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5 posts from October 2008

Nonstop Joy

Don't feel bad if you never had the chance to learn in a Yeshiva or women's seminary. Thanks to Breslev Israel and the Beams, you get a front-row seat to participate in my weekly English personal-growth lesson in the Chut Shel Chesed Yeshiva in Jerusalem (58 minutes long, with superb video quality), entitled Nonstop Joy. Enjoy it, and have a wonderful Shabbat and weekend.

From Airborne Medic to Spiritual Leader

10487 Breslev Israel has a big surprise for our readers this week - an exclusive and very personal interview with our beloved rabbi and spiritual guide, Rosh Yeshiva and head of the Chut Shel Chesed Torah Institutions in Jerusalem, Rabbi Shalom Arush shlit'a. The amazing interview tells how he came to Israel from Morocco,  served in the Israeli Air Force's crack pilot-rescue squad, made teshuva, and subsequently become one of this generation's most prominent spiritual leaders whose books and CD lessons have been circulated in the millions around the globe. This is a must read...

Rabbi Shalom teaches an important principle of Shalom Bayit, or peace in the home: never react impulsively. The Yetzer (Evil Inclination) rules for three seconds – once you take a deep breath, you beat the Yetzer and avoid angry reactions.  Read all about The Three-second Rule.

Money, money, money - When dissatisfied with what they have, people take risks and borrow money in hopes of making large profits. Instead, they end up saddled with a mighty burden of debt. This is only a small part of what Rebbe Nachman says about people with A Debtor's Mentality.

Here's a timely subject for this week, the week of Torah portion Noah. Is there a chance of A New Flood?

Linda is 17, and she doesn't trust rabbis. She comes from a religious home, but she has a strange urge to be really wild. Check out Linda and Amalek.

Don't let this material world fool you. See The Noahide Focus.

10472 Why put on Tefillin? What's the big deal? As long as we're on the subject of mitzvas, we're proud to present a new series on the Laws of Family Purity.

This week's Kabbalah lesson discusses Perfection and Imperfection in regards to the creation of the world.

Breslev Kids are inviting you to enjoy Part 5 of the Boastful Buck.

The Beams and Breslev Israel wish you a wonderful week with success in everything you do and a lasting smile on your face.

Rebbetzen Yamna Arush, ob"m

Emuna Outreach, Lazer Beams, and Breslev Israel mourn the passing of Rebbetzen Yamna Arush of blessed memory, the mother of our beloved teacher and spiritual guide Rabbi Shalom Arush shlit’a. Rebbetzen Yamna passed away on 2 PM Friday afternoon 25 Tishrei (24 Oct., 2008), and was miraculously buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem right before the Shabbat. Rabbi Shalom is sitting shiva at his mother’s apartment in Petach Tikva, on Rehov Tiveria 30. Those who wish can send condolence emails to, which will be forwarded personally to Rabbi Arush. May his mother’s holy soul bask in eternal bliss, amen.

Adi Ran - "Yikach Ma She'yikach"

Adi Ran Lazer Brody 

Adi Ran and Lazer on the way to Uman two weeks ago

Uman was simply awesome this year. Well over 36,000 people came from all over the world, and we had the privilege of meeting many new smiling faces of Beams readers and people that have been corresponding with me in recent years.

The trip was big smiles from the start, for my travel-buddy on the way to Uman was Adi Ran. For your weekend pleasure, here's Adi singing, "It takes what it takes." Enjoy it!

This week's Torah portion is Haazinu. Monday night is Succot. The Emuna Outreach office will be closed until Wednesday, October 22, 2008. All book and CD orders received after Shabbat will be mailed out only at the end of the holidays. With blessings for all your heart's wishes for the very best, the Beams and Emuna Outreach

"Tzarich Lihyot Baki"

Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches (Likutei Moharan I:6) that in order to make tshuva properly, "Tzarich Lihyot Baki", in other words, one must know how to serve Hashem from either direction, when times are tough or when he seems to be on easy street. My beloved friend and Breslev's sweet singer Rav Yosef Karduner put these words to music:

Gmar Chatima Tova and a wonderful Shabbat Shuva to all of you from all of us here at the Beams and at Emuna Outreach.