Coronavirus

On the Back of a Whale

If you don't think that our Talmudic sages saw far into the future with their crystal-clear spiritual vision, then hear today's podcast, which shows just how the holy Raba bar Bar Chana saw what would happen in our generation in general, and with the upheaval of COVID-19 in particular.


Bar Kamtza and COVID-19

What possibly does COVID-19 have to do with Kamtza and Bar Kamtza? The key to the puzzle is Shalva Zalfreund, of blessed memory, a kindergarten teacher in Petah Tikva, passed away from coronavirus this past Friday, July 17, 2020. Shalva was an amazing teacher who educated several generations of Petah Tikva's children. Before she died, she wrote a letter to the parents of the children in her kindergarten. If you take a close look, the letter should be required reading for all of us, especially during the Three Weeks, a time when we're supposed to feel the lack and loss of our Holy Temple. Here is the letter and its mindboggling message to all of us.


Coping with COVID-19: A Stronger Strategy

Many of us are unaware of what's going on inside of us. With pandemic all around us, it's only normal that anxiety levels are on the rise even in people who never suffered from anxiety. It's like walking in a battlefield – as much as you normally retain your cool, it's difficult not to feel pressure when people are getting wounded and dying all around you. That's exactly what's going on in the renewed wave of COVID-19. How can we successfully cope? Let's hear:


Moshiach and COVID 19

Without eyes of emuna, a person can neither see nor understand what's happening in the world. In that respect, he or she resembles Bilaam who purported to be a big prophet but couldn't see what his donkey saw. 

COVID 19, like everything else not only comes from Hashem but is Hashem's emissary to prepare the world for Moshiach and Geula, the redemption of the Jewish People and the ingathering of the exiles to our homeland of Israel. In fact, you could say that COVID 19 is the Minister of Education, teaching people what they should have learned on their own. Today's podcast looks at the lessons COVID 19 is bringing to the world. Enjoy it and have a great Shabbat!


Holy Fruit of the Land of Emuna

Today's shiur is dedicated to the memory of Chaya bas Mayer v'Esther, A"H

Maybe a tangerine from the Land of Israel looks like a tangerine from California of Florida, but spiritually, but according to Kabbalah, they are as different as night and day. Today's politically incorrect podcast also explains why a Jew must strive to make aliya and live in the Land of Israel, something that more and more people are contemplating, especially since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic and the rabid growing tidal wave of anti-Semitism in the West.


Coronavirus: Round 2

Headlines like this and this make me cringe. Do the anti-emuna politicians, medical establishment and media really believe that they can defeat Hashem? They thought they did. They even started boasting membership in the post-Corona club...

Such anti-emuna bravado hits the fan quickly.

For quite a few days, there were no new Corona outbreaks in Israel, then all of a sudden, over the Shavuot weekend, there has been an outbreak of new cases. Now, there's a whole debate going on whether this is the continuation of Round 1 or the beginning of Round 2. Could this be a message from directly from Above? What does it mean? Did the gong sound for the beginning of COVID 19, Round 2? Let's hear today's emuna news analysis:


Remodeling

Shavua Tov! So many people nowadays feel short-tempered, or nervous, or worn out, or all three. The lurking threat of sickness and the difficult challenge of lockdown, quarantine and kids at home are eating away at their nerves. If you feel like that, don't be down on yourself, because it's natural and even mentioned in the Gemara. Hear all about it in today's encouraging podcast, which is bound to make you feel better about yourself.