Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Seasons of Redemption

This is a very special new song which contains a mashal about galus and geulah. It moves and inspires me, and I hope it will move and inspire you too!

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Lyrics: Once upon a summer's dream When flowers bloomed on mountain green We took a turn toward destiny As we stood as one together Destination holy land We held perfection close at hand A noble kingdom made a stand That we thought would last forever But summer somehow turned to fall As our sad transgressions came to call Left with just one standing wall We'd no longer take for granted Alive despite diminished glow As winds of exile took their toll The flowers tried their best to grow From the seeds that had been planted Winter came with stormy skies The world grew dark before our eyes Seeking out our cruel demise The petals lay torn and scattered Faith remained and brought us through Survival of a precious few Through it all remaining true To the dream that really mattered Now spring is here, long overdue We lived to see the world renewed For each that perished, many grew Forever undeterred The birds now sing a happy tune As grass grows green and flowers bloom Keep the faith and someday soon Summer will return

Friday, July 26, 2019

Pinchas - Gratitude - 12 Year Anniversary!

12 Year Podcast Anniversary! What is the connection between the plague that killed 24,000 Jews and the counting that was immediately commanded? What was the reason behind the death of so many people? What is the depth of the idea that Hashem 'counts those that are left' after the plague? Why doesn't He ask us to count those that died? What is the power of gratitude? How can we focus on what we have, in stead of what we are missing?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 21:53

Friday, July 19, 2019

Balak - Path to Greatness

What is behind Bilaam's desire to curse the Jewish people? How were chazal able to see that he was evil if he keeps saying that he can't say anything besides for what Hashem's puts in his mouth? Why does Hashem seem to give him permission to go and yet keep stopping him? What is the proper way of doing Hishtadlus-efforts for our needs and livelihood? How do we bring Hashem into our lives and truly seek the path of greatness? Why do the 'ends' not justify the 'means?'

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 23:36

Friday, July 12, 2019

Chukas - Simple Observance

In regards to the Torah's account of Moshe bringing forth water from the rock, why does it first say that 'water will come forth' but actually 'a lot of water' came forth? What is the unique attribute of food that has a spiritual aspect? What was the unique challenge that Moshe faced with the striking of the rock? Why did he feel it necessary to bring forth water from a different rock than the one commanded by Hashem? What is the idea behind the statement of our sages that 'all the rocks poured forth water' when Moshe struck this rock?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 24:39

Friday, July 5, 2019

Korach - Expanding Truth

Why did the sons of Korach describe themselves as 'liars' as opposed to heretics or wicked? What happens to a person who is mired in the sin of lying? How can one overcome one's natural inclination when the intellect does not seem to have the power or sway of the emotions? How does one incorporate the values of Truth and Torah into oneself so that they continuously expand within him?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 25:14