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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Week 18: The Grasshopper is Saying (Book 7)

 The Grasshopper is saying 

I lift my eyes up to the mountains, 

Where shall my help come from?

For our protectors turn to the Lord, 

And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

You shall look from the peak of Amanah, 

From the peak of Senir and Hermon, 

From the lions' dens, from mountains of leopards.

[Because of] his might, I wait for You, for G-d is my stronghold. 

The G-d of my kindness will anticipate my [need]; 

G-d will show me [the downfall] of my watchful foes. 

With the arm of Your greatness may they become as still as a stone, 

Until Your people cross over, O Lord,

He delivered me from my mighty enemy; 

From them that hated me; for they were too powerful for me. 

But You, Lord, You laugh at them; 

You mock all nations. 

You forgot the [Mighty] Rock Who bore you; 

You forgot the G-d Who delivered you. 

Out of Ephraim, whose root was against Amalek; 

After you (will be) Benjamin with your abaters;

You have captivated my heart, my sister, [my] bride; 

You have captivated my heart with one of your eyes, 

With one link of your necklaces.

And she said: May your bondswoman find favor in your eyes; 

You are all fair, my beloved, and there is no blemish in you.

With me from Lebanon, my bride, with me from Lebanon shall you come; 

And the woman went on her way and ate, 

And her face was not (sad) anymore.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Week 19: The Locust is Saying (Book 7)

The Locust is saying, 

At the sight of their accursed state and deterioration, [people] will recount. 
Consume them in wrath, consume them and they will be no more; 
And the Lord saw this and became angry, 
Provoked by His sons and daughters. 

Do not kill them, lest my nation forget; 
Drive them about with Your might and impoverish them, 
Until this nation that You have acquired crosses over. 
You shall bring them and plant them on the mount of Your heritage,

And they will know that G-d rules in Jacob, to the ends of the earth, Selah. 
And they arose early in the morning, and prostrated themselves before the Lord: 
And they returned and came to their house, to Ramah, 
I will praise Your Name; for You have done wondrous things; 

They confronted me on the day of my calamity;  
But the Lord was a support to me.
O our Shield, my Master, [for] the sin of their mouth, 
The word of their lips;  let them be trapped by their arrogance. 

Out of Machir came down officers, 
And out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the scribe.
And Elkanah knew Hannah, his wife, and the Lord remembered her.    
Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

Then You spoke in a vision to Your pious ones and said: 
How fair is your love, my sister, [my] bride; 
How much better is your love than wine, 
and the fragrance of your oils than all spices! 

I have granted aid to [David] the mighty one; 
Your lips drip flowing honey, O bride; 
Honey and milk are under your tongue, 
O G-d, You are my Lord; I will exalt You, 

I have exalted the one chosen from among the people.
And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon. 
A locked up garden is my sister, [my] bride; 
A locked up spring, a sealed fountain.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Week 20 (Book 7): The Spider is Saying

The Spider is saying, 

And they will return toward evening, 
They will howl like the dog and circle the city. 
And He said, "I will hide My face from them. 
I will see what their end will be," 

They will wander about to eat; 
When they will not be sated they will groan. 
For they are a generation of reversals; 
They are not My children whom I have reared. 

As for me, I shall sing of Your might, 
And sing joyously of Your kindness toward morning, 
And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah, 
As was Issachar with Barak; 

And it was, after the seasons and the days, 
After Hannah had conceived, that she bore a son, 
I have found David, My servant; 
I have anointed him with My holy oil. 

And she called his name Samuel, 
Because, "I asked him of the Lord."
Directed toward Your habitation, 
Which You made, O Lord; 

For You have been a stronghold to me, 
A refuge on the day of my distress.
The sanctuary, O Lord, 
[Which] Your hands founded.

And He brought me forth into a wide place;
Your arid fields are as a pomegranate orchard 
With sweet fruit, henna and spikenard.  
Praise Him with sounding cymbals! 

Into the valley they rushed forth with their feet.
Spikenard and saffron, calamus 
And cinnamon, with all frankincense trees 
 He delivered me because He took delight in me.

Myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.
A garden fountain, a well of living waters 
And flowing streams from Lebanon.
Praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!

Friday, August 23, 2013

"Kabbalah of Time" Featured in Tamar Yonah's Blog on Arutz Sheva!

Elul 17, 5773, 8/23/2013

Amazing New Book: The Kabbalah of Time

by Tamar Yonah

A weapon against sadness, ...a true gift!  It is currently listed as Amazon’s #1 “Hot New Release in Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism)

The article below is written by Rabbi Daniel Kahane

Brazilian-American authors Rabbi Daniel Kahane and Ann Helen Wainer have recently launched a book that promises to change the way scholars and laymen understand the Jewish calendar as well as the structure of central Jewish texts.

