Throughout Tanach, "Hashem's vineyard" (see Isaiah 5:7, for example) is a metaphor for the Land of Israel and the vines symbolize the Jewish People. On the Sabbath, we sing the ancient "Dror Yikra" sonnet that was composed over a thousand years ago by Donash ben Labert from Spain, where he alludes to a prophecy in Jeremiah 2:21 when Hashem promises that He will replant the "cuttings" - those who have been cut off from their ancient homeland - in His vineyard. As such, the flourishing vineyards in the Land of Israel are a clear sign of the imminent redemption and ingathering of the exiles, as is we see today with our own eyes.
Emuna Beams Vids
Jeremiah the Prophet says that right before Moshiach comes, vineyards will be planted in the Land of Israel. Throughout the Tanach, vines are a parable for the Jewish People. Both the sons and the vines grow best on their native soil.
Maybe you think that something is impossible - teshuva and emuna say that it is not. Maybe you think that you can't pick up a large-sized rock, but teshuva and emuna say that you can move mountains. People procrastinate and delay their Elul-obligation to prepare for Rosh Hashanah -that's regrettable, because it's really so simple and so very rewarding.
Shavua Tov! The more world events become apocalyptic, the more people talk about Moshiach. From time to time, we hear voices that claim to know when Moshiach is coming. Is it possible to really know when Moshiach will arrive? Let's get some answers.
Who doesn't want more love in their lives? Now is the time to get it. Enjoy this 3-minute video message and have a wonderful Shabbat Ki Tetze!
Elton John once performed for the Queen of England. If her majesty the queen would have ever heard the sweet-singer with the angelic ballad voice from London, our cherished friend and spiritual brother David Dome, then the queen would have told Elton to stay home or come to Buckingham Palace on another occasion...
If you're a BT (Baal Teshuva), or an Elton John fan, or a BT who used to listen to Elton John's music, then hear this emuna version of one his best songs, "Candle in the Wind." For many of us, this is the story of our lives; Enjoy it:
Elul is a month when Hashem is especially accessible. Why? Here's your three-word answer that you never forget; Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom!
Here's an Emuna-Beams rendition of an old Jewish parable that teaches the importance of clinging to the roots of our vitality, both national and individual.
"Gei Veiter" in Yiddish means "Go Forward" - the best 2-word emotional first aid kit there is. See this: