Hashkafa - Jewish Outlook

Coronavirus: Effort or Emuna?

People are confused, especially when some rabbis have padlocked their synagogues while for others, it's business as usual. Many are asking me if listening to one's local medical authorities and refraining from praying in a synagogue or immersing in a men's mikva constitutes a lack of emuna. Today's podcast provides a detailed answer...


Purim and the Politically Incorrect

King Solomon, the wisest of all men that ever walked the face of the earth, said in the first chapter of Ecclesiastes that there's nothing new under the sun. We see this with our own eyes how the battle between the liberal Jewish establishment's political correctness and the seemingly antiquated Torah sages that took place in Mordechai's time back in ancient Persia is still taking place right now in the USA and in Israel.

Today's podcast combines emuna news with our annual Purim lesson. Feel free to the say this over at your Purim table. Happy Purim!


The Key to Successful Relationships

In today's video podcast, Rabbi Lazer tells a moving story from the Gemara in Tractate Taanis about Rebbe Yehoshua's encounter in Rome with Caesar and his daughter. When Caesar's daughter saw the renown Jewish sage from the Land of Israel, she asked,  "How can such magnificent wisdom be housed in such an ugly vessel?" In explaining this passage of Gemara, its Kabbalistic ramifications and the practical advice each one of us can glean from it, we learn the key to successful relationships. Today's lesson will not only help us choose friends and the right soulmate, but it explains the proper balance and relationship between body and soul.

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The Valiant Leader

During the difficult years of the Communist Revolution in Russia, the town's rabbi died. The elders of the town wanted the rabbi's son to inherit the position of town rabbi, whereas the young people of the town wanted a stronger, more forceful individual who understands the challenges of the generation. The arguing sides took their case to the Chofetz Chaim; the holy Chofetz Chaim's answer describes the exact type of leader we need today.

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Jersey City, Why?

No one can say that the Jersey City massacre doesn't affect him or her. The Gemara obligates us to engage in serious soul-searching whenever a fellow Jew's life is severed. We must ask ourselves the question - Jersey City, why? Today's podcasts searches for answers.

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