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It's All Good

It's All Good
Many people ask how Rav Shalom Arush shlit'a can say that life is all good. Doesn't he see the wars, strife, terror, crime and corruption all around us? How can a person possibly be genuinely happy?

To get your answer, you'll certainly want to see today's emuna shiur and live broadcast from Jerusalem, entitled, "It's All Good,"  which takes 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. 


For Real - No More Arthritis!

Beating Arthritis
Arthritis sufferers - with Hashem's ever-loving grace, here's great news: You can beat the rap of arthritis without doctors, without pills, and with virtually no added expense. Milton did it, and you can too. We're delighted to present our readers with A 12-Step Plan for Relieving Arthritis in our feature article in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Many people can't understand why their health and/or income are deficient, why they have so much trouble finding a soul-mate or why life just seems to be so very difficult. Our elaboration of this week's Torah portion, Truma, uncovers the root reason for many of life's headaches - don't miss The Copper Culprit.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - Strangled with Stringencies

Dr. Zev Ballen - Getting Unstuck

Racheli Reckles - Planet X

Dovber Halevi - Staying Above it All

ZZ Ludwick - The Wheelbarrow

Dennis Rosen - Too Blessed to be Depressed

Yehoshua Goldstein - Heavenly GPS

Enjoy, and have a wonderful week!


Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
Our sages teach us that our souls leave us at night, for sleep is 1/60th of death. Is it a foregone conclusion that the same soul returns to the same body in the morning?

Don't miss today's eye-opening emuna lesson entitled, "Sweet Dreams". Today's shiur and live broadcast takes 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. 


Come From Behind

Finish Line
Rav Shalom Arush says that joy and resilience go hand in hand. Agility is a wonderful attribute in serving Hashem. If a soldier falls in battle, he can't think about what happened and why he fell; he must get back on his feet immediately and continue fighting. The same goes for the battle against the evil inclination; if someone falls and did something wrong, it’s over and done with! Get up and move forward! Even a fall is from Hashem and all for the best. But, if a person reacts with sadness and depression, a mere fall turns into total defeat. Yet with joy, a person can move forward, pray and do teshuva, and continue toward the ultimate victory of character refinement, building emuna and rectifying personal holiness. Read more of Rav Shalom's marvelous and empowering thoughts in The Strong Comeback, his feature article in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Just so the nations of the world wouldn't have any excuse to complain about His future selection of the Jews as His chosen people, Hashem frequented every nation, offering them the Torah. One refused to outlaw adultery. Another was adamant about worshiping gold and silver. Still another nation dismissed the Torah's laws against same-gender relationships as antiquated and in opposition to their liberal ideology. No one wanted the Torah - except us. Want to hear more? See No Time for Questions, my elaboration on Mishpatim, this week's Torah portion.

Also featured this week:

Dr. Zev Ballen - Living in a Box

Racheli Reckles - Immodest Woman

Howard Morton - Jew Hatred and Mark Twain

Dovber Halevi - Straight Talk

David Perlow - No Fear

Udele Shem Tov - No Why's

Enjoy, and have a lovely new week!


Laws and In-Laws

In-laws
Is a person required by Halacha to honor his father or mother in-law as he is required to honor a parent? Is there any precedent in Torah that compares the status of in-laws to that of parents?

If you're married, today's lesson entitled "Laws and In-laws" could save your life in this world and in the next. And, if you're planning to get married, this is required learning. Today's shiur and broadcast takes 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. 


Rav Shalom Arush Coming to Canada and USA

Rabbis Shalom Arush and Lazer Brody
Here's good news for our friends in North America: My esteemed and beloved teacher Rav Shalom Arush shlit'a and I will be coming to North America in 4 weeks, G-d willing. Our schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 - Toronto

Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 29 - March 1, 2016 - Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - Las Vegas

Thursday - Sunday, March 3-6, 2016 - Miami

More details soon, G-d willing.


Tu B'Shvat: Sunday Night & Monday, Jan. 24-25, 2016

Almond flowers
Above image: Almond blossoms in the Land of Israel - the sign that Tu B'Shvat is arriving.

Tu B'Shvat this year is Jan. 24-25, Sunday night and Monday. This is the New Year of the Trees. Many ask why Jews need a New Year for trees? Here are a few answers:

Few nations are so environmentally aware as the Jewish People; Tu B'Shvat, for example, is a day when we focus on beautifying the earth we live on. Especially here in Israel, Tu B'Shvat is a day of planting trees all across the countryside. Consider planting a tree (or two, or three, or more) in your backyard. What's more, many people plant a fruit tree every time they are blessed with a new child, for trees in Jewish tradition are symbolic of fertility, children and abundance. that's truly a beautiful custom. See more in Save the Trees, one of our feature articles in this week's Tu B'Shvat issue of Breslev Israel magazine.

It's no secret that that the nations of the world protest our right to the Land of Israel. But what does give us the right to every bit of our holy land? Tu B'Shvat is the answer, as we explain in Planting and Posterity. By the way, there's a big connection between Tu B'Shvat and the Shovevim weeks.

One of the first things a person is supposed to do when he comes to the Land of Israel is to plant fruit trees. In this manner, the settlers of the Land of Israel are truly partners with the Almighty in creation. How? The Torah calls the Holy Land "a land of milk and honey" more than a dozen times. Rashi explains that the honey that Torah refers to is the honey that flows forth from the luscious dates and figs, two of the seven special species of the Land of Israel that the Torah praises. Therefore, those who plant date palms and fig trees help the Land of Israel manifest its potential from creation, for they are the fortunate emissaries who enhance the flow of honey in the Holy Land. Read all about in in Trees, Israel and Geula.

Here's a big treat for Tu B'Shvat: Did you know that Israel's trees also give milk as well as honey? Try this delicious recipe, which is super healthy for children, athletes, expecting and nursing mothers or virtually everyone, which you'll find in Tree Milk and Honey.

This week's Torah portion is Yitro, where we'll read about the Ten Commandments. From all the myriad of wonders, miracles and acts of loving-kindness that Hashem does for us, the Torah juxtaposes “I am Hashem your God” with the exodus from “the land of Egypt and the house of bondage.” “I am Hashem your God” is the first of the Ten Commandments, the commandment of emuna - to believe in Hashem, the One true God. Hashem Himself is telling us that emuna is the precursor and prerequisite of exodus and geula, as we'll learn in Emuna and Geula.

Also featured this week:

Rav Shalom Arush: Be Positive

Dr. Zev Ballen: Effective Soul-Healing

Racheli Reckles: Private Eyes

David Perlow: Saving a Life

Jenn Safra: The Mysterious Honk

Dovber Halevi: The Greatest Growth Coach

Happy Tu B'Shvat and blessings for a wonderful new week!