Post-Holiday Blues

How to keep growing spiritually after the holiday blitz.

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(8) Shelly, October 26, 2012 5:47 AM


I am planing to do something for my community, helping others grow is the best way to help yourself and btw yo can keep a great connection by inspiring others..

(7) Darren, October 25, 2012 1:14 PM


I have tried to grow and do Cheshbon Hanefesh during Elul and have tried to continue through Sukkot, now as life is back to normal to try make them into a habbit. Being consistent is very difficult, Marcheshvan is here to help me be more consistent and make good actions into habbit

(6) Anonymous, October 24, 2012 5:56 PM

Attend Shule

I go to daily morning minyan services, as well as the Saturday morning Shabbat service. This keeps the spirituality going all the time. I am also constantly involved in many shul activities. I agree with Comment #2! does it all!

(5) Sharon Raanan, October 24, 2012 11:29 AM

Shiviti HaShem l'Negdi Tamid

What I am working on this month is using a very frequently-done event as a trigger (like taking a sip of water, or answering the phone, etc.) as a reminder that "I place G-d before me at all times."

chavi, October 3, 2013 9:42 PM

I really like your idea! Thank you!!

(4) iris, October 24, 2012 9:16 AM

I put on music !

I Listen to a great cd called "world cantors sing Carlebach" It keeps me in High Holidays mode even during Cheshvan.

(3) Sharie Sofair, October 23, 2012 4:44 PM

Ram Cheshvan

This month, Cheshvan can be called Ram Cheshvan. Instead thinking of it as "mar"bitter, we reverse the letters & it becomes "ram"lofty & high".This month is empty of holidays because this is the month the Holy Temple will be rebuilt. Everyday, wake up to thanking Gd & also be joyful. The Hebrew word "simcha" means joy. Allow simcha to fill you. Let it be the word you repeat in the morning. May you & this month truly be filled with "simcha", joy.

(2) Lisa, October 22, 2012 10:32 AM

How do we keep our spirituality level up?

Easy with!!! ...we will keep current with all your wonderful articles & videos!!!

(1) Sidney, October 22, 2012 1:19 AM

Marcheshvan is the Real Name of this month

For many years I also thought that the real name of the month was Cheshvan. However throughout the Talmud it is Marcheshvan (Ashkenazic tradition of the vowels) (e.g., Ta`anith 1:3). If a get (bill of divorce) is unfortunately required the scribe is supposed to write "Marcheshvan". For more information see: Misconception: The complete and correct name for the month following Tishrei is Cheshvan, and it is a quaint tradition to call it Mar Cheshvan because it is bitter (Hebrew: mar) due to its lack of holidays. Fact: The correct name for this fall month is the one word Marcheshvan/M’rachsh’van (Aruch Hashulchan, Even Ha’ezer 126:17). etc. on the above website


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