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Welcome to
the Learning page
This Month in Torah
Study along with us each week.
This Month in Torah keeps you up-to-date  
with the current Torah portion. It focuses on
key verses of each portion (sedra) and
guides you through ideas that would be most
personally meaningful to you. Like Reb
Zusya, you can learn to fulfill your own
potentials. Click "Torah of Month below to
enter This Week in Torah
The Essence of Jewish
learning
Healing is generated from knowing
who you are.
There is a hassidic story told about
Reb Zusya of Hanipol. When asked by
his students why his teachings were
different than those of his master's, he
replied, "when I reach the Gates of
Heaven I will not be asked why I  
haven't lived my life as Abraham or as
Moses, but why I didn't live it as Reb
Zusya".
Each and everyone of us has unique
needs for spiritual learning. Rather
that quoting what others have said in
the past. This learning experience can
help you, like Reb Zusya, to fulfill your
own potentials for learning that's
meaningful to you, and you alone.

Check out the new  Meditation On A
Verse
Before clicking on to each weekly
parasha, we recommend that you
read through the portion in your own
Chumash (The Five Books of Moses).
It shouldn't take more than twenty
minutes. In This Month in Torah, you
will find a synopsis of the sedras and
a series of related study questions.

Other religions practice their own
spiritual exercises--Sufi's whirl,
Buddhists meditate and Hindus
chant--but Jews study. Intense study,
whether alone, with a partner or in a
group, brings about a deep intellectual
connection to God.

The Zohar, the unquestioned guide to
Jewish mysticism, is organized as a
running commentary to the Torah. One
might go as far as to say that it's an
interpretive Midrash on the Torah.
Actually, the Zohar itself  suggests that
man also is a Torah; and by using
man as an analogy of the Torah,
through analysis of the text, we can
excavate our deep unconscious and
uncover our psychic negativities. This
process of bringing unconscious
material to consciousness is
essential for healing.
Zohar,V, p211

Torah is outside of ordinary space and
time. Studying it, takes you to a place
where you seem to lose track of time
and seem to be somewhere else. In
that "somewhere else" space, our
minds are off of our problems and
illnesses, the pain and the symptoms.
Torah takes us to a far-off land of no
time and no space where the rules of
illness no longer apply; it's where we
need to go to heal.
Before clicking on to each weekly parasha,
we recommend that you read through the
portion in your own Chumash (The Five
Books of Moses). It shouldn't take more
than twenty minutes. In This Month in
Torah, you will find a synopsis of the
sedras and a series of related study
questions.

Other religions practice their own spiritual
exercises--Sufi's whirl, Buddhists meditate
and Hindus chant--but Jews study. Intense
study, whether alone, with a partner or in a
group, brings about a deep intellectual
connection to God.

The Zohar, the unquestioned guide to
Jewish mysticism, is organized as a
running commentary to the Torah. One
might go as far as to say that it's an
interpretive Midrash on the Torah. Actually,
the Zohar itself  suggests that man also is
a Torah; and by using man as an analogy
of the Torah, through analysis of the text,
we can excavate our deep unconscious
and uncover our psychic negativities. This
process of bringing unconscious material
to consciousness is essential for healing.
Zohar,V, p211

Torah is outside of ordinary space and
time. Studying it, takes you to a place where
you seem to lose track of time and seem to
be somewhere else. In that "somewhere
else" space, our minds are off of our
problems and illnesses, the pain and the
symptoms. Torah takes us to a far-off land
of no time and no space where the rules of
illness no longer apply; it's where we need
to go to heal.
Meditations
Torah of the Month