I love writing, I love making music and I dig it when people dig into either, but speaking in public or doing interviews I generally shy away from, but when Rabbi Peretz asked me to be a guest on his Podcast before Rosh Hashana to talk about Don’t Block Your Blessings and the Light of Infinite.. I’m actually glad I agreed!✨ And only Rabbi Peretz could have gotten all these stories out of me;) Go listen to the reasons behind everything that I do. He’s such an epic and inspiring being so really it was fun to finally say yes to being a guest. His Don’t Block Your Blessings video (here) is still one of my favorites, full of so much truth and wisdom, I’ve rewatched it so many times! Anyway, go and listen to the Rabbi Peretz Podcast for …
As physical creatures, we can’t fully defeat the forces of fate; we’re constricted by time and space. But our souls-- the parts of us that are infinite-- can reach beyond these constrictions. It’s only when we choose with our souls to surpass our limitations that we can connect to the true, everlasting, joyful freedom that can only be found in the Light of the Infinite
AUTHORS SPEAKERS MUSICIANS HEALERS
- Reb LeibishSpeaker8:00AM PST / 6:00PM in IsraelBelieving in Yourself
- Benji ElsonSpeaker8:00AM PST / 6:00PM in IsraelShavuot: Becoming Representatives of the Divine
- Chaim KramerSpeaker8:30AM PST / 6:30PM in IsraelSefirah and Shavuos; culminating in Freedom!
- Pashut JabatinskySpeaker8:30AM PST / 6:30PM in IsraelPardes and Mental Health
- Yehudis GolshevskySpeaker9:00AM PST / 7:00PM in IsraelSoul music—rebbe nachmans words on spiritual music-making every single day
- Yocheved GodsiSpeaker9:00AM PST / 7:00PM in IsraelHealing & Transformation; Mystical insights on what's different in these times
- Zevi Slavin - Seekers of UnitySpeaker9:30AM PST / 7:30PM in IsraelMysticism for the Modern World
- Chen MalchutSpeaker9:30AM PST / 7:30PM in IsraelPraying with our Whole Being
- Dr. Benjy EpsteinSpeaker10:00AM PST / 8:00PM in IsraelLove Yourself: A meditation on Radical Compassion for trying times
- Rabbi Yom Tov GlaserSpeaker10:00AM PST / 8:00PM in IsraelThe Illusion of Time
- Yarin Wetsman LevensonSpeaker10:30AM PST / 8:30PM in IsraelWho run the world?
- Yaakov LehmanSpeaker10:30AM PST / 8:30PM in IsraelSurfing the Waves of Innovation - A Kabbalistic Approach to Creativity, Chaos, and the Advancement of Human Civilization
- Saul KayeSpeaker11:00AM PST / 9:00PM in IsraelCan Conscious Psychedlics use be a Tikun for the sin of Adam Harishon eating the forbidden fruit.
- Sheva Chaya, the glassblower of TzfatSpeaker11:00AM PST / 9:00PM in IsraelIgniting Holy Creativity
- Rabbi Shalom LebowitzSpeaker11:30AM PST / 9:30PM in IsraelJammin to Redemption!
- Shlomo KatzMusician, Speaker12:00PM PST / 10:00PM in Israel
- Yehuda HakohenSpeaker12:00PM PST / 10:00PM in IsraelExpressing Ourselves in History
- Devorah SissoSpeaker12:30PM PST / 10:30PM in IsraelBaal Shemtov's work on Mirrors called Ein Habdolach - crystal eye.
