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There is a broad consensus amongst our Gedolim that we are in a period of time now called Ikvese Demeshicha – or the End of Days(Click here to read this letter from the Gadol HaDor Rav Chaim Kanievsky stating emphatically that we are indeed in the days known as the Ikvesa demeshicha or the End of days).   More recently Rav Kanievsky has been reported as urging the Jewish Olam to make aliyah for the imminent redemption.  When asked what message he had for klal Yisroel at this time and for a chizuk for the Jews of chutz la’aretz (the Diaspora), Harav Kanievsky solemnly declared: “The coming of Moshiach is imminent and he is on his way… It is stated in the Talmud that after the conclusion of the shmitta year Ben Dovid (the scion of Dovid) will come.”  To view this report, click here.  

To drive this point further into our consciousness, take a look at this wonderfully done 2 minute video about a young boy who goes to sleep in Galut and wakes up in Geula.  To view, click here

How does a Torah observant Jew in the 21st century traverse such a potentially volatile and confusing time period? What can we rely on, when from every side, every aspect of life is unravelling? We have nowhere to turn, no solutions, other than turning to Hashem Himself. This is the answer given in the Mishnah at the end of mesechta Sota. The Mishnah asks: “upon whom do we have to rely? “ and it answers: “we can only rely on our Father in Heaven,” (‘Avinu Sh’bshamayim’). Thus, there is one basic overarching strategy for dealing with this time period which is "relying and turning completely and only to Hashem". (to learn more about what we need to strengthen ourselves during the End of Days, go to our Community of Resources/Binyan Olam .)

Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein states very poignantly in a shiur he gave during Parshat Yisro in 2009 that only those Jews who hold on tight to their Emunah and trust in Hashem during these times of turbulence and uncertainty will merit to witness the unfolding of history and be a part of the climactic finale of the final redemption (to hear a 5-minute excerpt from this shiur, click here). 

In taking these words very much to heart, we have embarked on this endeavor to provide you with easy, fingertip access to multiple resources, including: seminars, audio links with inspiring shiurim and uplifting musical selectionsVideos and inspiring articles. They all share one aim: to build a community of Jewish women who are dedicated to developing a more palpable and personal relationship with the Creator. It is in the merit of the righteous women, the Midrash tells us, that the Geula will unfold. Amongst these women are those who are building their homes and teaching their loved ones the secret of “relying and turning completely and only to Hashem”

 

 

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A Woman's Avodah in AV
Rabbi Itamar Schwartz

Rabbi Itamar Schwartz, author of the life-transformative series Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh, shares with the women in Klal Yisrael what our unique avodah is in the month of AV: the power of hearing.  Rabbi Schwartz speaks in hebrew with an accompanying english translation.  To download, click here. 

Tם read an english transcript on the Avodah of the Nine Days, click here.

To receive these newsletters weekly in your inbox, email: info@bilvavi.net.

To hear more amazing shiurim by Rabbi Schwartz, go to: www.Bilvavi.net




Finding Faith In Times of Mourning
Mrs. Devorah Yaffa Singer, Ma'ale Amos, Israel

Listen to this passionate appeal on the need to rectify the failing of the Jews in the Desert, who felt hated and abandoned by Hashem.  Learn how to feel more of Hashem’s love and closeness in our lives as a tikkun for this generational failing.  Plug into the “sparks of moshiach” inside of yourself and gain a better understanding as to what was the pre-requisite “skill set” the Jews had for building the mishkan in the desert. This is what we need to emulate to re-build the Mikdash in our midst today!

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This class is an introduction to  an on-going phone series given by Mrs. Singer called Lights of Emunah, a  life-transforming journey toward a more personal and palpable relationship with HaKadosh Baruch Hu.   The destination of this journey is no less than traveling to the deepest part of your inner world and coming into close personal contact with your true self: your Godly soul. For more informaton, Click Here.


