Disconnect and Connect

Maybe you think you're having trouble losing weight because you eat too much, you snack too much or you don't get enough exercise. Surprisingly enough, overeating, unhealthy eating and lack of exercise are not always the culprits that prevent a person from losing excess weight. Have you ever heard about cortisol? That's the stress hormone, public enemy #1 to body and soul. Here's how to get rid of it.

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Rainbows

Are we allowed to look at rainbows? Are rainbows a special message from Hashem? If so, what do they mean? Let's get some answers.

In any event, if you do see a rainbow, make the zocher habrit blessing:

Baruch ata A'donai, E'loheinu melech ha-olam, zocher habrit v’ne’eman biv’reetoh v’kayam b’ma’amarav.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who remembers the covenant, and is faithful to His covenant, and keeps His promise.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֶ'לוֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם זוֹכֵר הַבְּרִית וְנֶאֱמָן בִּבְרִיתוֹ וְקַיָם בְּמַאֲמָרוֹ

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Emuna Hour: Hashem is One

Today we learn the 2nd Principle of Emuna, Divine Unity. This is all about the Oneness of Hashem, the core of our belief.

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Join us on Emuna Hour, Nov. 18, 2020

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Consider this your personal invitation to tomorrow's Emuna Hour on Zoom, an amazing opportunity to learn the 13 Principles of Emuna one-by-one in an in-depth but very comprehensible manner and an opportunity to personally ask questions and interact with Rabbi Lazer. For the link and password, sign up for our free newsletter (subscription box on toolbar at right) and you'll get shiur info, links and passwords automatically every week. Looking forward to seeing you!


How to Love Yourself

Shavua Tov! The world is utterly confused between narcissism, a definitely undesirable trait, and loving yourself, which is a key to your happiness, success and emotional health in addition to being the vital element in your relationship with yourself, with others and with the Creator. Since the feelings of inadequacy and that you're not good enough are a worse pandemic than COVID-19, it's vital that we learn how to love ourselves. Let's get started:

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Gluten Free Bread and Challas

GlutenFree Challa
After our post from yesterday about the connection between the proper recitation of Birkat Hamazon (Grace after Meals) and ample income, we've received several inquiries from readers with gluten intolerance about how they too can tap into the benefits of Birkat Hamazon.

For those who don't know, gluten intolerance is the result of what's known as Celiac's, which is an autoimmune disease where gluten consumption causes damage to the individual's small intestine. Therefore, If a person suffers from Celiac's and eats foods with gluten such as wheat, rye and barley, his or her immune system backfires like it does in all the autoimmune diseases and their body damages itself. In the case of Celiac's, the body responds by damaging the small intestine. 

Pure oats are a grain, but are gluten-free in their primal state and safe for most people with gluten intolerance. However, oats are often contaminated with gluten because they're frequently processed in the same facilities as gluten-containing grains like wheat, rye, and barley. Even oat seeds (kernels) can be contaminated at the time of planting if the farmer stores them in the same unit that holds or once held wheat, barley and rye. As such, an organic farmer will be used to plant tested and certified gluten-free oats and grow them in a field that's totally separate from other grains.

There are a few wonderful, caring and health-conscious manufacturers who only use oats from pristine fields where no other grains are grown, then process them in a separate facility. One such company whose products are both strictly kosher and superb is Arrowhead Mills in Texas, who produce a gluten-free organic oat flour that's available on Amazon. If your flour content in your bread or challas is at least 51% oat flour (the rest can be rice, millet, sorghum or some other non-grain flour), then you may say Birkat Hamazon too and stay healthy!

For the benefit of our new readers, Rabbi Lazer Brody is also a certified health coach, holistic nutritionist and fitness trainer


Million-Dollar Chizuk

How would you like to have an adequate income of all the money you need whenever you need it? Today's podcast is a signed check from our sages; take 3 minutes to hear about it, and G-d willing, you too will have a plentiful income.

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No one but Him

With thanks to the Almighty, today we begin our learning of the 13 Principles of Emuna.

Principle 1: I believe with complete belief that the Creator, blessed be His Name, is Creator and Director of all the creations, and He alone did, does and will do every deed.

This is the belief in the existence of the Creator and that He is the life force behind all of creation; nothing can exist without His will, from the mega-galaxies to the tiniest electron. The Creator makes everything happen and nothing can happen or exist against His will or without Him.

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Wednesday, Nov. 11: Live on Zoom!

Our new Zoom Series enables everyone to learn the principles of emuna from the ground up. Because of the dark-side hackers that crash such lessons, we only send out links privately. For your personal invitation, sign up for our free newsletter, here: https://tinyletter.com/lazerbrody - at the end of the lesson, everyone will have the opportunity to ask questions. Hope to see you!

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