Showing posts from February, 2021

Sharing the Joy of Purim: A Torah idea from Current Student Roee Raviv

  Written by: Roee Raviv, Current Mayanot Men's Program Student  I am currently learning at Mayanot and would like to share a teaching from the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Something that I have learnt recently, about the magnitude of the Simcha (joy) we experience on Purim and of a Jew’s constant state of self-sacrifice for Hashem (G-d) as Purim quickly approaches here in the Holy Land and also around the globe. I was given the opportunity to connect with Chabad On the Coast in Tel Aviv, after which I made Aliyah and then decided to attend the Mayanot Institue of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, exactly a year ago last Purim. Mayanot has changed my life and my relationship to Yiddishkeit (Judaism).   Most importantly it has made me proud to be a Jew and has helped me grow in my love for G-d and others. I realize now that I have always been loved by G-d regardless of my religious affiliations, so too the way G-d loves all of his children, and since coming to Mayanot I have been able to sl

The Mayanot Moment is back

We are very excited to share with you that Mayanot has again started up  the 'Mayanot Moment' series. Rabbi Shlomo Gestetner, Dean of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, has taken the lead on this project, stating, "Sharing Torah is our first and foremost mission and therefore in these trying times it is especially essential to continue to set an example for our students by spreading Torah. Even if it is as short as 59 seconds, no amount of positivity or inspiration is too small to spread."  The Mayanot Moment initiative originated in 2011 when teachers across the spectrum of Mayanot contributed Torah ideas and short Parsha thoughts for our students and donors. Many of these videos are posted on TorahCafe , and spread through JLI emails, and we are very happy they are readily available. We want to continue to create Torah based content that is inspiring, and educational for our alumni, supporters and friends.  You can subscribe to our Youtube channel