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LeDovid Hashem Ori

LeDovid Hashem Ori

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Unlock the profound beauty of Elul's fleeting moments with this captivating guide.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting mizmor of "LeDovid Hashem Ori" and delve deep into the essence of the Thirteen Middos HaRachamim. Discover the secrets to embodying the holy Ushpizin and so much more. Within these pages lies the treasure trove of wisdom.

Don't miss out — this is the sefer you've been waiting for.

LESSONS IN DERECH MITZVOTECHA

LESSONS IN DERECH MITZVOTECHA

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The Chasidic classic Derech Mitzvosecha, by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch also known as the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe (5549 [1789] - 5626 [1866]) translated to English.

R. Menachem Mendel composed this work in his early adulthood. It focuses on many of the 613 mitzvos of the Torah. The Tzemach Tzedek begins his treatment of each mitzvah by quoting the Sefer Hachinuch, the landmark work that lists all 613 mitzvos and their motivating rationales. Occasionally, it cites other sources in Nigleh and briefly outlines the mystical secrets the Kabbalah associates with this Mitzvah. afterwards, he explains these ideas within the context of Chassidus and in the course of doing so, provides his readers with many fundamental concepts applicable in their Divine service.

Included in this volume:

Issur Sinas Yisrael, Mitzvas Ahavas Yisrael

Mitzvas Vidui U'Teshuvah

Mitzvas Tiglachas Metzora

Mitzvas Bircas Cohanim

Mitzvas Kiddush HaShem

Issur Chillul HaShem

Mitzvas Minui Melech

Mitzvas Binyan Mikdash

Mitzvas Tzitzis

A mystical prespective on the commandments by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch the Tzemach Tzedek Included in this volume: Issur Sinas Yisrael, Mitzvas Ahavas Yisrael; Mitzvas Vidui U'Teshuvah; Mitzvas Tiglachas Metzora; Mitzvas Bircas Cohanim; Mitzvas Kiddush HaShem; Issur Chillul HaShem; Mitzvas Minui Melech; Mitzvas Binyan Mikdash; Mitzvas Tzitzis.

LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

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In this companion volume to his celebrated series Covenant & Conversation, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks mines the weekly Torah portions for insights into the nature of power, authority, and leadership. Based on the understanding that no man is born a leader, the book explores the principles, and perils, of becoming one. Profound, eloquent, and deeply inspiring, Lessons in Leadership reveals the biblical secrets of influence, as relevant now as they were three thousand years ago.
LESSONS IN TANYA 5 VOL SLIPCASE SET

LESSONS IN TANYA 5 VOL SLIPCASE SET

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A linear exposition and commentary on the Tanya of R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad philosophy. First a weekly Yiddish radio program in 1960 by Rabbi Yosef Wineberg, which drew upon teachings received from Chasidic scholars at the renowned academies of Lubavitch in Europe and the writings of seven generations of Chabad Rebbes. it was examined, lecture by lecture, and amended by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, so that much of the material includes the Rebbe's insights and explanations. Guiding the reader through every phrase of the Tanya, it's authoritative and a well-lit, accessible gateway to the Tanya, illuminating the mystical, often elusive Talmudic, Kabbalistic, and Scriptural verses and concepts. It fills many gaps in what the terse Tanya text assumes to be the reader's background knowledge. In the 1980s, the lectures were translated and published in English. Now it's redesigned for a new generation of seekers.
Lights Along The Way - Mesillas Yesharim : Timeless Lessons For Today HC

Lights Along The Way - Mesillas Yesharim : Timeless Lessons For Today HC

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Magical Awakenings 40 Awesome Days

Magical Awakenings 40 Awesome Days

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Teshuvah, "Returning",is not a sad process. It is a process of waking up our soul, of stirring our neshamah, our soulfrom the dust, of breaking out of the bonds that were imposed upon our soul, or that we have imposed on ourselves.

Teshuvah is not only regret. Teshuvah is also a Magical Awakening!

עוּרִי עוּרִי Wake up; Wake up!

Teshuvah is a way of clothing ourselves in an entirely new wardrobe of kedushah, of honor. Every mitzvah we do forms a new garment for our neshamah. If we stretch out our hand to help someone else, our hand is no longer just physical; it’s wrapped in a garment of beautiful kedushah. The quality of the garment is determined by our thoughts and gentleness when we do the mitzvah.

