The AriZal's Hillula- Women's Circle/ Rise of The Feminine

 

The 5th of Av, marks the hillula ( day of passing) of the Arizal, one of the foremost Kabbalists buried in Tzfat.

In this special women's Circle, we come together to learn about the Ari's profound approach to the power and rise of the feminine soul. 

We will explore a powerful teaching of the Arizal that explains the rise of the feminine in the footsteps of the Messianic era and learn powerful tools to access our true feminine strength, power, and potential. 

Looking forward to sharing one of my most favorite and empowering teachings that have seriously transformed my life, and I'm sure it will for you as well!!

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Where There Are No Leaders, Become A Leader

parsha Jun 27, 2021

"Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon the Kohen, has turned My anger away from Bnei Yisrael by zealously avenging Me among them so that I did not destroy Bnei Yisrael because of My zeal. (25:11)"

A deadly plague was spreading among Bnei Yisrael, killing thousands of people.

Meanwhile, Zimri, the leader of the tribe of Shimon, publicly took a Midianite princess into his tent. Moshe, Elazar, and the elders of Bnei Yisrael all witnessed Zimri’s brazen act but were at a loss on how to respond.

Pinchas was neither a leader nor an elder of Bnei Yisrael (up until that point), but he remembered what Moshe had taught as the correct response to a situation like this. He brought the law to Moshe’s attention, and Moshe urged him to fulfill it: “Let the one who reads the letter be the agent to carry it out,” he said.

Pinchas entered Zimri’s tent, witnessed him sinning with the Midianite woman, and killed him, whereupon the plague miraculously stopped....

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Women's Circle | The Month of Tammuz

beyond the zodiac Jun 18, 2021
 

By Miriam

The Month of Tammuz

The Summer Sun- The summer refers to a time of excessive revelation of G-dliness and the revelation of YKVK. 

More sun means more of an aptitude to connect to spirituality in the summer 

״כי שמש ומגן יהוה אלוקים״

 Sun= name of G-d (YKVK)

Magen/ ozone layer= Elokim 

 

YKVK connotes revelation while Elokim  holds the intensity of the YKVK because with the intensity we couldn’t survive the intense spiritual revelation and so G-d created nature (Numerology of Elokim).

 

During the summer there is more of a revelation of YKVK and less of Elokim and the opposite in the winter- there is more withholding and less revelation of G-dliness and that is why its cold. 

Hot regions on the globe there is more of a revelation of YKVK.

The Maimonides lived in hot regions (Morocco, Spain, Egypt). He would argue with his fellow Kabbalist who lived in winter that they couldnt get it bc of the cold.

 

Contradiction...

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Strike The Rock or Speak To It? | 13 Lessons In Leadership

parsha Jun 18, 2021
 

What was the Sin of Moshe? 13 Reasons for the Sin of Moshe & Aharon Parsha Chukat

Rabbi Amichai Cohen

In Parshat Chukat, we read: “The Israelites arrived at the wilderness of Zin on the first new moon, and the people stayed at Kadesh. Miriam died there and was buried there.      

The community was without water, and they joined against Moses and Aaron.

The people quarreled with Moses, saying, “If only we had perished when our brothers perished at the instance of the LORD! Why have you brought the LORD’s congregation into this wilderness for us and our beasts to die there? Why did you make us leave Egypt to bring us to this wretched place, a place with no grain or figs or vines or pomegranates? There is not even water to drink!”                                            

Moses and Aaron came away from...

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The Stages of Malchut

sefirot Jun 15, 2021

The Stages of Malchut

by Rabbi Amichai Cohen

Malchut is different than the rest of the Sefirot. It is the last one of the Sefirot and is the culmination and purpose of the rest of the Sefirot. Malchut is viewed as the receiving Sefira, yet it also ascends and surpasses the light of the higher Sefirot. There is a saying in Chassidut that “anything which is higher can descend lower and anything which is lower has a high source”.

The Arizal (Eitz Chaim chapter 36) teaches that Malchut manifests herself in three stages.

Stage one: Malchut is called a point. When Malchut is below the 9 Sefirot and specifically under Yesod. At this stage, Malchut is viewed noting of its own and merely a point.

Stage 2: Malchut is built up and a structure (called Parzuf) below Tifferet. At this stage, Malchut receives from the higher lights yet from the lower aspects of Tifferet. Malchut is still a receiver.

