Thursday, December 30, 2010

Heavenly Temple


My purpose in this work is to discuss the subject of the Heavenly Temple mentioned by our sages, to explain its form and structure in all their various details, and to show how the structure and dimensions of the earthly Temple are in direct alignment with those of the Heavenly Temple.

And you, dear, pleasant reader: Apply yourself with all your mental powers. Pay full attention, and I will teach you wondrous wisdom the like of which you have never heard. Then you will know how the King of the kings of kings watches over His creatures and conducts His universe in an ordered manner. He instituted the order of the universe so as to set it on a firm foundation and bring it to perfection in truth and faith.

These deep matters are way beyond the grasp of the human mind. No man has ever succeeded in fathoming the wisdom of his Creator and traveling the path of truth and justice in order to grasp and understand the works of God. But now I will lay these matters before you in a single, all-inclusive introductory work that will enable you to understand the way the world is run and how God gives each day's portion of food and sustenance to all His creatures, each in its proper time.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Are You Sick?

"Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said, Someone with a headache should busy himself with Torah, as it is said, `For they shall be a diadem of grace for your head' (Proverbs 1:9).

Someone with a sore throat should busy himself with Torah, as it is said, `and chains about your neck' (ibid.).

Someone with stomach pains should busy himself with Torah, as it is said, `it shall be health to your navel' (ibid. 3:8).

Someone with aching bones should busy himself with Torah, as it is said, `and marrow to your bones' (ibid.).

And if his whole body is aching, he should busy himself with Torah, as it is said (ibid. 4:22), `and health to all his flesh'" (Eruvin ibid.).

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pigs Have Kosher Feet

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Tisha B'Av - Special Clip

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chabad Wins World Cup

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Flotilla Choir presents: We Con the World

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Are They Really Waking Up?

Monday's high seas showdown between Muslim jihadis and Israel Navy commandos reached the Knesset plenum Wednesday, and four parliamentarians – one Jewish, the others Arab – were ejected in the course of the fiery debate. The session centered upon MK Hanin Zouabi (Balad), who had been on one of the flotilla boats. When Zoabi got up to speak, MK Anastasia Michaeli (Israel Our Home) tried to physically remove her from the rostrum. More at INNews

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Singing...People Get Ready! The Showdown is Here!

The Vilna Gaon wrote that, in the end of days, when you see that all 70 nations of the world are unified against us (amounting to 200 countries today), that is when we will see the wars of Gog Umagog and in turn the heralding of the final redemption.

70 is the gematria of גּוֹג וּמָגוֹג "GOG UMAGOG"

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Zechariah 8:23 G-d states this through the prophet: "This is what the LORD Almighty says: "In those days ten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.’"

Listen to this powerful and informative interview by Gavriel Sanders about Pastor Paul Tan and a group of Chinese messianics in Singapore rejects Jesus as being God or the Messiah and are now turning toward the Bnai Noach Movement or possibly even full conversion to Judaism.

How's this for a combination? A Quaker Holocaust teacher who converted to Judaism and her husband, who designed parts of the World Trade Center, now live in Israel and build affordable solar-powered houses. IsraelNationalRadio's Eve Harow interviewes Nancy and Hy "Chaim" Brown.

The amazing story of our church that en masse decided to convert to Judaism.

Yaakov Parisi - Once an Evangelical Christian Pastor, Yaakov will share his intriguing story of how he and his wife explored the roots of their faith in search for the truth, and arrived at the doorstep of Judaism.

I served as a Christian minister in the African American community both in Chicago and Los Angeles for fourteen years. I left that world in 1996 to fulfill my spiritual yearnings and to become a Jew.

My background is that of a religious Christian. While in Hamburg, I was ordained a pastor in the Methodist Church (Aug.,1975). For three & a half years during my doctoral studies, I was employed as a minister of an English speaking Protestant congregation (June,1976 to Dec.,1979). During this time, I met my German wife (Jan.,1978), whose father and... See More grandfather were very pious Lutheran pastors.

Several months after our marriage, my wife and I began to investigate Judaism (Nov. 5, 1978). It took about a year and a half for both of us to reach the conclusion that Torah Judaism fulfilled all the intellectual, academic, spiritual and emotional truths for which we had been searching (Feb.,1980). After withdrawing ourselves from the church and leaving the ministry, both my wife and I began our conversion process which took three & a half years and finally culminated with us traveling to Frankfurt-am-Main and converting to orthodox Judaism (May, 1983).

