50 posts categorized "Breslev Israel Magazine"

Getting the Most out of Yourself

Time precious
King Solomon, the wisest of men, teaches us that there are some things in life that can never be corrected (see Ecclesiastes 1:15). One of those things is lost time. There is no replacement for a squandered moment...

Time utilization is the key to maximizing your personal potential. Don't you hate looking at the clock, only to discover that half the day is over and you've yet to accomplish anything? There are few worse feelings in life. Wouldn't you like to get more out of yourself, your day and your entire life?

If your answer is yes, and if you value your own time, then by all means see my feature article in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine,  Peak Productivity in Five. You'll be glad you did.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - The Boss

Dr. Zev Ballen - You Don't Need Fixing

Racheli Reckles - The Holiest Temple

Alizah Teitelbaum - Cathy the Cossack

Terry Hayes - Life's Classroom 

Dennis Rosen - Travelling with Torah

Here's the cherry on top of this week's issue, our very special friend Yosef Zev Braver with a beautiful new hit song, Ki Nicham. Enjoy it and have a lovely week!


Pidyon Nefesh is a very special and powerful prayer and blessing that has the spiritual strength of a sacrifice in the Bet Hamikdash to atone for sin and to mitigate severe judgments. The bigger and more pious the tzaddik, the more effective the "pidyon", which literally means "redemption", where one's money is literally a sacrifice for one's body and soul. The pidyon money "redeems" the nefesh, or soul, in other words, "Pidyon Nefesh." This is used when a major salvation is needed, such as in the case of a dangerous illness, a severe court case, or as a rescue from trouble or danger. Rebbe Nachman of Breslev says that Pidyon Nefesh is the "sweetening", or mitigation of harsh decrees and serves as a salvation from any trouble, for the main cure and solution of sickness is the pidyon (see Likutei Moharan II:3).

We strongly recommend sending a A Pidyon Nefesh to Rav Shalom Arush via Emuna Outreach, who'll pray for you in Uman on Erev Rosh Hashana.

And End to Gog and Magog in Your Home

Gaza Barrage
Right before the weekend, the south of Israel suffered barrages of over 200 rockets from Gaza. There's not much time to take cover, and the dangers are great, but there's a situation much worse that terrorist rocket fire.

It's easier to spend a night in a bomb shelter than it is to spend a night in a home where there's domestic strife. A luxury home in Beverly Hills, Bal Harbor or Great Neck can be twenty times worse that living within rocket range of Gaza.

Our sages hit bulls-eye when they said that family strife turns a home into a battlefield of Gog and Magog (Berachot 7b). Nothing is more aggravating to parents than fighting and bickering among their children. Strife and tension between parents and children is just as unsettling.

Here's the good news. You can return (or bring, in case you never had it) harmony to your home in less than five minutes. This is probably the easiest and most effective "feel fine in five" hacks that we've written about in recent weeks. Any family who has ever done this has reported phenomenal success, and I'm talking about families with 5+ rambunctious kids who go to war for every block of Lego.

Here's what you do:

Click here to see Family Harmony in Five, my feature article in this week's enjoyable new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - A Happy Mouth

Racheli Reckles - Kites and Cures

Dr. Zev Ballen - Post-Traumatic Growth

Alizah Teitelbaum - A Man of Light and Air

Yehudit Channen - All in the Mindfulness

David Ben Horin - Reverse Inheritance

Lior Yehudai - Exiled to Siberia

Time's running out!! There are still a few places in our group for Uman, Rosh Hashanah 5779. For the experience of your life,  call 718-577-2975 ext.116 (USA) or 786-515-9737 in (USA) or 054 322 5138(Israel) or 02-532-3339, ext.116. Or you can email uman@breslev.co.il.

Blessings for a beautiful new week and new month of Elul!

The Person Who Most Influenced You

Caring commander
If I ask you who is the person who most influenced your life, can you answer immediately or do you have to think twice? If you can answer immediately, then the influence must have been powerful. Truly great leaders are not necessarily people in the limelight, but they are individuals who leave a prodigious positive imprint on the lives they touch.

Maybe it was a teacher, a relative, a grandparent, a spiritual guide, an athletic coach or a military commander. Notice that this particular person with the awesome influence on your life had certain qualities that you adored, even though he or she wasn't always easy on you. Let's reconstruct those qualities and put them down on paper:

1. You had no doubt that this person categorically cared about you and only wanted the best for you.

2. This person believed in you completely, even when you failed to believe in yourself.

3. This person always seemed to know how you feel.

4. This person was a great listener.

5. This person always saw your good points.

Amazingly, the above five points are a commendable definition for the word “compassion” -- caring about others, wanting the best for them, believing in them, knowing how they feel and listening to them, homing in on their good points and therefore helping to maximize their potential.

