8 posts categorized "Beams Weekend"

The Beams Friday Web Yeshiva: Shabbat Shoftim

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We here at the Beams are delighted to feature select lessons, brief and comprehensible, from Breslev Israel's distinguished staff of English speaking rabbis. We surely hope you enjoy this, so don't let your day go by without grabbing some Torah, especially ideas that you can say over at your Shabbat table. What's more, each week we feature a taste of the Chassidic world's most popular niggunim for your enjoyment.   

This week we'll hear lessons from Rabbi Shalom Arush, Rabbi Lazer Brody, Rabbi Dr. Zev Ballen, Rabbi Aharon Dobinsky and Rabbi Ralph Cohen. Our musical guest this week is our cherished spiritual son from Seattle, Washington - now Jerusalem - singing his gorgeous new song, "Mercy".  Enjoy and have a lovely Shabbat! 

Lesson #1 - The Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Shalom Arush shlit'a: Coping with Tribulations (3 minutes)

Life is full of tribulations; how do we cope with them? Let's hear our beloved teacher, Rav Shalom Arush shlit'a (Hebrew, with English subtitles):

Lesson #2 - Rabbi Lazer Brody - Parshat Vayeshev: Measure for Measure (8 minutes)

Parshat Vayeshev teaches us that a person reaps exactly what he sows; one's good deeds come back to aid him in the future, measure for measure, and the opposite as well…

Lesson #3 - Rabbi Dr. Zev Ballen - The Power of Joy (37 minutes)

Lesson #4 - Rabbi Aharon Dobinsky - Turn it All Around (12 minutes)

Lesson #5 - Rabbi Ralph Cohen - The Laws and Customs of Chanukah (30 minutes)

Now, for the spiritual, calorie-free dessert - the musical cherry on our cake:

Let's join Nissim Black outdoors, for his most exquisite musical personal prayer session (you'll find the lyrics directly below the vid:

Lyrics

Sometimes I feel like I'm running in the world on my own/ down and out/ please help I need you/ My heart aches/ I can't take it no/ I know that You’re here right now/ but You hide your face/ I can't wait to see You/ My G-d I seek You/ I know that I'm imperfect/ but I know that hurts when/ in my life when I don't feel you/ I become another person/ it ain't worth it No/ Fix me/ only give me what I need to proceed to the place I should be/ open up the gates and make em’ wait on me/ G-d please help me/ Cuz I'm low and I am falling down/ And I need you to pull me out/ Cuz just wanna grow/ grow/ grow/ yeah/ I want You to take control/ yeah/ And Have mercy on me/ Will You pick me up again/ will You pull me closer in/ Cuz I just wanna know/ know / know Ya/ And I want You to bring me closer/ Yeah There's times when I feel down and out/ and I can't figure out/ why you do it me/ yeah/ I'm surrounded on all sides/ I try/ to get back up/ but I find that fall maybe harder than before yeah/ G-d I'm in War yeah/ I feel I can't get up now/ Cause everytime I fall down/ I'm fighting an enemy/ and it won't let me break out/ Heal me/ only give me what I need to proceed to the place I should be/ open up the gates and make em’ wait on me yeah/ G-d please help me/ Cuz I'm low and I am falling down/ And I need you to pull me out/ Cuz just wanna grow/ grow/ grow/ yeah/ I want You to take control/ yeah/ And Have mercy on me/ Will You pick me up again/ will You pull me closer in/ Cuz I just wanna know/ know / know Ya/ And I want You to bring me closer/ Yeah I can feel you in my heart only sometimes/ But I need You in my life right now yeah/ can't move without You/ I'm full of doubts yeah/ Show me/ what I can do/ when I only want you/ I only want truth/ my King yeah/ You are my only help/ Yes You are my only help/ Yes You are my only help/ Yes You are my only help/ Yes You are my only help/ G-d please help me/ Cuz I'm low and I am falling down/ And I need you to pull me out/ Cuz just wanna grow/ grow/ grow/ yeah/ I want You to take control/ yeah/ And Have mercy on me/ Will You pick me up again/ will You pull me closer in/ Cuz I just wanna know/ know / know Ya/ And I want You to bring me closer/ Yeah

Enjoy, and have a super Shabbat!