Converts and more converts! Nonjews converting right and left to Judaism (and nonjews becoming righteous nonjews following the 7 noahide laws and all that they entail) - Moshiach will be here soon! here is Louis Ferrante - a one-time maffia thug

This convert is not a thug.....a PhD in clinical psychology from Columbia University and a law degree from New York University and author of FROM GHETTO TO GHETTO: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN JOURNEY TO JUDAISM " I am part of a Tradition and People that leaves no doubt that I am truly accepted as an ordinary man, a black man, and yes, a Jewish man."

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Can You Keep A Secret?

The Torah tells us in parsha Vayikra “And He [Hashem] called to Moshe, and Hashem spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying..." [Vayikra - Leviticus 1:1]

This verse seems to be repetitive. The beginning of the verse says “And He [Hashem] called to Moshe…” and the end of the verse states “saying.” Therefore, the last word in the verse “saying” seems to be superfluous. We know that nothing in the Torah is superfluous, thus, the Sages learn a spiritually fulfilling lesson from the this verse. The Talmud [Yoma 4b] explains that the word “saying” denotes: "What I am about to say, you may say to others."

Consequently, we learn that a person has no right to repeat what someone tells him unless that person gives him explicit permission to do so. [Love Your Neighbor, parshas Vayikra p.216 Reb Zelig Pliskin]

The Talmud relates that a certain student revealed a secret that was twenty-two years old. Rabbi Ami expelled him from the Bais Hamedrash (study hall) saying "this person is a revealer of secrets." [Ibid. citing Sanhedrin 31a]

A person should be careful not to disclose his own secrets to others. Before someone reveals a secret, he is the secret's master. But once a person reveals his secret, the secret is his master, for he lives in fear that it will become known to others. [ibid. citing Menoras Hamaor 2:4] A wise man once joked: “I can keep a secret, but the people I tell cannot.” [Rabbi Avrohom Braun – Monsey, New York]

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

To Be Circumcised or Not To Be Circumcised

Paul explains that all who are "in Christ" are members of the true Israel of God and are counted as the true sons of Abraham. That is, in the Christian Messiah , circumcision, Israel, and the seed of Abraham take on a new, spiritual meaning.circumcision "real circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual and not literal" (Rom. 2:29, RSV). In other words, one is a new creation "if one abides with the christian messiah" and circumcision is done away with - not even needed for one born a Jew.

NOW PRAY Paul has the audacity to change G-d's commandments and words? In the passages of Ezekiel (chapters 40-48) speaks of the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple and the return of animal sacrifices. Pay attention to Ezekiel 44:9.So said the Lord God: No alien of uncircumcised heart or of uncircumcised flesh may enter My Sanctuary, of any alien who is in the midst of the Children of Israel.

So dear Jew - if you have been raised in a secular family and have not had a bris - it is time for you to have one! As it is one of the 613 commandments
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Who Is Ramchal?

Ramchal is a name by which Rabbi Luzzato is commonly known and is a Hebrew acronym for
Rabbi Moshe Chayim Luzzatto,the outstanding scholar and teacher of Jewish ethics who lived in the 18th century.

Join us in a slow and deliberate study of this central work by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, master Kabbalist, philosopher, moralist, and thinker. We will cite the book nearly sentence by sentence, explain it, delve deeply into its wisdom, and grow within our beings in the process.

"The Great Redemption"Prologue
Prologue - 1
Prologue - 2

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11

The Visitation
Chapter 1 (Part 1)
Chapter 1 (Part 2)
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6