Ahavat Hashem as the Tikkun for the Nine Days
Rabbi Tzadok Cable, The Binah Tree

As we all know, the root of Tisha B'Av was the Sin of the Spies. What did the Jews say at that fateful time in our history?  "It's because of Hashem's hatred of us that He took us out of the land of Egypt."  If our feelings of being hated by Hashem is what caused our destruction, then it is only through feeling the love of Hashem that we can repair the damage and rebuild ourselves and our nation.   During the Nine Days, now more than ever, we need to be able to access Ahavat Hashem/Love of G-d as we purify ourselves in service.

LISTEN to a riveting 18 minute excerpt from a class given recently by Rabbi Tzadok Cable clearly explaining from the Sefer Tanya how to access Love of G-d.  “Our souls are trapped”!, Rabbi Cable powerfully explains, and we are yearning to be free to express the G-dly light that has been constricted inside of us.  We need to have mercy on our souls and serve G-d with a passion and an awareness that we are releasing spiritual light and energy in every aspect of our Divine Service. 

Also, just downloaded last week, a wonderful, elucidating shiur on the root of Sinat Chinam in Klal Yisrael and the need for the Jewish people to learn to access the "olam pnimi" the inner world, as a tikkun for this malady.  A very important shiur to listen to before Tisha B'Av!  Click here to download.

I also highly recommend the Rav's shiur on the NINE DAYS  which is as compelling as it is clarifying.  To download, click here.

Rabbi Cable has an absolutely unique ability to express the loftiest ideas in the most practical of terms.  If you like this sample, you’ll for sure want to sign up for one of the Rav’s phone chaburahs which teach us how to integrate the soulful depth of Torah into our hearts and limbs.   For more information or to register, contact me directly at DevorahYaffa@G-dDirectTorah.com or visit www.TheBinahTree.com.

To order Rabbi Cable's in depth and foundational sefer on the Six Constant Mitzvot, click here.

 


9 b-Av - What's Truly Missing in our Lives
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY

This riveting talk was given  on Tisha B’Av 5771 in which Rav Weinberger describes the malaise of our generation: a generation that has everything, everything except HaKadosh Baruch Hu.  

To download this shiur whose message, if we were to truly internalize it,  would avoid us going through any future Tisha B’Av’s.  Click Here.  A related article on this topic by Rav Weinberger, entitled "Just One Thing is Missing" can be found here.

If you like this shiur, you'll want to also listen to: What Was It Like When We Had The Beis HaMikdash?  To listen, click here.

For more powerful shiurim from the Rav on Tisha B'Av, click here. 


Feeling Hashem's Love and Protection
Chaya Hinda Allen

Listen HERE to a beautiful guided Imagery by Chaya Hinda Allen (www.JPThink.com)  to help us feel Hashem's love for us and His loving protection. This track can be used to feel it for ourselves and to feel it for our loved ones wherever they may be.  As Chaya Hinda explains: “By using our minds and our imagination (tziurei halev in the words of Rav Dessler) we can create deep and enduring feelings of trust and connection. It must be practiced, it doesn't necessarily come at once… No one is born trusting Hashem. It is the effort we put in to guide our minds and to think these thoughts that create the protection."

To be a part of Chaya Hinda's on-going on-line Thinking Positive! course, visit..   

You can also now become a part of a growing community of Jewish Women led by Chaya Hinda Allen by becoming a memeber of Chaiyil.  Members receive an 18-minute installment of Chaiyil every day - either an uplifting audio message, member success story, guided bitachon experience or practical exercise. To hear a sample chizuk message on the power of our wanting and willing, click here.  To sign up to become a "Chaiyil" member and receive more daily chizuk messages, click here.

 

 


3 Weeks Drasha
Rabbi Aryeh Nivin's Personal Development Chaburas

Listen now to Rabbi Aryeh Nivin’s 3 Week’s Drasha helping the women of Klal Yisrael prepare in a most practical way for the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av and turn it from a day of mourning to a day of rejoicing.  To access this recording, click here.

Starting this coming Wednesday, a new chaburah will be starting from Rabbi Aryeh Nivin called The Constant G-d Connection Telephone chaburah:  This is a Chabura for people who are yearning to live with G-d at the highest level, and for people who don’t want to hold themselves back.  The Chabura will meet on Wednesdays at 10 am ET / 5 pm IT starting July 4th for 12 classes.  Price: The registration fee is $75 per month for three months. 

