Blessings for a healthy summer! At this time of the year during the Counting of the Omer, Rebbe Akiva's 24,000 students died because they didn't properly respect one another. We still mourn them, almost 2,000 later, because we haven't yet corrected their sin. We're all still guilty of intramural hate. Do you know why? We haven't yet learned the lesson of the Four Sons on Seder night. Let me explain, with an amazing story from sixty years ago, about my father, of blessed memory...
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Shavua Tov! The "domain" that we must clean for Passover is not just our external one. We all know what "Shmura matza" is; what about a shmura heart?
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The Ben Ish Chai tells a story about two Jewish merchants from Turkey who were aboard a ship in the Mediterranean. A terrible storm hit the ship at sea and wrecked it. The ship's crew scrambled to the life boats, but the two Jews were left behind; this poignant story helps us in our preparation for Passover, and for life.
Shavua Tov! Just because you were beaten with insult, that doesn't mean that you're beat, by no means! Here's first aid to put you back on your feet.
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...
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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Maybe you think that you're not musical but King David says otherwise. Here's how the events of your life come together to create a beautiful melody that's ever so gratifying to Hashem.
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