September 29, 2006

Step up to the plate

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 5:32 pm

I really hope this year some of you will step up to the plate and help me with the website and promotion. I don’t think I can bare it, that is to do this all alone for another year.

Good news, the uman video is half way finished. It should be up when you finish Shabbos there in America. I wish I had more photographs to add to it.  

 

September 26, 2006

If we met in Uman this year

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 12:40 am

If you met me in Uman this year, please write me on the blog or send a private email to me so we can stay in touch. I would also like to know when I can have pictures so I can use them for the Uman video I will be making. Also, I think the people will enjoy reading about your experience meeting me, if you don’t mind blogging it. Maybe you were looking for me in Uman and couldn’t find me, respond on the blog if this was the case as well.

I cried & I cried Again

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 12:37 am

During the first day of Yom Tov, I had wondered why I had not cried at all this Yom Tov and then suddenly I cried and I cried some more. What did I cry about? I cried for all those people in the world who have been scattered to the 4 corners of the world during this exile. People like my new friend Victor whom live in places devoid of all sense of Jewishness and value. How are they supposed to serve Hashem in such places. I cried for so many people who write me and asked me to draw them close to Hashem, and I wonder why Hashem makes it so hard for them. How can all these people be expected to return to Hashem when they come from so little and are so far. I cried and then I wailed… I could not stop my tears…

Then I cried when I thought of all the Tzaddikim and their struggles. How they try to save lives and are so troubled in the process with their own health, financial situations and how large the task is that they have to accept upon themselves. I cried and I could not stop the entire second day of Yom Tov over these two matters. I find no comfort.

My Return from Uman

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 12:22 am

Well it was an easy trip on the way going but coming back was very hard. I just returned today from Uman and I have a new video I took there for all of you! Leshana Tova! I will wait another day to see if those people I met on the steet who visited the website previously send me pictures that I can add to the video.

I met followers of ilovetorah from every walk of life. From people whom this was their first Jewish experience to chassidim in strimel and stockings. I was walking the main street in uman when someone called out, “Reb Moshe, it’s me from Miami… I sent you an email once.” We talked and the next thing I knew it, I was in his apartment and we awoke his younger brother who is a big fan of ilovetorah. He was shocked when he opened his eyes and I stood there as many like him were looking to bump into me there in Uman. I just don’t know why everyone didn’t pre-arrange it beforehand. So we took pictures together and talked. Later on the way to prayers, in the street I bumped into another fan and we got to know each other each time we bumped into each other during Yom Tov.

The funniest story has to be the following. I was very dizzy because of my ear and throat so I went to the 24 clinic. After cleaning my ear, the doctor asked me, “your not Reb Moshe are you? I just donated to your website a few months back… I love your stuff.”

There were about 25,000 people in Uman and I had an exciting time. I got to meet people like Victor from Ukraine who traveled 10 hours by bus to join me for Rosh Hashanah, it was his first Jewish experience and we have been writing to each other about Judaism for 5 years via email.

Another story…
Before I left Israel, I went to the clinic and the secretary asked me to give a package to her husband in uman. So I carried it around with me as I was looking for a different friend of mine in the street. I decided to try to find my friends apartment so I went upstairs to the room I thought he was staying and guess who opened the door? The womans husband whos package I was holding. There are more then 200 apartments in Uman and the first one I knocked on was this ladies husband.

I needed light for havdalah and I was in the middle of kiddush. I started knocking on my neighbors doors and the one who opened was my upstairs neighbor here in Tzfat… What are the chances. He was right accross the hall!

September 20, 2006

Happy Rosh Hashanah, The Jew is where the mind is

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 3:23 pm

“Wherever we place our thoughts, that is where all of us is”, said the Baal Shem Tov. After years of practice, I have found that the more one practices this technique, the stronger it becomes. During Rosh Hashanah, you too can be in uman with the Rebbe in your thoughts and this will help you to receive the light and tukkun, rectification from the Rebbe. The Rebbe said that with a mere thought, one can stop a gun from firing. Now if you do not believe this then you haven’t truly worked on having enough respect for your own thoughts and their power and I suggest you start to pay more attention to it.

If anyone would like me to pray by the grave of Rebbe Nachman for them, please give a donation to ilovetorah and then send me your names. You only have till 11am Israel time Thursday. I still did not pick up a sponsor for the young boy that will be spending his first shabbos with me.

Leshana Tov to all of you and please pray for me as I will for you.

The sickness before the kedusha

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 3:18 pm

As usual before I make an important trip to a Tzaddik, I have come down with something. A cold, sore throat and the like. All is to be expected… The final cleaning before the new year!

I am fixing the aba shaul video, there was something off with the sound.