Now that we've clarified our thoughts on the subject of the person who must greatly influenced our lives, we can easily learn to be great leaders and profoundly influence other people's lives. How? See Great Leadership in Five, my feature article in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - Forgive and Be Forgiven

Dr. Zev Ballen - Flying Out of Bed

Racheli Reckles - The Greatest Kiddush Hashem

Alizah Teitelbaum - Four Lady Astro-Nuts

Yehudit Channen - A Queenly Existence

David Ben Horin - Arrogant, Who, Me?

David Perlow - The Spider and the Ant

Sharon Roter - The Invisible Murderer

Enjoy, and bright Beams blessings for a beautiful week!\

Peerless Parents

Dream Dad
After years of hearing people's woes about their parents, I concluded five main points that everyone - young and old - would love (or have loved) to see in their parents. Try these and see if you agree:

1. I want my parents to truly care about me.

2. I want my parents to believe in me. That means never to cut me down or belittle me.

3. I want my parents to recognize and appreciate my individuality. That means acknowledging that I have my own strengths and weaknesses and never judging me by comparing me to anyone else.

4. I want my parents to be genuinely interested in how I feel.

5. I want my parents to give me a listening ear.

Isn't it only fair and ethical that we give our children the type of parents that we would have wanted for ourselves? If you really care about your children, you'll want to read 5 Minutes to Super Parenting, my feature article in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - The Tree of Life, Now!

Dr. Zev Ballen - Popularity in a Flash

Racheli Reckles - Unbearable

Alizah Teitelbaum - The Bright Side of Darkness

Yehudit Channen - Temptation Bait

Elisheva Burda - Anya - this is such a moving story about a distant cousin of ours from Odessa, and a slap in the face to Holocaust deniers - don't miss it...

David Ben Horin - Divine Representation

Blessings for the loveliest of lovely new weeks!

A Quick Tune-Up for a Smooth-Running Marriage

A guy's car was coughing, sputtering and burning gas with terrible inefficiency. He pulled into one garage and the mechanic told him that he'd need an engine overhaul, quoting him a price of $2995 for the whole job. "I'm inexpensive, " the garage owner said, "my competitors charge $4000 for the same exact work." The car owner thanked him, and said that he'd ask around before deciding. He did; but instead of going to another garage, he asked the advice of a neighbor, who happened to be a semi-retired mechanic who does a few jobs in his own backyard.

The mechanic checked the car, changed the spark plugs and cleaned the carburetor. The car ran like a charm, purring like a kitten. The owner was amazed. "How much do I owe you?" he asked the mechanic.

"You owe me $52 for the plugs - I get 'em at wholesale and that's my cost. The labor was an hour - I can clean carburetors in my sleep. You can either pay me $200 for the whole job, but I'll be happy to accept $150 and a 6-pack of Bud..."

What a stroke of good luck! The six-pack was on sale for $8.99. Instead of paying $2995 for an overhaul, or even $200 for the change of plugs and the carburetor cleaning, our guy ran to the liquor store, picked up the six-pack, and got his car running like new for a total of $158.99!

Marital counseling is not cheap. But maybe you too can get away with a quick tune-up. It'll cost you no more than $3.00, but you'll have to invest 5 minutes of your time every day. Wanna try it? See A Dream Marriage in Five, my feature article in this week's brand new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - Facial Illumination

Racheli Reckles - Shopaholic

Dr. Zev Ballen - Your Own Song

Alizah Teitelbaum - How to Catch a Man

Yehudit Channen - Shame with Benefits

Dennis Rosen - Fortitude Under Fire

David Ben Horin - Mezuza Miracles

Jennifer Woodward - Body First or Soul First

Enjoy, and have a delightful new and refreshing week!

5 Minutes to a Gorgeous, Sincere Smile

5 Minutes

"Converting Anxiety into Complete Joy in Five Minutes." Why don't I write an article like that I? No one would believe that it's possible. It's like saying, "Reaching Planet Jupiter in Five Minutes". At best, you'd chuckle, shrug your shoulders and ask what Lazer smokes (the answer is nothing - I take super good care of myself), while clicking your merry way onto something better to read whose origins aren't from fantasy land...

Cherished Beams brothers and sisters, it's true! You can end anxiety in five minutes (Okay, really tough challenges can take up to 7 or 8 minutes). And, once the anxiety goes, the inner peace flows. That leads to complete joy and that gorgeous smile of yours. In any case, the advice that you're about to learn takes much less time than it does to find a parking place at the psychiatrist's or psychotherapist's office, and it doesn't cost you a cent. There's everything to gain and nothing to lose!

