Machshava

Likutei Moharan 57: Medicine, the Sage’s Wisdom and the Tikkun of Eating – Part 9

Rav Shagar • 2008
There is a deep connection between chessed and a rectified eating. An act of eating that lacks generosity and chessed leads - like any other primal...

Pesach: The Month of Dreams

Rav Elchanan Nir • 2019
What is the significance of this monthly celebration apart from Pesach, which is only spread out over one week out of the four weeks of the month o...

From Torahs to Stories - Part 7

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
“I will tell you how they were happy.” Happiness becomes the critical point of this whole process. Usually we understand joy as an expression of ab...

Happiness in the Fall from Kingship - Part 1

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
As long as a person lives under the illusion that he will live forever - endless doors open before him. His mindset dictates that the current situa...

Happiness in the Fall from Kingship – Part 2

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
The encounter with God only takes place in the land of Israel, and it is an encounter that enables dveykut (attachment) and creation from positive ...

Happiness in the Fall from Kingship – Part 3

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
Another part of Happiness in the Fall from Kingship: Rav Nachman describe and tie in this story the dispersion of wisdom to the loss of authority: ...

Happiness in the Fall from Kingship - Part 4

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
Rav Nachman evokes the powerful image of wisdom as a kind of trap, a vicious loop that the king’s son enters (even after every ‘awakening’) where h...

Likutei Moharan, Torah 8: Spirit, Inspiration and Halacha – part 7

Rav Shagar • 2005
According to the Shla"h, Halacha is a way to preserve the frutiful dialectic between good and bad, and allow us to confront the challenge of evil.

Creation in the Empty Space

Rav Yair Dreifuss • 2012
The encounter with the chalal hapanui, the empty/hollow space, can be experienced in different and contradictory ways. These experiences reflect di...
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