There is a broad consensus amongst our Gedolim that we are in a period of time now calledIkvese Demeshicha– or theEnd 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.
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 selections. Videos 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”
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 a couple weeks ago in Ramat Beit Shemesh, click here. To access the mp3 recording, click here.
To learn how to collectively as a Nation access our Ratzon / Will, we must first learn how to access and empower ourselves in our individual desires. Download now an impactful shiur on the Power of Ratzon / Will and how we can use our Will, which is the highest expression of our G-dly nature, to affect and change reality, and as Rabbi Winston explained, bring the Geula closer with Hashem's help!
"Am I Allowed to Keep Smiling During the Nine Days?"
Chaya Hinda Allen, Jewish Positive Thinking
Join Jewish Positive Thinkingfacilitator Chaya Hinda Allen as she guides us through meditation and visualization in experiencing the 9 Days and Tisha Be'Av like never before - living the pain alongside hope, and joining together in powerful positive prayer for personal and national redemption.
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 Tisha B’Av and turn it from a day of mourning to a day of rejoicing. To access this recording, click here.
To sign on to one of Rabbi Aryeh Nivin’s Personal Development chaburas, click here. Don’t miss out on his special “Elul” program to gear us for the new year. For more information, view.
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!
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.
A Woman's Avodah in Av
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 our unique avodah in for the month of Av: Dealing with Sadness and Mourning. Rabbi Schwartz speaks in hebrew with an accompanying english translation. To download, click HERE.
For a PDF file on the Rav's Torah on the three weeks, click here.
More translations, audios and videos on the Nine Days are available here and here.
A new phone chaburah series to hear Rabbi Schwartz LIVE speaking on the avodah of Preparing for Redemption is beginning in Elul. To receive more information on how to register for this on-going monthly chaburah SIGN UP HERE.
To learn from one who has been chosen in our generation to teach us how to feel a palpable and personal relationship with our Creator and get more in touch with our deeper inner selves is ahuge privilege and opportunity that is now being made available to YOU!
Unlock Your Way to Oneness
Mrs. Faigy Pollack
Join our newest presenter to G-d Direct Torah, Mrs. Faigy Pollack who recently launched her transformative series: "Unblock Your Way to Oneness". In this series, you will be empowered to bring true intimacy into all areas of your marriage and it will help you acquire the tools necessary to establish a healthy, fulfilling and satisfying relationship with your husband. Where there is true oneness between husband and wife, there is shechinah. As Mrs. Pollack emphasizes: “We need more shechinah in the world. .We need the Geula! "בזכות נשים צדקניות נגאלו ישראל ובזכותן עתידין להגאל"
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.
A classic series on 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.
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. (You can access Rabbi Weinberger's shiurim by typing his name into the Search in Tisha B'Av search engine provided on this page).
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 accessedHERE. 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.
Elevating Distance into Closeness
Rabbi Yaakov Zalman Labinsky, www.BecomingDivine.com
A thought-provoking shiur (click here) on 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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Feeling Safe in an Unsafe World
Chaya Hinda Allen, Jewish Positive Thinking
GoHEREto 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..
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
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 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.”
VIEWthis video now (courtesy ofwww.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, clickhere.
I also recommend reading a wonderful piece from Parshat Noach entitled: United for Good.
Cry along with me as you view this wonderful video courtesy ofwww.Aish.comon the Power of Prayer.To view, click HERE.