If you're as much as a Yosef Karduner fan as we are, then Breslov World is the site to visit. We have a fantastic new bilingual correspondent on our staff at Breslev Israel, Tal Rotem, whose father and I were close friends in the army. Tal gets off on a running start with this wonderful interview of the world's most humble musical superstar. In addition, there are two terrific mp3's of Yosef Karduner hits, and a superb-quality video clip.
Rav Shalom Arush talks about Fighting for the Truth and also gives us practical advice on Preparing for Shabbat. Rav Avraham Greenbaum presents us with more of what Rebbe Nachman says about faith. In this week's Kabbalah lesson, he explains the Sefirot and their attributes.
Yours truly elaborates on Rebbe Nachman's teaching Azamra - finding your good points and judging others fairly - and ties it in to the story of a young soldier that was killed in Lebanon.
This week, we also talk about the Breslev Approach to Teaching. For the kiddies, there's another exciting part of Rebbe Nachman's The Happy Clay Digger, retold and illustrated by Rebecca Shapiro. In a truly touching article, Alice Jonsson talks about Noahide Loneliness. Don't miss it.
This week is the second week of the six-week period of "Shovevim", Parshat Va'era. There's plenty of quality reading including a Chassidic Pearl and a story for the Shabbat table. Enjoy, and have a great week!
Tonight (Monday, 31 Dec / 22 Tevet, 5768), I'll be speaking in English at the Carlebach Shul (Kehillat Ahava VeSimcha) in Ramat Bet Shemesh Alef at 8 PM. The subject is "Attaining Inner Peace." Hope to see you there!