August 30, 2021
Modern society is so preoccupied with body that most people don't even know that they have a soul. When people think that life is only body and the physical, they become candidates for depression. Why? For them, each day is a day closer to the cemetery. Is that all one has to look forward to in life? Thank goodness, no!
Champion athletes are highly aware of their bodies. A marathon runner feels what's going on in each muscle of his legs and feet. Yet, an overweight person who never engages in physical activity and barely gets out of the sofa is utterly out of touch with his body. By the same token, one who never engages in spiritual activity loses touch with his soul. Spiritual awareness - awareness of the soul and its Creator - is a prerequisite for happiness and inner peace.
Here's the good news: the soul is a tiny spark of the Creator. Just as the Creator is eternal, so is the soul. A person who prioritizes soul over body lives forever.
August 26, 2021
Why do we have so many difficulties in life? Is this how a loving Father in Heaven should treat His children? Why COVID 19, financial difficulties and all the grief? In answering these questions, we learn two important principles of spirituality: first, the distancing principle; the second, the end-of-year cleanup. Both are the tribulations we all suffer from, but with a closer look, they're a manifestation of the Creator's absolute love for each of us, as we learn in today's lesson.
August 19, 2021
Today, we begin to learn the three levels of making peace: peace with the Creator, peace with one's fellow human and peace with oneself. One cannot hope of attaining any semblance of inner peace without making peace on all these three levels.
People are surprised: "Peace with the Creator? That sounds weird!" Not at all; if folks would be honest with themselves, they'd see that they harbor all kinds of complaints against the Almighty. "Why did He make me sick?" "Why doesn't He give me enough money?" "Why did He give me such an abusive spouse/boss/neighbor/etc.?" The list is long.
We learn today that in this world, the sweetness and the sting go together, why this is so, and how it's all for the very best.
August 17, 2021
Certain things are useful, even vital, to carry wherever you go. For health of the body, a rubber resistance band in your travel bag will enable you to do a myriad of exercises on the road with no need for a gym or equipment. For emotional health and for instant stress relief, there's something you should carry around in your mind and heart - the spiritual resistance band.
August 1, 2021
Strong comebacks lead to great achievements and much better second efforts, so don't ever despair when you have a setback. In the next 5 minutes, we learn how to mobilize the strength within us to make a great comeback. It's the real deal. Rejected? Don't be dejected, just listen to this:
June 20, 2021
Emuna is not only believing in Hashem, it's believing in ourselves. Here's what belief in yourself means and how it so dramatically improves your life and your realization of maximum potential.
June 2, 2021
From the holy Western Wall in Jerusalem, here is an emuna-look at the current political situation in Israel.
May 19, 2021
Today's Emuna Beams News Roundup covers the events of the last three days, where trouble chases trouble. What can we do about it?
May 14, 2021
How do we make sense out of the current war with Gaza in light of emuna? Today's Emuna News analysis shows how this is all part of Hashem's plan for Geula.
May 13, 2021
Learning the Ten Commandments in depth is a wonderful preparation for the holiday of Shavuos; today, we have the opportunity to learn them and to learn how the entire order of creation depends on them.