This 18-minute video podcast is all about the Meron Tragedy, one of Israel's worst civilian disasters ever, where 44 have been killed and many others still fighting for their lives.
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.
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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The age-old struggle against Hellenism has been going on ever since the beginning of our history, when Esau became the first assimilationist and nemesis of his brother, our forefather Jacob. If Jacob could defeat Esau's angel, as he did in this week's timely Torah portion, then he can beat Esau. The miracles are still with us; just three days ago, the Iran's sinister top nuclear scientist who devoted his life to eliminating Israel, Heaven forbid, got eliminated himself. And just yesterday, the commander of the Iranian Republican Guards in Syria was terminated too. Here's something to think about when you begin lighting Chanukah candles next week...
Rabbi Lazer Brody tells the story of the final hours of the pious village of Etri in the Judean Hills from the time of the Second Temple and its heroic fall to the Romans in 135 CE; featuring special guest Menachem Herman. "Belief in Hashem, no matter what the adversity, is the greatest freedom there is."