Imagine being told to get to the top of a 40-story building using only the stairs. It’s an entirely possible feat, but one that requires much sweat, and probably some tears also. Now imagine that just as you’ve climbed your first few flights (and are starting to huff and puff), you were suddenly handed an envelope. You curiously open it and inside is a golden ticket–an elevator pass that takes you straight to the top!
There are certain things that figuratively function as a spiritual “golden ticket”–saying or doing things at certain points during the year, or davening at the graves of tzaddikim. One tzaddik in particular sits atop a hill in Poland, with a story that has been passed down for generations. The story goes that this spiritual rabbi prepared his soul and intensely prayed for a period of over 21 years that his soul would always be present at his grave. He prayed that it would always be present to help, guide, and assist everyone and anyone who makes the effort to come there to pray. Therefore, it is considered an extremely auspicious place to daven, and thousands of Jews flock to his grave year after year.
This is Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, more commonly known by the title of his sefer, the Noam Elimelech. And this year you could be one of the Jews davening atop that hill, at his grave, on his yahrzeit. This year, you can take advantage of this extremely potent spiritual time and place, and surge forward in your connection to Hashem, yourself, and others. This year, you can get your spiritual golden ticket–and use it!
Join the women’s group in a tour of Eastern Europe. The trip will run from Wednesday, March 15 until Tuesday, March 21, and will be full of inspiration, fun, and friends. Visit cities such as Krakow, Warsaw, and Lublin, where you will get to tour museums and Holocaust memorial sites, for starters. Daven and connect with Jewish spiritual giants, from the Noam Elimelech to Sara Schenirer.
They say there are two ways to make a big change in your life: a series of small steps that add up, or taking a big leap forward. A group of women are coming together to take a big leap forward together in this trip of a lifetime. Will you be joining them?
The tour will include five-star accommodations, comfortable transportation by coach bus, all meals (buffet breakfasts, gourmet lunch boxes, and sit-down dinners), a private tour guide, and a special guest speaker for Shabbos. As a plus, they will also be accompanied by the popular and charismatic lecturer Devorah Sisso Stieglitz. Devorah has earned international acclaim as a growth-oriented motivational Torah educator.
There are limited slots available, so be in touch today. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 732-994-9545, or visit www.devorahspeaks.com/poland.
See you there!