The 613 mitzvas, or commandments, of the Torah correspond to the 613 parts of our body. As such, for each mitzva, there's a corresponding part of the body. The parts of our body resemble highly crafted tools that are designed to enable a master artisan to craft exquisite works of art for the King, even the King's crown. But, he must care for his tools. Read all about this in the Tale of the Rusty Tools, in this week's issue of Breslev Israel web magazine, just the nutrition you need for mind and soul.
Rav Shalom Arush teaches that raising successful children depends on the parents' marital bliss, so why don't we start Giving Peace a Chance.
Howard Morton writes a thrilling account of near-death experiences in Messages from Beyond. Breslev Israel's wonderful in-house psychotherapist Dr. Zev Ballen, a former varsity all-star basketball player, shows us how to stay spiritually fit in Spiritual Workout.
Rebbe Nachman didn't chastise directly, but the morals of his fables and allegories penetrate like hypodermic needles. Yet, they're sweet as sugar. Tal Rotem beautifully translates and retells one such fable in The Fantasy Horse.
This week's Torah portion is Bo. My dear friend Rabbi Dovid Charlop of Yeshivat Neve Tzion in Telstone has a fresh and interesting angle in Exposing the Ridiculous.
You might not be a cat-lover, but you'll enjoy Chaya Ovadia's Emuna Cats. Rivka Levy tells what she learned about negative behavioral patterns from Dr. Zev Ballen in The Crazy Eight. Racheli Reckles asks why so many people are chasing fantasies in Running from Reality.
Big Beam blessings for a beautiful week!