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2.15 How Prophecy is Achieved
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Sources refer to the Ramchal’s Derech Hashem. —————————————– A novice prophet may not have as clear a revelation and he may contribute some elements from his own imagination but when he achieves full prophecy, his enlightenment will be clear and unambiguous. Through this, he will understand the level that he has achieved and that it […]
Giving a Levi the First Aliyah
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Misconception: If there is no Kohen, it is preferable to give the first aliyah to a Levi. Fact: Most authorities rule that it is equally acceptable to call upon a Levi or Yisrael in place of a Kohen, while some prefer to give it to a Yisrael. Background: The Torah is read publicly on Shabbat […]
Hespedim for Rav Moshe Shapira zt”l
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This playlist includes hespedim from: Rav Baruch Dov Povarsky – Rosh Yeshiva of Ponevezh Rav Yehudah Ades – Rosh Yeshiva of Kol Yaakov Rav Aviezer Piltz – Rosh Yeshiva of Tifrach Rav Aryeh HaKohen Feldman (son-in-law) Rav Shmuel Shapira (son) Rav Shlomo Shapira (son) Rav Avraham Shapira (son) PLUS: Legacy: Reflections in Response to the Petira of […]
The System Called Prayer
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Rav Yerucham writes in his Sefer, Da’at Torah, that our purpose in life is to work on becoming closer to Hashem. He loves us and wants us to become close to Him for our benefit. He has so much good that he wants to give us, but He doesn’t want it to turn us away […]