Click here for Rebbe Nachman's Prayer for PeaceI also invite you to view online (for free) the excellent 2008 documentary film, A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to heal the World, produced by Jewish Vegetarians of North America. I appear in the film, but that's not the only reason to watch it. If you care about the earth, you should see it. The link here goes to the film homepage, where you can read more about it and watch it on YouTube.
Here’s how it works: Each day, you will explore one of the 49 “flavors” of consciousness with a specific Hebrew mantra to open the Heart based on the daily Sefirah combination (spelled out in English letters), a story or teaching to study to develop the Mind, and something active for you to do on the path of Action. The 49 lessons are co-coordinated to the “Omer” period on the Jewish calendar, which is the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot (Feast of Weeks.) However, you can also do this program anytime as a set of personal lessons.The Tree diagrams and lesson pages are color-coded to match the rainbow pattern on the B'nai Or tallis (prayer shawl) designed by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, as well as the Seven Days of Creation and other kabbalistic themes. Each week focuses on one of the Seven Lower sefirot (levels) on the Tree diagram. More info....
Also check out my book reviews on Amazon.com. Find out what I've been reading, watching, or listening to lately. I'm currently on Amazon's list of Top Reviewers and one of their Vine Program reviewers, voted there by readers like you. Thank you!
Hasidism.info -- my user-friendly FAQ on Hasidism: Hasidism is the form of Judaism that I practice -- and one of the forms which believes in reincarnation. If you've seen me at conferences and wondered why I wear my hair and beard like that, what the beanie is for, or why I have little strings hanging outside my pants, then this page is the place to go. For links to more Jewish FAQS, go to my Jewish FAQ menu.
The Reincarnation and the Holocaust FAQ: Yes, I am the author of Beyond the Ashes and From Ashes to Healing, two books on cases of reincarnation from the Holocaust period. Please read this FAQ first before e-mailing me your theories, questions, channellings, millennial revelations, missionary tracts or (heaven forbid!) nasty flames about "the true karma" of the Jews, etc. And before calling me out of the blue for "readings" etc., please read my contact info page first.
Want me to review your book, film, or CD?
The Judaism 101 website: Please go here first before emailing me with that burning question "you always wanted to ask a Jew." This extensive FAQ site by Tracy Rich is well-written and user-friendly. If you don't find the answer there, then try my Jewish Link Launcher for more links to sites where you can find answers to questions about Jews, as well as Jewish shareware and freeware, etc.
Or, if you prefer to sit back in your easy chair with a physical book, I recommend The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Judaism, which, of course, is not really for idiots! It's uses the familiar "Idiot's" series format to explain the basics of Jewish beliefs, rituals, holidays, what happens in a synagogue service, what a kosher kitchen is, etc. (More basic Judaism books...)
Plus, check out my eBay store, The Happy Rooster (I'm "rooster613" over there. Rooster? Why Rooster?) This is where I sell the thinnings from my personal library, review copies of new books that publishers send me (some of them signed!), autographed copies of my own works, conference memorabilia, cruelty-free feathers, wildflower seeds, ebooks and other great goodies. Bookmark the page and check it often for new listings.
And last but not least, visit my lulu.com homepage for my self-published works and upcoming projects, as well as future reprints of things I wrote that are currently out of print.
As I explained in my second book, From Ashes to Healing, I am moving on to other projects besides reincarnation counseling work (I never was a therapist to begin with and frankly, I got tired of not getting paid for my work. I need to eat like everyone else....) Although I do still write on that topic occasionally because of the books and popular demand, in my own life I have many other interests as well. Go to my personal page to find out what I'm doing lately...