The Remembrance
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15

The Rectified World
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7

"Fundamentals of the Jewish Faith"
Chapter 1: G-d (Part 1)
Chapter 1: G-d (Part 2)
Chapter 1: G-d (Part 3)
Chapter 2: The Spiritual World (Part 1)
Chapter 2: The Spiritual World (Part 2)
Chapter 2: The Spiritual World (Part 3)
Chapter 2: The Spiritual World (Part 4)
Chapter 2: The Spiritual World (Part 5)
Chapter 2: The Spiritual World (Part 6)
Chapter 3: Torah and Mitzvot (Part 1)
Chapter 3: Torah and Mitzvot (Part 2)
Chapter 3: Torah and Mitzvot (Part 3)
Chapter 3: Torah and Mitzvot (Part 4)
Chapter 4: The Divine Merit-System (Part 1)
Chapter 4: The Divine Merit-System (Part 2)
Chapter 4: The Divine Merit-System (Part 3)
Chapter 4: The Divine Merit-System (Part 4)
Chapter 5: Heaven and Hell (Part 1)
Chapter 5: Heaven and Hell (Part 2)
Chapter 6: Divine Providence (Part 1)
Chapter 6: Divine Providence (Part 2)
Chapter 6: Divine Providence (Part 3)
Chapter 6: Divine Providence (Part 4)
Chapter 6: Divine Providence (Part 5)
Chapter 7: Moses and Prophecy(Part 1)
Chapter 7: Moses and Prophecy(Part 2)
Chapter 7: Moses and Prophecy(Part 3)
Chapter 7: Moses and Prophecy(Part 4)
Chapter Eight: The Redemption (Part 1)
Chapter Eight: The Redemption (Part 2)
Chapter Eight: The Redemption (Part 3)
Chapter Eight: The Redemption (Part 4)
Chapter Nine: Miracles (Part 1)
Chapter Nine: Miracles (Part 2)
Chapter Nine: Miracles (Part 3)
Chapter Nine: Miracles (Part 4)
Chapter Ten: The Oral Torah (Part 1)
Chapter Ten: The Oral Torah (Part 2)
Chapter Ten: The Oral Torah (Part 3)
Chapter Ten: The Oral Torah (Part 4)
Chapter Ten: The Oral Torah (Part 5)
Chapter Ten: The Oral Torah (Part 6)

"The Way of G-d"PART 1 - The Fundamental Principles of Reality
Introduction to The Class
Ramchal's Introduction
Chapter 1 - The Creator
Chapter 2 - The Purpose of Creation
Chapter 3 - Mankind
Chapter 4 - The Fundamental Principles of Reality
Chapter 5 - The Spiritual Realm

PART 2 - Divine Providence
Chapter 1 - Divine Providence in General
Chapter 2 - Mankind in this world
Chapter 3 - Personal Providence
Chapter 4 - Israel and the Other Nations
Chapter 5 - How Divine Providence Works
Chapter 6 - The System Behind Divine Providence
Chapter 7 - The Influence of the Stars
Chapter 8 - The Details of Divine Providence

PART 3 - The Soul, Inspiration, Prophecy, and the Supernatural
Chapter 1 - The Soul and its Influence
Chapter 2 - Theurgy
Chapter 3 - Inspiration and Prophecy
Chapter 4 - The Prophetic Experience
Chapter 5 - Moses as a Prophet

PART 4 - Divine Service
Chapter 1 - Serving G-d in General
Chapter 2 - Torah Study
Chapter 3 - The Love and Fear of G-d
Chapter 4 - "Shema Yisroel and Its Blessings"
Chapter 5 - "Prayer"
Chapter 6 - "The Sequence of the Day"
Chapter 7 - "Intermittent Observances"
Chapter 8 - "Seasonal Mitzvot"
Chapter 9 - "Incidental Observances and Blessings"

Da'at Tevunot - The Knowing HeartSection 1
Ramchal's Introduction
Section 1, Chapter 1
Section 1, Chapter 2
Section 1, Chapter 3
Section 1, Chapter 4
Section 1, Chapter 5
Section 1, Chapter 6
Section 1, Chapter 7
Section 1, Chapter 8
Section 1, Chapter 9
Section 1, Chapter 10
Section 1, Chapter 11
Section 1, Chapter 12
Section 1, Chapter 13
Section 1, Chapter 14
Section 1, Chapter 15
Section 1, Chapter 16
Section 1, Chapter 17
Section 1, Chapter 18
Section 1, Chapter 19

Section 2
Section 2, Chapter 1
Section 2, Chapter 2
Section 2, Chapter 3
Section 2, Chapter 4
Section 2, Chapter 5
Section 2, Chapter 6
Section 2, Chapter 7
Section 2, Chapter 8
Section 2, Chapter 9
Section 2, Chapter 10
Section 2, Chapter 11

Section 3
Section 3, Chapter 1
Section 3, Chapter 2
Section 3, Chapter 3
Section 3, Chapter 4
Section 3, Chapter 5
Section 3, Chapter 6
Section 3, Chapter 7
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