The book shows how the 52-day period spanning from Passover to Shavuot is in fact a microcosm of the 52 weeks of the year. Additionally, it demonstrates how 52 rabbis and 52 animals listed in the sacred works Pirkei Avot (“Ethics of the Fathers”) and Perek Shirah (“Chapter of Song”) parallel the year’s weeks as well. Finally, the book explores the kabbalistic meaning behind the numbers and divine attributes (sefirot) related to each day from Passover to Shavuot known as the Counting of the Omer.

The Counting of the Omer has always been one of the key tools used by the Jewish People as a basis for spiritual development. The book expands its use to the entire year and shows amazing and eerie connections between how the weeks of the year and the days of the Omer parallel each other. “The basis for the entire book is one simple idea,” Rabbi Kahane says, “Just as the culmination of the Counting of the Omer, Lag Ba’Omer, falls on the 33rd day of the Omer, so too the week of Lag Ba’Omer falls on the 33rd week of the year.

“The book’s use as a weapon against sadness should also not be underestimated,” exclaims Ann Helen Wainer, “its uplifting ideas and its connectedness to the song and harmony of nature, as well as the wisdom and foresight of our ancestors, is a true gift.”

The book was originally launched in Portuguese, after the authors received a grant from the Safra Philanthropic Institute in Brazil. An expanded English version (eBook and print) is available on Amazon,, as well as other vendors. More information and ongoing classes are also available at

The “Kabbalah of Time” is currently listed as Amazon’s #1 “Hot New Release in Kabbalah.” The Kindle Edition also consistently listed #1, and now four months after its release, is among the Top #10 Best Sellers in its category.

About Ann Helen Wainer and Rabbi Daniel Kahane

Mrs. Wainer is a prolific author, having published several works regarding Judaism and Jewish History, as well as Brazilian Law and History. Her titles include: Jewish and Brazilian Connections to New York, India, and Ecology; Family Portrait; A Jewish Perspective on Ecology; Civil Liability of the Developer; and Brazilian Environmental Legislation. Ann Helen earned a master’s degree in corporate law in Brazil, and an MA in religious studies at Florida International University.

Rabbi Daniel Kahane is a graduate from Georgetown Law School and Princeton University, where he received the religion departmental award in Jewish studies, as well as a Certificate in the subject. He also attended Yeshiva University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Besides from working full-time as an attorney, Rabbi Kahane teaches weekly classes at Chabad of Aventura, FL.

For more information about “The Kabbalah of Time,” please visit,, or contact Ann Helen Wainer at (305) 332-8660. You may also send an e-mail to

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Week 21 (Book 7): The Fly is Saying

The Fly, when Israel is not busying itself with Torah, is saying:

When Pharaoh's horses came with his chariots 
And his horsemen into the sea,
They have provoked My jealousy with a non-G-d, 
Provoked My anger with their vanities. 

All flesh is grass, and all its grace is as the flower of the field.
(But) among the divisions of Reuben,  (there were) great resolves of heart.
The voice said, 'Call out'. And he said, 'What shall I call out? 
Why do you sit between the borders?

I sleep, but my heart is awake. Hark! My beloved is knocking: 
My perfect one, for my head is full of dew, My locks with the drops of the night.
My wound oozes at night and does not abate; 
My soul refuses to be comforted.

Thus, I will provoke their jealousy with a non-people, 
Provoke their anger with a foolish nation.
The grass withers, the flower fades, 
But the word of our Lord shall endure forever. 

The Lord will reign to all eternity; 
[You are] my strength, to You I will sing, 
The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; 
According to the cleanness of my hands He recompensed me. 

I will create a new expression of the lips:  Peace, peace for him 
Who is far off and for him who is near, says G-d, and I will heal him.
It is he whom My hand shall be prepared [to assist]; 
My arm, too, shall strengthen him. 

Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind; 
Blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out; 
And the man, Elkanah and his entire household, went up 
To slaughter to the Lord, the sacrifice of the days and his vow.

Let my beloved come to his garden and eat his sweet fruit.
For G-d is my stronghold, the G-d of my kindness. 
I have come to my garden, my sister, [my] bride; 
For the Conductor, on the yedutun, by Asaph, a psalm. 

I have gathered my myrrh with my spice, 
I have eaten my sugar cane with my sugar, 
[I raise] my voice to G-d and cry out; 
[I raise] my voice to G-d and He will listen to me. 

I have drunk my wine with my milk. 
On the day of my distress, I sought the Lord; 
Eat, friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, beloved ones.                        
Open for me, my sister, my beloved, my dove. 


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