There are so many Holocaust deniers in the world today, but those of us who grew up as the children of survivors know just how real the Holocaust is - not was - because our parents' scars are still there.
You know how painful it is when you prick your finger with a sewing needle. Just imagine what it feels like when your body is a human pin cushion with hundreds of needle pricking it. The Pin Cushion is my own mother's story, may Hashem bless her, which I wrote especially for Holocaust Day. This is an amazing story of emuna that you won't want to pass up, one of many inspiring articles in our latest issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.
This week's Torah portion is Kedoshim. Many people learn Torah, but how can a person know if he's on the right track and learning properly? Check out True Torah, True Love for an effective way to test yourself…
In The World's Best Computer, Rav Shalom Arush tells us that after a person's 120 years on earth, all his brain's contents are removed and the Heavenly Court shows him everything he ever saw, thought, spoke, heard and did; don't miss this eye-opening article.
Our own Dr. Zev Ballen, the founder of Emuna Therapy, says, "Once I know I'm actually fighting for a part of myself, and not just fighting against my wife, I'm going to use every last ounce of strength to enjoy my relationship with her." Profound words? See more here in Choose Forgiveness.
Passover has come and gone and Moshiach still hasn't arrived. Breslev Israel's popular columnist Racheli Reckles asks, "Do we think that we're spiritual supermen flying in the sky with emuna, when in fact we still haven't left ground zero? If we're so great, where's Moshiach?" Maybe we're suffering from Anti-emuna Emuna... On a lighter post-Passover note, Racheli also remarks how we feel so good after thoroughly cleaning our physical domain - why? See The Cleaning Marathon.
Sunny Levi, our amazing 6th-degree black belt Karate mom from Chicago writes that the physical world mirrors the spiritual world; she tells how the food she was eating was irritating her body, and the food that she fed her soul was irritating her spirit; Soul Food is a must-read...
Our current events pundit Dovber Halevi says look out - beyond the regal claims of “free speech,” and “free expression,” there just might lurk beneath the shadows descendants of Amalek, Haman, and Bilaam, as we see in The Silver Lining.
In Opportunity Knocks, Michal Kovan shows that it's not the amount that we give to the poor person, it's the way we give; the few coins we give him won't solve his problems, but our smile might save his life...
Blessings for a lovely new week and a healthy summer!