September 18, 2006

Energy Healing Bio Energy

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 3:38 pm

It has been the new wave of healing but most practice ways of idol worship while performing Bio Energy as the system was based on this. When combining Bio Energy with Torah techniques, very possitive results have been found. In northern Israel there are two famous healers in this art form and one of them is my chavrusa, study partner in yeshivah (Kollel), Dr. Leshem.

The idea of Bio Energy is to channel the healers energy into the places that are lackings. This could be because of trama in ones life or cronic illness. Though its technique is rather a simple one, not everyone has the strength to channel their energy. Through years of practice and Hashem given talent, a few rare people are blessed with this ability. If you were to take this talent and combine it with a strong knowledge in Kabbalah and practical healing… the results are remarkable.

If anyone would like me to arrange a treatement for them, please let me know. A person does not have to be on location for this to work.

September 17, 2006

Uman, here I come

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 11:34 pm

Well while some are leaving tomarrow to Uman already, I am checking out on Thursday afternoon. I should be arriving in the middle of the night, 3am friday morning in uman. This will be my 7th Rosh Hashanah in Uman. The first time I went was about 12 years ago when there was only 2,000 people and now there will be 30,000.

I will be meeting a young man from Ukraine who will be joining me for his first Shabbos ever. I am very excited to meet him. As mentioned in a previous blog, I could use donations for his sleeping quarters there in Uman. A bed costs $200-$300 this year.

The travel agent said that there are no longer any tickets available in Israel so now people will try to buy them for more money from those already going.

September 15, 2006

Video Camera Broken

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 1:38 pm

I woke up this morning and the video camera doesn’t work anymore. There are lines in the images and sound is gone. I have no money at this time for a new one so the videos are at this time will have to be discontinued. I have 3 to finish editing on the computer, one completed video which I didn’t finish getting off the camera so I will not have access to it.

* update: BH i got it repaired cheaply and it is working now again.

September 14, 2006

ilovetorah debts

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 7:45 am

The Site is in dire financial straits at the moment. Main PC monitor does not turn on, Pentium 2.4 system is too slow for videos, I am spending hundreds on gas for the car to take videos, we have no advertising budget, frumdate.com needs money to get back on its feet.

Help!

On the guitar a special guest & new videos

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 7:01 am

Put up this week

Torah at the Jerusalem Zoo
Reb Corspedai & the Holy LIghts
Rambam Daos 2
Rambam Daos 3
By the Mayan-Ashrechem yisrael
Repent the day before you die!
*Banjo Billy & Reb Moshe Live Music Concert!*

Coming soon (editing now)!
Gavriel Weisman singing on the car with Reb Moshe
Abbah Shaul Video
Conversion process
Messianic Judaism, false movement
7 laws of noach video

Give a Shabbos Uman

Filed under: What can we do? — Reb Moshe @ 6:54 am

I will be in Uman I’Y’H and a nice Ukrainian boy will be meeting me after years of contact through ilovetorah, this will be his first Shabbos experience. I need help for room and food for his stay with me, please help in this urgent matter.

September 12, 2006

Storytelling

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 11:16 am

The new Choni Hamagil video took torahvideos to an all new level. It will be up in the next few days. On this film, I used a few people to act and tell the stories of Choni.

September 11, 2006

Good Vach

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 9:52 am

How was your shabbos?

This shabbos we had the young couple who were engaged over for meals. Thursday night they had arrived and I drove them around to all the important places and we returned about 4am. Then on Friday I took them to the kinneret for a swim (separate). The water was so warm and sweet, I can’t even describe it.

Id have to explain my reasoning as to why I took so much of my important time just to take this couple around and devote myself to them. For one, I know this young man to have outstanding potential and from what I know of the girls family, they are quite well known around Jerushalayim. So for one, I wanted to give them a relaxing attmosphere where no relatives or extreme friends would mess such an important match up. Secondly, a person has to learn to serve Hashem in all ways. For Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai, his very Torah study was so high he didn’t have to break from it to pray as it included prayer. This concept is one that is not truly understood. I will shed light on it by explaining that the Arizal said that doing yechudim, combining Hashem’s names through Kabbalah is higher then Torah Study and includes the mitzvah of talmud Torah. My taking this young couple around and caring for them was for me yichid between the Shechinah, Malchut and Keter. I was caring for their unity for as we know, the joining of a couple is a reflection of the spiritual coupling.

So as I said, we have to learn to serve Hashem in all ways, living the Torah in such a way that our very lives are considered Torah study and bring unity above.

Please enjoy the new video, “Repent the day before you die”. We had a guest who played the clarinet to close this important video. I will be editing finished new videos on Rav Korspidai, one from the Jer. Zoo, one from the mayan mikvah near Tzfat, 2 more from the Rambam Hilchos Daos and for Choni Hamagil the footage is almost complete.

September 9, 2006

Taking a lift to Israel?

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 11:21 pm

Any of my viewers making a lift to Israel or have a friend that is? My computer monitor is barely working and its too expensive here to purchase a good one.