All over the world - between pandemics, natural disasters and political unrest - people lack a clue as to what's happening to them, especially when they are decent people living decent lives. How do we cope when something painful happens to us, especially when it hits us after we did a good deed or finished praying. What happens when we can neither see nor understand what the Creator is doing to us and why? Today's podcast answers.
In Psalm 27, King David expresses the desire to sit in the House of the Lord all the days of his life, but then he requests to be able to visit the Lord's palace. Doesn't that sound like a contradiction? If you're somewhere all the time, why must you ask to visit that same place? It's not a contradiction at all; here's why:
We're spellbound when we saw a rainbow, because it's one of three sights that refect the Divine Presence. Therefore, whenever we see one, we should immediately make the blessing of "zocher Habris:"
Baruch ata A'donai, E'loheinu melech ha-olam, zocher habrit v’ne’eman biv’reetoh v’kayam b’ma’amarav.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who remembers the covenant, and is faithful to His covenant, and keeps His promise.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֶ'לוֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם זוֹכֵר הַבְּרִית וְנֶאֱמָן בִּבְרִיתוֹ וְקַיָם בְּמַאֲמָרוֹ
Today's podcast is not only enjoyable and inspiring, but it gets quite a bit done in 6 minutes, as follows:
1. Takes the confusion out of our task in Elul;
2. Provides simple but effective preparation for Rosh Hashanah;
3. Guarantees good health and adequate income.
Who can refuse such a deal? Not only does it not cost you a cent, but you may download this mp3 and share it with as many people as you like, courtesy of Emuna Beams and our wonderful supporters who, with Hashem's loving help, make this happen.
Today's podcast is dedicated to the loving memory of Jherin Esther Gorcey, ob"m
Do you think Hashem loves you? How could that be compatible with the Coronavirus pandemic and what does that have to do with the 7th of Passover? Let's get some answers...