Recently, when I spoke at a girl's school in Brooklyn and discussed the importance of a person having his or her own personal relationship with the Creator and speaking to Him daily, a young lady shot up from her seat and said, "Hey Rabbi, what you're talking about might have applied to Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah and other holy women mentioned in the Torah, but not to me and my generation. How could God possibly care about me, especially when I'm far from Torah and holiness and all that stuff? What does He need me for anyway?" Here's her answer...
We're about to learn the two most important words in life - "thank you."
Today's podcast talks about gratitude on several of life's most significant levels: child-rearing, business and interpersonal relationships and marital relationships, among others. We also take a look at the two sides of gratitude - between man and fellow human, and between man and Hashem.
In 1982, a squad of 12 Israeli paratroopers organized a midnight séance. They ushered in the soul of their sergeant’s grandfather. The soul said, "Tomorrow, you guys will be joining me…"
Is astrology the real deal? What about seances? Are we allowed to consult astrologers and clairvoyants, and depend on what they say? Today's podcast is a concise guide to the perplexed.
Today's podcast takes us on a 3400-year tour back in history to Ashdod's ancient port citadel. From the scenic backdrop of ancient stones and the blue Mediterranean, we learn how the Book of Psalms resembles the history of the Land of Israel - the digger you deep the more you uncover. We also learn how three significant words invoke a good livelihood and one lone word invokes miraculous salvation, all signed checks from King David.
History was made on January 1, 2020 when an unprecedented crowd of over 90,000 Jews filled New Jersey's Metlife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the current cycle of Daf Yomi, the daily page of Gemara learning that enables a person to learn all of the Talmud in seven years, a monumental accomplishment that hundreds of thousand of Jews around the world have achieved. History was made again a mere 48 later on January 3, 2020, when the arch-villain and modern day Haman, Iranian Quds commander and world's most dangerous terrorist General Qassam Soleimani was terminated in a brilliant US military operation in Baghdad airport. Is there a connection between the two events? Let's here today's podcast.
Emuna Beams is privileged to host the Melitzer Rebbe shlit'a, one of the Jewish world's most highly regarded scholars and the epitome of upright character and holiness, a great grandson of the Baal Shem Tov and son-after-son of the holy and legendary Rebbe Michel'e of Zlatchov. The Melitzer offers some encouraging thoughts for spiritual strengthening, especially during Chanukah.
Every blessing in life is like a zero on a check. But even if a check with 20 zeros is made out to you, if there's not a "one" on the left side, it's still worth zero. That "one" on the left side is emuna, the belief that the Almighty is One and His Name is One.