- Yitzhak AttiasMusician12:30PM PST / 10:30PM in Israel
- Ayelet Polonsky AKA "The Manifestation Mentor"Speaker1:00PM PST / 11:00PM in IsraelFrom India to Israel: a Story That Will Change YOUR Life and Get You Manifesting ASAP
- Mendel KalmensonSpeaker1:30PM PST / 11:30PM in Israel
- Erran Baron CohenSpeaker1:30PM PST / 11:30PM in IsraelIn Conversation with Mendel Kalmenson
- Rabbi Dov Ber CohenSpeaker1:30PM PST / 11:30PM in IsraelShould I or Shouldn't I? The Torah of Ayahuasca
- MoshavMusician2:00PM PST / 12:00AM in Israel
- Erez SafarSpeaker2:00PM PST / 12:00AM in IsraelFueling Faith, Not Fear
- Rohan MarleySpeaker5:00PM PST / 3:00AM in Israel
- Rabbi Harry RozenbergSpeaker5:00PM PST / 3:00AM in Israel
- Accidental TalmudistSpeaker5:00PM PST / 3:00AM in IsraelTwo Dramatic Rebbe Tales: The Fishy Encounter of Reb Boruch & The Berditchever Rebbe, and The Savraner Rebbe’s War Against Reb Nosson of Breslov
- Michael BenmelehSpeaker5:30PM PST / 3:30AM in IsraelThe Battle of our Generation - A guide to Fighting the War of Shemirat Habrit (Guarding the Covenant)
- Esther FreemanMusician5:30PM PST / 3:30AM in Israel
- Rina PerkelSpeaker6:00PM PST / 4:00AM in IsraelWomen and Geulah: The Feminine Rising in the time of Mashiach
- Joey RosenfeldSpeaker6:30PM PST / 4:30AM in IsraelProgress is Perfection
- Yocheved SidofSpeaker6:30PM PST / 4:30AM in IsraelEmbodied Mysticism: How to feel what you know and heal yourself
- Rabbi Bryan ChustckieSpeaker7:00PM PST / 5:00AM in IsraelBecome instantaneously aware of your energy state and transform yourself (should you desire to).
- Shlomo BuxbaumSpeaker7:00PM PST / 5:00AM in IsraelThe Four Elements: Discovering Your Inner World and Unique Purpose
- Nili SalemSpeaker8:00PM PST / 6:00AM in IsraelHow to ACTUALLY Stop Judging People
- Saul BlinkoffSpeaker8:30PM PST / 6:30AM in IsraelLiving a Life of Awesome!
- Yonasan PerrySpeaker8:30PM PST / 6:30AM in IsraelAs One Person with One Heart
- Chana MasonSpeaker9:00PM PST / 7:00AM in IsraelSlay Your Dragons - Harness the Dark Side to Create More Light
- Jenna ZadakaSpeaker9:00PM PST / 7:00AM in IsraelKabbalah Meditation
The Light of Infinite Festival is a first of its kind live-stream festival featuring authors, speakers, healers, musicians and some of the most innovative minds in spiritual self-growth and healing. The Festival boasts two interactive rooms on an exclusive virtual platform allowing festival goers to jump from room to room attending live talks, sessions, and musical performances.
The last festival took place in May and was a huge success, with over 12,000 spiritual and self-growth seekers tuning in to the variety of sessions. Produced by Erez Safar, who acts as Your Spiritual DJ, and whose first live-stream festival, Lo-Freq Fest, was featured in Billboard, and whose Don’t Block Your Blessings festivals featured over 100+ world-wide presenters with 45,000+ attendees/ viewers.
The goal of the Light of Infinite Festival is to foster creative and collaborative bridge-building while presenting thought leaders through light and love to a world in need of healing.
The Rashbam says the entire book of Devarim (Deuteronomy) is called שירה, “Song, Poem.” This Parashah instructs us to “write this song for yourselves”. This song is the Torah, and we learn from here that it is a mitzvah to write a Torah scroll. We see this week that Torah is synonymous with Song. As I reflect on my life, I realize that song has always led me. Throughout my childhood, it always had a transformative power. Some of my earliest memories are listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller album on vinyl when I lived in Naples, Italy. I would dance to it in a way that I felt as if I was reaching another dimension, physically and emotionally. I also remember my mom would always play songs from the diwan (Yemenite book of songs and prayers), and one that stuck out …
As we touched on in parashat Ki Teitzei, another way to think about our collective Oneness is through water. We know that water is fundamental to all life; our bodies are mostly water, and the brain and heart, in particular, are composed of 73% water. That means we have 73% in common with every person in the world. Which gives new meaning to the saying, “the grass is greener where you water it”. On top of that, people mirror each other’s inner belief systems, so if we aren’t “watering” ourselves and those around us in connectedness and positivity, then individually and collectively we can’t grow. Continually giving yourself and others life-force is essential to being in a blissful and connected state. It takes work, because on the other end of it is being unhappy, which is a vicious cycle and …
