It's pretty scary to listen to what the Kabbalists have to say nowadays. And if we open our eyes to observe what's going on all around us on both sides of the ocean, the picture isn't exactly wine and roses, to say the least.
But don't lose heart. Moshiach doesn't have to come the hard way. We can mitigate all the stern judgments. The Zohar says that nothing so invokes Divine compassion as outreach - bringing another person close to Hashem. For that reason, we here at Breslev Israel, the Beams, and Emuna Outreach are working around the clock to spread emuna everywhere, on every single continent, north, south, east and west.
With the above in mind, we hold our esteemed front-line emuna spreading partners in highest esteem. One such individual is Captain Ephraim, the Jewish chaplain at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. This week's issue of Breslev Israel web magazine tells all about Emuna at Fort Bragg.
Also featured this week:
In Removing Your Own Stains, our beloved teacher and spiritual guide Rabbi Shalom Arush gives us some vital pointers in child education. Dr. Zev Ballen says that a six-year old's behavior isn't exactly befitting for a forty-year old in Let's Speak. Tal Rotem introduces us to one of the most brilliant Torah scholars alive, Rabbi Yaakov Addes, in The Amazing Divrei Yaakov.
Channa Coggan gets unexpected help in Strange Messengers. Dovber HaLevi talks about things that hold us down in Breaking Free. Rivka Levy barters with Hashem in The Challah Deal. Yehuda Frischman presents us with Rebbe Nachman's 21 Thoughts About Joy. Racheli Reckles speaks about acute dangers to children in Stolen innocence.
This week's Torah portion is Shemot. Rabbi Dovid Charlop elaborates on it in The Wandering Jew.
We flash you bright Beam blessings for a lovely week!