Part One & Part Two of Building a Sanctuary in the Heart in one volume represent the first two of nine volumes of the Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh series— an exciting approach to the building of a close relationship with Hashem.
In order to be able to connect with Hashem in an authentic way, we must first break through the façade that taints and distorts our self-concept. After banishing the distracting inner “noise,” we can start the work of finding our true selves, and bring that “self” closer to Hashem.
Getting to Know Your Soul דע את נפשך is the companion volume to Getting to Know Your Self דע את עצמך. Part One explains the classic Torah approach of the four fundamental elements of personality: fire, water, wind, and earth clearly and in great detail. Part Two describes the thirteen attributes of the soul. You will learn about abilities you never knew you were capable of, and will gain a totally new understanding of the faculties you are familiar with.
Getting to Know Your Home is comprised of three sections. The first section is a collection of drashas on the topic of “returning.” The second section discusses the condition of the Jewish home today with advice on strengthening and maintaining our family relationships. The third section considers the education of our children, by way of penetrating analysis, insightful observation, and easy to implement instruction on raising spiritually and emotionally healthy children.
Getting To Know Your Feelings דע את הרגשותך clarifies our emotional world. We each have seven primary emotions in our soul, which can be used either negatively, for evil, or positively for good: self-love, self-hatred, pride, stubbornness, admission, connection, and lowliness. We can learn how to access our true emotions, which are the deeper feelings within the layer of our G-dly soul.
Mesillas Yesharim, by the Ramchal, is the most widely studied book of mussar. However, very few really understand its incredible depth. In this particular commentary on Mesillas Yesharim from the author of the Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh sefarim, you will see its deeper meaning and gain greater clarity of your journey in self-growth and in your relationship with Hashem. The purpose of this work is to offer a hands-on guide of how avodas Hashem works. It is an in-depth look at the crucial importance of the involvement of mussar in our lives, explaining the roles of the “mind” and the “heart” and how they can be integrated.
This sefer explains the inner, spiritual dimension of the”HolyDays” and highlights the appropriate personal avodah for these days. As with the author’s previously published works, the ultimate goal is to assist the reader to come closer to Hashem on a personal and intimate level.
Bilvavi On The Parshah covering Bereishis and Shmos is an English adaptation of the Motzei Shabbos drashos stressing greater closeness to Hashem and a deeper connection to avodas Hashem, Torah study, and character improvement. This is a a treasury of Torah wisdom of topics, full of depth and fundamental wisdom, as well as practice advice, on all areas of spiritual improvement.
Bilvavi On The Parshah covering Vayikra, Bamidbar and Devarim is an English adaptation of the Motzei Shabbos drashos stressing greater closeness to Hashem and a deeper connection to avodas Hashem, Torah study, and character improvement. This is a a treasury of Torah wisdom of topics, full of depth and fundamental wisdom, as well as practice advice, on all areas of spiritual improvement.