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Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

At the end of this week's Parasha, Vayeshev , Yosef HaTzaddik interpreted the dreams of the Sar HaOfim and the Sar HaMashkim . He told the Sar HaMashkim he was going to get his job back and continue living as before, while he told the Sar HaOfim he was going to die. Rav Meir Shapiro asked, where did Yosef see life and death in the dreams that these men had. The Rabbi answered, the Sar HaMashkim related to Yosef that he saw himself holding the cup of Paraoh , taking grapes, pressing them into the cup and placing the cup into Paraoh's hands. Yosef saw that he was active, working hard, and those are signs of life. While the Sar HaOfim said he saw himself with a basket on his head with food inside of it and birds coming to eat from it. He was inactive and that was a sign of no life. The Rabbi concluded, “Hashem wants us to use our lives to accomplish. Every day there is another opportunity to grow and do more and not sit around and wait for things to happen on their own.” There is so much we can accomplish spiritually with every moment of life. The sefer Vaveh HaAmudim told a story about the famed Ponovitcher Rav, Rabbi Yosef Kahaneman. The Rabbi spent his days building Torah and he established one of the most prominent yeshivot in the entire world. He had to make numerous trips, traveling worldwide to raise the necessary funds to support the yeshiva. On one of those occasions, he returned to his host's house after a long, tiring day of collecting. He went to lie down, totally sapped of all his strength. The host ran to make the Rabbi a cup of tea and a plate of food and asked him what he could do to help him. The Rabbi answered, “The best thing you could do for me is to get me a telephone because there were many people I didn't get to go to today and I want to call them to see if they want to take part in this great mitzvah of supporting Torah.” The host said, “Rabbi, you're no longer a young man. From where do you draw the strength to keep pushing yourself like this?” The Rabbi answered, “If you want to know, it's from an episode that took place when I was younger that made a very big impression on me.” The Rabbi then related the episode. He said, “When I was younger, my mother used to make a special homemade mishloach manot and send it to the Rabbi and Rebbitzin of our community. On Purim, she would send my siblings and I to deliver it. One year, my father came home, it was a week before Purim and he said he got something else he wanted to give the Rabbi, along with the mishloach manot . That day, a traveling salesman came to our town and he had with him an entire Masechet Baba Batra in the Vilna edition of the Shas. At that time, nobody had their own Gemarot and my father knew for a fact that our Rabbi did not have his own Shas either. He bought the Gemara as a present for the Rav. On Purim, I along with my two brothers went to deliver the mishloach manot as well as that Gemara . When we arrived, my brother gave the homemade dessert and the Rav said to his wife, ‘So nice, the Kahaneman boys are here to give us mishloach manot .' And then I took out the Gemara and told the Rabbi, ‘Here, this is a gift from my father.' The sight of what I saw next, I will never forget. The Rabbi's eyes welled up with tears. He hugged the Gemara and he said in a loud voice, ‘An entire Masechet Baba Batra !' And he began dancing with it for 20 minutes around his table, as if it was Simchat Torah .” Rabbi Kahaneman then got out of his bed to show the host exactly how the Rabbi danced. Then he continued, “The Rabbi asked his Rebbitzin if she could give him a special present to which she replied, ‘Of course.' He said we usually start our Purim seuda at 5:00. Can we start it at 6:00? And from 5:00 until 6:00, I will go into my study and learn this Masechet for one full uninterrupted hour. She said that would be her greatest pleasure. The Rabbi then, once again, began dancing with the Gemara for an additional 20 minutes.” Rav Kahanemen concluded, “I was 11 years old at that time. When I saw the Rabbi's love of Torah, I decided on the spot, when I get older I'm going to put all of my strength into helping people learn this Torah. And that is where I get my strength from.” The sefer Vaveh HaAmudim concluded with the following two messages. #1 – Look at what an impression someone can make when he does something with joy. We as well can have such a big impact on our children when we portray the beauty of Torah and mitzvot in the way we act towards them. And #2 – Look at what this Rabbi accomplished with one act of ahavat Torah . He had a major share in the building of one of the world's largest yeshivot . His love of Torah is what inspired Rav Kahaneman to spend his life upholding Torah. We could all accomplish so much with each moment of life. Shabbat Shalom.

