The following is a list of resources- books, articles, and shiurim- about Shabbos and Chatzos.  If you have something to add to this list, please email us at resources@chatzos.com.

Books/Seforim

Shabbos in My Soul, and More Shabbos in My Soul by Rabbi Baruch Leff

Rabbi Boruch Leff, regular  weekly columnist for the Yated, writes eloquently about many topics that are closely aligned with the Chatzos spirit. 
With Rabbi Leff’s permission, you may click here to read some excerpts from his two books, that will support your Chatzos efforts.

Both of these books are highly recommended. You can purchase them here, two for the price of one.

Nefesh Shimshon: Shabbos Kodesh by Rabbi Shimshon Pincus, ZTZ”L

This book has beautiful insights into the joy, excitement and Kedusha that accompany Shabbos.  It also includes anecdotes from Rabbi Pincus’s life, demonstrating his unique Shabbos practices, many of which mirror the Chatzos approach.

Articles

“The Power of Chatzos” – Interview with Azriela Jaffe, published in the Lakewood Shopper, February 14, 2014.

“Change your Erev Shabbos, With the Gift of Chatzos” By Ann Goldberg, published in the Jewish Press November 22, 2013.

“Shabbos is More Than One Day a Week – How to Take Shabbos into the week.” Copyright 2013 by Hillel Goldberg and “Reprinted from Jewish Action, the magazine of the Orthodox Union, Winter 2013.”

Making Chatzos, the original article by Azriela Jaffe, featured in Mishpacha Magazine’s Family First.  This is the article which started the whole Chatzos group.

Transcending Nature, by Malky Feig.  This article, featured in the Yated’s Mountain Climbers column, tells over two amazing miracles that took place in the zechus of Chatzos.  This is the article which inspired Azriela to start being ready for Shabbos by Chatzos.

The Neshama Yeseirah, by Rabbi Dov Keilson- discusses the Neshama Yeseirah which we get on Shabbos, and how investing more time and energy into our Shabbos preparations increases the amount we receive. 

With what can we prepare for the Yomim Noiroim and what should an Erev Shabbos look like? A translation of a shiur given by HaGoan Rav Feivel Schneebalg Shlita, one of of Monsey’s most respected Rabbonim. See the “Shiurim” section below for instructions to listen to the original shiur.

From Chaos To Calm: The Gift of Chatzos – An interview with Azriela and a discussion about Chatzos, featured in the November 12, 2011 of the Lakewood Shopper.

Shiurim

Kol Halashon has shiurim about Chatzos by Azriela Jaffe and Roiza Weinreich.  Detailed instructions of how to access these shiurim are on our hotline/shiurim page.

Chazak Inspiration Line- Erev Shabbos Shiur- updated every Thursday night.  It’s about 15 minutes long, and it includes divrei chizuk and music.  To access the shiur, dial your local Chazak access number, then press 9 and then 5.  Access numbers for the Chazak Inspiration Line are:

  • Atlanta:  404-419-7163
  • Brooklyn:  718-258-2008
  • Denver:  720-496-4220
  • Detroit:  313-332-4444
  • Eretz Yisrael:  03-929-0707
  • Florida:  786-347-3555
  • Monsey:  845-356-6665
  • Passaic:  973-928-0950
  • Teaneck:  201-645-4650
  • Toronto:  416-800-0656

Malky’s story on the Chazak Inspiration Line, where she tells over how the zechus of preparing for Shabbos by Chatzos helped save her son’s life.  To listen to the shiur, dial your local access number (above), then press 3, then press 2, then press 92#.

HaRav HaGoan Rav Feivel Schneebalg Shlita, one of Monsey’s most respected Rabbonim, spoke in Yiddish on the Ko Somar line, about the importance of being ready for Shabbos by Chatzos.
To hear the recording in Yiddish, dial 845-352–8834, then press #1 and then #3. See the “Articles” section above for a translation.

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