—HaRav Simcha Leib Weinberg

Maimonides Reader

Maimonides Reader

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Major selections from Maimonides' writings including Guide to the Perplexed, Mishneh Torah, his essays, correspondence, and commentaries. The definitive one-volume English presentation.
Maimonides: Reason Above All

Maimonides: Reason Above All

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The reader is introduced to Maimonides' family, people who generally failed to share his rational approach to life.The book addresses provocative questions such as: did the majority of Jews before Maimonides believe that God has a body? Why did Maimonides and many rabbis disparage women? Why did Maimonides extol intelligent non-Jews? Why don't Jews say a prayer before such activities as having sexual relations or giving charity? Why doesn't the Torah condemn the five suicides committed in its pages? Why were Jacob and david passive when their daughters were raped? should rational Jews observe mystical Jewish practices and say mystical prayers? This volume contains surprising facts, such as: not all Jews believe that people have "souls." Rabbis know that we do not possess the original Torah text. Rabbis suggest that Moses' staff had unusual magical powers. Jewish judges do not adjudicate cases according to Torah law. Many rabbis recognize that the ten plagues were not miracles. The Torah records how innocent people are killed for the misdeeds of their ancestors. dipping bread in salt is based on a superstitious fear of demons.

Mastering Life: A Unique Guidebook To Jewish Enlightenment

Mastering Life: A Unique Guidebook To Jewish Enlightenment

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Nine countries. Nine lessons. One epic journey.

From orphanages in Sri Lanka to silent meditation in Thailand; from fasting in India to temples in the Himalayas; from extreme martial arts in Korea, China, and Japan to the cobbled streets of Jerusalem…

Mastering Life transports readers on an incredible adventure around the world and, more importantly, deep into themselves.

Masterfully written and filled with

· vivid descriptions of exotic cultures and landscapes;

· extraordinary stories of survival, overcoming challenges, and celebrating triumphs;

· poignant insights into how to find real meaning and joy in life;

· deep Torah wisdom from our Sages;

· paradigm-shifting perspectives on Jewish thought and practice; and

· practical exercises to help integrate and implement the ideas.

Mastering Life is a deeply empowering guidebook, navigating us along the path toward becoming real enlightened Jewish masters.

About the Author:

Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen spent six years living in Asia, immersing himself in local culture and delving deeply into Eastern philosophies. He eventually made his way to Israel, where he discovered the depth, beauty, and wisdom of his own religion. After walking the whole length of Israel in forty days to raise money for orphanages around the world, he made aliyah, got semichah, and is now a senior lecturer at Aish HaTorah World Center in Jerusalem.

Memories of Our Future: Selected Essays 1982-1999

Memories of Our Future: Selected Essays 1982-1999

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Voted one of the Top 25 Books of 1999 by the Village Voice.

As a poet, translator, critic and scholar, Ammiel Alcalay has written for The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New Republic and Middle East Report, as well as for such literary journals as Grand Street, Conjunctions and Paper Air. In Memories of Our Future, the unique intellectual and political path forged by Alcalay over the past fifteen years has now been collected in one volume. In a mix of personal narrative, political commentary and literary criticism, Alcalay surveys diverse subjects, among them Mediterranean culture, Arabic literature, the destruction of Carthage, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the war in Bosnia.

"In the truest sense, the essays in Memories of Our Future bear witness to events and ideas that shape the world. Poet, translator, scholar, Ammiel Alcalay brings to any subject an acute sensitivity to writing and a sophisticated understanding of the way politics works to produce and maintain literature. Whether thinking about diaspora, memory, modernism, sacred texts, or Juan Goytisolo, he attends to voices that are excluded or silenced. Ammiel Alcalay is a unique and important figure in contemporary world literature."--Lynne Tillman, author of No Lease On Life

"Few contemporary intellectuals can boast of as diverse a range of skills and talents as Ammiel Alcalay. His work is cosmopolitan in the best sense: in an epoch of superficial globalism his approach to the cultures he deals with is always rigorous, always meticulously respectful of particularities and differences. Unlike many contemporary literary theoreticians, he is also profoundly alive to the social and political realities that shape cultural production. There is no one better qualified to explore the meaning of today's 'culture wars', locally and globally."--Amitav Ghosh, author of The Glass Palace

"An outstanding anthology of essays surveying the complexities of Mediterranean cultures; the diverse, changing space of the Balkans, Middle East, and North Africa--areas of diasporas, dislocations, and genocidal exterminations provoked by nationalism and religious fanaticism. Of special interest are his observations and analysis of the Israeli/Palestinian confrontation, Arab/Jewish poetics, and Jewish identity in America."--Midwest Book Review

Ammiel Alcalay is poet, translator, critic and scholar who teaches at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of, among other books, After Jews and Arabs (1993) The Cairo Notebooks (1993) Memories of Our Future (1999) From the Warring Factions (2002) Scrapmetal (2007) and A Little History (2010). He was one of the initiators of the Poetry Is News Coalition, and helped to organize the Olson Now project. He launched Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, a publishing venture whose mission is to retrieve and make available key texts falling widely under the rubric of the New American Poetry.

