We've just entered the Three Weeks again, the notorious period between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B'Av, when the worst things happened to the Jewish People throughout history. We can't understand the Three Weeks without understanding the root of Tisha B'Av and the destruction of both Holy Temples. It was the eve of Tisha B'Av when the twelve spies returned to the Israelite encampment from 40 days of scouting out the Land of Israel. All of them except for Calev ben Yephuneh from the tribe of Judah and Yehoshua Bin Nun from the tribe of Ephraim said slander about the Land of Israel and about how dangerous it was. That night, the entire Israelite nation sat in their tents and cried. Hashem said to them, "OK, you want to cry for nothing? I'll give you plenty of real reasons to cry for generations to come." What's the connection between the sin of the spies and everything that's happening to us today?
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:
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!
By way of enhancing our spiritual eyesight, we can understand what's happening in the world, particularly the renewed upsurge of COVID 19.
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.
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:
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.
To understand what's happening today in current events, and to understand yourself better in the midst of the pandemic and subsequent limitations and difficulties, let's look at three types of people who encounter an obstacle in the road. They're driving to an urgent meeting in a neighboring city and all of a sudden, they discover that a whole section of the road they're travelling on has been washed away in a rain-storm flash-flood from the previous night. How do the three different types react? Which one are you?
The twelfth of our Thirteen Principles of Emuna requires us all to eagerly anticipate Moshiach. There's no one, religious or not, who doesn't want Moshiach, so where is he? Why has it become so unpopular to talk about Moshiach, to the extent that the rabbinical leaders of our generation are hush on the subject?
Why are so many good and upright people dying in the Corona pandemic? Is there anything one can do to protect himself from severe judgments? How could a person be his own worst enemy? Today's podcast could potentially save people from making disastrous mistakes.