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 […]

March 22, 2020 at 2:20 AM 0 comments

A Reason to Celebrate – The month of Adar

A Reason to Celebrate – The month of Adar

“…From when Adar arrives, joy is increased…” – Talmud, Taanis 29a משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה – תענית כט,א The month of Adar is a season of joy and good fortune. For this reason, our Sages taught that if one has a court case against a gentile, he should try to schedule the trial for the month of Adar, as the […]

February 23, 2020 at 1:05 AM 0 comments

The power of growth – Tu Bishvat

The power of growth – Tu Bishvat

On the 15th day of Shvat we celebrate the holiday of Tu Bishvat. In this short lecture Rabbi Anava explains the source for the holiday and what we should learn from it                          

February 2, 2020 at 8:05 AM 0 comments

Tu Be’Shvat – The hidden secret of Tu Be’Shvat

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What is so special about the holiday of Tu Be’Shvat “the New Year for Trees?” Why do we celebrate the vegetation world rather than the animal world? Why the 15th of Shevat and not any other day? – that and much more Duration of class:42:14              

February 2, 2020 at 4:04 AM 0 comments

The month of Shvat – What can be achieved

The month of Shvat – What can be achieved

Every month has a special blessing and a special power that we can tap into and enjoy this G-odly blessing. In this video Rabbi Anava is explaining about the month of Shvat Duration of class: 1:00:53

January 30, 2020 at 12:42 PM 0 comments

Chanuka – It’s all about unity!

Chanuka – It’s all about unity!

First night of Chanukah. Rabbi Anava is doing Havdalah, then lighting the first candle of Chanukah followed by a class about the essence of Chanuka Duration of class: 57:15              

December 11, 2019 at 10:21 AM 0 comments

Chanukah – Were we really victorious over the Greeks?

Chanukah – Were we really victorious over the Greeks?

  Duration of class:1:15:12            

December 10, 2019 at 7:40 AM 0 comments

30 minutes of light

30 minutes of light

In this short video Rabbi Anava explains one of the mystical reasons why we light the Chanuka candles right after Sundown and till the stars come out and what benefit we gain from this Mitzvah Duration of class: 25:22              

December 9, 2019 at 11:01 AM 0 comments

Chanuka – Fighting klipat Noga

Chanuka – Fighting klipat Noga

As we celebrate Chanukah we often wonder what is this holiday about and why are we lighting candles to celebrate this holiday. Must be something deeper than what we think…. Fascinating class with Rabbi Anava that reveals what we were missing Powerful Tikon at the end of the video Duration of class: 1:07:34              

December 8, 2019 at 4:02 AM 0 comments

The month of Kislev – How to ‘wake up’ from the ‘dream’ of your life

The month of Kislev – How to ‘wake up’ from the ‘dream’ of your life

Duration of class:1:24:42            

November 29, 2019 at 7:53 AM 0 comments

The secrets of Kabbalah behind the month of Cheshvan

The secrets of Kabbalah behind the month of Cheshvan

Every month has a special blessing and a special power that we can tap into and enjoy this G-dly blessing. In this video, Rabbi Anava is explaining about the month of Cheshvan Duration of class:1:08:15              

November 1, 2019 at 6:20 AM 0 comments

The month of Cheshvan – Turn bitterness into sweetness

The month of Cheshvan – Turn bitterness into sweetness

Duration of class:52:05              

October 31, 2019 at 9:33 AM 0 comments

Simchat Torah: The Festival of Ingathering the Torah

Simchat Torah: The Festival of Ingathering the Torah

We call the last day of the festival Simchat Torah, because we rejoice and eat a festive meal to honor the completion of the Torah (Rem”a, Orach Chaim 669:1) וקורין יום טוב האחרון שמחת תורה, לפי ששמחין ועושין בו סעודת משתה לגמרה של תורה – רמ”א אורח חיים תרס”ט, א The second Luchot were given to Moshe on Yom Kippur, after […]

October 17, 2019 at 2:46 AM 0 comments

Happy Feet

Happy Feet

יונה בן אמיתי מעולי רגלים היה ונכנס לשמחת בית השואבה ושרת עליו רוח הקודש ללמדך שאין רוח הקדש שורה אלא על לב שמח – תלמוד ירושלמי, סוכה ה:א The Talmud states that Yonah’s prophecy was inspired by the joy of Simchas Beis Hasho’eva that he witnessed as anoleh regel. What is the significance of the fact that Yonah was an oleh regel, […]

October 17, 2019 at 2:37 AM 0 comments

Your Sukkah, Your Life

Your Sukkah, Your Life

“….You shall make yourself the festival of Sukkot for seven days…..” – Devarim 16:13 ״…..חג סוכות תעשה לך שבעת ימים….״ – דברים טז,יג Several unique mitzvos are observed during the holiday of Sukkos. Yet, the holiday is called Sukkos, named specifically for the obligation to dwell in a Sukkah during these seven days, and not for any other of this […]

October 15, 2019 at 6:52 AM 0 comments

It’s Only Temporary

It’s Only Temporary

“…..In Sukkahs you shall dwell for seven days…..”- Vayikra 23:42 The Torah commands, “For all seven days, leave your permanent dwelling and dwell in a temporary dwelling” – Talmud: Sukkah 2A ״…..בסוכות תשבו שבעת ימים, אמרה תורה כל שבעת הימים צא מדירת קבע ושב בדירת עראי” – מסכת סוכה ב,ב In a certain sense, the mitzvah of Sukkah has the distinction […]

October 12, 2019 at 3:14 PM 0 comments

Keep Your Distance

Keep Your Distance

“… This is the rule: Anything that is susceptible to Tum’ah, ritual impurity, or does not grow from the ground, may not be used for S’chach. But whatever is not susceptible to Tum’ah and grows from the grown may be used as Schach…” (Mishna, Sukkah 1:4) ״….זה הכלל, כל שהוא מקבל טומאה ואין גדולו מן הארץ, אין מסככין בו. וכל […]

October 6, 2019 at 1:39 AM 4 comments

Sharpening the edges – What to do in Elul

Sharpening the edges – What to do in Elul

  Duration of class: 1:18:32              

August 31, 2019 at 6:06 AM 0 comments

Time to get it right!! – POWERFUL message for Elul

Time to get it right!! – POWERFUL message for Elul

Rosh Hashana is coming. Lets get it right this time, so we can be redeemed!!! Our Teshuvah is powerful!! Duration of class: 1:50:01              

August 29, 2019 at 1:32 PM 0 comments

The secrets of Kabbalah behind the month of Elul

The secrets of Kabbalah behind the month of Elul

Every month has a special blessing and a special power that we can tap into and enjoy this G-dly blessing. In this video Rabbi Anava is explaining about the month of Elul. Duration of class:52:44              

August 22, 2019 at 10:28 AM 0 comments