I’ve been to Israel so many times, it would be impossible to count at this point, and every time I think about it, my memory always starts with arriving at Ben Gurion Airport and immediately going to my Savta’s house in Ramat Gan. As a kid, I would run to the makolet (market) and grab an artik (ice pop) and some assorted treats and would simply say, Savta Yedida and walk out. I didn’t know there was a tab that she had to pay afterwards; I guess at the time, I had just thought the owner must have viewed my Savta how I view her, and so he would give her anything, on the house. My family is originally from Yemen, where my ancestors lived for close to 2,000 years. Nearly 100 years ago, in 1933, my grandmother’s side of …
I was at the minyan I’m almost always at on Shabbat, my friend Lorenzo’s minyan, inspired by and under the instruction of the Ostrova-Biala Rebbe. The minyan is in his backyard, and the group of men and women couldn’t be a more elevated group. You know the feeling you get when you walk into a room full of family members that you adore or best friends from school, and all the jokes you had for all those years come rushing back, and you know you are about to be surrounded by love? It may sound cheesy, but it’s the feeling of being in a community that truly feels aligned. And I’ve found it in this minyan, with this group of friends in the life, light, and love that lives in the space that we all create. After we pray, we …
The title of this Dvar is a wink to my friend, the holy soul, Fabian Lijtmaer. His Dvar Torahs usually involve fire, Heavy Metal references, spirit animals, and the powers that exist within each element by the shefa (flow) of the Shechinah. So, naturally, when I thought about what might be a good title for a dvar all about justice I felt Metallica’s album “… And Justice For All” calling to me. Much love to the special soul that is Fabian. Now to the words behind the title… So much anxiety is brought on by thinking one won’t receive what is just. Of course, everyone’s view of their own justice looks different. But the idea of not receiving what you think you deserve, whether from a person or the universe creates a division and distancing in one’s relationships to others, …
“His [God’s] tzedakah endures forever.” As I read these words from Tehillim, I picture King David with his harp, composing these words, feeling fully elevated, recognizing that God is all-giving all the time, eternally, the ultimate example of tzedakah, of righteous giving. At some point in life, we all learn that money comes and goes; you can be up one day and down the next. It’s all in the hands of Hashem. So the deeper way to conceive of money in our lives is that you only own that which you give away, as it says in Mishlei (Proverbs), “There is one who gives generously yet ends with more.” This means that by focusing on what you can give instead of what you can receive, you actually turn yourself into a vessel for receiving. This is all seen through …
When I was living in Bushwick, NY, my roommate Aaron Wertheimer, an old childhood friend, would watch Arrested Development. Seeing it in passing, I didn’t fully get the epicness of the show and its character development. When I gave it a real chance, I was hooked, thinking it even topped Seinfeld on how beyond brilliant it was. So much so that from that point on we only referred to each other as ‘hermano.’ As I write this, so many lines are circling my mind, but one that sticks out is George Bluth Sr. reassuring his son, Michael Bluth, that “there’s always money in the family banana stand”. When Michael hears this, he interprets it to mean that the banana stand that the family owns will always make money, not realizing why his father kept winking at him as he says …
“If I am not for me, who will be for me?” אם אין אני לי מי לי My take on this verse from Pirkei Avot is that we, as these epic beings endowed with intellect, heart, talent and creativity, need to find ways to bring our unique gifts into this world, for ourselves and share with others. Just as no two fingerprints are alike, none of our true expressions come out in the same way as any other person. I stay inspired by so many people around me and those who have come before me, and I thought it important to highlight some of the Rebbes who have been my biggest influence, especially in my writing of these five books. So, I want to give some background on these special individuals, so that you, dear reader, can get a sense …
My mom was born in 47, and would have been 74 today. I miss her every second. She taught Talmud to women, made sculptures, painted, played accordion and became a partner/CPA at a firm in DC .. I mean, she was a badass Yemenite Jewess, and I see her in my kids and I’m thankful for that. I can’t not tear up just writing even this little bit about her. I’m just trying to stay in the @dontblockyourblessings and @thelightofinfinite space as much as it’s possible, as it’s been helped heal my broken heart. I learned almost everything from my mom, by just seeing how she navigated and loved the journey of it all. We connected on so many things, but one of the most special was going to concerts together; two in particular stood out – one was Buena …