Passover: "It Ain't OVER till the Children (of Israel) SING!" (Rabbi E in 3-D, '81)
Rabbi Edelstein of MEOR DC discusses the culmination of Pesach, the seventh day! We can re-experience the miracle of the splitting of the Sea, with its joy and clarity...as immortalized in the shira (song) that the Jewish people uttered at the time, and that we recite every morning during our prayers!
In a Tight Space: Finding our OWN Spiritual Freedom on Passover!!
Pesach is an opportunity for each of us not just to retell (or hear) an ancient story, but to taste and EXPERIENCE true liberation--both as part of an extraordinary and eternal nation...and as individuals who struggle with our own limitations and constrictions. Hashem brings us out of Egypt to freedom in every generation. Join Rabbi Edelstein of MEOR DC as he discusses.
Bringing G-d's Presence Into Our Lives with the Mitzvot! (Rabbi E in 3-D)
The Tabernacle (mishkan) was a grand building project that brought the Shechina (Divine Presence) into our midst. The mitzvot of the Torah are designed to do exactly that as well!!! Tune in as Rabbi Edelstein of MEOR DC explains.
Purim: Holier than Yom Kippur???!! (Rabbi E in 3-D)
Purim is joyous, fun, exuberant...but also on a high spiritual level. Higher even than Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement itself, according to the great Kabbalistic sage, the Arizal! What does that even mean? Rabbi Edelstein of MEOR DC discusses. (And also models his special Purim hat!)
The BUILDING of Joy/Simcha: External...and Internal! (Rabbi E in 3-D, Terumah, '81)
The Jewish people were commanded to build a mishkan, a dwelling place for G-d, so to speak. But the EXTERNAL structure was ultimately about bringing the presence of G-d--and the resultant JOY--into our INTERNAL selves! Rabbi Edelstein of MEOR DC discusses.
Starting to Dial Up the Simcha (JOY): Rabbi E in 3-D! (Mishpatim, 5781)
Rabbi E is singing!! Why? Because it is the beginning of the time/season of JOY and redemption in the Jewish calendar: the month of Adar, that culminates in Purim (two weeks from today) and then Pesach (a month later). Time to start to consciously, gradually build up an inner mindset and attitude of joy! How do we do that? In part, by looking for and working towards the WHOLENESS in our lives, and in the world. Looking for deep connection with ourselves, our fellow human beings, and with G-d!!! TUNE IN AND START SINGING!!! Brought to you by MEOR DC!