It's no coincidence that Purim this year is right before Israeli elections. Our situation today is strikingly similar to that of Mordechai and Esther, both at home and abroad as we hear on today's Emuna Beams News.
Shavua Tov! Bea from the UK asked me how one should go about teaching emuna to a person who doesn't believe in Hashem...
The Torah commands and reminds us to "blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven" (Deuteronomy 25:19). Who is Amalek, Esau's great grandson in every generation, and how do we recognize him? In the time of Mordechai and Esther, Amalek's name was Haman. He's still entrenched in our midst today. Let's see how to rid ourselves of him. Blessings for a meaningful Shabbos Zchor.
Some people think that Bitachon is wishful thinking, when a person is confident that Hashem will do whatever he or she wants. Others say no, Bitachon is the calm acceptance of whatever Hashem does, no matter how painful or uncomfortable it might be. Who is right?
This coming Shabbos is Shabbos Zchor and next Friday is Purim. Amalek, the arch-evil personification of the Sitra Achra (literally "other side", the antagonist of holiness) in every generation, has one main task - to destroy emuna and everyone who spreads it. The politically correct flow with Amalek, but a select few fight fiercely against him...
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"Seven Falls" is not some vacation spot in Colorado – we're talking about life's inevitable setbacks that knock us down and what to do about them.
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Rebbe Akiva thought that Bar Kochba (Kosiva) was Moshiach. What misled him? How can we avoid following an impostor? Better yet, how do we recognize a false messiah?
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What does it mean to trust in the Almighty? What does it do for you? "Lean on Me", our first of a new series of lessons about bitachon - trusting in G-d - will show you just how much you are capable of improving the quality of your life.
If we believe in Hashem, shouldn't we be living worry-free lives? We need one more element - bitachon, the Master's Degree program in emuna that enables our heart to internalize what the brain knows.
Here is a touching story about two best friends - one married right after seminar (girl's high school) and pursued a career. The surprise ending of the story teaches that no one ever loses by doing an act of lovingkindness for someone else. Enjoy this and have a lovely new week: