Shavua Tov! Someone you know and care about thinks that he or she is alone in the world - share this 90-second message from King David with them:
Hollywood's best screenwriter of all time couldn't begin to put together the Almighty's most amazing and exciting script for bringing Moshiach, as we learn in this week's Emuna Hour:
Thanks so much to everyone for your warm feedback from yesterday's Emuna Baby post. Despite a dozen-plus miscarriages and indescribable hardship, Esther Nava refused to give up. Where did she learn that from?
Imagine that your life's work went up in smoke and you're already more than a hundred years old; would you have the strength to start all over? Rebbe Akiva did. See this:
Don't ever give up! Esther Nava suffered disappointment after hardship; if over a dozen miscarriages weren't enough, she suffered a traumatic divorce. The clock kept ticking and her 40th birthday was getting close - how and when we will she ever have children? She never gave up. Not only did she strengthen herself in Emuna, she built a Facebook group of nearly 4,000 women whom she strengthens in emuna. Hashem sent Esther Nava a warm, beautiful-hearted husband, a moshavnik named Avi Aharoni. Now, we can reveal the closely guarded secret: the emuna baby was born 8 days ago, and today, he entered into the covenant of Avraham Avinu, baruch Hashem. The baby's spiritual grandfather (LB) was the sandak. Here's the story where we all learn an important lesson - Ein Od Milvado! Don't ever lose hope, for there is no one but Hashem and He can do whatever He wants whenever He wants. Here are 5 minutes of encouragement, filmed 45 minutes after the bris, with emuna baby Eitan Michael Eliya Aharoni in my arms helping me to spread the message of emuna:
Here's a special message from The Kotel in Jerusalem for the Omer period: Rebbe Akiva says that the entire Torah is about loving your neighbor; see this:
We're delighted to announce that Pomeranz Booksellers of Jerusalem is now the new Israel home of Rabbi Lazer Brody books. Here's a page from their new Spring catalog:
Here's an important message for a bullied child or adult, or anyone who feels like an underdog, filmed at the holy gravesite of King David in Jerusalem. Shabbat Shalom!
This week's emuna hour is the cherry on the bitachon cake - the blessing of always having what you need when you need it. Here's how:
Probably the biggest blessing there can be is having enough, what you need and when you need it, no more and no less. This is the blessing of adequacy, and we'll learn all about it on the first of our exciting summer series of Zoom Lessons. Join us tomorrow on Zoom! Subscribe here to our newsletter and get your personal invitation and weekly link right to your email box!
Blessings for a healthy summer! At this time of the year during the Counting of the Omer, Rebbe Akiva's 24,000 students died because they didn't properly respect one another. We still mourn them, almost 2,000 later, because we haven't yet corrected their sin. We're all still guilty of intramural hate. Do you know why? We haven't yet learned the lesson of the Four Sons on Seder night. Let me explain, with an amazing story from sixty years ago, about my father, of blessed memory...