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DIY Prayer – Ingathering

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More Than a Matter of Perspective Shabbos Nachamu

What would you say, is the world becoming a safer place to live, a healthier environment, a more tolerant society, or is the opposite true? Is the world becoming a more violent place, disease and illness are rampant, and vitriol hatred is taking the place of civilized discourse? Which one is it? Are we going more »

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Acknowledging Suffering – Tisha B’Av

There is a Gemara in Berachos that relates a story involving two sages; Rav Yochanan, the unofficial leader of the Jewish People, and RavChanina Ben Dosa, a pious scholar.  Rav Chanina ben Dosa went to visit RavYochanan and when he arrived he learned that Rav Yochanan’s son had been deathly ill for quite some time. Rav Chanina ben Dosaimmediately placed his head between his knees in prayer and a moment later, the Talmud tells us, Rav Yochanan’s son was healed.  more »

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Overcoming Suffering – Tisha B’Av

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Laws of Erev Tisha B’Av

It is customary to have a a meal before Tisha B’Av begins, known as the Seudas HaMafsekes. One shout ideally sit on the floor for this meal, or at the very least on a low stool, or pillow. One should only eat plain bread and ideally only drink water. If need be, a person may have more »

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Laws of Tisha B’Av

On Tisha B’av one is not supposed to do anything that can be seen as joyful.The following things are therefore forbidden: – Eating and drinking (If one has any medical concerns please contact me before the fast) – Intimacy with one’s spouse – Studying Torah that does not pertain to Tisha B’av – Washing oneself in any way. This includes more »

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DIY Prayer – Everybody’s Gain

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DIY Prayer – Health: The Most Basic and Most Difficult Prayer

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DIY Prayer – Redemption Vs. Salvation

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DIY Prayer – Sorry – for the Right Reason

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