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35 posts from August 2015

Hashem's Business Card

Have you ever seen Hashem's business card? It's something we should all have, not only in our wallets, but engraved on our hearts: Hashem's Business Card

Try calling Hashem and getting to know Him. How? Read I Love Your Name, my feature article on this week's lovely new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

In our elaboration of this week's Torah portion, Ki Tavo, we discuss birthdays, of all things. Birthdays, are they a mitzvah or not?

Also featured this week;

Rabbi Shalom Arush - Mental Overload

Dr. Zev Ballen - The Bermuda Triangle

Dovber Halevi - The Lesson of a BillionaireIran vs. Me

Racheli Reckles - Celine's Prayer

Tiferet Israel - Holy Mamzers

Remember! Don't go into Rosh Hashana without getting the very best spiritual defense attorney you can. A Pidyon nefesh to Rav Shalom Arush and Emuna Outreach will do just that! Your donation is USA tax-deductible.

Blessings for a wonderful new week!

Harry Dent: The Bubble Will Burst

Best-selling author and financial analyst Harry Dent agrees with everything we've said here on the Beams in recent weeks about Wall Street. If you're not out of the stock market already, take advantage of the temporary rally and liquidate while you still can. See for yourself:


Geula and Finance: Best Advice for Investors

Broker and Gold
The world stock markets continue to tumble and people are looking for "safe" havens for investment. Who can they trust for advice?

At the time of this writing, Wall Street seems to be rallying. Loads of financial correspondents are calming the American public, "Don't panic - stay in the market; everything will be OK!"

Do the big investment bankers believe that everything will be OK on Wall Street? If so, why are they all hoarding gold as fast as they can?

According to securities attorney Avery Goodman, Goldman Sachs and HSBC took major positions in  physical-hold-in-your-hand gold last week, while continuing to recommend against buying gold to their clients! The gold bars were not purchased for bank clients. They were  purchased for the banks themselves. How do we know this? They are  designated by the exchange as being for delivery to the bank’s “house”  accounts at COMEX, not to client accounts.

As of August 6, before the stock-market bubble began its nose-dive, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and HSBC (NYSE:HSBC) took delivery of a sum total of 7.1 tons of physical gold. Goodman writes, "No, I have not made any typographical errors. And no, I am not talking about electronic paper claims. I am talking about shiny yellow metal stuff that you can touch and feel."

Many people had a fit when a gave a straightforward spiritual analysis of where the market is going, both major investment banks Goldman Sachs and HSBC seem to be listening to what I wrote 9 weeks ago.

The conclusion one might make is not to do what your broker says, do what he does.

A better conclusion is not to listen to your broker at all; listen to your spiritual guide. If you don't have one, then search for one. Pick a spiritual guide who totally walks the walk and not simply talks the talk.

So what do you do with your money? Don't invest in the USDollar or in the Euro, for they are simply printed currency with no backing. Gold - solid gold - is better.

Yet, better than solid gold is real estate in Israel. The best is to buy yourself a flat (apartment in our local jargon) in Israel, make aliya and come live here. Hashem is creating all the difficulties around the world to bring His beloved children home to Israel when they wouldn't get up and do it on their own, so that they won't hold up the Geula process.

The historical pattern of financial difficulties is always followed by blaming the Jews. Don't wait for that to happen. Come home now, cherished brothers and sisters.

A tip of the kipa to Dr. Harry Hamburger for his contribution to today's post 

The Light of Moshiach

Light of Moshiach
We all know that Moshiach is fast on the way; all the signs are manifest. What do we do in the meantime? How can we find the light of Moshiach amidst all the darkness?

Today's emuna shiur and broadcast, "The Light of Moshiach", will take place this evening (Wednesday), G-d willing, at 7:00 PM local time at our Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva, 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street, Jerusalem, in the main sanctuary. You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time

As always, the live shiur is open to the public - both men and women are welcome - so if you're anywhere near Jerusalem, come on by! If you are not able to view today's broadcast live, then G-d willing, you'll be able to see the video tape of it on this coming week on Lazer Beams.

Far and Near

Today's lesson is really encouraging, especially if you're a BT (Baal Teshuva, newly observant) or an FFB ("frum from birth") who left the program and is now coming back on his/her own.

Rebbe Nachman teaches that those who think they're very far away from Hashem are really very close. What does this have to do with Elul and with contemporary times? You'll get these answers and more in today's emuna lesson; enjoy!