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Friday, February 11, 2011

Rabbi Lazer Brody on Learning Torah

Rabbi Lazer Brody talks about the barometer of proper Torah learning as a preparation for Shavuot, the Jewish holiday that celebrates Israel's receiving of the Torah on Mount Sinai

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Last Generation before Moshiach

Rabbi Lazer Brody explains why this generation has so many difficulties - it's the last generation before Moshiach

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shlomo Katz: Vehacohanim

Shlomo Katz, himself a "Kohen" of the priestly tribe, sings a moving original melody based on the Yom Kippur liturgy that describes how the People of Israel in the courtyard of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem fall on their faces and prostrate themselves when they hear the High Priest call out the Ineffable Name Yud-kay-Vav-kay once a year on Yom Kippur.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Longing for Beit HaMikdash

Rabbi Lazer Brody explains that we don't yearn for the Beit HaMikdash because we don't know what we're missing.

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Nishmat": Ancient Hebrew Meditation at Sea

Hebrew meditation is a form of "hitbodedut", or secluded personal prayer where a person yearns to cling to The Almighty with all his or her cognitive faculties, body, and soul. Nothing is so conducive to inner peace as merging with G-d, in the way that a small flame of a candle merges with and completely nullifies itself to a great flame.
The music in this clip is Native American, composed by Grandmother White Eagle, esteemed elder of the Texas Cherokee nation. Fiercely monotheistic, the Cherokee Nation has its roots in the ten lost tribes of Israel. The lovely native American melodies are therefore strikingly similar to the ancient Hebrew shepherds' flute, conveying a yearning to commune with God, as we see in this sea-side meditation based on the prayer "Nishmat" coupled with a Hebrew Tai-Chi style meditative exercise.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Coolest Thing in Town

Do you know who invented the surfboard? Hand-to-hand combat? Yiddishkeit is the coolest thing in town...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hashem Loves Me

Rabbi Lazer Brody gives words of encouragement during an evening of inspiration and song with Ari Goldwag, former soloist of the Miami Boys Choir. Filmed in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel, 2009

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chassidic Matza Baking

Matzas must be baked within 18 minutes from the time water is added to the flour until the matzas are totally baked. The Melitzer Rebbe and his staff are some of the world's fastest bakers; their shmura matzas are kneaded and baked from start to finish in less than six minutes. Filmed in the Komemyut Moshav bakery in the south of Israel

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shlomo Katz and Rabbi Lazer Brody: Psalm 92, Tov L'Hodot

Shlomo Katz and Rabbi Lazer Brody sing Tov L'Hodot in an evening of emuna, song, and inspiration in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel

Tuesday, February 1, 2011