If you would like to join this Chabura or have further questions, please click here or contact Miriam Shwedel at newchabura2@gmail.com. In the USA call Mrs. Robin Meyerson at 602-469-1606.

To access Rabbi Nivin's website, 
 click here.  


Derech Eretz - A Peaceful Solution
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, YU & Aish Kodesh, NY

Chazal teach us that the Second Beis HaMikdash was destroyed through sinat chinam/baseless hatred and will only be re-built through ahavat chinam/baseless love.  Rav Weinberger gives a passionate appeal in which he mused with his “chevre”: "What would happen if for one year we were to act towards everyone else with derech eretz, if we put down our weapons and just loved every Jew? Things would be so much better."  This shiur made and continues to make major ripple effects in the Jewish Olam.  It is available for free download  and can be accessed HERE.  Please be sure to forward to all of your friends and family!

Just uploaded, an incredibly inspiring and visually captivating video on the absolute necessity of creating more Ahavat Yisrael in Klal Yisrael.  To view, click here.

A must listen to classic series during this time period of the Three Weeks, even if you've heard it last year and the year before, I never tire of listening to Rav Weinberger's "Davening During the Three Weeks" series which you can access here.


Elevating Distance into Closeness
Rabbi Yaakov Zalman Labinsky, www.BecomingDivine.com

A thought-provoking shiur (click hereon how to work through the pain of our own sufferings, transforming it into the longing for our Creator.  Utilize the strength of our yearning to illuminate the path to our personal and collective redemption. 

Click Here for more inspiring Torah by R' Yaakov Zalman Labinsky. 

Also, recently launched is Rabbi Labinsky's "Touching From A Distance-Growing Through Taharas Hamishpacha" series where Rabbi Labinksy looks from a whole new angle as to  how the laws of Taharat Mishpacha build and create a more dynamic and Divine marriage. To hear the introductiion to this series, click here.

For more information on how to dial into and be a part of this on-going free phone Chaburah that will greatly enhance your marriage, email: shulikleinman@beyondanydoubts.com


Preparing for the Three Weeks
Ms. Chevi Garfinkel, Ohr Naava

Ms. Garfinkel describes with great enthusiasm and sincerity a process whereby we can transform our warped black and white perception of reality into full three-dimensional color. click here.

Note: fast forward to the first 20 seconds when shiur begins.


The Three Weeks and Duties of the Heart
Mrs. Priva Piller

Mrs. Piller gave this heartfelt talk for Yeshivat Migdal Torah of Chicago where she described the avodah of engaging our emotions and desires in our yearnings for the Beis HaMikdash   She tells a very impactful story at the end of the soldiers liberating the Western Wall during the Six Day War.  She encourages us to learn from their emotions of wanting, or at least wanting to want, the return of the Shechina. Click Here.

 


Inculcating Emunah in our Children
Rabbi Avrohom M.Alter, Yeshiva Migdal Torah, Chicago, Il.

Every once in a while, you hear a class that you can listen to over and over and over again.  The truth is my Rav, Rabbi Avrohom M.Alter, has many shiurim that fit this description but this one really struck a deep chord within my “Emunah driven” heart.  Listen for yourself and see.  This shiur on how to educate our children in Emunah and Bitachon is really about how to educate ourselves in Emunah and Bitachon.  Once we get it, they’ll get it too!  This shiur should be on your “favorites” to be listened to all year round.  For download, click here.

 

Click here for more Torah by Rabbi Avrohom Alter


Be a "Spiritual Settler" and Not a "Spiritual Nomad"
Rabbi Tzadok Cable, Rav of Kehillas Ezra Hasofer Ramat Beis Shemesh Gimmel

Every once in awhile I hear a class that's so right on, so hits the "nail on the head" , and so resonates with my"G-d Direct"  wave length that I want to climb to the top of some high roof top and yell out: "hey women of Klal Yisrael, you gotta hear this stuff!"  Such was the case last week when Rabbi Tzadok Cable gave over the latest installment in our Living in the Present Moment phone chaburah.  The Rav clarified the difference between being a "spiritual settler" vs. a "spiritual nomad".  From the time we wake up in the morning to the time we go to sleep at night, we need to acquire the mind set of being "b'Makom" ; of being in "Hashem's place" and as such everything we do should be integrated within that framework and focus.

