Elections in Israel are only two weeks away, scheduled for January 22, 2013.
With elections in Israel only two weeks away, tempers are flying and the media is having a field day with almost every politician badmouthing almost everyone else. That's tragic. No wonder that the Hebrew word for "political party" is miflaga, which comes from the root word lefaleg, which means "to divide", the exact opposite of "to unify".
The real Israel is not divided, like the media would have you think. I want to share with you a moving story of how people really pull together here, especially under pressure. The Tenth Man is a fond memory about some very special guys I served with in the IDF. You can see it on this week's issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.
Rav Shalom Arush says that the Redemption of our people doesn't necessarily have to be the result of a mega-tragic push-button war in Moshiach with a Smile.
Tal Rotem tells the story of Hanania, Mishael, and Azaria from the Book of Daniel who were thrown in a fiery furnace because they refused to bow down to an idol in Fearless Frogs.
Dr. Zev Ballen writes how our Kids 'R Us.
Also featured this week:
Peace Now and Always by Dovber HaLevi.
Our True Mission by Rick Eskenazi.
The Easy-Hard Test by Racheli Reckles.
Head Above Water by Chaya Ovadia.
The Upside-Down World by Rivka Levy.
This week's Torah Portion is Va'era. Rabbi Dovid Charlop tells us about it in The Big Ten. Big Beams Blessings for a wonderful week!