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Thursday May 18, 2023

Since emuna and idolatry are mutually exclusive, the first Noahide Law that prohibits idolatry is actually a law that obligates emuna. Without emuna, a person is vulnerable to all types of idolatry, some in very subtle forms. In spirituality, there is no vacuum; where there's no emuna, idolatry fills the void.

The Donkey at the Hilton

Tuesday May 16, 2023

Tuesday May 16, 2023

A wagon master had a faithful donkey who worked hard and never complained. He decided to take his donkey on vacation, so he took it to the luxurious Hilton Hotel by the beach... A parable about life in the Land of Israel.

The Dream Love

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

How would you like to love someone so much and be loved back a hundred times more, to the extent that you no longer care what anyone thinks about you or says about you? How would you like to be so confident in your love that nothing worries you and you're in a constant state of inner peace?

Renewal

Monday Apr 10, 2023

Monday Apr 10, 2023

In the springtime, all of creation renews itself. Renewal, especially self-renewal, is a wonderful process. Renewal is particularly important in relationships, to keep them fresh and meaningful. Communication is also vital to the success of a relationship. With this in mind, this time of the year is ideal to renew our own personal relationship with the Creator. We do that by finding a nice quiet place where we can speak to Him in solitude. Here's how...

Emuna Money

Tuesday Apr 04, 2023

Tuesday Apr 04, 2023

Is your money kosher for Passover? Is it kosher at all? Kosher money carries a big blessing and goes a long way...

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

The 210 years of exile and 116 years of slavery in Egypt ended with on the eve of the 15th of Nissan, 2448 in the Hebrew calendar. This was the year 1312 BCE. Hashem gave a most difficult command to the Israelites. Each family had to slaughter a lamb, which the Egyptians held sacred as their prime deity. This was an act of total dedication to the Almighty, where emuna had to prevail over logic and fear. Such dedication triggered the final exodus from Egypt, in a remarkable chain of events that we learn in todays lesson.

Thursday Mar 23, 2023

When Moses relayed Hashem's message of "Let My people go" to Pharaoh, the Egyptian monarch snarled back, "Who is Hashem that I should listen to Him? Besides, I've never heard of Hashem before" (Exodus 5:2). With such unprecedented insolence, Pharaoh was begging for punishment. The punishment came quickly. There were ten different plagues. Each one was a precise measure-for-measure response to the suffering that Pharaoh and the Egyptians meted out to the Israelites, as we see in today's lesson.

Ticket to First Class

Wednesday Mar 08, 2023

Wednesday Mar 08, 2023

A chassidic parable teaches us that we don't have to live a third-class life when there are available upgrades for everyone.

Every Little Sip

Sunday Feb 26, 2023

Sunday Feb 26, 2023

With Emuna, we know that every tiny amenity that we have in life is a huge blessing. Who can take every little sip of water or every breath of air for granted? These and a myriad of other blessings in life - every moment - are products of Hashem's magnificent Divine Direction. These gifts are customized for each one of us. By simply pondering them, we're immediately happy.

The 3-Word Turnaround

Monday Jan 16, 2023

Monday Jan 16, 2023

Sometimes, what appears to be a worst-case scenario is really the best. Without our realizing, the person who we think is our worst adversary is really our best advocate. We're in for a big surprise and even a bigger shock, something we never expected…

Wednesday Jan 04, 2023

In the final chapter of Genesis, Joseph gives his brothers a lesson in emuna. This lesson is vital for every one of us to this day. There's absolutely nothing to fear...

The War of Emuna

Thursday Dec 15, 2022

Thursday Dec 15, 2022

Since Abraham, the first monotheist, the war against emuna has been never-ending. There are times in history when the vast majority of Jews succumbed to political correctness and assimilation at the expense of their faith. One such time was nearly 2300 years ago, when the Seleucid monarch Antiochus IV tried to Hellenize all of Judea. He nearly succeeded, but the Maccabees foiled his plan. Today's Emuna Hour scans the War of Emuna and tells the story of Chanukah. This story continues to this day.

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