A Yom Kippur Message to Our Members & ‘Torat Imecha- Women’s Torah Weekly’

25 09 2009

The atmosphere of teshuva and introspection intensifies as we near Yom Kippur.  This week, we have many classes on the topic of Teshuva and Yom Kippur, to help you get ready for this special day.  Naaleh.com wants to take this opportunity to wish all of our members a G’mar Chatima Tova, and to ask your forgiveness in case we caused you any loss or frustration in the last year, despite our best efforts to provide only excellent service.

Please take a look at our Torah weekly, the Torat Imecha, click here for the printable version.  This week’s articles focus on the Haftarah of Shabbat Shuva and on some of the tefillot of Yom Kippur.

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Raving Reviews for Rebbetzin Heller’s Class ‘Elul, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur for Children’

23 09 2009

Students at Naaleh.com are loving Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller’s newest class series:

Bringing Torah to Life: Deepening our Children’s Jewish Experience

The first class in this series entitled, Elul, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur for Children, is helping parents prepare their children for the Yamim Noraim, High Holidays, in a very meaningful way.

One student writes in:

‘This shiur was FABULOUS!  I especially liked and used her advice about teenagers and all of her specific examples of how to relate to different aged children for Elul. Fabulous and immediately useful. Thank you. I hope you do this again for Pesach.’

Check out the class and make this year’s Holidays meaningful for the entire family!





Shabbat Shuva: The Eternal Message

22 09 2009

Shabbat Shuva: The Eternal Message

The Shabbos before Rosh Hashana is called Shabbat Shuva, after the Haftarah (reading from the Prophets) which is specified for that Shabbos. This Haftora, taked from Hoshea Chapter 14, contains many of the yesodot (fundamnetals) of Teshuva (repentance), and Hashem’s unique relationship with the Jewish people. Shira Smiles plumbs the depths of this relativly short passage, in this unique four-part series.

The first class in this series is:

The Intrinsic Purity of Every Jew

In this Torah shiur (class) on the Haftarah of Shabbat Shuva, Mrs. Shira Smiles begins the reading from Hoshea chapter 14.  In this class, we learn that teshuva/repentance is a dynamic process with Hashem, and that every Jew’s soul is intrinsically pure, which means that even sin does not become part of its essence.  When embarking on the teshuva process, one should have an image of who they want to be, so that they have a goal to aspire to. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats at http://Naaleh.com.





Harbingers of Blessing: A Practical Guide to the Simanim of Rosh Hashana

16 09 2009

Harbingers of Blessing: A Practical Guide to the Simanim of Rosh Hashana

In this interactive class on the simanim of Rosh Hashana, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson discusses the concept of eating symbolic foods during the evening meal of Rosh Hashana.   This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats at Naaleh.com.

Here is a preview of the class:





Shabbat Shuva: The Eternal Message with Mrs. Shira Smiles

15 09 2009

Shabbat Shuva: The Eternal Message

The Shabbos before Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuva, after the Haftora (reading from the Prophets) which is specified for that Shabbos. This Haftora, taked from Hoshea Chapter 14, contains many of the yesodot (fundamnetals) of Teshuva (repentance), and Hashem’s unique relationship with the Jewish people. Mrs. Shira Smiles plumbs the depths of this relatively short passage, in this unique four-part series.

The Intrinsic Purity of Every Jew is the first class in the series. Mrs. Shira Smiles begins the reading from Hoshea chapter 14.  In this class, we learn that teshuva/repentance is a dynamic process with Hashem, and that every Jew’s soul is intrinsically pure, which means that even sin does not become part of its essence.  When embarking on the teshuva process, one should have an image of who they want to be, so that they have a goal to aspire to.





NEW CLASS! ‘Bringing Torah to Life: Deepening Your Children’s Jewish Experience’ with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

11 09 2009

Thanks to a suggestion from one of our students, we are happy to present you with a new course by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller, entitled Bringing Torah to Life:  Deepening Your Children’s Jewish Experience.  This once a month class will focus on the themes and perspectives of the Jewish holidays and other fundamental Jewish concepts, specifically identifying how parents can enrich their children’s understanding and enjoyment of these unique times.  The first class, on Elul, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur for Children of various ages, is now available for viewing here.





NEW Rebbetzin’s Perspective Class Series

8 09 2009

Rebbetzin’s Perspective II: Questions and Answers for Today’s Jewish Woman

This unique class features Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller answering real questions sent in by Naaleh’s female members across the globe. Rebbetzin Heller continues to address the challenges and struggles encountered by contemporary Jewish women with wisdom, humor, and understanding.

The first installment is NOW available!

Questions and Answers for Today’s Jewish Woman, Part 1

In this Torah shiur (class) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller responds to real life dilemmas and challenges sent in by Naaleh’s female students around the world.  This class touches on issues such as rewarding children for helpful behavior, dealing with conflicts within a community,  the intertwined destiny of husbands and wives, and understanding korbanot.  Each question is answered with sensitivity and wisdom. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.

Watch a preview of this class: