Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Time of Miracles is Now!

This is it – the time of miracles.  I love how the Jewish calendar gives us times of joy, times of introspection, times to eat and times to fast. We have everything.  Human beings are not just one thing – we have so many sides to ourselves to feed, explore and develop.  Hashem makes our souls and beings also cycle in sync with the calendar and the spiritual energy available in the Universe – so that we can co-exist together in perfect harmony.

Now, in the month of Cheshvan, it’s the time to be still. We wait.  We long.  Why do we have nothing to celebrate?  Why no holidays?  Because our lack of celebration will lead us to long for simcha, which will ultimately culminate in the greatest celebration of all – the inauguration of the 3rd Beis HaMikdash in Cheshvan when Mashiach comes.

So too, in the month of Kislev, when darkness increases the most.  The days get shorter, the nights get longer and we begin to miss, and long for light because we don’t have it.  We long and we long just so that Hashem can give it to us and fulfill our new-found needs – with not just regular light, but with the greatest light that we can access the whole year – Chanukah, and especially Zos Chanukah.

Why do we not have health Hashem? Why aren’t we married yet?  Why doesn’t my sister have the job she wants?

She needs to want it, to long for it.  Ask for it. Work for it. And wait… that will create the vessel so that Hashem can give it to her, to you, and then you will feel the greatest joy and the greatest gratitude and the greatest connection possible to the One who answered your prayers… without the lack, there would be less connection and less potential for ultimate spiritual fulfillment.

In less than 3 weeks (Nov 11) begins the 40 day period that ends with Zos Chanukah (the 8th day of Chanukah). This day is so powerful and filled with so much spiritual light that Chassidut compares Zos Chanukah to Neilah on Yom Kippur. Some circles also refer to this time as the 3rd Neilah (closing of the Gates) from Yom Kippur (the second is Hoshanah Rabba). That means that this is our chance to still place our bid to seal a sweet judgment for us for the rest of the year.  To bring down the blessing to fill our lacks that were put there with intention.

Remember your Rosh Hashanah pledges? Remember your requests? Are you there yet?

Now is the time to go forward. To ask. To want.  To daven.  To fix yourself where you know you can improve.

Never give up!! You can accept G-d’s judgment and trust Him along the way but NEVER give up asking, NEVER give up pushing for more zchusim to get to where you want to go.  You can be there!!!  If you haven’t gotten a yes answer yet it means you need to daven MORE, harder, do more.  G-d’s business is G-d’s business.  Our business is to push harder and to also let go at the same time.

Let’s help you on your path at the place where G-d hears and reveals Himself most in this world.  Our Talmidei Chachamim are ready to pray for you for the 40 days leading up to this final Neilah.

Request now and spare Shira the last minute rush. Shira just had a baby boy by the way, Mazel Tov, but as usual will be on the other line to help you.

With tremendous outpouring of appreciation for your financial part in the rebuilding of Torah-life in the Old City of Jerusalem and with blessings that all of our prayers for you are soon answered sweetly,

Batya