The Water on the Roof

There's a classic historical pattern whenever Antisemitism exploded in full force; it was always preceded by plague, unemployment or economic crises. The same pattern is repeating itself right now with all three phenomena simultaneously, and it's becoming more acute every day according to the new 8-page Simon Weisenthal Center report. What can we do about it?


Boomerang Bread

Every act of charity and lovingkindness - chesed - earns the merit of multiple Torah mitzvoth simultaneously. The good a person gives comes back eventually in an amazing manner as we learn in today's podcast as we see the words of our prophets come alive.

UPDATE: Meet Yuval Carmi, the hero of our story in the podcast, and see the Channel 13 clip that caught the undivided attention of all of Israel, including the Prime Minister. Even if you don't understand, your heart will feel the pain of someone who has lost his income; not even the reporter could keep from crying. But, Hashem dried those tears as you heard in our podcast. Here's Yuval:


Corona Vertigo

Vertigo is a term that jet pilots use to describe spatial disorientation. When a pilot approaches the sound barrier, strange things can occur, especially on a clear-day's flight over water. The pilot is liable to become disoriented, and to confuse the blue of the sea as the blue of the sky, and vice versa. Enjoy today's podcast and have a lovely Shabbat with a very healthy summer.


The Gate of Geula

The Ramcha'l osb"m wrote a Kabbalistic discourse nearly 300 years ago entitled, Ma'amar Hageula, or "Discourse of Geula." There, he brings forth some seemingly cryptic preconditions for the full and final redemption, all of which are happening today before our own eyes, as we hear in today's amazing podcast...


The Light in the Darkness

The darkness is getting heavier by the day: good and righteous people are becoming infected with and dying from COVID-19. Antisemites around the world are blaming the Jews. The secular media both in the USA and in Israel are blaming the Haredim. The tests of emuna are unprecedented, especially in the critical ares of health and income, but it's no coincidence that this is all happening right before Passover. Is there any light in all this darkness? What's happening? Let's find out. Enjoy today's 29-minute shiur and have a lovely Shabbat!


The 25-Minute Indoor Family Exercise Routine

Let's beat the Coronavirus by eating healthy, getting lots of exercise and of course, profuse prayer.

Exercise? At home while confined? You bet!

Are the kids rambunctious in confinement all day long? For sure they are. Do you feel stressed or down? Sure, you do, but your body is probably lacking endorphins, those feel-good hormones that you get from physical exercise. People are going crazy how to keep the children occupied while everyone's confined at home. Here's a way to keep the whole family occupied, healthy and feeling good with this 25-minute family workout that requires no equipment and very little space. What's more, it's geared for people of all ages and all fitness levels, small children to seniors, beginners to advanced. Enjoy it, and below the vid, you'll find the whole list of exercises:

25-Minute Indoor Exercise Routine for Families from lazerbrody on Vimeo.

List of Exercises:

Stage 1 – 5-minute warmup

  1. March in place – 30 seconds
  2. March in place with pullup – 30 seconds
  3. Side steps – 30 seconds
  4. Side step with clap – 30 seconds
  5. Side lunge – 30'
  6. Side lunge with twist – 30'
  7. Elbow to Knee – 60'
  8. Jog in place – 60'

60' water break

Stage 2 – Aerobic, 40' work, 20' rest

  1. Jumping Jacks
  2. Clap Jacks
  3. Clown Jacks
  4. Skier
  5. Speedskater

60' water break

Stage 3 - Strength

  1. Pushups, 3 sets 20' work + 20' rest, 30' rest before next exercise
  2. Squats, 3 sets 20' work + 20' rest, 30' rest before next exercise
  3. Planks, 3 sets 20' work + 20' rest

60' water break

Stage 4 – Stretch and Cooldown

  1. Hug yourself – 60'
  2. Sprinter Stretch – 30' each side
  3. Windmill Stretch – 30' each side
  4. Sitting Stretch – 30' each side
  5. Bedouin Stretch and neck message – 60'

Where's Moshiach?

The twelfth of our Thirteen Principles of Emuna requires us all to eagerly anticipate Moshiach. I don't think that there's anyone, religious or not, who doesn't want Moshiach, so where is he? Why doesn't he come already? A lot of people are talking about Coronavirus as a catalyst for Moshiach, but is there any truth in that? Let's find out...