Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rosh Hashanah Uman Emergency Clinic


Uman Emergency Clinic

Dear Friends of Nachal Novea - Breslev Tsfat,

With Rosh HaShanah fast approaching, we are turning to you to help with the Uman Emergency Clinic (www.umanclinic.org) which provides a critical service for the over 30,000 people that come to Uman for Rosh HaShanah.

This appeal is urgent because we are very dependent upon private funding for this critical service. The importance of public safety and health for this type of event is obvious to all Jews, as the Torah tenet states, "Saving one life is like saving the entire world."

For full details, visit our website www.umanclinic.org. All donations are tax-deductible. Any questions can be directed to info@nachalnovea.com. Please spread the word to your family and friends.

Wishing you and your family k'tivah v'chatima tovah and may we merit to see the geula shleima this year.

Nachi Klein & Avigdor Landesman
Directors of the Uman Emergency Clinic and United Hatzolah Galilee
Tsfat, Israel

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 18 - Opening Reception - Esther Zibell


We are pleased to announce that our friend, French-born painter, print-maker Esther Zibell -- formerly of Tsfat and now of Crown Heights -- will be having a one-person show at the newly opened Hadas Gallery in Brooklyn. We urge all lovers of Jewish art to attend the opening or the show, which is sure to open our eyes to the spiritual dimension. 

Opening Reception: September 18: 7 - 9 PM

Hadas Gallery
541 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718-866-6815

To see more samples of Esther's wonderful work, please visit her website: 

Out To The Field – Rethinking Elul

   

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sium Likutey Moharan


A sium for the annual study of Likutey Moharan is being held tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 9 (14 Elul) at the Concord Plaza wedding hall, 760 Bedford Ave, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Program begins at 7:30 PM (Chassidic Standard Time). 

HaRav Yaakov Shlomo Mozenson shlit"a and HaRav Eliezer Moshe Haperin shlit"a of Eretz Yisrael and HaRav Yitzchok Friedman shlit"a of Williamsburg will be among the speakers. Tickets may be purchased by calling 845-328-0466 or through representatives in local Breslov shtiblach @ $20 per person.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Breslov Chassidim in Williamsburg Say: Come to Uman This Rosh Hashanah!



This huge banner may be seen from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and includes several quotes in Yiddish about the spiritual benefits of going to the Breslov gathering near the holy Rebbe, Reb Nachman's grave site in Uman. 

May all who do so go in peace and return in peace, and thus bring blessing and joy to their families, the Jewish people and the entire world.

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Practical Guide to Rosh HaShanah

Here are three important practical points to keep in mind this Rosh HaShanah, which will elevate you on this important holiday. Since Rosh HaShanah is like a blueprint for the year to come, these simple practices will help ensure a good year to come.

THINK ONLY GOOD THOUGHTS Since Rosh HaShanah is the "head" of the year, we should set the stage and think only good thoughts, since positive thinking can help shape our year for the good. According to Rebbe Nachman, we need to be wise and think only good thoughts that God will be good to us.

SPEAK AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE What we talk about on Rosh HaShanah deeply inluences the year to come. On the first day of Rosh HaShanah, one should greatly minimize their speech, some even have the custom of "fasting" from speech completely. "The greater the person, the more meticulous they must be about speaking unnecessarily."

GIVE A PIDYON What is a Pidyon?

On the day before Rosh HaShanah, it is customary to give a pidyon (monetary redemption to a Tzaddik). The Tzaddik conducts a spiritual "transaction" and after the pidyon is presented before the Heavenly Court, the money is distributed as tzedaka. This practice helps to sweeten harsh judgments. Along with the pidyon, the person's Hebrew name followed by their mother's Hebrew name are given. Family member names can also be added in the same format: Hebrew name ben/bat mother's Hebrew name.

Click here to send your pidyon to HaRav Kenig, shlita, in Uman this Erev Rosh HaShanah. Don't forget to add your names in the comments section.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010.