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Bo, 29 Tevet 5779
January 6, 2019

The area of healing for the month of Shevat is eating. Are we conscious when we eat? Or do we simply eat so quickly and robotically because we don't have time. Eating can be a time of meditation. We begin by blessing our food. The Kabbalists teach us the secret of blessing. We are not doing it to please the Creator, but rather to elevate the divine sparks of Light within and to imbue ourselves with an appreciation for what we have. Chewing food releases those divine sparks within it, thereby nourishing us spiritually as well as physically. We should chew our food until it becomes like water in the mouth. After eating we should then be appreciative once more. Many use the Birkat Hamazon when in their homes. In public it is sufficient just to pause for a moment with a thankful heart. Eating is an important and necessary part of our daily lives. Eating with consciousness elevates the Light so that what we injest is not only good for our body, but also good for our soul. This week try to focus on how you eat and see how you can make your meal times a type of connection to the Creator's Light.

Shavua tov,

Tu B'Shevat Seder - Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM EST

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Parashat Beshalach
Torah Portion:
Shemot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16

Shoftim (Judges) 5:1-31

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Join Us For Our Tu B'Shevat Connection
Tu B'Shevat is known as the New Year for Trees.  According to the Kabbalists, it is the most spiritual and joyful day of the year.  They also tell us that it is a mystical and spiritual Rosh Hashanah for us, one that is celebrated more within than without. We celebrate Tu B'Shevat with a special seder that allows to taste various fruits and connects us to the Four Worlds and the Divine Name.  We invite  you to join our virtual seder via Facebook Live on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM EST. Click Here to print out a list of needed items for the seder.

The Month of Shevat
The new month of Shevat (Aquarius) will begin on Monday, January 7, 2019. For more information on the new month, please click here.

With the Torah portion of Shemot we begin the six week period of Shovavim. This period of Shovavim is an acronym for the six weekly Torah portions: Shemot, Va-eira, Bo, Beshalach, Yitro and Mishpatim. It is a time of inner renewal, tikun (correction) of misdeeds, and teshuvah (return to Creator). We should strive to avoid anger and seek humility by shunning cynicism, frivolity, and arrogance.

Show Your Appreciation
The word "tzedakah" in Hebrew means charity, but actually the word is derived from the root word which means righteousness, justice or fairness. Giving is not viewed as a generous act, it is simply an act of righteousness and justice. Tzedakah is in many ways an exchange of energy and is a visible expression of gratitude in this world for that which we have received. We rely on the generosity of others so that we may make our siddurim (prayer books) and other resources available for all, as well as continue to offer meaningful studies and inspiring services. Please help support our community by making a DONATION. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
NEW Perek Shirah Page
Perek Shirah is an ancient text of unknown authorship, although many commentaries attribute it to King David. It takes the form of a list of eighty-four elements of the natural world. Everything in creation praises its Creator. The lessons can assist us on our journey. Rabbi Eliezer said, Anyone who involves themselves with Perek Shirah in this world, merits saying it in the next world. Kabbalah4All will be working on a new photo each week with a verse until we complete all 84. Click Here to go to our new Perek Shirah page.

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