The Two-Headed Year

The Two-Headed Year

“…This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year…” – Shemos 12:2 הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה – שמות יב, ב The Jewish calendar year has two starting points. Rosh Hashana, on the 1st of Tishrei, marks the start of […]

April 14, 2017 at 2:20 AM 0 comments

How can i stay inspired in Avodat Hashem?

How can i stay inspired in Avodat Hashem?

In this lecture Rabbi Anava teaches us how we can remain inspired in our Avodat Hashem without getting deflated and when we do what the proper response on our part should be.            

November 9, 2016 at 1:38 AM 0 comments

Sensitive Time

Sensitive Time

“…On Rosh Hashana they will be inscribed…” – Rosh Hashana Liturgy בְּרֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה יִכָּתֵבוּן – תפילת מוסף דר”ה Rosh Hashana marks the start of the new Jewish year. Yet, the name of this holiday in Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashana, does not mean “the start of the year,” but “the head of the year.” As explained in Chassidus, this name demonstrates that […]

October 1, 2016 at 9:07 AM 0 comments

It’s Not Just the Jewish New Year

It’s Not Just the Jewish New Year

The name Rosh Hashana, meaning “head of the year”, tells us that this holiday is not only the day on which a new year on the Jewish calendar begins, and when our deeds of the last year are judged. If it were, names like “Start of the Year” or “The New Year” would be more appropriate than “Head of the […]

October 1, 2016 at 3:04 AM 0 comments

How can we really get ready for the New Year?

How can we really get ready for the New Year?

In this lecture Rabbi Anava teaches us the steps we must take to erase our wrongdoing for good thereby ensuring we are really ready for the New Year and all it’s blessings!            

September 26, 2016 at 2:58 AM 0 comments

Elul – Preparing For Rosh Hashana

Elul, Teshuva, What Is The Best way To Prepare For Rosh Hashana? For More Information On This Event, Please click Here:  http://www.atzmut.com/contact-us/

September 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM 0 comments

Getting ready for the new year – During the month of Elul

Getting ready for the new year – During the month of Elul

In this lecture Rabbi Anava teaches us the step by step process on how to prepare for the awesome days of Elul leading into Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur so we can attain the utmost from this most auspicious time.            

September 21, 2016 at 2:31 AM 0 comments

Preparing the right way for Rosh Hashana

Preparing the right way for Rosh Hashana

With Rosh Hashana approaching, we really need to know how to take advantage  of this special time. In this video you get some insights how to utilize this holy day          

August 12, 2015 at 5:20 PM 1 comment

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

“…Return, you mischievous children…. (Yirmiyahu 3:22) ״….שובו בנים שובבים….״ – ירמיהו ג,כב׳   The Talmud (Yoma 86a) interprets this verse as saying that if you return to G-d out of love, your sins of the past will be reckoned by G-d as mere immaturity and foolish mischief. Commenting on this passage, Rashi observes that the effects of teshuva, repentance, are […]

September 30, 2014 at 3:24 PM 2 comments

Powerful message to enter the new year

Powerful message to enter the new year

Powerful message to enter the new year and carry with you all year round.        

September 30, 2014 at 4:11 AM 2 comments

Happy Jew Year!

Happy Jew Year!

Shimon and Rueven were close friends despite their drastically different levels of Jewish observance (Shimon was the Rabbi of the local Chabad shul, and Rueven was the rabbi of the local reform synagogue). One Friday morning Reuven called Shimon frantically, “Shimon, I need a favor. Discount tickets just became available to Aspen, Colorado for the opening of ski season, the […]

September 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM 0 comments

Are You Searching or Calling?

Are You Searching or Calling?

“….Seek G-od when he is found, Call him when he is near……” (Yeshayahu 55:6) ״….דרשו ה׳ בהמצאו קראהו בהיותו קרוב….״ – ישעיהו נה׳, ו׳ This verse refers to the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur. —Talmud, Rosh Hashana 18a The two phrases in this verse represent two areas and modes of teshuva that are evoked by the nearness […]

September 28, 2014 at 8:38 PM 0 comments

Find and Go Seek….

Find and Go Seek….

“….Seek G-od when he is found, Call him when he is near……” (Yeshayahu 55:6) ״….דרשו ה׳ בהמצאו קראהו בהיותו קרוב….״ – ישעיהו נה׳, ו׳ The Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 18a) states that the time when “G-d is found” (which is thus the best time to “seek Him”) is the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Simply understood, this means […]

September 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM 2 comments

The World’s Belated Birthday…

The World’s Belated Birthday…

“…..This day is the start of your handiwork, a remembrance if the first day…..” (Musaf prayer of Rosh Hashana) ״…זה היום תחילת מעשיך זכרון ליום ראשון….״ The first day of creation was not on Rosh Hashana, but five days earlier, on the 25th of Elul (see Vayikra Rabba 29). Only the 6th day of creation, the day that the first […]

September 21, 2014 at 2:12 PM 0 comments

Balancing Motherhood with Prophecy…

Balancing Motherhood with Prophecy…

“…..But Chana did not go up, for she said to her husband: “Until the child is weaned, then I shall bring him…..” (Shmuel I 1:22) ״….וחנה לא עלתה כי אמרה לאישה עד יגמלהנער והבאתיו….״ – שמואל א׳ א,כב Chana was one of seven women in the Tanach to whom G-d gave the power of prophecy. In the Haftorah of Rosh […]

September 20, 2014 at 3:43 PM 0 comments