Most people are still skeptical when I tell them this. You do believe that a diabetic individual sees a dramatic improvement in health by getting off junk food and sugar and going on a high-fiber natural diet rich with a few minutes of exercise every day, don't you? That's a no-brainer and a simple matter of discipline, when you realize your life depends on it.

This is no different. By focusing on three simple concepts, you'll rid yourself of stress, anxiety, sadness and depression. I almost forgot despair and disappointment, as well as anger and jealousy. How? Let's get started. In 5 minutes, you'll be brand new. Read Anxiety-Free in Five, my feature article in this week's lovely new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - The Real Healer

Racheli Reckles - The Great Wall 

Alizah Teitelbaum - Mysterious Wisdom

Dr. Zev Ballen - Get to Know Yourself

Yehudit Channen - Run for Your Life

David Perlow - Ronen, Ruth and the Rabbi

David Ben Horin - Smile, You're on Camera

Enjoy, and have a lovely new week!


#MeToo - Not You!

Lass with Class
There's a big difference between the Hope Diamond, which weighs 45 Karats and is worth $350 million, and between a broken beer bottle in the street. Whereas the former is a rare gem and heavily guarded, the latter is cheap and rolling around in the gutter for everyone to touch and see. The Hope Diamond is the epitome of class; it conjures up images of a Rolls Royce and Cartier La Dona Watch. Nobody would have the gall to touch or even say something out of line to a woman wearing a Prada tailored-and fitted suit getting of a chauffeur-driven Jaguar XG, especially when the chauffeur and the body-guard sitting shotgun are iron-jawed former MMA stars who weigh 25o pounds each. Why?

The lass has class.

When she gets out of the car with her attache case and walks into her business meeting, people stand up. The young lady looks like royalty; her appearance, posture and speech demand respect. She will make her point and people will listen.

But, if she walks into the meeting wearing her barely thigh-high sleeveless and collarless mini bodycon, no one will hear a word she says. Young lady, you are hereby declaring your candidacy for the #MeToo movement, and the Harveys of the world (which any man who doesn't guard his eyes potentially is) won't be looking to do business with you, any more than one night. Why? Your appearance puts you into the category of a broken beer bottle.

No one said don't look snazzy. No one said don't be attractive. Care about how you look and think twice before you pop the cookies in your mouth. Take care of yourself - eat right and work out at the gym. Take walks everyday and talk to Hashem. But remember that you're His daughter, not Harvey's chunk of meat.

You owe yourself to be a lass with class. If you're a working woman, take 5 short minutes to see how to be a Winning Working Woman. You're success is guaranteed. You'll be commanding more respect and a bigger paycheck. Go for it!

This week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine has plenty more dynamite articles.

My esteemed and beloved teacher Rabbi Shalom Arush gives us an option to lamenting during the Three Weeks, and instead, becoming proactive and building A Beautiful World.

Hashem loves Racheli Reckles (so do her readers and all of us at Breslev Israel); she gets herself into jams that nobody could bail her out of except Hashem. Read The Lost Check to see what we mean...

Hitting cleanup in our team of all-star writers is Alizah Teitelbaum, whose weekly column is especially for women. Alizah doesn't want you to be so quick in blabbing your heart out to your so-called best friend. You've been forewarned in Girl-Friend or Foe.

Breslev Israel's women writers are all young ladies with class. See Yehudit Channen's Prayers People Pray to see what I mean.

The head of Emuna Therapy, Dr. Zev Ballen, is a great guy who knows how to make other people feel great, as he does in All or Nothing.

You met former Golani fighter David Perlow this week on our really moving broadcast, One Person to the Rescue.  His latest article is about being a super husband in Make the Peace, Bro.

David Ben Horin is a breath of fresh air always. He loves Israel and he writes this week about Two Levels of National Miracles.

I want to share this short email with you, from Mrs. Judy Inbal in Israel:

"...I was riveted to my seat when I saw One Person to the Rescue. It was like a gripping 'This is Your Life' show and what an exciting surprise ending. Only Hashem could have produced such a broadcast. I never had any idea about the power of Emuna Outreach. From now on, I want a share in the action..."

Mrs. Inbal, Emuna outreach is happy to have you share with us in spreading emuna far and wide.

You too, cherished friends, are welcome to partner with Rav Shalom Arush and Emuna Outreach in saving lives, like you heard in the testimonies of One Person to the RescueDonate to Emuna Outreach - you'll be glad you did!