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MY FIRST BOOK!!! (Sort of!)

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For the first time (and hopefully the last time) in my life, I'm speechless. SPEECH-LESS!! This is the happiest day of David's life, I just know it! 

Well, it's one of the happiest days of my life too! Take a good look at the right side of this picture! Do you see my name up there?? DO YOU SEE??? 

Let me tell you about this special little book. About a year ago Rav Brody asked me if I had some extra time to work on a project with him, and I told him that I would do my best to squeeze him in between my massage and mani/pedi appointments. 

Most of you have heard Rav Brody speak, whether in person or online or on a cd. You know how captivating and genuine he is. When I first started listening to his cd's back in Miami, I was hooked. And not just because the information was so amazing. It was more his soothing voice and the way he said things. Everything just made sense. And no one was yelling at me, which I really wasn't used to. 

Over the years, he's come up with more than a few one-liners that can make you go, "Hmmmm." They inspire you. They reset your perspective. They help you through difficult times. 

We took all of these awesome spiritual bullets and put them together, and voila! This cool little book came to life. And after much anticipation, it's finally here! Oh, and I got to write the acknowledgments and foreword. Super cool!

I am in a state of awe and confusion at the same time. I keep running over to the mirror and pointing at myself, saying to my reflection, "Girl, who are you?? What is the meaning of this... book writing stuff? Did you see yourself in the mirror? Look at you, standing there in your fleece robe, all disheveled and confused!"

And I respond to my reflection, "YES! I AM disheveled and confused! But I'm also special! I can spell and use grammar properly! I can write!" And I continue my string of compliments until my reflection gets so annoyed that she turns around and walks away.

Being involved in this special project has taught me something so profound: Hashem has given each and every one of us so much greatness, so many talents.  

And if we're open to the opportunities He sends us, we will be fortunate enough to see how much we can accomplish. We'll see how deeply we can affect the lives of those around us, simply by working on being our best. 

You know what? This isn't just a great book for you, who would appreciate the spiritual strengthening it provides. It's the perfect book to give to someone who is just starting to have questions about G-d and life. It's perfect for someone who is trying to figure out his life's mission(s.) It's also perfect for someone who needs a boost in their self-confidence. It's especially perfect for someone who urgently needs to learn about emuna. 

What makes this book especially great is that it can be read from any page. You can just open up to a certain chapter, or open it up to wherever you feel like. And almost magically, you'll find the exact message you need. 

I encourage each of you to get yourselves a few copies, and not just because I'm trying to get on the New York Times' bestseller list! (Although that would be wayyyy awesome.) 

There is no better time to start making big changes in your life than right now. The great thing is that making big changes doesn't always mean you have to make big commitments. All you have to do is click here

Have a wonderful day, and remember - YOU. ARE. AWESOME!!!

~Racheli


It's Here! The Garden of Emuna for Young People

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What could possibly uplift us from the exile and suffering that we lament on Tisha B'Av? The answer is more emuna. In that case, there's great news...

Freshly off the presses is the book that will excite the entire family - The Garden of Emuna for Young People, by Rabbi Shalom Arush, this generation's beacon of emuna. As the book's translator, I can't begin to tell you how fantastic this book is in both strengthening emuna and bringing it down to a practical, readily applicable level. You and your children will love this book. It's a pleasure to read and beautifully illustrated in color. The book is in hardback and contains 190 lovely chromo pages. Click here to order. Blessings for a wonderful Shabbat and an easy fast on Sunday.

Reminder: For those who have been asking, this Saturday night, Havdala is performed with a blessing over the candle and no wine or spices. Sunday night, we say the "second half" of havdala with a cup of wine and the hamavdil prayer.


Who's the Groom?

Rabbi Shimshon Dovid Pincus osb"m used to tell a parable about a waiter at a wedding, who instead of serving the groom, thinks that the wedding should be revolving around him. This is the secret behind our troubles. Enjoy this week's 44-minute emuna shiur, which will explain what the Three Weeks and our national difficulties are all about:


The Sabbath of Consolation

Garden of PurityIn honor of Shabbat Nachamu, we're delighted to announce the release of Rav Shalom Arush's new book in English, which Hashem gave me the privilege of translating, The Garden of Purity. This book is phenomenal: it will elevate men to an entirely new level in their relationship both with Hashem and with their wives. Even more, it will invoke an abundance of blessings in your life. 

What's the connection between Shabbat Nachamu, the Sabbath of Consolation, and this week's Torah portion? There's only one case in history when Hashem told someone to stop praying...

Have a lovely Shabbat and enjoy this week's mini-lesson:


Newly Released: Six Days to the Top

I guarantee you that you can attain much more than you ever dreamed of. You have no idea of your phenomenal personal potential. What's more, you can already change your life dramatically for the better within six short days. Other people have, so you can too! Don't wait until you're 95 years old to find out that you could have achieved so much more - you could have reached the top. How?

My brand new motivational and inspirational book, Six Days to the Top, is a delightful, easy-to-read book that will surely become your best friend. It's short, concise and pocket-size, the type of book you can finish on a flight from New York to Los Angeles. It's also very inexpensive. You'll want to carry this book around in your purse or your jacket pocket, wherever you go.

The time has come for you to rise to the top. Don't let another day go by without this book. To order, click on the book-cover image, below:

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Newly Released - The Garden of Knowledge

GoKAlmost all of us have driving licenses, but few of us can explain how a car’s engine works. We all see, but few of us realize how the human eye operates. So if we can’t understand how our own car or eyes function, how can we possibly understand the secrets of creation?

Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches that we must observe the wisdom that The Creator instilled in every creation, for by doing so, we connect to The Creator, for all wisdom comes from Him.

The Book of Genesis, in its description of creation, contains inner secrets of life which are subtly alluded to within each of its words. My beloved rabbi and spiritual guide Rabbi Shalom Arush has not merely written another elaboration of Torah, but has taken the light of Genesis, showing us how its inner messages can illuminate our daily lives. As such, The Garden of Knowledge is a guidebook to personal growth and spiritual well-being. No truth-seeker should be without this book. !!

Translated by yours truly, 317 pages, deluxe softcover. Available online here.


Sex, Religion, and the Middle East

I just completed a great read - provocative, stimulating, and fast moving. This is Dovber Halevi's Srme copynew book, "Sex, Religion, and the Middle East."

This is a book on the positive effect of a sexually moral lifestyle by someone who transformed himself from a singles "player" to happily married man who now lives by teachings of "personal holiness." Dovber has been writing for Breslev Israel for the past three years. His book has personal stories, tons of history, and insights from Jewish Sages about the link between the safety of the Jewish People, our personal satisfaction in life, and our commitment to a sexually moral standard of conduct.

Dovber discusses how he hit rock bottom and what he needed to do in order to free himself from the chains of a cruel master. He illustrates the steps he took to clean himself up and reach heights in his life he never imagined possible. It was very insightful to discover how changes in pharmaceuticals, media, and culture – very recent changes, transformed the common attitude about sex from a special intimacy between husband and wife into an obsession that has entrapped our generation. It is inspiring to learn how this is also a pitfall that can be overcome.

Finally, he devotes an entire section to our guarding the covenant and the impact we make on events happening in the Middle East. This book is not judgmental. It starts with the conviction that we are all good people living in the most challenging times ever. It encourages us to rely on our strongest attributes to overcome lusts that are destroying everything we cherish most. We have it in our ability to elevate mankind to the next level and usher in an era of everlasting and eternal peace.

I highly recommend this book!