Social pressure is one of the evil inclination's prime steamrollers, flattening most people in its path, both secular and observant. What does it take to stand up to massive peer pressure? Enjoy today's emuna lesson and have a lovely new week!
Don't think that your native abilities or lack of them limit you in any way. As we learn in today's lesson, entitled "Reach", the winners are not the ones who are the best or most talented, but the ones who reach the highest. In short, today's lesson is a lesson about believing in yourself - don't pass it up... And by the way, there's a big surprise at minute 40:00 in the shiur. Enjoy!
People are careful about avoiding outright slander, but many don't realize that the Torah forbids us from saying anything to a person that would cause him or her distress, sadness or sorrow in any way...and by the way, there's a big surprise beginning at minute 14:00 in the video. Enjoy, and have a wonderful new week!
By custom, we refrain from playing musical instruments and listening to music during the Omer. Yet, this isn't at all explicit in Halacha. Where do we learn this from? This is the replay of my kollel shiur last week - enjoy it!
What happens to the soul during the Counting of the Omer?
What's our purpose on earth?
Sometimes our lives are filled with a great light, when we feel that we've finally overcome life's obstacles. Then, the darkness sets in. Instead of freedom, we feel like a fugitive. Why? Let's get some answers:
Today is Memorial Day in Israel, when we honor the sacred memories of our fallen heroes from the Israel Defense Forces and Secret Service, who gave their lives for our people and our holy homeland. Today's mini-shiur is in their honor.
Any of us would gladly do anything for someone we really love, especially for ourselves. Yet, the Torah demands that we treat any random neighbor the same way. How is that humanly possible? Let's see: