68 posts categorized "Outreach"

Three Weeks, Three Repairs

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?

We have a surprise for you at the end of this week's lesson - a very special guest. Have a great new week and start off by seeing this:

Meet Lt. Col. Yoni Zagdanski, Brigade Chaplain, US Army

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Above image: Lt. Colonel (then Major) Yoni Zagdanski in Bagram, Afghanistan, this past April - the mountains in the background are Taliban country

Emuna Outreach and I were delighted eralier this week to host Lt. Col. Yoni Zagdanski, Regiment Chaplain, US Army, who just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, right on the edge of Taliban country. In this moving 4-minute clip, he tells what Emuna Outreach means to him.

How would you like to help us bring the light of emuna to American soldiers in Afghanistan? Imagine what your rewards are Above in encouraging an IDF soldier on the Gaza or Syrian border and strengthening him with the power of emuna. Think about how much gratification you bring to Hashem when it was your help that enabled us to send an emuna book to someone in solitary confinement in a Texas prison who was just about to commit suicide. One life? With emuna, you're saving lives every day! These stories are only the tip of the Emuna Outreach iceberg; that's the power of emuna.

You too can be a full partner in all of this and help Rabbi Arush and our staff in spreading emuna around the world. Donate to Emuna Outreach. Rabbi Arush asked me to convey his heartfelt gratitude to each of our cherished supporters, and blesses you with everything good in material and spiritual abundance, amen!

One Person to the Rescue

The Torah tells us how the acts of one person, who many people ridiculed, belittled and disparaged, saved the entire Jewish People. If he could, then every person alive today is ingrained with this same power…

The 26-minute vid you're about to see is the replay of this week's live broadcast, which Hashem turned into one of the most powerful broadcasts I ever did. You'll hear about how the suicide of a lone Jewish inmate in a rough Texas state penitentiary was prevented. You'll meet a former Golani sergeant who'll tell you in his own words how someone saved his life and the life of buddies on the Gaza border. This is an absolute must-see:

Can you imagine the reward in Heaven - and one earth - from saving lives? Unfathomable! You can be one of them. Now you can understand why Rav Shalom Arush shlit'a says that there is no tzedakah - no form of charity on earth that can compare to Emuna Outreach. You too can be one of these heroes who saves lives! Donate to Emuna Outreach - you'll be glad you did!

Three Levels of Peace

Policemanmachpela Lazer with security forces in the holy city of our Patriarchs Hevron, during a day of Emuna Outreach lectures at the Machpela Cave

Rebbe Nachman of Breslev explains that a person's quest for peace must be threefold - between him/herself and G-d, between him/herself and the Jewish people as a whole, and within him/herself.

In order to develop a harmonious approach to life as a whole, one must develop the ability to find Hashem's presence everywhere and in everything. That way, a person can feel love for Hashem regardless of the situation - whether things are good or seemingly bad.

If a person doesn't love G-d, he or she won't feel love for a fellow Jew. Therefore, the love of G-d is a prerequisite for ahavat Yisrael, the love of fellow Jews. Ahavat Yisrael leads to peace and unity; peace and unity among our people will hasten the redemption, soon and in our time, amen.

From the Children of Miami to the IDF on the Gaza Border

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In the above image, you see love letters from the children of Miami wall-papering an IDF armored personnel carrier on the Gaza border. Here's a better look at the mail:

Who made the connection between the children of Miami and the IDF on the Gaza Border? If you guessed Emuna Outreach, you're right.

One of Emuna Outreach's objectives is to instill our children around the world with a solid faith in Hashem from an early age. And, Emuna Outreach is always trying to strengthen our soldiers in the IDF, for our very security depends on emuna. It gives us so much joy to see the two connected.

You too can partner with Rabbi Shalom Arush in all the wonderful things that Emuna Outreach does. Donate to Emuna Outreach - wait and see the blessing it invokes for you.

My Life Without Emuna

Life Without Emuna
Life is hard. Sometimes I feel like we're collectively drowning under impossible challenges. And it doesn't look to me like things will get any easier.

Don't you feel that way? 

Just look at your own life. Many of you have really serious challenges, whether in health, finances or relationships. If you were to answer which challenge is the hardest for you to deal with, you might answer "All of the above."

What's the one thing that I can say has saved my sanity over and over again? 

Likely it's the same thing that you would say: emuna

Sometimes when I have a moment to reflect on my challenges, it's tempting to get upset and despair about them. Isn't it?

Don't you sometimes also wonder to yourself, "When will things get better? Will they ever get better?" 

I completely believe that if I didn't have emuna to support me during the difficult times, my life would be a total mess. I would be a total mess. Who knows where I would be? What would I be doing? Would I still be married? Would I suffer from anxiety? Self-persecution? Guilt? Even worse, G-d forbid?

Think about your life and ask yourself the same question: Where would I be without emuna? 

Really think about it for a minute.

Would you honestly say that emuna has literally saved your life? 

Maybe it saved your marriage, your children's lives? Maybe it restored your will to live?

Emuna is no joke. It's the only thing we have to help us survive this difficult time.

Now I'd like you to think about all those people in the world that don't have emuna to hold on to. 

How do you think they feel? Can you imagine what agony they must be going through each day? Suffering from impossible challenges, yet not knowing who to turn to for help and guidance? 

Does your heart not break for them?

Therefore, I ask you, I plead with you, to help us spread emuna around the world. 

I remember when I read "The Garden of Gratitude." I said to myself, "If this book doesn't bring Mashiach, I don't know what will." 

I am pretty sure you agree with me. Emuna and gratitude are our lifesavers. They're all we've got. 

So please. Donate to Emuna Outreach. Be our partners in giving others life, joy, self-worth, and belief in Hashem. With your donation, we will be able to spread more books and cd's, and improve our website, breslev.co.il. 

You know how much emuna has helped you. Now is your chance to share this life-saving wisdom with others. 

Because when life is over and you have to look back on what you've done in the world, you can be sure that your joy will know no bounds when you see how many people you've helped, simply by being a part of this tremendous cause. 

May Hashem bless you with all of your heart's desires, and may we all be together to greet the Mashiach in joy, Amen. 

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Have a wonderful day!