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.
Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – The Rabbi shares another interesting perspective on how to approach Elul and the benefits in store for those who can follow this approach.
Personal Thoughts – When I was growing up I always looked at Rosh Hashanah as a one-time event that comes and goes. The Rabbi’s class helps me realize that there is actually preparation for the New Year that leads up to the “main event”. As our Sages say, this World is the hallway to the main ball room (the more I prepare in this World the better the main event).
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Rabbi David Yisrael Kalmus – In another live class in Eretz Yisroel, Rabbi Kalmus shares with us the ultimate solution to this generations constant battle with depression, sadness, lack of fulfillment, etc. It’s not a direct head-on approach to seek happiness – it’s to get closer to Hashem which will, in turn, result in that which we seek.
Personal Thoughts – Although there was some back and forth discussion with some of the talk’s participants which causes some distraction from the message try to stick with it as the message that is revealed is as profound as it is simple.
Rabbi Avraham Meyer Zajac – Within decribing one of the halachas (laws) of tefillin, the Rabbi shares with us about both letter Shins on the head tefillin and their deeper meanings as it relates to Kabalah and Chassidus – one representing the essence of G-dliness that never changes and one representing the revelation of G-dliness that constantly changes. Deep stuff! Hope you enjoy it.
Seasons of the Soul – The connection between the months of Av and Tishrei
Rabbi Trugman – Shares with us the connection between the Jewish month of Av and Tishrei (the Three Weeks and the New Year).
Personal Thoughts – I like the Rabbi’s explanation of the number 9 and all the references throughout during this time of the year. It’s time to bring Rosh Hashanah consciousness into our life right now – it’s not too early.
Rabbi David Yisrael Kalmus – Shares with us how to use prayer to connect to Hashem and bring down from above what you are praying for into your physical being here. What we get and see here (in the physical) is a direct reflection of above (the spiritual).
Personal Thoughts – I like the Rabbi’s approach to explaining the relationship between physical and spiritual and the mirror between them.