Monthly Archives: November 2016

Heart Two: The Doctor’s Pulse

heart-love-romance-valentineA renowned doctor, an award winning professor of medicine, was in residence for a few months at the castle. There he examined and treated the countess and other members of the noble family.

One day at tea, the countess said, “We have a local Jewish healer right here in Mezhibuzh, a righteous man whose medical expertise is indisputable.”

The doctor hid his sneer behind his handkerchief. “Oh, I’d love to meet him.” So, the countess sent for the Baal Shem Tov right away. Continue reading Heart Two: The Doctor’s Pulse

Healing Body & Soul Tonight

pexels-photo-largeThe Healing Dance Of Body & Soul

Join me at tonight, Monday November 28th at 8 pm (EST), for a discussion of Anatomy of the Soul. Tonight’s topic will be the brain/mentalities, applying your intellectual awareness in a personally meaningfully way, your feminine intuition, and more.

(Scroll down for last week’s class.) Continue reading Healing Body & Soul Tonight

Heart One: The Rooster

1200px-rooster04_adjustedHeart One: The Rooster*

Yom Kippur was almost over. The Baal Shem Tov’s pale face was tense, his voice hoarse from crying out to God. Every person in the congregation was agitated—something was upsetting their Rebbe. Continue reading Heart One: The Rooster

Free Breslov Classes

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Free, Live, Interactive, Online Courses Starting this Sunday, November 20th–Click on  Link and Sign Up to Receive Class Reminder Emails

This Sunday, November 20 – Meir Elkabas
The Tzaddik and You

For some the idea of the Tzaddik can be challenging to understand, but the concept of the Tzaddik, a righteous individual and the shepherd of the Jewish people, is one that is rooted in Torah Judaism. Perhaps most recognizably in the beloved figure of Moses, our humble but great teacher. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov emphasized the importance of connecting to the Tzaddikim of the generation, the special individuals who are able to elevate each prayer to its proper place…

Yehudis Golshevsky (Starting the following Sunday, November 27)
Rebbe Nachman’s Stories: The Exchanged Children

For women only

This class will focus on the insights that Rebbe Nachman’s story The Exchanged Children offers into the nature of the relationship between body and soul; the necessary challenges and “exchanges” of the human condition; the roots of addictive behaviors and how to heal from them; the role of the tzaddik in catalyzing change; the re-balancing of our conflicted natures, and more…

Mordechai Kaufman (Starting Monday, November 21)
A Unique Freedom

In this moving lesson (Likutey Moharan 15) Rebbe Nachman reveals the true nature and experience of Yirat Hashem, Fear of G-d, which is the essence of Divine Service. The path to this ‘ultimate goal’ requires faith and trust, prayer, hitbodedut (intense meditative prayer) study, and connecting to Hashem via the mitzvot…

Chaya Rivka Zwolinski (Starting Monday, November 21)
The Healing Dance of Body and Soul, contd. 

For women only

Is there a holistic healing modality that is rooted in Jewish mysticism that is still relevant today?
In The Healing Dance of Body and Soul we’ll come to a richer understanding of why God houses our soul in this brilliantly complex home we call “my body”, the paradoxical interplay between body and soul, and a fresh yet ancient outlook on health and healing…

Yossi Katz (Weekly, Recorded Shiur)
Mayim, Mayim

Breslov wisdom encourages us to understand that no matter our external circumstances, whether we live in a palace or a prison cell, we have the power of free will to transform ourselves and achieve closeness to God. Self-transformation is an essential gift of Judaism, and a theme woven by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov throughout Likutey Moharan…

The Baal Shem Tov & Breakfast

647037421-def-sThis coming Sunday, November 20, the JCC in Manhattan* and the Carlebach Shul are hosting a morning of learning and breakfast. I’ll be speaking about the essential message of G-d consciousness that the Baal Shem Tov imparted to each Jewish individual and how developing our awareness of the Divine in our lives can sweeten the bitter challenges we all go through.

The Legacy of the Baal Shem Tov- Inspiration for Today

The teachings of the Baal Shem Tov served to inspire the creation of the Hasidic movement and ignite a vibrant renewal of Jewish life. How do his teachings continue to impact Jewish spirituality today? Join renowned teachers, Nehemia Polen, Yitzhak Buxbaum and Chaya Rivka Zwolinski, for this dynamic morning of learning.

Register at the JCC online. Or call 646.505.5708 to register.

*This event is mixed seating. For questions, contact me via the comments section, below.