Baal Shem Tov, R. Israel
With every prayer and word of Torah uttered with concentration, you unite the World of Speech with the World of Thought.
Every mitzvah and prayer should be done with awe and love; that is, the awe and love should be equal.
By Dovid Orlansky
Artist's Statement: Ana B’Koach is a prayer which represents the hidden side of G-d's protection. Blessings are not always directly manifest in our lives, but with more direct observation we begin to make out G-d's veiled blessings. It is our hope that we
A segula from the Ramban for Chanukah.
Before Ne'ilah, the fifth and final prayer on Yom Kippur, pace yourself….
The Talmud teaches that whenever Rabbi Yonatan ben Uziel studied Torah deeply, birds flying over his head were burnt and fell.
"In what way is my worship important to G·d?"
Elevating sparks comes through the extraneous thoughts that enter the mind during prayer.
Be very careful to purify one’s thoughts until that time when the Ornaments of the Bride ascend.
Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov entered a chilled, dreary world and set it afire. He taught that even the simplest soul can bond to the Infinite Creator with love and joy . . .
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