Heaven-Sent Bread

We learn an important new word in Hebrew today - hishtadlus, or effort. The age-old question that each of us has is how much hishtadlus must one do in making a living? What's the relationship between hishtadlus and bitachon, between effort and trust in Hashem? Our sages teach that the material we incorporate in today's lesson is a major income-enhancer.

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Beaten, Yes; Beat, No!

Today's podcast is an emergency mode of rescuing ourselves from abusive situations. We might have been bashed, bullied and beaten, but we're not beat.

Call His Name: Bitachon in Times of Trouble

Today's lesson is survival school - how to maintain trust in Hashem during times of trouble.

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Purim and Elections in Israel

It's no coincidence that Purim this year is right before Israeli elections. Our situation today is strikingly similar to that of Mordechai and Esther... 

Emuna is not a Vacuum Cleaner

Bea from the UK asked me how one should go about teaching emuna to a person who doesn't believe in Hashem...

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Who is Amalek?

The Torah commands and reminds us to "blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven" (Deuteronomy 25:19). Who is Amalek, Esau's great grandson in every generation, and how do we recognize him?

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Cast My Soul

Some people think that Bitachon is wishful thinking, when a person is confident that Hashem will do whatever he or she wants. Others say no, Bitachon is the calm acceptance of whatever Hashem does, no matter how painful or uncomfortable it might be. Who is right?

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Wiping out Amalek

Amalek, the arch-evil personification of the Sitra Achra (literally "other side", the antagonist of holiness) in every generation, has one main task - to destroy emuna and everyone who spreads it. 

Seven Falls

"Seven Falls" is not some vacation spot in Colorado – we're talking about life's inevitable setbacks that knock us down and what to do about them.

Recognizing the False Moshiach

Rebbe Akiva thought that Bar Kochba (Kosiva) was messiah. What misled him? How can we avoid following an impostor? Better yet, how do we recognize a false messiah?

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