Mesilas Yesharim Menukad Hebrew

Mesilas Yesharim Menukad Hebrew

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Mesillas Yesharim - Jaffa Edition : The Way of The Upright

Mesillas Yesharim - Jaffa Edition : The Way of The Upright

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A historic new project from ArtScroll Mesorah: The Jaffa Family Edition Mesillas Yesharim: Way of the Upright
Access the wisdom of Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzatto's mussar classic, Mesillas Yesharim, in an entirely new way, in ArtScroll's monumental new translation and elucidation.

  • Phrase-by-phrase translation, in the format of the Schottenstein Talmud, shows us the richness of Ramchal's writing.
  • Extensive explanatory notes, based on dozens of commentaries, as well as Torah and mussar classics, give us a deeper understanding of this classic work.
  • The unique Insights section that bring the words of Mesillas Yesharim into our lives, taking us on a wondrous journey to self-discovery.
    You can learn Mesillas Yesharim. And now you can LIVE Bedside Yesharim.
MICHTAV MEALIYAHU SET 5 Vol.

MICHTAV MEALIYAHU SET 5 Vol.

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The collected writings and discourses of Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler (1891-1954) of London and Bnei Brak, one of the outstanding thinkers of the Musar Movement. His topics include such fundamental issues as free will and faith and how to respond to the Holocaust.

MIPENINEI NOAM ELIMELECH

Mipeninei Noam Elimelech

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Open your heart to the compelling words and thoughts of Rebbe Elimelech of Lizhensk.
As the Rebbe of all Rebbes and the recognized third-generation leader of Chassidus, the Noam Elimelech is revered for his holiness and brilliance. His profound sefer of Torah elucidations has been diligently studied for centuries. But how many can truly understand his lofty teachings? In this groundbreaking English rendition of selections from the Noam Elimelech's classic sefer, Rabbi Tal Moshe Zwecker has opened the world of Chassidus - the world of the Noam Elimelech - to the English speaking public. With essays based on the weekly parashah and various appendices, including the famous "tzeitel katan" and stirring "prayer before prayer," everyone will be deeply moved and inspired by this important and profound work.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS VOL 2:

MOVERS AND SHAKERS VOL 2:

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Another 60 fascinating interviews by Jewish Press writer and editor Elliot Resnick. Included in this volume are the likes of Charles Krauthammer, Katie Hopkins, Rabbi Natan Slifkin, Rabbi Berel Wein, Cantor Joseph Malovany, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Nancy Spielberg, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, David Horowitz, Jason Greenblatt, and Yoram Hazony. Highly praised by NYU's Lawrence Schiffman, TV host Rabbi Daniel Lapin, bestselling author Aaron Klein, and AFSI director Helen Freedman.
Nefesh Hachaim; Rav Chaim of Volozhin's Classic Exploration of Fundamentals of Jewish Belief

Nefesh Hachaim; Rav Chaim of Volozhin's Classic Exploration of Fundamentals of Jewish Belief

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Now, the classic sefer by the "father of the yeshiva movement" is finally available in English!

In Nefesh Hachaim, Rav Chaim of Volozhin -- foremost disciple of the Vilna Gaon -- shares his outlook on many fundamental Jewish beliefs. It is well-known that before the author's passing, he urged his son to publish the Nefesh Hachaim before any of his other works, since he passionately wished to influence the people to achieve greater fear of G-d and intense love of Torah.

The themes he deals with are many and varied. He discusses the profound impact that our mitzvos and prayers have on the universe; an understanding of berachos (blessings), the nature of the soul and of Olam Haba (the World to Come); whether one should combine Torah study with earning a livelihood, and whether man is greater than the angels, to name just a few.

This classic work, now in English for the first time, will hopefully achieve the author's heartfelt desire -- for all Jews to deepen their commitment to Torah study and their observance of mitzvos, so that we may ultimately merit to see the fulfillment of the verse, All your children will be students of Hashem, and your children's peace will be abundant (Yeshayah 54:13).

This beautiful new edition contains a thorough subject index and the complete Hebrew text of the sefer. (Hebrew text in print edition only, not in e-book edition.) Note: The Kabbalistic sections of the sefer have been left untranslated.

