The little cutie in the above photo doesn't know where Daddy is. To make things worse, all types of things in the environment are frightening him - a barking dog, a police siren and people with mean looks on their faces. Our toddler didn't intend to lose connection with Daddy when curiosity called and lured him to wander away. The world looked like a lot of fun; but now, without Daddy near, it's ever so scary...
The above is a mere parable.
Our souls are just like the toddler in the above photo, with tears of trepidation trickling down our spiritual cheeks. No wonder our emotions aren't on an even keel, because emotions come from the soul.
So what's the solution?
Return to Daddy!
The prophet cries out to us in the Name of Hashem, our Daddy Above: "Return, mischievous children!" (Jeremiah 3:14). The word he uses for "mischievous" is shovevim, the acronym of the six-week period that we are in the midst of, a most opportune time to return to Hashem. Do yourself a big favor and read Return, Mischievous Children, my feature article in this week's special new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.
Also featured this week:
Rabbi Shalom Arush - Don't Blame the Child
Rabbi Nissan Dovid Kivak - Say "Cheese" for Hashem
Gedale Fenster - Attitude of Gratitude
Racheli Reckles - Is He the One?
Rivka Malka Perlman - Clinging to the Rock
David ben Horin - Regression Analysis
Dennis Rosen - All for the Best
Aleeza Ben Shalom - 4 Dating Tips from the Torah
Enjoy, and have a great new week; but hold on - don't go away:
Have you heard about "Emuna: Where Body and Soul Meet", our upcoming USA speaking tour? If you're in the USA south - Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada or California - and you'd like Rabbi Lazer Brody to visit your community, give us a shout right away at firstname.lastname@example.org -