Beams Weekend: Rav Shalom Arush and Rav Lazer Brody

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For your weekend pleasure, here are two enlightening vids: Rav Shalom Arush on The One who always helps us, and Rav Lazer Brody on this week's Torah portion, Vayishlach. Enjoy them both and have a lovely Shabbat!

*Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some super-exciting news:

Exciting News! Mark this coming Tuesday, November 27, 2018 down on your calendar, and whatever you do, don't miss this event in Modiin, Israel:

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The Beams Friday Web Yeshiva: Shabbat Ki Tetze

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We here at the Beams are delighted to feature select lessons, brief and comprehensible, from Breslev Israel's distinguished staff of English speaking rabbis. We surely hope you enjoy this, so don't let your day go by without grabbing some Torah, especially ideas that you can say over at your Shabbat table. What's more, each week we feature a taste of the Chassidic world's most popular niggunim, which you can also sing at your Shabbat table. This week, we're featuring once again our very dear and super-talented friend, Dudi Knopfler, who's singing, "Rebbe Nachman says, be happy!" But first, let's learn some Torah:

Lesson #1 - Rabbi Lazer Brody on Parshat Ki Tetze: "What Am I Doing?" (8 minutes duration):

Every Jew is a warrior; we read "Ki Tetze" during Elul to teach us that now especially, we must wage war with the most stubborn, dangerous and subtle of enemies, our individual evil inclination…

Lesson #2 - Rabbi Dr. Zev Ballen: "Shattering Limits" (21 Minute duration):

Lesson #3 - Rabbi Aharon Dobinsky: "Look & See" (11 minute duration):

Lesson #4 - Rabbi Ralph Cohen: "Preparation for Rosh Hashanah" (37 minute duration):

Now, for the spiritual, calorie-free dessert - the musical cherry on our cake:

We'll soon be in Uman again, G-d willing and - "Rebbe Nachman says to be happy!" Here's Dudi Knopfler singing, dancing and picking out his favorite bottle of red wine for Shabbat. You'll love this:

Have you done your Pidyon Nefesh yet? Don't procrastinate - Rosh Hashanah is almost here! Donate to Emuna Outreach and Rav Shalom Arush will do your pidyon nefesh for you; your contribution is US tax-deductible and you'll be our full partner in spreading emuna, especially where it's needed most. Blessings for an inscription in the Book of Life for a wonderful New Year 5779.


The Beams Friday Web Yeshiva: Shabbat Re'eh - Rosh Chodesh Elul

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We here at the Beams are delighted to feature select lessons, brief and comprehensible, from Breslev Israel's distinguished staff of English speaking rabbis. We surely hope you enjoy this, so don't let your day go by without grabbing some Torah, especially ideas that you can say over at your Shabbat table. What's more, each week we feature a taste of the Chassidic world's most popular niggunim, which you can also sing at your Shabbat table. This week, we're featuring one of our all-time favorites - Shirat Ha'Asavim, "The Song of the Grasses", based on the teachings of Rebbe Nachman. We here at the Beams want you to have a great time and enjoy your singing and learning. Shabbat Shalom!

Lesson #1 - Rabbi Lazer Brody on Parshat Re'eh: "Who Guards the Borders?" (10 minutes duration):

This week's Torah portion commands that in the time of the Holy Temple, every single Jewish man above the age of Bar Mitzvah must come to the Holy Temple for each of the year's three festivals (see Deuteronomy 16:16). Who then guards the borders?

Lesson #2 - Rabbi Dr. Zev Ballen: "Resilience" (30 Minute duration):

Lesson #3 - Rabbi Aharon Dobinsky: "Who Are You?" (13 minute duration):

Lesson #4 - Rabbi Ralph Cohen: "Shabbat Re'eh" (7 minute duration):

Now, for the spiritual, calorie-free dessert - the musical cherry on our cake:

"The Song of the Grasses" is by Naomi Shemer based on the writings of Rebbe Nachman (Likutei Moharan I:63, II:11). Here is a beautiful rendition by Shlomo Lugasi, together with the lyrics transliterated and translated. This is one of our all-time favorites, which we're sure you'll enjoy. Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov!

Know that each and every shepherd has his own tune.
Know that each and every grass has its own song.
And from the song of the grasses the tune of the shepherd is made

How beautiful, how beautiful and pleasant to hear their song.
It's very good to pray among them and to serve Hashem in joy
And from the song of the grasses the heart is filled and yearns.

