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The Shechina: Exile and Geula

Exile and Geula
One of the most perplexing concepts in Judaism is that of the Shechina, the Divine Presence. Before performing a mitzva or reciting a prayer, we say, L'Shem Yichud Kudsha Brich Hu V'Shechinte, "In the name of the unification of the Holy One Blessed Be He and the Divine Presence". Holy One and Divine Presence? Doesn't that sound Catholic? Where's our age-old belief in the Oneness of Hashem, which martyrs have given their lives for since the beginning of people's history? Also, what's the term Shechinta B'Galuta, the Divine Presence is in exile, that the Zohar uses in dozens of places?

With Hashem's merciful assistance, this week's emuna shiur and broadcast will explain and clarify the answers to these questions. What's more, we'll discuss what this has to do with Tisha B'Av and our national consolation immediately afterward.

Don't miss this vital shiur.

Join us us for today's emuna lesson and live broadcast from Jerusalem entitled "The Shechina: Exile and Geula", which will take place, G-d willing, on the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7 PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. 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.  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 later this coming week on Lazer Beams. 


Three Weeks, Three Repairs

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During the Three Weeks, which culminate on Tisha B'Av (this year, Saturday night and Sunday, July 21-22, 2018), we lament the horrific tragedies that befell our people.

If you ever listen to a Jewish ethics lesson delivered by a rabbi versed in esoteric Jewish thought, or Kabbalah, he'll almost surely mention the need we all have to correct Adam and Eve's sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge, for that is the root of our troubles...

Say what, bro?

People say, "C'mon rabbis, let's get real! What does the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples have to do with Adam and Eve? Why so much lamentation on things that happened thousands of years ago? Can't we just move forward?"

You deserve a good answer...

With Hashem's loving grace, I've prepared one for you, which G-d willing, you'll hear today.

Join us us for today's emuna lesson and live broadcast from Jerusalem entitled "Three Weeks, Three Repairs", which will take place, G-d willing, on the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7 PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. 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.  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 later this coming week on Lazer Beams. 


The Tree of Life - Here and Now

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Anyone can enjoy paradise in this world. All you have to do is to heed Hashem. I'll prove it to you – it's right out of the Torah:

Hashem gave Adam and Eve every imaginable amenity. They had hundreds of varieties of exotic fruits, berries, nuts and veggies to choose from. Everywhere they walked, they smelled fragrances that defy description. And the scenery – forget it! Rivers and waterfalls of perfumed, blue-green waters, green pastures, wildflowers of every color and variety – you name it! They had angels waiting on them hand and foot, serving them Heavenly-aged fine wine and juicy skewers right off the charcoal fire.

They would go to the middle of the Garden of Eden and gaze at the marvelous Tree of Life, whose leaves were glittering sparks of Divine energy. Who can imagine such an awesomely sublime sight!

But they blew it and they lost their lofty status. The good news, according to Rebbe Nachman of Breslev, is that we can regain it. How?

Find out by joining us for today's emuna lesson and live broadcast from Jerusalem entitled "The Tree of Life - Here and Now", which will take place, G-d willing, on the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7 PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. 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.  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 later this coming week on Lazer Beams. 


Just the Way You Are

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If you think that you are any less beautiful than the baby or the flowers pictured above, you are sorely mistaken. No matter what you think, Hashem - Who created you - loves you just the way youa re.

People think that if they're not millionaires, in the headlines, Rosh Yeshiva or member of Congress, that they're failures. That's just not so.

I said I love you and that's forever
And this I promise from the heart
I could not love you any better
I love you just the way you are.

The above lyrics come from Billy Joel's famous hit, "Just the Way You Are", which spent months in the Top Ten back in 1977. Today, I look at those lyrics and interpret them as Hashem talking to the soul - yours - which He created. Hashem says, "I love you just the way you are."

Don't miss today's emuna lesson and live broadcast from Jerusalem entitled "Just the Way You Are", which will take place, G-d willing, on the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7 PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. 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.  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 later this coming week on Lazer Beams. 

And for your Oldie-but-Goodie enjoyment, here's Billy Joel from way back, singing "Just the Way You Are." Enjoy it!


Dandelions of the Soul

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If you're a gardener, you're a lucky individual. Having our hands in the soil brings us closer to faith. That's why farmers are so open to learning emuna. They know that the weather, the rains, and many other variables are simply out of their control.

Here's some solid planting advice: as you put your seeds or seedlings into the ground, turn to G--d and say a short prayer: "Hashem, help these flowers/vegetables/trees/plants grow strong and healthy, and protect them from all harm." That's it! Now wait and see what a successful gardener you become.

One thing you won't want to see in your garden is weeds, especially dandelions. They grow like crazy and choke your desired plants and rob your garden of its beauty.

Just as there are weeds in the soil, there are weeds in the soul. The dandelions of the soul do much worse damage there than they do in the soil. In today's lesson, with Hashem's help, we'll uproot them.

Don't miss today's emuna lesson and live broadcast from Jerusalem entitled "Dandelions of the Soul", which will take place, G-d willing, on the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7 PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. 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.  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 later this coming week on Lazer Beams.

 


The Rarest Gem

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A person comes to this physical world and is completely lost. He or she has no idea what direction to take, like someone groping in the jungle. What in the world are we supposed to accomplish? What are we searching for? What on earth are we doing here?

Today'e emuna lesson and live broadcast from Jerusalem entitled "The Rarest Gem" gives some solid answers. Don't miss it! It will take place, G-d willing, on the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7 PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. 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.  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 later this coming week on Lazer Beams.