Image, above: Three Generations of Brodys in Meron, Lag B'Omer, 5774 - from left, Rabbi BenTzion Brody (Lazer's oldest son), Shimon (who was born on Lag B'Omer and therefore named after Rebbe Shimon), Zaidie Lazer
With Hashem's loving grace, yesterday in Meron, for he second year in a row, Brody grandsons received their first haircuts. Little Shimon, born on Lag B'Omer, became three yesterday and is photographed moments before he gets his first haircut and payis.
What brings three-quarters of a million people to Meron on Lag B'Omer, with numbers swelling every year?
For centuries, Jews have done everything in their power to pray by Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai's holy gravesite in Meron on Lag B'Omer, his yahrtzeit, or day of departure from the material world. Throughout the ages, people have seen phenomenal miracles after having come to Meron on Lag B'omer, the thirty-third day of the Omer. What's so special about it? Find out in my feature article Count on Rebbe Shimon in this week's brand new issue of Breslev Israel magazine.
In my elaboration on this week's Torah portion, Bamidbar, you can see how very important a good environment has on both us and our children; that's why we have to pick The Right Neighborhood.
Also featured this week:
Rabbi Shalom Arush - Lenient and Serious
Rabbi Nissan Dovid Kivak - My Business is Emuna
Dr. Zev Ballen - Gift or Murder?
Racheli Reckles - G-d's Babies
Enjoy and have a great new week; but that's not all - catch this:
Breslev Israel's Emuna Body, Mind & Soul North American Speaking Tour, June 8-25, 2014
Dr. Zev Ballen joins me and the Breslev Israel team on our upcoming North American speaking tour, which includes the following cities: Toronto, Washington DC, Baltimore, Seattle, Phoenix, Miami, St. Louis, Monsey and Brooklyn. If you'd like to schedule a private appointment with either Dr. Ballen or me, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org right away. Our available time slots are going fast. Looking forward to seeing you!