And when the the heart is filled by the song and yearns for the Land of Israel
a great light is drawn forth and goes from the Land's holiness unto it.
And from the song of the grasses the tune of the heart is made.

Transliterated:

Da l'kha shekol ro'eh ve ro'eh yeish lo nigun m'yuchad mishelo.
Da l'kha shekol eisev v'eisev yeish lo shirah m'yuchedet mishelo.
Umeishirat ha'asavim na'aseh nigun shel ro'eh.

Kamah yafeh, kama yafeh vena'eh k'sheshom'im hashirah shelahem.
Tov me'od l'hitpaleil beineihem uv'simchah la'avod et Hashem.
Umeishirat ha'asavim mitmalei haleiv umishtokeik.

Ukh'shehaleiv, min hashirah mitmalei umishtokeik el erets yisra'el.
Or gadol azai nimshakh v'holeikh mikdushatah shel ha'arets alav.
Umeishirat ha'asavim, na'aseh nigun shel haleiv.


The Beams Friday Web Yeshiva: Shabbat Ekev-Mevorchim Elul

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We here at the Beams are delighted to feature select lessons, brief and comprehensible, from Breslev Israel's distinguished staff of English speaking rabbis. We surely hope you enjoy this, so don't let your day go by without grabbing some Torah, especially ideas that you can say over at your Shabbat table. What's more, now that the Three Weeks are past, we'll also be featuring some of the Chassidic world's most popular niggunim, which you can also sing at your Shabbat table. This week, we're featuring our very special friend Dudi Knopfler singing the gorgeous niggun "Ein Od Milvado" in Yiddish that Shlomi Shabbat originally did in Hebrew. We here at the Beams want you to have a great time and enjoy your singing and learning. Shabbat Shalom!

Lesson #1 - Rabbi Lazer Brody on Parshat Ekev: "Painless Spiritual Heart Surgery" (6 minutes duration):

This week's Torah portion says: "And you shall circumcise the foreskin of your heart" (Deuteronomy 10:16), a commandment for women as well as men. How in the world do we do that?

Lesson #2 - Rabbi Dr. Zev Ballen: "Serenity through Inner Balance" (30 Minute duration):

Lesson #3 - Rabbi Aharon Dobinsky: "Our Friend - the Evil Inclination" (11 minute duration):

Lesson #4 - Rabbi Ralph Cohen: "Shabbat Ekev - A Blessing for Income" (6 minute duration):

Now, for the spiritual, calorie-free dessert - the musical cherry on our cake:

Dudi Knopfler with the Shira Choir, Ein Od Milvado, composed by Tomer Hadadi and originally performed by Shlomi Shabbat: we love this, and we're that you will too - Shabbat Shalom!


The Beams Friday Web Yeshiva: Shabbat Devarim-Chazon

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We here at the Beams are delighted to feature select lessons, brief and comprehensible, from Breslev Israel's distinguished staff of English speaking rabbis. We surely hope you enjoy this, so don't let your day go by without grabbing some Torah, especially ideas that you can say over at your Shabbat table:

Lesson #1 - Rabbi Lazer Brody on Parshat Devarim: "Tell, Don't Yell" (15 minutes duration):

We learn from Moshe Rabbenu and the great tzaddikim who is qualified to give reproof and how:

Lesson #2 - Rabbi Dr. Zev Ballen: "Who Are We?" (35 Minute duration)

Lesson #3 - Rabbi Aharon Dobinsky: "Joy Forever!" (12 minute duration):

Lesson #4 - Rabbi Ralph Cohen: "Shabbat Chazon" (14 minute duration):

Enjoy, and have a lovely Shabbat!


The Beams Friday Web Yeshiva: Shabbat Tetzave-Zchor

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We here at the Beams are delighted to feature select lessons, brief and comprehensible, from Breslev Israel's distinguished staff of English speaking rabbis. We surely hope you enjoy this, so don't let your day go by without grabbing some Torah, especially ideas that you can say over at your Shabbat table. Blessings for a lovely Shabbat!

Lesson #1 - Rabbi Lazer Brody on Parshat Zchor: "Defeating Amamlek" (8 minutes duration):

Lesson #2 - Rabbi Aharon Dobinsky: "United We Stand" (11 minute duration):

Lesson #3 - Rabbi Ralph Cohen, The Laws of Megillat Esther (10 minute duration):