1st 3 days
Today, we had an amazing day! We spent all day in the old city of Jerusalem. At first we learned about the Aish and the history of the Aish World Center building.
New Hebrew phrase: Buker Tov =good morning but to answer to someone else one would say Buker Or - good light.
We had an amazing lecture by Lori Polatnik, the leader of the whole trip. She is truly wonderful speaker! She was talking about 3 types of people typology or Kabala of you
. She pointed out that the most important thing in our communication with our children, our husbands and friends is to be understood and appreciated for who they are, and know where their motivation comes from. She explained about CHaim soul and CHaim body, Bracha soul and Bracha body, and Tov soul and Tov body. We had a lot of fun figuring out who is who and who our loved ones are. Here is detailed descriptions of this lecture
We took pictures on top of the roof of the Aish World Center with the Kotel in the background. It is a beautiful building that took many years to build. The initiator of this organization was an amazing teacher Rabbi Noah Weinberg
. Unfortunately, he passed away about 2 years ago and we didn’t have chance to meet him, however we met his son.
As a gift, we got Sidur books with our names engraved on it. This book has prayers that Jewish women must say asking for many good things for self, families and other people. It is women’s obligation to pray at least once a day. Women’s prayers are very powerful and it does not matter where women pray. There are prayers for children’s success, for health, for birth of children, to find a husband, and for many other occasions when we need to pray. We can pray from our heart but reading those prayers I understood that personally I would not be able to say it better than those prayers do. There is a special prayer that needs to be read when one is near by the Western Wall. I read that prayer and prayed again from my heart. I wrote two notes and put it into the wall. This was my second amazing experience at the wall.( Read more... )
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