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Yesod Sheb’Yesod

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

This year, Yesod Sheb’Yesod falls on Sunday night, May 30th, 2011.

Schemuel writes: 

“I need to come up with a speech on 41st day of Omer, which is Yesod sheb’Yesod.  Could you give me some ideas/ thoughts for such a speech please?”

Gabbai Seth Fishman‘s reply:

The week of Yesod is associated with Yosef the tzadik and Tamar the tzadika.

Through Yesod, we funnel God’s kingdom into our plane.  It is about connecting the higher worlds to this one. 

Yesod is the last Sefirah of Ze’er Anpin ( זעיר אנפין)

 [NOTE:  Ze’er Anpin / little face, a shorthand for the Sefirot associated with the Vav of the divine name, viz. Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod.]

It is on the central pillar of Keter, Tiferet, Yesod, Malchut.  It is thus a vital connector for flows from above to below and below to above. 

Here’s a way to think about it:


Reminder: Hattarat Nedarim

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

I was asked by Reb Zalman to send along a reminder to you for Hattarat Nedarim / The Release of Vows service, (best done before Rosh Hashanah which begins this year on Wednesday Night, September 8th, 2010).

My first thought was, “Dear Reb Zalman.  But I put this out there already!”  (cf., Hattarat Nedarim / The Release Of Vows,  

But then I thought:  This is not a thing to just read and file.  It matters not if we did this last year, or the year before, or we did not. 

What matters is that here we are again.  Rosh Hashanah will soon be here and we will be faced with the opportunity to do personal work as we enter Ha-Aseret Y’mei Teshuvah / the Ten Days of Repentance.  We will do the Hattarat Nedarim each year before Rosh HaShanah.  Then, in subsequent years, we will do it again, and again, (and God-willing, each time from a higher level). 

So what is involved?


Come Hear Reb Zalman and Maggid Yitzhak

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Dear Friends:

Please join Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum in a FREE teleconference:

The Return of the Maggid
An Introduction to the Jewish Spirit Maggid Training Program 

Sunday, August 22, 2010 7 PM to 8 PM EDT
call in: (308) 344-6400, access code 441912#

Please RSVP Name, phone number to

Here’s more:


Chesed / Lovingkindness

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Thanks again to Chaplain Gloria Krasno for graciously sharing her poetic and artful meditations between Tisha B’av and erev Rosh Hashannah.  Many blessings to her for her spiritual soul and her generosity in sharing them.  Gabbai Seth Fishman, BLOG Editor



Holy Gevurah / Judgment

Monday, September 7th, 2009



Gal-Or-Ya’s Tiferet

Thursday, August 27th, 2009



Netzach / Persistence

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009



Welcome to Hod

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Siegel, at the wonderful opening ceremony she hosted at this year’s Aleph Kallah said:  “When I first met Reb Zalman in 1972, he spoke about the unexplored Sefirah of Hod, the emanation of glory and beauty experienced through the senses.   He said, ‘That would be our work.’  Here’s Chaplain Gloria’s meditation for the week of HodGabbai Seth Fishman, BLOG Editor



Building a Foundation

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Please join Chaplain Gloria Krasno as she continues to guide us upward toward Rosh Hashanna.  This week begins the ascent through the Sefirah of Yesod, beginning with Malchut sheb’Yesod and ending with Chesed sheb’YesodGabbai Seth Fishman, BLOG Editor



Toward Consciousness and Goodness

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Dear Friends:

Gal-Or-Ya provides us with beautiful meditations for our journey from Tisha B’Av to erev Rosh HaShannahSefirat HaBinyan / a reckoning toward more conscious and appropriate living.  Thank you, Chaplain Gloria Krasno!  Good Shabbos, Gabbai Seth Fishman, BLOG Editor