Scroll down to watch: Preparing for Rosh Hashana, connecting to Hashem, prayer, clapping for the King, crowning Hashem King, Yom Teruah, Shofar and a broken heart, the Machzor (the holiday “siddur”), Yom HaDin, judgment, Baal Shem Tov, Teshuvah, Rebbe Nachman’s Teshuvah, New Year’s Resolutions, positive/pure thoughts, looking for the nikudos tovos, Tzaddik, sweetening judgment, weep like a child, less talking, making a new beginning, starting over, and more. Have a Sweet New Year.
In Class 3 of Rosh Hashanah On My Mind we prepare for the Yom Tov with a discussion of how we can tap into the power of our own thoughts, and continuing with real-life tips on how to apply the teachings of Likutey Moharan II, Lesson 94. (Fast forward to the 5 minute mark–the BRI/BreslovCampus assistant had no time to edit this video.)
Good Shabbos and Kesiva V’Chasima Tova, may you be blessed with a Very Sweet Year.
Watch this class on Vimeo, or watch it
Rosh Hashanah On My Mind is based on a short but pithy lesson of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in Likutey Moharan II. ( Lesson 94. ) This lesson focuses on the second and third “roshim” (heads) that come together on Rosh Hashanah; the three Kabbalistic dimensions; what to focus on during Rosh Hashanah; practical steps we can take on Rosh Hashanah; and the power of joy.
Here’s class two of the three-part course. It’s easy to follow along, and I give a brief overview of the first class at the beginning. Class one had technical difficulties and didn’t record, but I created an 8 minute video overview of class one which you can view on the course page.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/183420811″>ROSH HASHANAH ON MY MIND – class 2</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/breslovdotorg”>Breslov Research Institute</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Is the World your (huge) responsibility? Read on…
Recently I read an article which bristled with distaste as it questioned the value of Torah-based personal growth books. Focusing on the self is a selfish indulgence, the article said (in much stronger words), and went on to express the need for the publication of more Universal, non-self-referential, and brilliantly-intellectual explorations of Torah Judaism.
I get the point.
It might seem selfish to focus on the self.
But the truth is that the self, the neshama-in-this-body, is an entire world according to Torah.
More than that: Each of us is responsible for this world called “Self.”