Today's podcast is dedicated to the loving memory of Jherin Esther Gorcey, ob"m
Do you think Hashem loves you? How could that be compatible with the Coronavirus pandemic and what does that have to do with the 7th of Passover? Let's get some answers...
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 podcast.
How does Hashem expect us to prepare for Passover and to observe Seder night with all the challenges and limitations of the Coronavirus pandemic? Here is your encouraging answer...
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...
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.
List of Exercises:
Stage 1 – 5-minute warmup
- March in place – 30 seconds
- March in place with pullup – 30 seconds
- Side steps – 30 seconds
- Side step with clap – 30 seconds
- Side lunge – 30'
- Side lunge with twist – 30'
- Elbow to Knee – 60'
- Jog in place – 60'
60' water break
Stage 2 – Aerobic, 40' work, 20' rest
- Jumping Jacks
- Clap Jacks
- Clown Jacks
60' water break
Stage 3 - Strength
- Pushups, 3 sets 20' work + 20' rest, 30' rest before next exercise
- Squats, 3 sets 20' work + 20' rest, 30' rest before next exercise
- Planks, 3 sets 20' work + 20' rest
60" water break
Stage 4 – Stretch and Cooldown
- Hug yourself – 60'
- Sprinter Stretch – 30' each side
- Windmill Stretch – 30' each side
- Sitting Stretch – 30' each side
- Bedouin Stretch and neck message – 60'