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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 Kislev
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 Kislev: the soul’s “power of sleep” and thus to dream.  Rabbi Schwartz speaks in hebrew with an accompanying english translation.  To download, click here.   For a PDF file, click here.

STILL NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR:  A new on-going monthly phone chaburah to hear Rabbi Schwartz LIVE called "Inner Redemption" in which the Rav will explore with us how we can plunge to the depths of our personal inner avodah.  To receive more information  email: DevorahYaffa@G-dDirectTorah.com  or sign up 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! 

 


Chanukah: Finding Light in the Darkness
Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi , Aish HaTorah, Jerusalem, Israel

Listen in as Rabbanit Mizrachi weaves us along a Chanukah journey, showing us how no matter how dark the situation we’re in, there is always the light of Hashem to be found.  With her humour, frankness and sincerity, Rabbanit Mizrachis draws out our hearts and our souls in our Avodat Hashem. This class was given live at the Aish HaTorah World Center In Jerusalem, Chanukah  5772. 

Click here to download mp3


Finding Hashem in the Chanukah Lights
Mrs. Devorah Yaffa Singer, G-d Direct Torah

These presentations, which describe the deeper connection between Chanukah and building a more conscious, intuitive, "ayn od m'lvado"  awareness of Hashem's loving Presence in our lives, are part of an on-going series given by Mrs. Singer - Lights of Emunah -  a life-transforming journey toward a more personal and palpable relationship with HaKodus Baruch Hu.

Inspiration and Chanukah Chizuk November 2015: Click here for mp3 file. 

Healing our Vision (part I):  Click here to downlaod mp3

The Hidden Light of Chanukah (part II: Includes a special Chanukah Meditation) Click here to download mp3

To see a video presentation of a Chanukah class I gave with Orit Ester Riter a couple years back, click here to view.

To download your "Ayn Od M'lvado" wallet size tefillah, click here.


The Historical Relevance of Chanukah: Then and Now
Rabbi Tzadok Cable, founder of Binyan HaOlam

Once again Rabbi Cable offers us an in-depth historical overview of the seeds, built into the fabric of Creation, leading the Jewish People into the Greek exile.  Based on the teachings of the Maharal’s Ner Mitzvah, Rav Cable shares with us a fascinating look into what is Chochmah (wisdom) and takes his listener into the mind of the Greeks.  It was the Greek’s civilization and their desire to uproot Jewish Wisdom, and specifically our connection to Torah and HaKadosh Baruch Hu, which was at the core of our nation’s battle with this fomidable enemy.  During the second half of the shiur Rav Cable gives a very special insight into the avodah and the progression of each night of candlelighting.  Click here to download mp3

To hear last year's chanukah drasha, click here. 

To find out how to be a part of Rabbi Cable's ongoing and dynamic phone chaburas, click here. 

Give a Special Chanukah Gift of Torah to yourself and/or a loved one:  Available now -  a BRAND NEW CD series/ 61 tracks recently recorded by Rabbi Tzadok Cable on the Maharal's famous Sefer Ner Mitzvah.  For more details and to order,  contact us.


Chanukah - Sight Unseen
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY

This impactful talk shows us how to see beneath the surface and behold Reality for what it really is.  Chanukah is the holiday to heal our vision and learn to see life through, as Rav Weinberger calls them: “Chanukah eyes”.  

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To access more awesome torah by Rabbi Weinberger, go to: http://www.yutorah.org

 


Chanukah: Judging Favorably & Seeing the Higher Good
Rabbi Yaakov Zalman Labinsky, Becoming Divine, Cleveland, OH

A brilliant shiur linking the all-encompassing mitzvah of judging others’ favorably with Chanukah; learning to see life’s circumstances through the eyes of the soul rather than our physical eyes;  this “corrected vision” is the source of blessing in our lives , holiness,  and our ability to connect to Hashem’s Unity.    Click here to download mp3 

If you liked this shiur, you must also download this one! Chanukah Lighting/Illuminating Marriage.  Just recorded last week, Rabbi Labinsky describes how the Avodah of candlelighting at Chanukah can be used to powerfully enhance our marriages.

