A Jew must know one thing to survive - the deepest descent leads to the greatest ascent and the darkest darkness leads to the brightest light. This is the template of our entire Torah, especially this week's Torah portion "Vayeshev" and the Torah portions of the coming six Torah portions through the exodus from Egypt. This is also the template of current events as we see in my feature article Ascent From the Depths in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.
Every time a person undergoes a test of faith, overcomes an obstacle in the performance of a mitzvah, or fights against temptation, he or she strengthens their soul. Read all about in Don't Live on Easy Street.
Also featured this week:
Rabbi Shalom Arush - The Doctor and the Angel
Dr. Zev Ballen - Tuning In
Racheli Reckles - Self-Empowerment Mentality
Howard Morton - Nuclear Shelter Time?
Yardena Slater - Out to Win
Editor's Choice - A New Breath of Air by Sunny Levi from Chicago, a must-read for any parent
Enjoy, and may Hashem bless you with a wonderful week and good tidings, amen!