Rabbi Lazer Brody was born in Washington, D.C. in 1949. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where he studied agriculture, he moved to Israel in 1970 and joined the Israel Defense Forces, where he spent 19 years in regular and reserve-army combat service before becoming a military chaplain, a position he held until his discharge from the IDF after 29 years of service.
A graduate of the Aish HaTora rabbinical seminary in Jerusalem, Rabbi Brody holds rabbinical ordinations from Rabbi Noach Weinberg osb"m of Aish HaTora in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yitzchak Kulitz osb"m Head Rabbi of Jerusalem, Dayan Natan Kupschitz shlit'a from Jerusalem, and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg shlit'a from Jerusalem.
Author of "3 Words of Emuna", "Old Isaac's Trail to Tranquility", "The Path to Your Peak," "Worry Worm" and other books in English, Rabbi Brody is also the author of the Hebrew guide to coping with verbal abuse according to Torah ethics, "Nafshi Tidom". In addition, he is the English translator of the worldwide best-selling "Garden of Emuna." Dubbed "The Voice of Emuna" by Israel National Radio and a former show host there, he is a sought-after inspirational and motivational speaker who speaks to audiences of all backgrounds, both in Israel and abroad, as well as a renowned spiritual guide and life coach. In addition to his rich background as a soldier, farmer, rabbi and spiritual guide, he is a certified personal fitness trainer, health coach and holistic nutritionist with a classical Rambam-based approach to health of body, mind and soul.
"Lazer Beams," Rabbi Brody's award-winning daily web journal that has been on the web for over a decade and a half, has now morphed into "Emuna Beams" blog here at lazerbrody.net and the "Emuna Beams" podcast at emunabeams.com, a beacon of emuna, encouragement and body-soul health that people around the globe enjoy daily.