63 posts categorized "Breslev Israel Magazine"

You Are A Masterpiece

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Why aren't you willing to accept that you're unique and talented, with a whole set of gifts that no one else on earth has?

I'll prove it to you, spiritually and scientifically: see my feature article You Are A Masterpiece on this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - Perfect Prayer

Racheli Reckles - Almost Blind

Gedale Fenster - How to Achieve Your Goals

David Ben Horin - The Trampoline and the Tightrope

Dennis Rosen - Gratitude First

Pinney Wolman - Moshiach's Dilemma

Shai Mor - The Newspaper Boy

As you can see in the above lineup, out of 8 articles, only one is written by a woman! Breslev Israel would love to publish quality essays from female writers. If you have something to say in a quality, well-written way, send me an email and I'll send you our submissions guidelines. Write rabbilazer@breslev.co.il - blessings for a wonderful new week!

Don't Go it Alone

Why in the world did Hashem give us an evil inclination, which deliberately incites us to go against His will? Rabbi Shalom Arush answers this question in his feature article Don't Go it Alone this week on Breslev Israel web magazine. Don't miss it!

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Lazer Brody - Klipot: Peeling the Peel

Racheli Reckles - The Four Wives

Gedalia Fenster - Pursuing Happiness

Vladimir Melnik - Breslev: Marytyrs and Memories

David Ben Horin - Freedom Fighters

Shai Mor - The Boy and the Noose

Lori Steiner - Avoiding the Confusion

Enjoy and have a fantastic new week!

Happy Tu B'Shvat, Planted People!

Olive Israel Kotel
Above photo, 2000 year-old olive tree in the Lower Galilee that dates back to the Second Temple

Tu B'Shvat is so spiritually and emotionally overwhelming for someone who loves Hashem and our holy Land of Israel. It's all about our roots that go so deep down in this hallowed land that Hashem promised to our forefathers and gave to us over 3,300 years ago. Our Nomadic and usurping Arab neighbors can't understand, but we are a Planted People, planted deep in the Holy Land, from which we shall never budge, amen!

My feature article this week on Breslev Israel web magazine, The Planted People, is perfect to read at your Tu B'Shvat table. When you finish it, you can check out these other great articles:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - That Little Voice

Gedale Fenster - Ten Essential Life Lessons

Racheli Reckles - How to Kill Your Marriage 

Lori Steiner - Ten Steps to Redemption

David Perlow - 80/20 Parenting

David Ben Horin - Circumventing 5 Cs

Terry Hayes - The Noahide Struggle 

Enjoy, and may you be blessed with wonderful fruit of every type, arbor and human, amen!

Way Above the Angels

Above the Clouds

Angels are programmed - they can only do good. They're like a team that won an important game, but there wasn't an opposing team in the field...

If people possessed no free will, what delight would the Creator have? If they didn't have "opposition" to doing good - in other words, an evil inclination - what reward would they deserve? They'd be just like the boxer who calls himself a champion, but there was no opponent in the ring.

Here's another example: a person chosen from among a number of candidates feels satisfaction and delight; but if he is chosen because there is no alternative, he feels no delight. On an infinitely different level, if Hashem's goodness were revealed to all, obviously everyone would choose Him, and He would have no satisfaction and delight. The Creator wants people to choose him precisely when He is concealed. That is what gives Him true satisfaction. To do so, we must overcome a huge evil inclination. When we do, we go - as Rabbi Shalom Arush shows us - Higher than the Angels.

Here are more fantastic articles that you'll find in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine:

Rabbi Lazer Brody - Friend of the Soul

Gedale Fenster - The Power of a Decision

Racheli Reckles - Get Off My Back!

Roger Price - That's So Annoying

Rivka Malka Perlman - Who Gets More?

David Ben Horin - Cure for Every Crisis

David Perlow - Safe Lifting

Edna Kadosh - Think Less, Do More

Enjoy, and have a lovely new week!

Where's Daddy?

Where's Daddy
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 staff@breslev.co.il - Emuna Poster FebMar2019

Moshiach: No Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon
The little guy in the above photo is a cutie, but he's neither King David nor Moshiach. How do we know for sure?

First of all, at this little boy's age, King David was already alone in the wilds of the Judean Desert, tending his father's flocks and fending off bears and lions. And second, Moshiach wasn't (nor will be) born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

No one of true greatness was ever born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Moshiach – the anointed King of Israel – leads the pack when it comes to tough lives. Look at King David – no one had more challenges than he did.

People with superficial learning of Torah think that King David did have a silver spoon, coming from the prestigious tribe of Judah and the prominent family of Jesse from Bethlehem-Efrat. Let's take a closer look. Read The Soul of Moshiach, my feature article in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Rabbi Shalom Arush - Free Meals and Free Will

Gedale Fenster - Happiness and Your Fork

Racheli Reckles - Sleep for the Cure

Rivka Malka Perlman - 4 G's for a Good Night

David Ben Horin - The Life App

Lori Steiner - Stop the Sparks

Dr. Zev Ballen - Milestone Makers

Have you heard about "Emuna: Where Body and Soul Meet"? Check this out:

Emuna Poster FebMar2019

Angry Wife or Divine Prod?

Angry wife
From Rabbi Shalom Arush:

The "Shovevim" weeks, which we have now entered, are a special time for enhancing our closeness to Hashem, our emuna, personal holiness and teshuva. But, when we don't initiate teshuva on our own accord, Hashem – Who loves us so much – stimulates us. Often, He uses our wives as a prod to mobilize us in self-assessment and teshuva. Here's how: 

Husbands periodically see faults in their wives that need rectification. Maybe the wife suffers from anger and screams at or hits the children. As a person with emuna, he prays to Hashem that she should rectify her fault, saying, "Hashem, help my wife overcome her short temper; have mercy on her, and rid her of her terrible anger!" Such prayer is a mistake, the advice of the evil inclination.

The above husband's prayer is not coming from a point of truth. It is not the result of the husband's care and compassion for his wife and his true concern for her welfare. He just wants to put an end to his own suffering; for his own convenience, he wants her to be calm and happy. Therefore, his prayer stems from his care about himself and not from his concern for her.

If Hashem doesn't love this husband, then his prayer will be answered. Sounds strange, doesn't it? Let's see why:

Continue reading Rabbi Shalom Arush's eye-opening article Angry Wife or Divine Prod in this week's empowering new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Lazer Brody - Takeoff Power

Racheli Reckles - I Want my Soulmate!

Gedale Fenster - A Unique Purpose

Rivka Malka Perlman - Leave Me Alone, Mom!

Dennis Rosen - Look for the Good

Danit Milner - The Potential Volcano

Natalie Kovan - The Land of the Living

Enjoy, and have a fantastic new week! Howdy!

Hold on, one second - did you hear?

There's a really good chance that Rabbi Lazer Brody will be in Texas and neighboring states during the last week of February and/or the first week of March, 2019. If you'd like him to visit your community, give us a shout or flash an email to staff@breslev.co.il - hope to see you soon!