"Strength and Serenity" is the blog of Brody Health and Wellness in Ashdod, Israel, owned and operated by Rabbi "Lazer" Raphael
Brody. Brody Health and Wellness takes a unique and highly effective approach to holistic health - a person's overall wellness from all aspects including body, mind and soul. Our goal is for people to be healthy and happy - it's that simple. Let's now meet Rabbi Lazer:
Through decades of education and experience, Rabbi Lazer Brody has devoted his life to helping others cope with the massive pressures of modern life as they affect both emotional and physical health. He is no stranger to pressure and stress, as a two-decade combat veteran of the Israel Defense Forces and later as a military chaplain, having served his country in regular and reserve service for over 29 years. Even after his discharge, he served voluntarily as an inspirational and motivational speaker for combat soldiers.
Here is a brief synopsis of Rabbi Brody's varied career and educational background, all which goes into practice when coaching and counseling his clients:
Applied science education and experience: Lazer Brody graduated from the University of Maryland where he studied agriculture, specializing in horticulture and deciduous orchards. He did extensive post-graduate work in the fields of food and agriculture-products technology in addition to being a farmer in Israel for over ten years.
Spiritual education and experience: A graduate of the Aish Hatorah rabbinical seminary in Jerusalem, Lazer Brody is an ordained Orthodox Jewish rabbi who holds rabbinical ordinations from Rabbi Noach Weinberg osb"m of Aish HaTora in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yitzchak Kulitz osb"m Head Rabbi of Jerusalem, Dayan Natan Kupschitz shlit'a from Jerusalem, and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg shlit'a from Jerusalem. He was the Spiritual Dean and English-language editor of the acclaimed breslev.co.il website for nearly 15 years, where he translated the worldwide best-selling "The Garden of Emuna", "The Garden of Gratitude" and many other books while devoting extensive time to motivational and inspirational speaking to audiences of all backgrounds in English-speaking countries worldwide and providing individuals of all backgrounds with emotional and spiritual guidance.
Health and Fitness education and experience: Brody holds personal fitness trainer and health coach certifications from ACTION and ExpertRating. He holds specific specialized certifications in Senior Fitness, Holistic Nutrition, Pilates and Kettlebells as well. As a rabbi, he realized that most health problems stemmed from spiritual and emotional difficulties as well as a lack of awareness of basic fitness and preventative measures. He founded "Emuna Fitness" in 2015 whose goal was to enhance personal fitness among the Orthodox Jewish population, which evolved into Brody Health and Wellness.
Methodology and Approach: Everything Rabbi/Coach Lazer Brody practices, teaches, counsels and advises is in keeping with traditional Jewish teachings and particularly the Rambam. While combining modern training and nutritional practices with timeless truths of the Torah, Brody Health and Wellness helps people attain their very best in physical and spiritual health. The many books that Rabbi Brody has written, the best known of which are "The Trail to Tranquility" and "Six Days to the Top," attest to his unique emphasis on simple faith, known in Hebrew as emuna, as the key to spiritual and emotional health and wellness, which are inseparable partners with physical fitness and nutrition.
We are happy to give you a complimentary taste here at "Strength and Serenity", with blessings that you attain the strength and serenity you yearn for.
"Rabbi Lazer Brody", Original portrait by Disney illustrator Ken (Baruch) Becker