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Chanukka through the years

Just as eyes are windows to the soul, so the Chanukka lights are windows into the soul of the chag.
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Video–Yom Kippur: Leave Your Begging Bowl at the Door

The Sod Yesharim suggests a very powerful practice to get the most out of our highest of holy days, Yom Kippur. (Sod Yesharim is the third Rebbe in the Ishbitz line of chassidut. He wrote in the mid/late 1800's).
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Elul and the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy

The prayer is that HaShem should feel free to choose the speediest path to redemption, and that we should have the depth of vision (of x-ray vision) to see and truly experience (to whole-heartedly embrace) the good of it.
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Video–Rosh HaShana and the Kabbalistic Mystery of Nesira

R. Tsadok notes that Rosh Hashana (humanity's birthday) is actually a very strange Yom Tov given the debate between Hillel and Shamai about whether its better to be born...or not.
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ZOOM EICHA READING FOR WOMEN PLUS CLASS AFTERWARDS

WOMEN’S EICHA READING by Hanna Yaffe CLASS afterwards by Sarah Yehudit Schneider Given
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Sifra, Sefer, Sippur

The Torah, says Sefer Yetzira, is really three in one. There’s the Torah of Bereshit, the Torah of Sinai, and the Torah of souls. Our job, says the Baal Shem Tov, is to unify these three Torot with every word we speak and breath we take.
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Pesach Through the Years

Pesach teachings over the years (2003-present.)
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The Coveted Sukkah of Sodom

"Anyone who fulfills the mitzvah of sukkah in this world, will get a perpetual share (are you ready for this) in the Sukkah of Sodom” [Pesikta d'Rav Kahana].
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Chai Elul—A Rosh HaShana Teaching for the Baal Shem Tov’s Birthday

R. Tsadok notes that Rosh Hashana (humanity's birthday) is actually a very strange Yom Tov given the debate between Hillel and Shamai about whether its better to be born...or not.
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The Reward of a Mitzvah

The Zohar is teaching that HaShem (so to speak) looked into Him/Her/Itself and articulated a will for a creation that would revel in the glory of G-d. That vision and all the myriad ways it could materialize and all the laws that define its parameters…that is the primordial Torah.
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Pesach Through the Years

Pesach teachings over the years (2003-present.)
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Chanukka through the years

Just as eyes are windows to the soul, so the Chanukka lights are windows into the soul of the chag.
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Masters of Judgement

Rosh Hashana marks the conception (when the thought of creation arose within the mind of G-d) and Pesach marks the actual birth (when an actual “creature” evolved that could hold the level of consciousness, called yechida, the capacity to understand what it means that G-d is one on the 50th gate level of understanding. That “creature” is Kenesset Yisrael, the Mystical Body of Israel, born on the other side of the parted sea that served as its birth canal.
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A TEACHING FOR THE FAST OF TAMMUZ

This Torah of Atzilut was what Adam would have received had he not opted for duality, preferring Knowledge of Good and Evil over the Tree of Life’s non-dual Knowledge-of-the-Holy-One.  It is also the Torah that we received at Sinai, but forfeited when we too betrayed its calling.
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Black Fire on White Fire–Torah of Atzilut

This Torah of Atzilut was what Adam would have received had he not opted for duality, preferring Knowledge of Good and Evil over the Tree of Life’s non-dual Knowledge-of-the-Holy-One.  It is also the Torah that we received at Sinai, but forfeited when we too betrayed its calling.
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Shame is Nothing to Be Ashamed About

Rosh HaShana 5779 / 2018[1] Sarah Yehudit Schneider Divine perfection, in order for
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The Shame Behind Causeless Hatred

A Tisha B’Av Talk and Suggestion for Elul Work Sarah Yehudit Schneider My
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Converts: Unsung Heroes of the Oral Torah

Shavuot 5778 / 2018 Sarah Yehudit Schneider “And you shall know the soul
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Symbolic Resonance Permeates the Seder

Pesach 5778 / 2018 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Kadesh. Urchatz We start the seder
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The Akeida–A Hero’s Journey

This essay presents Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Gellman’s exploration of the Mei HaShiloach’s teachings
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When the People are Ready the Obstacles Dissolve

Tisha B’av 5777 / 2017 Sarah Yehudit Schneider [When you come into your
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Turning Wisdom into Oral Torah

Shavuot 5777 / 2017 Sarah Yehudit Schneider If it’s truth then it’s also Torah.
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Blessed Be the Makom…Blessed Be the Giver of Torah…

Pesach 5777 / 2017 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Blessed be the Makom (Place). Blessed
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The Torah of Atzilut — The Torah of Souls

Shavuot 2016 /5776 Sarah Yehudit Schneider The Torah revealed at Sinai (on Shavuot) is
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A (Short) Discourse on Freedom

Pesach 2016 /5776 Sarah Yehudit Schneider “The reward phase of history called the
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