"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

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Learning How to Fall …

December 12, 2012

By: Rabbi Lazer Brody Although the evil inclination attempts to convince people otherwise, periodic falls are part of growth. More often than not, a fall indicates that a person is ascending. If one hasn’t climbed anywhere, there’s no where to fall.For your happiness and self-preservation, I want you to engrave the following rule of life on your […]

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The War Within Us …

November 22, 2012

The war is within us “And the children struggled within her, and she said, “If so, why is it that I am?” And she went to seek out Hashem. And Hashem said to her: “Two nations are in your womb, and two regimes from your insides shall come forth…”” (Bereishis 25:22-23) Our sages teach that […]

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A New Flood?

November 17, 2012

By: Rabbi Lazer Brody The editorial page of Breslev Israel’s English website Hashem promised that there wouldn’t be another flood like the one in Noah’s time that resulted from forty days and forty nights of rain. Hashem never said anything about melting ice… King David, the Lord’s anointed and one of our most important prophets, wrote in […]

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A License to Heal …

November 8, 2012

By: Rabbi Shalom Arush translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody Refua, Part 1 Apparently, medicine is an applied science just like all the other applied sciences. Researchers delve into the cause of disease, experiment with various disease-inhibiting agents, and then convert successful laboratory findings into commercial medicines and modes of treatment. Medical research appears to be straightforward and logical. […]

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Rome versus Jerusalem …

September 24, 2012

By: Rabbi David Schallheim Rome versus. Jerusalem Years ago, when I studied at the University of California, the administration took great pride in the fact that one of their professors was a member of the Club of Rome – a prestigious, global think tank, made up of a few hundred of the most influential and highly respected intellectuals in the […]

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Choose Life …

September 24, 2012

By: Rabbi David Schallheim Body and Soul “See – I have placed before you today the life and the good, and the death and the evil… Choose life” (Devarim 30:15,19). The Ramban comments: “Moshe furthermore exhorted them, to inform them that they have two paths, and they may go in whichever one they choose. Nothing prevents them or […]

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Esav and Narcissism …

August 27, 2012

By: Rivka Levy Esav, the ancestor of ‘Edom’ and our modern Western culture, was an interesting character. On the one hand, appearances were everything: he played the dutiful son to a tee; he was very ‘frum’ and asked his dad, Yitzchak, lots of ‘deep’ philosophical questions about whether a person needed to tithe salt and straw; […]

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The Field …

March 28, 2012

The Field “And Isaac went out to meditate in the field towards evening” (Genesis 24:63) Being bound on the altar was such a formative experience for Isaac that he went back to the site again and again. It was here that his wife-to-be Rebecca first caught sight of him as she neared the end of […]

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Confessing to God – Tzav

March 28, 2012

    By: Rabbi Lazer Brody “This is the teaching of the guilt offering; it is most holy”(Vayikra 7:13). Our sages teach us that in the absence of the holy Temple, prayer serves act as a substitute for ritual sacrifices. As such, the principles of the sacrifices apply to prayer is well. Without the holy Temple, we […]

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Walking and Talking with Hashem …

January 29, 2012

By: Yehudit Bell I have such a special gift to share with all of my readers and friends whom I love and care about so very much (yes, YOU!).   This is a priceless gift given to me from my spiritual guide, Rav Brody, passed to him from Holy Rav Arush, and to Rav Arush from Rebbe […]

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Cognitive Dissonance – Intelligent Design

December 17, 2011

by Rabbi David Schallheim Intelligent Design “And you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe will blind the eyes of the wise and make just words crooked” (Devarim 16:19). Thirty-two years ago, the professor of my undergraduate biology course prefaced his remarks about biological adaptations by saying: “We don’t ask the teleological why.” The […]

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Heavenly Hugs …

November 17, 2011

By: Natalie Kovan HaShem speaks to me through lettuce. Really. I am not kidding. Some people receive Divinely orchestrated messages through much more dramatic means. Not me. I am content to keep my eyes peeled (he he) for any sort of hidden meaning in the most mundane of places. Like the vegetable isle at the local […]

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Time for Truth …

November 17, 2011

By: Rabbi Shalom Arush Translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody    A person cannot begin to attain a goal if he doesn’t know where he currently is. How can you look at a map and reach Chicago if you don’t know whether you’re in New York or Denver? What direction do you take, east or west? We must therefore […]

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Heaven for Seven …

November 16, 2011

By: Alice Jonsson I find it strange that I was interested in Judaism for many years before I learned about the Seven Universal Commandments. I wish I could explain why so few people even today know that non-Jews do not need to convert to live by the Torah in a way that is appropriate for non-Jews. How could […]

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Measure for Measure …

June 28, 2011

Middah K’neged Middah Measure for measure * reaping what you sow * what comes around goes around * poetic justice * reciprocity: Measure for Measure in the Tanach The word “HaShem” is used on this page as a way to say God’s Eternal Name. “HaShem” means, “Ha = The” “Shem = Name”. In most English […]

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Spiritual Growth …

June 28, 2011

  by Rikka Levy One of the things that made the most impact on me, when I was reading Women’s Wisdom, Rav Arush’s book on marital peace, was his description of how the People of Yisrael had to ‘go through the desert’ before they got the Torah. One of the five books is called ‘Bamidbar’, or […]

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The Divine Love Letter

June 28, 2011

  Translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody If Hashem wants us to get close to Him, why does He make us suffer? People who have it all – a loving spouse, health, children, ample income, and the like are usually very far from Hashem. The Torah itself testifies, “Yeshurun waxed fat and he kicked!” Those who have […]

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