebrew Months

KLM Charity Saves from Death! Reason for Enthusiasm

Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – Shares how important Tzedaka (Charity) is and the power it has to change your life right now. The opportunity is now during the month of Elul right before Rosh Hashanah. Join the fun – its never to late to start today!

Personal Thoughts – The challenge for me is to be patient enough to realize the joy of Tzedaka being great than the joy of holding on to the money for other “more important” things. Have faith – give more!

If you are interested in more videos from this Rabbi please visit his website: https://www.kavanahlmitzvos.com/

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Personal Growth

Monday Double Feature – Rabbi David Kalmus – and building fences on YouTube

These two videos – one last week via Zoom only and yesterday’s video via live class in Jerusalem. The first one talks about the importance of speaking out our prayers loudly to better help our prayers come into actual fruition. The second video focuses on the power of our ratzon (our will) – the more we want something the greater chance we have to manifest it in our lives. Hope you enjoy them!

One of the above videos discusses the need to build fences to protect us from outside influences. One of those is protecting our eyes from immodesty when watching YouTube videos. To circumvent this I did some research on Google and found the following methodologies to limit what I see when watching YouTube videos and avoid seeing immodest things without my consent. I’ve decided to post it here for those that are interested to help comply with what is referenced by Rabbi Kalmus above. Please note these are not my technical inventions but just stuff I researched on Google (and are public knowledge):

Here is how you can make YouTube a safer place. The key is the ability to go directly to the channels you subscribe to ONLY. Here is how to do it:

For Desktop – make a bookmark using this link:
https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions
120% screen zoom (which blocks out things you don’t want to see)

For Mobile – the app icon you should use:
Long press YouTube and then drag the subscriptions shortcut onto the home screen to make an icon! You can then edit the subscriptions icon to put the icon of the YouTube app.

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General Torah

Reuniting with Your Soul in Elul – !ShortClip!

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – This !ShortClip! link starts at the end of the Rabbi’s class and explains the value of teshuva (coming back to Hashem) by embracing your past and utilizing those experiences in your life today.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=usrBomATAlI%3Fstart%3D3180%26autoplay%3D1
https://www.youtube.com/embed/usrBomATAlI?start=3180&autoplay=1
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Jewish Holidays

Weekly Hashkafa Shiur #60 Rosh Hashana The Evaluation of Your Tikun Standing AUDIO

Rabbi Mendel Kessin – Shares some very interesting perspectives on Rosh Hashanah and how we can really take advantage of such a great opportunity we have before us that is happening in just a couple weeks.

Personal Thoughts – I never really heard information like this presented about Rosh Hashanah and it gave me some real interest in learning more. In the recent past Rosh Hashanah always felt more obligation than opportunity. Grateful for the renewed perspective of this audio class.

If you are interested in more videos from this Rabbi please visit this YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIMIqdB5fEBERo-tan6K03A

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Hebrew Months

Elul – A hidden secret in the month of Elul + A Mitzvah to focus on during Elul

Rabbi Alon Anava – The Rabbi compares the mercy we get in the month of Elul to the mother’s womb and the birthing benefits this month can give us when we take advantage of it. Also, the power of tzedakah (charity) during this month and it’s affect on this Rosh Hashanah.

If you are interested in more videos from this Rabbi please visit his YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0dP4ZdfDvIFQy4sm6yL8Qw

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Weekly Torah Portion

Shoftim – Growing Through Deuteronomy

Rabbi Trugman – Shares with us the weekly parashah of Shoftim and the connection to Tshuva in preparation for the new year.

Personal Thoughts – I like the Rabbi’s use of Rabbi Susha’s acronym to help navigate the Tshuva process.

If you are interested in more videos from this Rabbi please visit his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZITUDLHFCoLJEkXAbqJS5w