Emuna teaches us to cast our human logic aside and to subjugate ourselves to Divine logic. “Subjugation” is a harsh word. But when we surrender our intellect to Hashem and to His Divine intellect, it's sweet subjugation, just what the soul needs.
The public deserves a knowledgeable response to what a leading secular Israeli news website wrote recently, “…the lack of core studies in Haredi education is liable to create serious illiteracy problems within Israeli society.” Really?
Some things are worse than COVID-19: one of the is the terrible tendency people have to blame themselves for things that go wrong in life. But, as opposed to COVID-19, we have a fool-proof remedy for self-blame that we learn in this podcast.
Gratitude is the very best insurance policy on earth. The best way to maintain health, income and every other blessing in life is to thank the Almighty daily and profusely for everything we have, taking nothing for granted. Today's podcast tells is a parable from the "Ben Ish Chai", the holy Rabbi Yosef Chaim of Baghdad osb"m, to help us understand.
99% of movies, TV and Modern Society will tell you that its much better to be a macho than a meek person. We all know what Macho's are like – tough guys on the surface, a lot of bravado and all-too-often tyrannical. Girls ooh and ahh at the Macho, but the ones who marry one end up miserable...
Here's a delightful parable I heard from the renown Novardoker Maggid, Rabbi Yankel'e Galinski, of saintly and blessed memory, about a group of drunkards. This is something to keep in mind not only while preparing for Shavuot, but all year long.