The true appreciation of Shabbat is only truly experienced when both the letter and spirit of the law come together in perfect unity
The month of Elul is dedicated to preparing for Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Succot. Delving into a number of allusions in various texts to the name of the month yields profound insight into how to get ready for the many upcoming holidays
Appreciating how Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Hoshanah Rabba and Simchat Torah are all intrinsically connected one to the other.
Preparation for Purim :
Pesach (as well as all the holidays) can be understood on many levels simultaneously: historically, agriculturally/seasonally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
We are commanded to remember coming out of Egypt everyday. This not only keeps alive the historical memory but it acts as a potent ingredient in attaining renewal, strength, purpose and hope for our daily lives.
Focusing on Pesach, Rosh Chodesh, and specific intentions for counting of the Omer; with musical accompaniment.
Spiritual teachings of this less known and observed holiday.
The culmination of the Omer period is the holiday of Shavuot where we relive each year the receiving of the Torah at Sinai.
The spiritual teachings of the seventh year and the cycles of seven from the micro to the macro cycles of time.