Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SIMCHA Happiness and Joy

It is with great pleasure and joy that I announce my latest Sefer - The Joy of a Jew a book all about simcha
please enjoy the Introduction,
The good new: the manuscript is done and it was just sent to the editor last week.
The bad news: so far I still need sponsors/dedications to get it edited/typeset/designed & printed.

Intro To Simcha – Who does not want to be happy? Don’t we all wish to be happy? Society around us searches for happiness, that elusive promise of bliss, joy and good feelings. Yet many of us are unhappy, it seems like there are more and more cases of depression each year and more and more people walking around unhappy, depressed and even heaven forbid suicidal, sick of life, without hope living dark bleak lives.
Why are so many people unhappy? Wealthy, healthy, successful people; people with families, people with homes, cars, yachts, mansions, beautiful people, people with careers, people with top positions within their social spheres, actors and actresses, sports players, movie stars, rock stars, musicians & pop artists, painters and sculptors, people with money and people with influence and positions of power; among all of these people who seem to us as successful and are known as those have “made it” in life, many of them are sad, depressed and disillusioned. The question is why?! What is “missing” why are they unhappy, what are they lacking and what can they and we do to be happy?  Within these pages I hope you will find some answers.

This small sefer is the Jewish companion to another book already in progress which is aimed at the general public and is written in a language, style and message appropriate for a more universal approach to Simcha and Joy for all peoples everywhere. Anyone interested in helping further this upcoming  book and the simcha project is urged to contact us for more information.

CHIZUK for the coming NEW YEAR

Rav Chaim Vital, the foremost disciple of one of the greatest Kabbalists of all times, the holy Arizal writes: (Shaar HaGilgulim Chapter 38 pg 62b, also cited in Sefer HaChezyonos known as Shivchei Rav Chaim Vital)
"I once asked my master and teacher (the Arizal) of blessed memory, "How can you tell me that my soul is so great?! . . .Why, the smallest of the previous generations were such great pious and righteous saints and tzadikim that I do not even reach their ankles!" He (the Arizal) answered me: "You should know that the greatness of a soul is not measured based on a man's actions or deeds, but rather it is measured according to the time and place he lives in, in that generation. Even a very small act in this generation, is equal to many great mitzvos in other generations, because in these generations the darkness of the husks and shells of impurity known as the klippos is very great and very strong to no end, which was not so in previous generations."


Preparation for Rosh HaShana thru Teachings of Chassidus - shiur

R’ Tal Moshe Zwecker will present a shiur:

Preparation for Rosh HaShana - Teshuva Tefillah and Tzedaka - New Perspectives thru the teachings of Chassidus.

The shiur is in English and is free.

Sunday, Sept 21, Elul 26) at 8:15pm (following Maariv at 8pm)
Beit Knesset Netzach Menashe, Rechov Reuven 16, in Sheinfeld, Beit Shemesh

This shiur begins a series of weekly Sunday night classes, please join us if you can

New Free MP3 Downloads of Shiurim on Chassidus and Emunah

New Free MP3 Downloads of Shiurim on Chassidus and Emunah


LeIlluei Nishmas:
Yehuda Aryeh Mond Z"L
thanks to kind generosity of The Yehuda Mond Foundation of Ahavas Torah for hosting these shiuruim

To dedicate a class or sponsor a shiur for a zechus, for the neshama of a loved one, a yahrzeit, refuah sheleimah, or lehavdil for a family simcha or other occasion please be in touch via email

Kesiva VeChasima Tova