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Nachal Novea Centers of Judaism in Tsfat

Nachal Novea Centers of Judaism in Tsfat

Nachal Novea Centers of Judaism in Tsfat from Tsfat Education Fund on Vimeo. Four-minute tour of the main educational centers of Nachal Novea in...

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The Work of Giving : Transforming Cruelty into Compassion

The Work of Giving : Transforming Cruelty into Compassion

by HaRav Elazar Mordechai Kenig, shlita There is an aspect of charity that is virtually unknown in the world. Aside from the actual deed of giving charity (tzedakah) there is a mandatory stage through which everyone must pass. God tells Elijah the Prophet, “I commanded the ravens to sustain you…” (I Kings 17:4) Rebbe Nachman relates this to the idea of tzedakah, since when we begin to give charity, it is very difficult. But just as God commanded the ravens, which are considered to be cruel, to feed Elijah, we must undergo a phase of breaking whatever innate cruelty we possess in our nature and transform it to compassion. This is fundamental principle in the “work” of tzedakah. It is written: “And the deed of tzedakah shall be peace, and the work of tzedakah shall be tranquility and security forever.” (Isaiah 32:17) The first part of this verse alludes to the actual deed of tzedakah. Any time a person gives to another in need, this fulfills the mitzvah of...

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Why Tsfat?

Why Tsfat?

The Holy City of Tsfat is located in the Upper Galilee of Northern Israel. Over five hundred years ago, the area was home to some of the greatest scholars, mystics and spiritual leaders in Jewish history. They strove to fuse heaven and earth together by merging the hidden and revealed aspects of the Torah. Among them were the Arizal, Rabbi Isaac Luria, who formulated the entire system now used to understand the Kabbalah, and the Beit Yosef, Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of the Shulchan Aruch, the definitive Code of Jewish Law. They established a spiritual foundation, transforming what it meant to be a Jew forever. The city awaited imminent world-wide redemption, as the Arizal and his student, Rabbi Chaim Vital, sought to catalyze the events that would bring the Messiah. In a tradition from the Arizal, when the first Jewish Temple was destroyed, the Shechina retreated slowly in stages until… the Holy City of Tsfat. And there She remains until the final redemption. Rebbe Nachman of Breslev tells a...

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"Rebuilding Tsfat Is a Great Favor To The World."

“If you can rebuild Tsfat, it will be a great favor to the world.” R’ Avraham Sternhartz, zt”l to R’ Gedaliah Aharon Kenig, zt”l, founder of Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma

“Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma is very beloved to me. They bring splendor to Tsfat and the Jewish people, and add precious stones of grace and shining pearls to the crown of Torah and Judaism. All who support and assist their mission will be endowed with the choicest of blessings from the Source of all blessing.” ~R’ Simcha HaKohen Kaplan, zt”l, Rav of Tsfat 1948-1988

“To renew the Holy City of Tsfat, a place of greatness and genius in halacha and kabbalah, is an enormous mitzvah. The merit of this mitzvah, and the holy tzaddikim buried within the soil of Tsfat’s ancient cemetery, will bring protection and blessing, and your heavenly reward will be multiplied. Our eyes should merit to see the return of HaShem to Zion, and the coming of the righteous redeemer.” ~R’ Mordechai Eliyahu, zt”l, former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1983-1993

“I call on all Jews, wherever they may be found, to support Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma and to assist their holy work in any way possible. In the merit of this great mitzvah, I give my blessing to all who take part in strengthening their mission.” ~R’ Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tsfat

“Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma are messengers of the Jewish people to rescue the honor of the Holy City of Tsfat and shine the light of our holy Torah into the hearts of the young. We implore Jews in every corner of the globe to strengthen Nachal Novea with body and soul, and contribute financially to their holy work. In the merit of this mitzvah, we give our blessing to all who help and support them.” ~R’ Mordechai Sharabi, zt”l, together with R’ Yitzchak Kadouri, zt”l; R’ Yisrael Abuchatzeira, the “Baba Sali,” zt”l, the greatest kabbalists of our generation

“Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma are messengers of the Jewish people to rescue the honor of the Holy City of Tsfat and shine the light of our holy Torah into the hearts of the young. We implore Jews in every corner of the globe to strengthen Nachal Novea with body and soul, and contribute financially to their holy work. In the merit of this mitzvah, we give our blessing to all who help and support them.” ~R’ Yitzchak Kadouri, zt”l, together with R’ Mordechai Sharabi, zt”l; R’ Yisrael Abuchatzeira, the “Baba Sali,” zt”l, the greatest kabbalists of our generation

“Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma are messengers of the Jewish people to rescue the honor of the Holy City of Tsfat and shine the light of our holy Torah into the hearts of the young. We implore Jews in every corner of the globe to strengthen Nachal Novea with body and soul, and contribute financially to their holy work. In the merit of this mitzvah, we give our blessing to all who help and support them.” ~R’ Yisrael Abuchatzeira, the “Baba Sali,” zt”l, together with R’ Mordechai Sharabi, zt”l; R’ Yitzchak Kadouri, zt”l, the greatest kabbalists of our generation

“Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma strengthens the long-term development of the city and is an inseparable part of the Tsfat experience. The caliber of their projects is simply world-class. Thousands upon thousands of visitors of every age and background flow through their outreach programs each year, where their Jewish spark is ignited.” ~Ilan Shochat, Mayor of Tsfat

“The campaign for Tsfat will bring much honor to the tzaddikim, Israel and the Jewish people. In the merit of this important tzedaka, may we soon welcome the face of Mashiach.” ~R’ Ephraim Kenig, CEO of Nachal Novea Education Centers

“It is great undertaking to support an endowment for Judaism in Tsfat. May all who join in this quest receive every blessing, until we will merit the complete redemption, soon in our days.” ~R’ Elazar Mordechai Kenig, Spiritual Leader of Nachal Novea Mekor Chochma in Tsfat

  • R’ Avraham Sternhartz, zt”l
  • R’ Simcha HaKohen Kaplan, zt”l
  • R’ Mordechai Eliyahu, zt”l
  • R’ Shmuel Eliyahu
  • R’ Mordechai Sharabi, zt”l
  • R’ Yitzchak Kadouri, zt”l
  • R’ Yisrael Abuchaitzera, the “Baba Sali” zt”l
  • Ilan Shochat, Mayor of Tsfat
  • R’ Ephraim Kenig
  • R’ Elazar Mordechai Kenig