Translated by: Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Finkel

NEFESH SHIMSHON: Principles of Faith

Nefesh Shimshon: Gates of Emunah Hardcover

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What is a believing Jew supposed to believe?

What does it mean to live with faith emunah each and every day of one s life?

How do you do that?

These are fundamental questions deserving sound, fundamental answers and that is what you will find in Nefesh Shimshon: Gates of Emunah The Principles of Faith.

 

The 13 principles of faith as formulated by Maimonides form the absolute bedrock, the non-negotiable belief system of Torah Judaism: They encompass the nature of belief in One God, the authenticity and divinity of Torah, along with man's responsibility and ultimate reward. These principles form the foundation of this fascinating text that delves into the meaning and implications of each of the 13 principles.

 

The author has a unique and stimulating way of communicating these vital ideas and ideals to inform and inspire a 21st century mindset. Filled with marvelous insights, anecdotes, parables, first-hand experiences, the text becomes an accessible, relevant, and uplifting guide for integrating Emunah into daily life.

MESILLAS YESHARIM VOL. 1- OHR AVIGDOR

Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim Vol. 1

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You never learned Sideboards Yesharim ... until you learned it the clear and vivid Ohr Avigdor way! Vol. 1 - Introduction through Chapter 5 / Hakdama - Nekiyus The ladder to holiness just got so much easier to climb. The Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim is a completely original sefer that will let you discover a Mesillas Yesharim like you never did before. In fact, you never learned mussar until you learned it the clear and vivid Ohr Avigdor way. You'll discover: Rabbi Avigdor Miller's own all new translation Every word of the text is explained It gives background for unfamiliar concepts; understand chazal and history Plentiful examples for all concepts that drive the message home Crystal clear! All posukim and chazalim are explained But that is just the beginning. Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim will introduce you to the Ramchal's ladder to kedusha (holiness). With Rabbi Miller, you'll go up the that ladder, mind and soul, as each step is illustrated in awesome detail and clarity. Chock full of real world observations and tips that speak to today's reader, it's no longer merely a mussar sefer, but the ultimate how-to guide for life and avodas Hashem. Suddenly you'll realize you've never rejoiced in Hashem like this before!

MESILLAS YESHARIM VOL. 2- OHR AVIGDOR

Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim Volume 2 Hardcover

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You never learned Sideboards Yesharim ... until you learned it the clear and vivid Ohr Avigdor way! Vol. 2 - Chapter 6–12 / Zerizus – Nekius The ladder to holiness just got so much easier to climb. The Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim is a completely original sefer that will let you discover a Mesillas Yesharim like you never did before. In fact, you never learned mussar until you learned it the clear and vivid Ohr Avigdor way. You'll discover: Rabbi Avigdor Miller's own all new translation Every word of the text is explained It gives background for unfamiliar concepts; understand chazal and history Plentiful examples for all concepts that drive the message home Crystal clear! All posukim and chazalim are explained But that is just the beginning. Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim will introduce you to the Ramchal's ladder to kedusha (holiness). With Rabbi Miller, you'll go up the that ladder, mind and soul, as each step is illustrated in awesome detail and clarity. Chock full of real world observations and tips that speak to today's reader, it's no longer merely a mussar sefer, but the ultimate how-to guide for life and avodas Hashem. Suddenly you'll realize you've never rejoiced in Hashem like this before! Hardcover, 340 pages.

MESILLAS YESHARIM VOL. 3- OHR AVIGDOR

Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim Volume 3 Hardcover

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You never learned Sideboards Yesharim ... until you learned it the clear and vivid Ohr Avigdor way! Chapter 13 - 21 / Perishus through Chasidus ** Includes a 40-page Iyunim (further reading) special section where concepts in the sefer are explored at more length. ** The ladder to holiness just got so much easier to climb. The Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim is a completely original sefer that will let you discover a Mesillas Yesharim like you never did before. In fact, you never learned mussar until you learned it the clear and vivid Ohr Avigdor way. You'll discover: Rabbi Avigdor Miller's own all new translation Every word of the text is explained It gives background for unfamiliar concepts; understand chazal and history Plentiful examples for all concepts that drive the message home Crystal clear! All posukim and chazalim are explained But that is just the beginning. Ohr Avigdor Mesillas Yesharim will introduce you to the Ramchal's ladder to kedusha (holiness). With Rabbi Miller, you'll go up the that ladder, mind and soul, as each step is illustrated in awesome detail and clarity. Chock full of real world observations and tips that speak to today's reader, it's no longer merely a mussar sefer, but the ultimate how-to guide for life and avodas Hashem. Suddenly you'll realize you've never rejoiced in Hashem like this before! it's no longer merely a mussar sefer, but the ultimate how-to guide for life and avodas Hashem. Suddenly you'll realize you've never rejoiced in Hashem like this before! it's no longer merely a mussar sefer, but the ultimate how-to guide for life and avodas Hashem. Suddenly you'll realize you've never rejoiced in Hashem like this before!