Stage 3: is when Malchut rises up to the intellectual Sefirot -Chochma, Bina, and...

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Tammuz- The Month Of Contradictions & Possibilities

beyond the zodiac Jun 10, 2021
 

The Month of Tammuz

The Summer Sun- The summer refers to a time of excessive revelation of G-dliness and the revelation of YKVK. 

More sun means more of an aptitude to connect to spirituality in the summer 

״כי שמש ומגן יהוה אלוקים״

 Sun= name of G-d (YKVK)

Magen/ ozone layer= Elokim 

 

YKVK connotes revelation while Elokim  holds the intensity of the YKVK because with the intensity we couldn’t survive the intense spiritual revelation and so G-d created nature (Numerology of Elokim).

 

During the summer there is more of a revelation of YKVK and less of Elokim and the opposite in the winter- there is more withholding and less revelation of G-dliness and that is why its cold. 

Hot regions on the globe there is more of a revelation of YKVK.

The Maimonides lived in hot regions (Morocco, Spain, Egypt). He would argue with his fellow Kabbalist who lived in winter that they couldnt get it bc of the cold.

 

Contradiction in the...

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What was Korach Thinking? Parsha Insights

parsha sefirot Jun 10, 2021
 

Parsha Korach- A class from the Bat Midrash -6/7/21

One thing that I learned early on in school is not to pick a fight with someone bigger than me. Yet, Korach did just that, picking a fight with Moshe and Aharon.

Korach who was one of the 4 bearers of the Ark of covenant and one of the wealthiest men of the Israelites argues that he and everyone on the community is equal, there by negative the authority of Moshe. 

What was his reason for this? Kabbalah and Chassidut explain the Korach saw the potential of Gevurah and the material world being ultimately more superior to the side of Chesed and spiritual.  Korach foresaw that redemption is associated with he elevation of the lower world. Yet he went too far and did not have the humility of acceptance of the authority of Moshe and G-d and the subservience of the "left to the right side", Levites to Kohanim.

Listen to this deep class for the full explanation

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Netzach Junkies

sefirot May 30, 2021
By Rabbi Amichai Cohen
 
There are inspiration junkies and Netzach junkies. We all know about inspiration junkies. It’s those ppl who are constantly buying the next self-help book, addicted to inspiration, without doing the actual inner work. 
What are Netzach junkies? 
They are people who are addicted to the rigorous life of hard work. Although hard work is anything but negative, the manner of hard work can be. 
When life is just about pushing forward and work, work, work, there is a lack of the spark of which life is made up. Joy and feelings of achievement are looked at as secondary to the actual technical aspects  
There is such a deep value in Netzach that it causes the person to place it as the prime focus. 
The reason for this is because it comes from such a deep place with the human psyche- Keter. In a similar vein, we don’t yearn for Moshiach enough because we know that there is a value in the struggle of Golus- exile. Yet the...
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From The Desert of Sinai To Zion

holidays May 16, 2021

From The Desert of Sinai To Zion

By Rabbi Amichai Cohen 

Getting on the Zion train is something that the Jewish people have been trying to do for over 5,000 years. Sometimes we are on it and for a prolonged time in our history have been waiting for the train and at times missing it.

Our patriarch Abraham was the first to travel towards an unknown destination, eventually naming the city of Jerusalem, G-d will see, or complete awe.

The actual traveling occurred in the Desert, where the 12 tribes, the descendants of Abraham, called the Children of Israel after the third patriarch Jacob encamped in the Desert after coming out of Egypt and about to enter the land of Israel.

The Torah elaborates about the encampment of the tribes of Israel, “each tribe with the flag of his tribal household”. The Midrash says that 22,000 angels were envious of the positioning of each tribe and their flags. The question asked is, what is the deal with flags, and why were they jealous? After...

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Recording of Sivan / Gemini Women's Circle

women's circle May 14, 2021
 

When the Jewish people stood and Mt. Sinai to receive the Torah they were "like one man with one heart". Hashem is One, He is one with His Torah, and so in order to receive the Torah we have to connect in unity.  

The darkness in the world and the situation in the land of Israel is disheartening. Only through uniting and connecting to His oneness, can we add more light, goodness and healing to the world. 

Here is the recording of the Women's Circle for the month of Sivan, which we dedicated to peace and safety in the land of Israel. 

May we see the ultimate healing and unity of the entire world immediately. 

Shabbat Shalom and blessings for a beautiful new month!

Miriam 

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