The Creator gave you the power to attain greatness. If you haven't yet done that, it's not because you lack talent and ability; it's simply because you haven't yet channeled your power in the right direction. Today's podcast is a must-hear for your realization of potential and personal development. Enjoy, and have a lovely Shabbat!
Hashem gives three wonderful gifts to Israel, all of which come with a price tag of big obstacles – the first is Torah, the second is the Land of Israel and the third is World to Come. The more something is precious, the greater the obstacles in obtaining it. To overcome those obstacles, we must have desire. Don't say you can't...
Emuna teaches us to cast our human logic aside and to subjugate ourselves to Divine logic. “Subjugation” is a harsh word. But when we surrender our intellect to Hashem and to His Divine intellect, it's sweet subjugation, just what the soul needs.
The public deserves a knowledgeable response to what a leading secular Israeli news website wrote recently, “…the lack of core studies in Haredi education is liable to create serious illiteracy problems within Israeli society.” Really?
It's not easy to swim against the current, especially social currents, but the only type of fish that do so are kosher fish. Here's a thought for Shavuot:
99% of movies, TV and Modern Society will tell you that its much better to be a macho than a meek person. We all know what Macho's are like – tough guys on the surface, a lot of bravado and all-too-often tyrannical. Girls ooh and ahh at the Macho, but the ones who marry one end up miserable. Here's some important character-development food-for-thought:
Here's a delightful parable I heard from the renown Novardoker Maggid, Rabbi Yankel'e Galinski, of saintly and blessed memory, about a group of drunkards. This is something to keep in mind not only while preparing for Shavuot, but all year long.
Shavua Tov! So many people nowadays feel short-tempered, or nervous, or worn out, or all three. The lurking threat of sickness and the difficult challenge of lockdown, quarantine and kids at home are eating away at their nerves. If you feel like that, don't be down on yourself, because it's natural and even mentioned in the Gemara. Hear all about it in today's encouraging podcast, which is bound to make you feel better about yourself.
Why are so many good and upright people dying in the Corona pandemic? Is there anything one can do to protect himself from severe judgments? How could a person be his own worst enemy? Today's podcast could potentially save people from making disastrous mistakes.
Hashem's world is a classroom. Today's Emuna Beam takes us to McDowell Peak in Arizona to see the amazing lessons in life we learn from the desert: