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.
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.” Continue reading Welcome To Your World, Be Fearless
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“For he has already nullified the judgments on himself by judging himself on his own…
“In this way, a person elevates fear to its source so that he will fear only God and nothing else…”
—Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Likutey Moharan, Lesson 15
One of the essential parts of hisbodedus, prayerful meditation in which an individual speaks to Hashem in her own voice, is learning to reflect on and evaluate our personal actions, words, and thoughts.
In order to evaluate ourselves with any sense of objectivity (and not be overly negative or unrealistic), it is important Continue reading Double Jeopardy: Be Your OWN Judge And Jury And Be Free Of Fear
While learning Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s most famous lesson, Azamra (LM 1, 282), with a newish learning partner, we came across the section which says when a person begins to take a good hard look at herself, she is liable to find that she has so many flaws, and such an absence of good deeds, that the forces of negativity hijack her self-condemnation and use it to push her into a bleak depression (G-d forbid).
And in fact, depression is a real pitfall of examining oneself with too much harshness. But, we still must examine ourselves if we want to grow. Continue reading Slipping On An Invisible Banana Peel