LISTEN for yourself to this transformative class.  Your Avodat Hashem will never be the same again!

For more information on how to be a part of Rabbi Cable’s phone chaburah community, go to:http://www.thebinahtree.com or email.  

To sign up for the LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT CHABURAH,  email me TODAY!


Hitbodedut: The Total Game Changer
Devorah Sisso Stieglitz, "Breakthrough" workshops

Meet Devorah Sisso Stieglitz!  Our latest addition to the “G-d Direct Torah” family, Devorah’s “Emunah Torah” is refreshingly real and down to earth.  Listen here to this wonderful class on Hitbodedut: The Total Game Changer. This class is part of a 6 part  series Devorah gives on line called Breakthrough. In this series, you'll learn tools to identify what's keeping you stuck in life, "break through" them, move on to the next stage, and attract what you truly want into your life... while recognizing that it's all from Hashem. Get excited about your future and your incredible potential again.  This is another one of those "hit the nail on the head" classes on Emunah that you'll want to listen to over and over.

Visit http://www.devorahspeaks.com/breakthrough for more information on Devorah and her series.

 


World Wide Nishmat Kol Chai Event
courtesy of Torah Any Time

A few months ago, on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, something very special and unique took place in Klal Yisrael.  Over 4,000 women came together from all around the globe to join in the Nishmat Kol Chai Worldwide Event.  This event celebrated thousands of women saying Nishmat Kol Chai for 40 days in a row.  It was a celebration of our love and gratitude to HaKadosh Baruch Hu and a celebration of us, Jewish women, and our power to unify to bring the Geula, b'karvov IY"H!  This event featured inspiring and empowering talks by Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi; Rabbi Aryeh Nivin; Lori Palatnik and a special bracha from Rebbetzin Leah Kolodetsky, daughter of Hagadol HaDor, HaGaon,  HaRav Chaim  Kanievsky.  

If you haven’t seen this yet, or even if you have and you want to see it again, click here now.


An Interview with Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan zt"l
Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, zt"l

For the first time in 36 years, made available now to our G-d Direct Torah community, you can hear Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan zt”l in a radio interview he gave in 1980.  To hear Rabbi Kaplan describe the importance of hitbodedut/meditation and the examples he demonstrates on how to attain a state of “aloneness” and closeness with the Ribbon shel olam is truly life altering.  Thank you to Rabbi Avraham Sutton for making this audio available to us. To download, click here.


Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh Women's Chaburah Siyum
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Yeshiva University/Aish Kodesh

Rabbi Moshe Weinberger pierces to the depths of the “pintele” yid with this shiur that he gave to a group of women in Lawrence, NY upon their completion of the Sefer Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh a few months ago.  Rabbi Weinberger tackles the difficult questions of how to maintain emunah amidst pain and suffering and how to transition this generation from one that “hears” and knows about Hashem’s existence to one that “sees” and “feels” Hashem’s existence moment to moment.  A must hear preparation to help us plug into the potential for "Ahavat Hashem" in the air right now..  To access this shiur, go here.


Bringing Redemption Through National Will
Rabbi Pinchas Winston, Telzstone, Israel

Listen to a captivating shiur by Rabbi Pinchas Winston who has made it his life’s mission to prepare this generation for the imminent redemption.  What’s left for us to do?  We need to develop a strong national will for Geula.  This means making the prospect of Redemption more real and palpable in our lives. 

To access the video of this talk that was given recently in Ramat Beit Shemesh, click here.  To access the mp3 recording, click here.   

 


Feeling Safe in an Unsafe World
Chaya Hinda Allen, Jewish Positive Thinking

Go HERE  to receive a beautiful guided Imagery by Chaya Hinda Allen (www.JPThink.com)  to help us feel Hashem's love for us and His loving protection.  Practical and inspiring, we need this chizuk now more than ever!  This track teaches us how we can empower ourselves to face the challenges of stressful times with courage.  As Chaya Hinda explains: “By using our minds and our imagination (tziurei halev in the words of Rav Dessler) we can create deep and enduring feelings of trust and connection. It must be practiced, it doesn't necessarily come at once… No one is born trusting Hashem. It is the effort we put in to guide our minds and to think these thoughts that create the protection."

To be a part of Chaya Hinda's on-going on-line Thinking Positive! course, visit..  

You can also now become a part of a growing community of Jewish Women led by Chaya Hinda Allen by becoming a memeber of Chaiyil.  Members receive an 18-minute installment of Chaiyil every day - either an uplifting audio message, member success story, guided bitachon experience or practical exercise. To hear a sample chizuk message on the power of our wanting and willing, click here.  Join now Chaya Hinda's special Elul Program.  To sign up and receive more daily chizuk messages to help us make the most of our Elul experience, click here.


Empowering Jewish Women to Action
Rebbertzin Chaya Levine

We learn that in the merit of the Jewish Women, we were redeemed from Egypt and in the merit of the righteous Jewish women in the future, we will be redeemed again.  As we enter into this difficult time period, now more than ever we need to gather ourselves together as Jewish women,  do Teshuva, and pray that our Unity is no longer built on tragedy but rather built on Positive Actions and Unity Initiatives.  Listen to Rebbetzin Chaya Levine, widow of Rabbi Kalman Zeev Levine, Hy”d,  who was amongst the four kedoshim  brutally murdered in Har Nof.   During this very personal and poignant meeting with Rebbetzin Levine,  she described for us one such powerful initiative.  She also not only gives us as Jewish Women a Call to Action, but shares with us her personal story from the morning she learned of her husband’s death till today.

Special thanks to the Yashar Foundation for making this meeting possible.  To download, click HERE

For more information on how to be a part of this project, go to: http://www.theactionsproject.com 

To view a very inspiring video with Rebbetzin Levine and others describing this project in more detail, click  HERE.


One Entity: The Essence of a Jewish Marriage
Rebbetzin Ruchi Goldenberg, Beit Shemesh, Israel.

Chazal teach us that there exists a marital relationship between HaKadosh Baruch Hu and Klal Yisarel.  In order to properly appreciate this relationship paradigm better,  we need to understand what is the essence of a Jewish marriage, what is the inherent holiness between husband and wife.  Having been married almost 20 years, I’m just now beginning to understand thanks to Rebbetzin Ruchi Goldenberg.  LISTEN  to this beautiful and eye opening shiur revealing the true secrets of marriage or as the Rebbetzin teaches: “This is the way Hashem created the world; a woman draws her inner identity, her essence, from her husband.” This was a big chiddush for me and I'd like to share it with you. 

This shiur is based on a chapter from a newly published sefer entitled: My Soul Desire published by Beis Hamidrash Neizer Yisrael of Harav Avraham Tzvi Kluger.  To read this excerpt, click here. 

To order this wonderful sefer, go to:  www.feldheim.com.

To access more of the Rebbetzin's shiurim on Shalom Bayit, go here.

 


Mother of Murdered Israeli Teen: A Timeless Message of the Power of Jewish Unity
Rachelle Fraenkel, Nof Ayalon, Israel

Watch this uplifting and moving video of Rachelle Fraenkel mother of Naftali Fraenkel, zt"l,  and her inspiring message to the Jewish people.  “Pick an act”, she so poignantly asks of us,  to keep the incredible unity that was generated alive and carry it throughout the year.  As Rachelle recounts:.  “It was said we went out searching for the boys and we discovered ourselves.”  

VIEW this video now (courtesy of www.aish.com) and please forward this message of hope and unity to others.

Putting into action Mrs. Fraenkel's suggestion of how to keep the Jewish Unity we created alive and spreading, a wonderful initiative has begun to create more Unity amongst the Jewish Women in Klal Yisrael.  For more details on how to be apart of this special endeavor, click here. 

I also recommend reading a wonderful piece from Parshat Noach entitled: United for Good.

 


Prayer Power
www.Aish.com

Cry along with me as you view this wonderful video courtesy of www.Aish.com on the Power of Prayer. To view, click HERE

 


 

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