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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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Parshat Vayahkel: Dedicated Heart - The Key to Success
Rabbi Avrohom M. Alter, Yeshiva Migdal Torah, Chicago

In honor of this week’s Torah Portion Vayahkel, I’d like to share with you my favorite Torah shiur of all time. LISTEN HERE  to Rabbi Alter as he exquisitely explains the depth of what was required by the Jewish people to draw down the Shechina to dwell amongst them.  What are the lessons we can learn as to how to make our homes and our hearts into  vessels, into a living Mishkan, to contain Hashem's awesome light and infinite energy supply?  Answer: when we put forth our hearts and our full will into doing Hashem’s will, then we are able to merit tremendous siyata d’shmaya. To learn more on how to activate your will in Avodat Hashem, click here.

Hold onto your head coverings when you hear what the special role of the women was in building the mishkan.  Even if you've heard this shiur before,  you'll want to hear it again.  I listen to it over and over every year!

Click here for more Torah by Rabbi Avrohom Alter


Great Geula Gathering
Aish HaTorah, Jerusalem

And speaking of the special role of the women in building the mishkan, there is so much Geuladik energy in the air right now,  I can hardly contain myself!  Join me tonight for the "Great Geula Gathering" at Aish HaTorah World Center Jerusalelm 8pm.  I think the main event in the Grand Ballroom is already sold out but we are providing another venue inside Aish for the "overflow" for up to another 200 women.  If you'd like to reserve your space in that venue, email today before 3:30pm to geulagatheringjerusalem@gmail.com.  If you're not able to gain access to the event inside, don't go away!  Join us at the Kotel at 10pm for group tefila/tehillim.  Join women worldwide in an amazing initiative that has triggered this passion and yearning and who are gathering together celebrating their yearning for the Geula.  

And there's more!   After tonight's and tomorrow's celebrations, embark on a 40 day journey of EMunah and Healing culminating in some more incredible Jewish Women's Unifying events still to come!  To sign up for this amazing 40 Day transformative initiative, check out the flyer here..


A Woman's Avodah in Adar
Rabbi Itamar Schwartz, author Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh

Rabbi Itamar Schwartz, author of the life-transformative series Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh, shares with the women of Klal Yisrael what the unique "koach" is for the month of Adar which of course is the soul’s power of simcha/joy and specifically describes the true source to our happiness. Rabbi Schwartz speaks in hebrew with an accompanying english translation.  To download, click here. 

With Purim just around the corner, don't miss out on these wonderful Purim insights by the Bilvavi.  For a pdf file on this and other inspiring Torah for Purim, go here.

To learn from someone who will teach us how to feel a palpable and personal relationship with our Creator and get more in touch with our deeper inner selves is a huge opportunity that is now being made available to YOU! 

 


Preparation for Purim
Rabbi Nachum Chaimowitz, Lev Yisrael

A new edition to G-d Direct Torah.com, Rabbi Nachum Chaimowitz,  founder of the Lev Yisrael Institute for Torah Based Psychology, shares with us the deeper meaning behind Purim. This shiur can be of tremendous help in preparing to receive the awesome “kochot” inherent in Purim. Download here 

If you like this shiur, you’ll want to also download THIS ONE


Reclaiming Joy - Why Are We Experiencing Such A Lack Of Simcha?
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Mashgiach Yeshiva University

Listen to this wonderful class from Rav Moshe Weinberger defining Simcha and why this essential quality of joy in our Avodat Hashem is so hard to come by in our generation.  This class is part one of a six part series. As joy is a always an essential ingredient in our Avodat Hashem, this class is a must listen to for all year round.  To download part one, click here.

 


Permission To Be Alive And Happy
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY

Enjoy this wonderful shiur from Rav Weinberger’s vast selection of inspiring and uplifting Pnimius Torah, this relating specifically to simcha.  Download here. 

Check out Rav Weinberger’s  awesome Purim Torah – close to 100 Shiurim!  Hear  last year's drasha here.  These ought to keep you busy for the next few days!

More great free downloads from Moshe Weinberger available at: http://www.yutorah.org/



Purim: Hidden Miracles
Rabbi Yaakov Zalman Labinsky, Becoming Divine, Cleveland, OH

This impactful shiur shows us how we can grow through the yearly cycle, becoming more Divine as we traverse along the pathways of the Torah and her holidays. Rav Labinsky weaves for us a magnificent tapestry of the energies available during these holiday transitions throughout the year and describes the unique potential in the air right now as Purim approaches.  Download mp3

 Also, don’t miss out on another life-transforming shiur: Discovering Your Soul Purpose as Rabbi Labinsky guides us towards a deeper understanding of who we really are and what our life’s purpose really is.  This is part one of a two part series. Download mp3

To listen to part two and/or hear other fantastic shiurim by Rav Labinsky, go here.

 


Simcha, Emunah & Intuition
Mrs. Devorah Yaffa Singer, Ma'ale Amos, Israel

This class, describing the relationship between Simcha, Emunah  and learning how to access our Intuition, was given during Devorah Yaffa Singer’s  phone series Lights of Emunah.  Learn the secret to Simcha and how Living with Emunah in Hakadosh Baruch Hu is the key to actualizing Hashem's ratzon, middos development and experiencing tremendous inner joy.   Click here to download mp3  

To gain a closer glimpse into how Mrs. Singer came to this pathway in Avodat Hashem, READ 


Purim - The Holiest Day of the Year
Rabbi Tzadok Cable, founder of The Binah Tree

Rabbi Tzadok Cable will be indulging us once again with another of his brilliant, inspiring and FREE drashot.  Join us to learn about:   Purim - The Holiest Day of the Year.   In this class, Rabbi Cable will be exploring the underpinnings of why Yom Kippurim is only a day "like Purim". This means that really Purim is the holiest day of the year. What is holiness?  How are we to attain it on Purim? How do the four mitzvos of Purim integrate with this holiness, create it, and help us to sustain it all year long? 

To access the recording to this wonderful shiur which I highly recommend trying to tune into before Purim, CLICK HERE.

To receive more information on Rabbi Cable’s phone chaburah learning opportunities, GO HERE

 


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.


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


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.  To sign up and receive more daily chizuk messages 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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