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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 Tishrei
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 Tishrei: the sense of touch that is accessed in our minds and in our hearts. Rabbi Schwartz speaks in hebrew with an accompanying english translation.  To download, click here.  For a PDF file on all the Rav's Torah for the Yomim HaNoraiim, click here.  To listen to some powerful drashos from the Rav on Yom Kippur, 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 at: http://www.bilvavi.net/english/inner-redemption-series 

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! 

 


Immerse Your Soul In Love: The Secret Of Yom Kippur
Rabbi Doniel Katz, The Elevation Project

Rabbi Doniel Katz captivates us once again with a phenomenal series for preparing for Yom Kippur. Rabbi Katz walks us through brilliantly step by step on how to approach this awesome day.  He brings us face to face with who we really are, a G-dly soul, and only from there can the process of Teshuva and reconcilation begin culminating in Hashem's forgivemenss and compassion.

To download the first class in this series, click here.  To hear the rest of the series plus more awesome and inspiring shiurim by Rabb Katz, go here. 

For more information on Rabbi Doniel Katz and his now global Elevation Project, click here.




Mechanics of Teshuva
Rabbi Tzadok Cable, founder Binyan Haolam

Join Rabbi Tzadok Cable for another clarifying and captivating class establishing the fundamentals of Teshuvah.   The Rav brilliantly discusses the difference between Teshuvah from Yirah and Teshuvah from Ahavah as well as understanding the parameters of our free will relative to Hashem' s decrees.   This class is a must listen and is a wonderful warm up to Yom Kippur.  For download,  click here.

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

STARTING TOMORROW: LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT CHABURAH

For details and call in numbers, email me TODAY!


The Teshuva Process
Rabbi Tzadok Cable, The Binah Tree

Plug into the intense energies and potential for transformation and teshuva in the air right now as we rapidly approach the Yomim HaNoraiim.  Rav Tzadok Cable gives us a thorough and profound explanation of the Teshuva process during this time period and how to make our Teshuva real and personal.

This class is now available to download here.

Starting in two weeks, Rabbi Cable will be starting a new phone chaburah: Kavanah in Tefillah. In this chaburah, the Rav will be going through the meaning of each of the brochos of the Amidah to help us have more kavanah in our davening.  The Rav will also go over some of the main aspects of tefilah, how it is structured, what is the flow of the davening, all to help us focus ourselves better as we try to communicate with our Creator.   For more information on how to be a part  of Rabbi Cable’s growing phone chaburah community,  contact me or visit: http://www.thebinahtree.com .

 


Yom Kippur : The Power of Forgiveness and Teshuva
Rebbetzin Tzipora Harris, The Clarity Seminar

Another MUST LISTEN TO shiur by dynamic and down to earth Rebbetzin Tziporh Harris as she shares with us her keys to clarity, personal transformation. and the amazing healing power of Teshuva and Forgiveness.  Rebbetzin Harris shares with us how to make the most of our Yom Kippur experience and the perspective we need to have going in so we can access all of Hashem's gifts of healing and forgiveness going out.

 Download HERE. Also print out Rebbetzin Harris's "Focus for Yom Kippur" handout that accompanies this lecture available under More Chizuk!

You can also access more of Rebbetzin Harris’s clarity and wisdom here.

 


Lessons in Forgiveness
Rabbi Avrohom M. Alter, Yeshiva Migdal Torah, Chicago, IL

We all know the powerful benefits of letting go of anger and bitterness. They work wonders for our attitude, health, and most importantly our relationships.  Never the less, the familiar cliche 'Forgive and Forget' isn't nearly as easy as it sounds! Yosef HaTzadik's unbelievable words and incredible interactions with his brothers are beyond inspiring and teach us that forgiveness is an offshoot of requisite, unconditional Jewish love -- an obligatory gift granted even to those who have hurt us.


With the opportunity for Teshuva upon us as we prepare ourselves to fast and repent, now more than ever we need to learn the art of forgivemenss which is so essential to Jewish Unity.  LISTEN to Rabbi Avrohom A. Alter teach us how drawing on the lessons from Yosef haTzadik and the parsha.


Click here for more awesome Torah from Rabbi Avrohom M. Alter.

 

 


Becoming Divine of Marriage: Growing Through RH, Yom Kippur and Sukkot Preparations
Rabbi Yaakov Zalman Labinsky, Becoming Divine.com

Don't miss this phenomenal marriage workshop that Rabbi Labinsky gave this time last year teaching in theory and in practice how to tap into the potential for growth in Marriage through our Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot preparations.  Anyone wanting to make the most of this time period and bring your 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.

To hear more awesome Torah from Rav Labinsky, go to  BecomingDivine.com


Hitbodedut and Teshuva
Mrs. Aviva Aberman, originator of Geula From Within

Listen to this wonderful shiur from Mrs. Aviva Aberman as she walks us through step by step the full Teshuva process.  Mrs. Aberman’s  Torah is so real, so sincere and she allows us to personalize  very deep Torah in a very practical, down to earth way.  Click  HERE for the mp3 recording..


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.

 


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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