Is it possible to live a life of perfection, a life devoid of heartache and disappointment, yet full of gratification? Rebbe Nachman answers this question in the affirmative. Enjoy this week's emuna lesson and have a fantastic new week!
We often misconstrue things we see in current events as potential catastrophes, when they're really potential salvations and the key to our imminent redemption. Why do we keep making the same mistakes?
We don't have to wait until Moshiach comes to find out that Hashem does everything for our ultimate benefit, and Tisha B'Av is no exception, as we'll learn in today's lesson. Have an easy fast and may we all see the Geula, Moshiach and the rebuilding of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem, speedy and in our days, amen!
Our emuna gathering in Ramat Bet Shemesh this past Tuesday evening was awesome. Don't worry if you missed it, because thanks to our dear friend Larry Rauer, here's the whole gig on tape; it's an eye-opener:
The Rambam's 13 Principle of Faith are not only vital to our Divine service, but they make sense as well. Yet, one seems strange - what do we need belief in Moshiach for? Does that help us be better people? Enjoy today's emuna shiur and have a wonderful new week!
If you're traveling somewhere, and you arrive safely at your destination, what does it matter what you did on the way? Why must the Torah reiterate all of Israel's journeys on the way from Egypt to the Promised Land? Enjoy this week's mini-lesson on the Torah portion and have a lovely Shabbat!
Rabbi Shimshon Dovid Pincus osb"m used to tell a parable about a waiter at a wedding, who instead of serving the groom, thinks that the wedding should be revolving around him. This is the secret behind our troubles. Enjoy this week's 44-minute emuna shiur, which will explain what the Three Weeks and our national difficulties are all about:
Today's shiur puts us in the proper frame of mind for the Three Weeks. Ever since the Holy Temple was destroyed, the Divine Presence lacks a permanent dwelling place in this material world. It turns out that Hashem is still homeless; why?