Successful Aliya depends on emuna, but to attain complete emuna, a person must make Aliya. Here's why:
Speech is like atomic power; when used properly, it can illuminate the world. When used destructively, it can destroy the world. Rectifying our speech is the key to overcoming COVID-19 - hear why:
Nicknames are dangerous. Our name is by far one of our most important assets and determines so much in our life, as we'll learn today.
How do I repay a person who taught me how to light Shabbat candles or to put on tefillin? A million dollars? A billion dollars? That doesn't come close to compensate for even one time of lighting Shabbat candles or putting on tefillin. There's a big difference between paying back a material favor and paying back a spiritual favor...
Our sages tell us that we don't have to learn how to hate - that comes natural to a person because of innate egotism. Loving someone else, on the other hand, is something we all must learn to insure our emotional and physical health.
Here is a dream deal for you, underwritten by the Baal Haturim, the Chid'a, the Chofetz Chaim and all the sages of the Gemara. I challenge anyone to try and beat this deal, that guarantees the best blessings at a tremendously discounted price. This is no gimmick, but the "real deal."
The terrible aspect about failing to judge others fairly is that it's a 2-in-1 transgression that is also considered Lashon Hara, or evil speech. Many people don't even know that they're violating this important commandment, so they invoke troubles in life that cannot imagine, Heaven forbid. Here's an eye-opening true story of how failing to judge a person fairly lead to tons of Lashon Hara on social media. This podcast is a must-hear, especially before Rosh Hashana, because it could save you tons of grief.
If you don't think that our Talmudic sages saw far into the future with their crystal-clear spiritual vision, then hear today's podcast, which shows just how the holy Raba bar Bar Chana saw what would happen in our generation in general, and with the upheaval of COVID-19 in particular.
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.
Rebbe Nachman of Breslev says that if you believe you can ruin something, then believe that you can rectify it. This is not just a pleasant expression, but a signed promise in the Torah. The second chance we all get is a much more effective way to beautify and overhaul ourselves than plastic surgery, and a whole lot cheaper...