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Rabbi Chaim Coffman
Rabbi Coffman has helped people from all across the spectrum to prepare themselves properly for Orthodox Conversion to Judaism. His students admire his vast knowledge and appreciate his warm, personal attention and endearing sense of humor.
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Welcome to Rabbi Chaim Coffman's Blog!

I would like to thank you for visiting my blog, Beyond Orthodox Conversion to Judaism.

The conversion process can be a lengthy and daunting one to say the least and I want you to know that I am here to help you through it.

I have been teaching newcomers to Judaism for over a decade and over the last few years I have seen that conversion candidates really lack the support and knowledge they need to navigate the conversion process and successfully integrate into the Orthodox Jewish community.

I created my mentorship program in order to help make this whole experience as smooth and as painless as possible! (Can't do much about the growing pains, though ;)

Feel free to get to know me a little through the posts on my blog and visit the mentorship and syllabus page if you are interested in possible joining us.

I sincerely wish you all the best in your search for truth and spiritual growth.

Looking forward to meeting you,
Chaim Coffman

My Rebbe, Rav Moshe Sternbuch

In case you were wondering why I have all of these articles written by Rav Moshe Sternbuch, he is my Rebbe, and one of the gedolei hador (greatest Rabbis of our generation).

Rav Sternbuch fully endorses me and supports my mentorship program.

He is the address for all of my halachic or hashkafic (practical and philosophical) questions that I or my students may have.

The articles are based on his weekly talks on the Torah portion that the Rav gives in Jerusalem in his kollel. As a member of the kollel I get first dibbs on the photocopies and I type them up for my blog so you can all benefit from the Rav's erudition and insight.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Battling Amaleik

Anonymous said...

Battling Amaleik is like our own Yetzar Hara.

Rabbi Coffman responds: Amaleik brought doubt into the world. Doubt there was anything supernatural that exists or ever did exist.

We live in an "automatic" world where natural things occur. I heard a great rabbi once say, "What is the difference between miracles and nature? Frequency" Many of us take this world for granted.

We don't even realize what we have here and all the goodness that G-d does for us.
Amaleik takes G-d right out of picture. The motto for Amaleik is "Stuff happens because stuff happens!!"

We need to train ourselves and see G-d everywhere in the world. In this world of hester panim (where G-d has hidden Himself), it is very hard to see Him in what we see as chaos.

Everyday we have to make the effort to see G-d's existence and how He runs the world. Through the learning of Torah and keeping the mitzvos, we must make them as real as possible, to bring G-d more into our everyday life.