28 September 2010

Olei Teiman in Lod

A Yemeni Beis HaShoeva

"Lubavitch is a uniqe Chassidus, incorporating Yidden from every part of the world. A large number of Anash hail from Yemen, and got their first taste of Chassidus in the yeshiva in Lod. They preserve their heritage in many ways, one being their graceful dances. One can see them at the central Simchas Beis HaShoeva, doing the Yemenite dance step to Lubavitcher niggunim. Shturem

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07 September 2010

Shana Tova U'Metuka

Wishing everyone a Shana Tova U'Metuka

A Year of Blessing for all Jews, Resolution of Differences, Enchanced HaKoras HaTov between our complicate Family of Jewish Neshomas, the Abolition of the Yetzer HaRah, an awakening of the Pintele Yid in every Jewish soul with a longing to Return to Hashem and to Eretz HaKodesh.

From HaRav Yitzchak Ginsburgh:


In the 5750s, the Lubavitcher Rebbe made a custom of noting possible acronyms made up of the letters of the year.

The first two letters (which do not change throughout an entire century) always stand for, “May it be a year of” (תְּהֵא שְׁנַת ). What changes is the reference made by the final two letters, in our case עא .

Following the Rebbe’s example,
let us say that they stand for “Divine aid”
(עֵזֶר אֱלֹקִי ).
Thus the simple acronym of the coming year, 771, is
May it be a year of Divine aid (תְּהֵא שְׁנַת עֵזֶר אֱלֹקִי ).

The first phrase that we will look at that equals 771 is taken from the Bible, specifically from the Book of Daniel. To understand this phrase, let us quote from the beginning of chapter 8 in Daniel,

In the third year of the reign of king Belshatzar,
a vision appeared to be, I Daniel… behold, ...

For more intricate details visit: Kabbala of 5771

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