A graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park and the Aish Hatora Rabbinical Seminary of Jerusalem, Rabbi Lazer Brody was born in Washington, D.C. in 1949. He moved to Israel in 1970 and joined the Israel Defense Forces, where he spent 19 years in regular and reserve-army combat service before becoming a military chaplain, a position he held until his discharge from the IDF after 29 years of service.
Author of The Trail to Tranquility, Six Days to the Top and many other books in Hebrew and English, Rabbi Brody is a sought-after spiritual guide and life coach. In addition to his rabbinical background, he is a certified personal fitness trainer and health coach with ACCT and ExpertRating certifications. His unique holistic approach to health enhances well-being of body, mind and soul.
The English-language mouthpiece of his esteemed mentor Rabbi Shalom Arush shlit'a, Rabbi Brody is the English translator of the multi-million worldwide bestseller, The Garden of Emuna. His English CDs - translations and adaptations of Rav Arush's emuna lessons - now circulate worldwide in over 140 titles and well over two million copies. Rabbi Brody is also the English-language editor of Breslev Israel's highly popular English-language website at www.breslev.co.il. He spends much of his time spreading Rabbi Arush's teachings all over the globe.
Rabbi Lazer Brody is also a musician and composer. His instrumental music CDs, Calming Waters and Whispering Soul, are exquisite collections of relaxation and meditative music played on his native Land-of-Israel flutes.
"Lazer Beams," Rabbi Brody's award-winning daily web journal that has been on the web for over a decade, has been instrumental in helping tens of thousands of people around the globe find joy and fulfillment in their lives.
Speaking engagements or personal appearances: Contact Rabbi David Reckles, Program Director of Breslev Israel.
Original portrait by Disney illustrator Ken (Baruch) Becker