When you are counting how many people attend your new weekly talks, make sure to count me! I listen to recordings because of the timing of your live Zoom sessions.
And, I am not exaggerating, please tell your sponsor and take this to heart yourself – the new series on Tehillim is EXACTLY what is needed, by me and of course many others. I was THRILLED to hear your first session today. The woman who suggested [and sponsored] this series must be very connected to the prayers of other people following your classes. It is just so perfect now, for us and for all of Klal Israel. AMEIN!
Thank you for all you do for so many,
Mia Sherwood Landau, Journaling Mentor
This thought was inspired by a BreslovWoman class on Kapitel Alef of Tehillim. The first pasuk translates loosely as “Ashrei—praiseworthy is the man who did not walk in the counsel of the wicked and in the path of the sinful did not stand and in the session of scorners did not sit.” There’s a progression from walking to standing and finally sitting. “Ashrei” while translated as praiseworthy here also has a meaning of spiritual success. When man does not walk, stand, or sit with sinful people, he becomes spiritually successful.
When davening for someone there’s an inyan of saying the corresponding kapitel of tehillim for their age (for 0-12 months say Kapitel Alef, for age 1-2 say Kapitel bais etc etc). The first year of life is full of developmental milestones and among them are usually sitting, then standing, and finally walking. The progression of movement in infant development is opposite than the progression of man moving with sinful people. We can learn from “Ashrei” how important the first year of life is for imprinting spiritual success, since the infant sits in the home of their family and absorbs everything. Their sitting impacts the way that they will eventually walk and we, as parents, family, and educators, should not underestimate our ability to influence our children. May we all be blessed to have homes full of Yiddishe spirituality and light that spreads via our children’s walking.
Anonymous (Mother of Young Children)
I always struggle when saying Tehillim. On Shabbat I was part of a Tehillim group and always enjoyed the socializing more than the Tehillim. It always felt like something about me I had to keep secret. In class, the way you choose a pasuk and then explain what it means in an emotional and spiritual way is perfectly suited to what I need. I also honestly don’t have the koach to sit through long classes, so half an hour is perfect for me! Thank you very much!
Leah G., NYC
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