OLAM HA'AVODAH-ENGLISH

Olam HaAvodah Hardcover

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In Olam HaMiddos, thousands found a way to improve themselves and their lives. Now, it’s time to strengthen our connection to Hashem. • Did you ever wonder what you are doing here? Why Hashem put you in the exact place where you are? What your mission in life really is? • Do you have any idea how great you really are? • Do you know how you can create Olam HaBa -- in this world? Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum, an acclaimed educator, writer, and speaker, shares with us forty daily readings that show us how we -- “regular” people, with flaws and imperfections -- can achieve a wondrous closeness to Hashem. “This sefer is a calling to the limitless greatness and holiness that lies inside of you. It is meant to kindle your spirit…” --From the Introduction to Olam HaAvodah

OLAM HAMIDOS

OLAM HAMIDOS

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Sefer Olam HaMiddos has become a popular and much-read book through the Torah world - and for good reason. The author, an acclaimed educator, writer, and speaker, combines Torah sources, real-life stories, and deep insight into human nature, to show us the nature of each midah (character trait) and how improving our middos enables us to live full and happy lives. What is the first step in tikkun hamiddos, refining and perfecting our character traits? How do we build our self-worth without becoming haughty? Why is being happy such an important part of improving our middos? Here are the answers to these and so many more vital questions.

On Judaism

On Judaism

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ONE ABOVE AND SEVEN BELOW

ONE ABOVE AND SEVEN BELOW

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Everything you always wanted to ASK about the Chareidim, but were afraid to KNOW! Orthodox Judaism from the perspective of the Chareidim Chareidization - It's the newest term in the book. And it has many members of the greater Orthodox Jewish community up in arms. The stark reality is that a major portion of Orthodox Jews don't seem to appreciate chareidim and do not welcome "chareidization." What is going on - and why? Has something changed within Orthodox Judaism? Is there a difference between an Orthodox Jew and a Chareidi? And, if so: * What is a chareidi and what is a non-chareidi Orthodox Jew (NCOJ)? Where does one entity end and the other begin? * Who are the chareidim? Where have they come from? How long have they been here? And to where are they headed? * Why do some Orthodox Jews refuse to identify as chareidi? Why do others embrace chareidi ideals? And why do some chareidim abandon them? * Why are the chareidim so successful and why are they so despised? In a thought-provoking study that is at the same time theological and sociological, studious and sarcastic, insightful and inciteful, light-spirited yet profoundly intense, Yechezkel Hirshman addresses these questions while presenting an insider's look at the upside of the Ultra-Orthodox world. Hirshman also includes a special feature chapter that examines chareidim who stray from the path.
Open Your Eyes: Seeing Hashem Everywhere

Open Your Eyes: Seeing Hashem Everywhere

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Based on Chovos Halevavos Shaar HaBechinah and the teachings of Rabbi Avigdor Miller Open your eyes to Hashem's goodness and presence in your life! Look. Watch. Think. Reflect. Consider. Praise. Thank you. OPEN YOUR EYES. To Hashem's magnificent world. To your blessed, blessed world. And prepare to reap the unimaginable benefits of living with bechinah. For decades, Rabbi Dov Keilson, mashgiach ruchani of Yeshiva Darchei Torah, has studied the concept of bechinah. Bechinah means examining the world with open eyes, observing all that Hashem has made for us. As we see His wisdom and design, we strengthen our faith, and ultimately reach a level where we truly know - not just believe, but know - that He exists, that He cares, and that His kindness and compassion is with us every moment of our lives. Open Your Eyes is based on the Shaar HaBechinah of the classic Sefer Chovos HaLevavos and on the teachings of Rabbi Avigdor Miller, who credited Shaar HaBechinah as one of the underpinnings of his own life. Rabbi Keilson shows us how living with bechinah leads to awe and love of Hashem, authentic gratitude, deep emunah, and the incomparable happiness of living with His Presence in our lives on a day-to-day - no, on a minute-to -minute - basis. Open Your Eyes shows us the vast importance of bechinah, and then takes us on a personal tour of Hashem's world, showing us how to appreciate every amazing aspect of creation - and its Creator. From the human brain to the food chain to the cosmos, everywhere we see Hashem's power, and His compassion. Open this fascinating sefer - and Open Your Eyes to a whole new way of living.