For more awesome Torah by Rabbi Labinsky, go to: http://becomingdivine.com/

Also, don't miss this phenomenal marriage workshop that Rabbi Labinsky gives over teaching in theory and in practice how to tap into the potential for growth in Marriage.  Anyone wanting to bring their marriage to new heights of closeness to one another and to Hashem, this is a must listen series.  Download part I here NOW.   Part II download here.  For more information on how to be a part of this ongoing life transforming and marriage transforming FREE phone chaburah, email: shulikleinman@beyondanydoubts.com

 


Seek and Ye Shall Find - The Message of Chanukah (Parshat Vayashev)
Rabbi Avrohom M. Alter, Yeshivat Migdal Torah, Chicago, IL

An awesome explanation as to the difference between hidden and revealed miracles.  On Chanukah, as in all of life, Hashem mirrors our actions.  To the degree that we search and we want, and we exert ourselves to make the connection, to that extent does Hashem turn nature upside down and we can rise to the level of revealed miracles in our lives.

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click here for more Torah by Rabbi Avrohom Alter

 

 


Question of the Ages: How Much Hishtadlus vs. How Much Bitachon? (Parshat Miketz)
Rabbi Avrohom M. Alter, Yeshivat Migdal Torah, Chicago, IL

When is 'enough' enough? When is enough ... really 'too much'? Haven't we all been perplexed by this question? Hishtadlus vs. Bitachon - how much is proper?  In matters of Shiduchim, Parnasah, Yeshuos, etc. Is it true that G-d only helps those who "help themselves"?  When is 'enough' Hishtadlus really 'too much' Hishtadlus?  To answer these and other questions on how to understand the delicate balance between Bitachon and Histadlut,  click here to download.  

 

 


Chanukah - The Soul is the Candle of Hashem
Rabbi Tzadok Cable, founder of Binyan HaOlam

This FREE CHANUKAH DRASHA will be an exploration into the depth of what a candle is. We will explore the metaphor in the wisdom of Shlomo who compared the soul of man to the candle of Hashem. This will touch upon the power of the soul to elevate our being, the soul as a way for Hashem to see into us and thus for us to see into ourselves. We will also explore the unique connection of this festival to candles and also understand the distinction between the candle of Chanukah as opposed to the candle of Shabbos.

Click here to download the MP3.

 


Western Mind - Torah Mind
Rabbi Akiva Tatz

This is one of many shiurim Rabbi Tatz gives us sharing the awesome potential of Chanukah and specifically how essential it is we know how vastly we differ from the Greeks and the Western Civilization they gave birth to.

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Click here for more Torah by Rabbi Tatz


Building the Jewish Home
Rabbi Yaakov Singer, Ma'ale Amos, Israel

In the days of Chanukah the Jewish people witnessed the defilement of the Beis HaMikdash and experienced the erosion of the Jewish home from the onslaught of Greek values.  On the heels of the military victory, the Sages established Chanukah and taught lessons whose intent is to rebuild and refocus the Jewish home, one ner at a time.  What was compromised then?  What is the tikkun today? 

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Chanukah: Doing the Impossible
Mrs. Lori Palatnik, founder of JWRP, "Lori Almost Live" Aish.com

Watch “Lori Almost Live” as Mrs. Lori Palatnik shares her warmth, her sincerity and her passion as she describes for us how   When we invite God in, amazing things can happen."  This is the month of miracles.  When left up to our own devices, what can we do?  But when we ask Hashem to help us, nothing's impossible.

To watch this aish.com video, click here.

 


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.

 


Be a "Spiritual Settler" and Not a "Spiritual Nomad"
Rabbi Tzadok Cable, The Binah Tree

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!


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


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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