Erev Shabbos Parshas Toldos 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Toldos, in which Yitzchok and Rivkah give birth to Yaakov Avinu and Esav, along with Yaakov acquiring the brochos from Yitzhok instead of Esav, and the story of the B’eiros (Wells) as well as many fascinating inyonim. It is well known that Yitzchok Avinu was forbiddenContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas Toldos 5781”

The Power of Waking Up Early

In the Zohar, Parshas Beshalach, we learn how important it is to learn after Chatzos (midnight), before Alos HaShachar (first rays of the sun, still dark). It says there that one who wakes up and joins together the night and day through davening to Hashem accomplishes a huge unification of the Feminine and Masculine aspectsContinue reading “The Power of Waking Up Early”

Parshas Noach 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Noach. This is quite the interesting parsha. Between Parshas B’Reishis and this parsha there is so much to unpack, whole seforim could be written about them. Of course every word of the Torah could have a whole set of Tikkunei Zohar on it. For now thisContinue reading “Parshas Noach 5781”

Drawing Down Divine Blessing

At the end of the first chelek of the Zohar, in Parshas VaYechi, daf 250a, Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai speaks on the inyan of Kos Shel Brocho (Cup of Blessing) and bread that is left on the table for Birkas HaMazon. It says there that Rav Hamnuna Saba would not give the Kos Shel BrochoContinue reading “Drawing Down Divine Blessing”

Rebuilding the Beis HaMikdash Now

In the Zohar HaKodosh, daf 230 the inyonim of Ketores, the Beis HaMikdash, and tefilloh are discussed. The Ketores as offered in the Beis HaMikdash had the power to sweeten all the Dinim (harsh judgements), and this was one reason it was offered. The Zohar further states that the Ketores was a great joy toContinue reading “Rebuilding the Beis HaMikdash Now”