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

When people are in need of help, they want to know what they could do to speed up the process. Of course, prayer and good deeds are always the best options. There are other segulot as well. Here are just a few: There is a tradition from the Toldot Yaakov Yosef, as well as Rav Nachman from Breslev, that if a person internalizes that Hashem loves him and worries about him and takes care of him more than any human being ever could, including his parents, and that whatever Hashem is doing with him at the moment is the best possible thing for him, he will be zoche to a yeshua in the end. And, he will fully understand the hidden ways of how Hashem was dealing with him until the yeshua came. And this applies all the more so if the person fills his mouth and heart with praises and thanks to Hashem for everything He has been doing to him. A person could practice developing this attitude when he endures small issues in life. A young rabbi from Israel told that he needed to get serious dental work done. His doctor told him to go to Hadassah Ein Kerem for his treatments. He discovered that the next available appointment was a few months later. He asked an influential man in the medical field to get him an earlier slot and, indeed, he was able to arrange an appointment for the following week. This man arrived that morning with all his paperwork, but the secretary told him she did not have him slotted in for an appointment, and there was nothing she could do to help him. The young rabbi then went to sit down and started saying Mizmor L'Todah , thanking Hashem for what was happening. Just a minute later, the secretary called him back and said she would squeeze him in at the end of the day. When the doctor saw him, he said he could do the entire procedure in one long session but there was nothing available for seven months. Once again, the young rabbi went to sit down, and he said Mizmor L'Todah , thanking Hashem for this as well. As he was getting up to leave, another man walked up to the desk and told the secretary he had to cancel his next appointment which was supposed to take place the following month. The young rabbi then went and asked for it, and he was immediately penciled in. He then, once again, said Mizmor L'Todah thanking Hashem for this as well. Rabbi Chaim Zayid told, when he was dating the girl he would eventually marry, he was very nervous and unsure of himself. He asked his Rosh Yeshiva at that time what he could do to get more clarity. The Rosh Yeshiva told him he had a tradition, if someone would go to the Kotel and read the entire Tehillim, Hashem would give him extra siyata d'Shamaya. Rabbi Zayid took the advice and went the next day to the Kotel and read the entire Tehillim there. As he was waiting for the bus to go back to his yeshiva, a man came over to him and gave him a hug. Rabbi Zayid did not know this man and it quickly became apparent that he was not 100%. The man said to him, “Mazal Tov! You're going to become a chatan.” And then he said the pasuk, “צדיק כתמר יפרח כארז בלבנון ישגה.” Rabbi Zayid was stunned. The name of the girl he was dating was Tamar and here this man tells him, you are going to become a chatan and mentions the name Tamar in a pasuk . Baruch Hashem, Rabbi Zayid is happily married to her today. One final story with another segula . A rabbi who is here from Israel collecting for his yeshiva told me, he is in the year of the petira of one of his parents and needs to be the shaliach tzibur at each tefila . A couple of weeks ago he was in Borough Park and asked the gabai of the Shomer Shabbat shtibel if he can get a slot on Friday afternoon for Mincha . They gave him the 2:00 slot. He arrived on time but he was disheartened to see only a few other people there. It was getting late, it became 2:16 and they still only had seven people. The next minyan was scheduled for 2:30 and for that minyan , someone else was already penciled in to be the shaliach tzibur . Then it was 2:17, his time was running out. He recalled Yaakov Avinu making a pledge to Tzedakaif Hashem would help him, so he did the same thing. He said, “Hashem, please, give me a minyan . I will give $50 right now to tzedaka if I get the minyan .” And then he added, “Please give it to me the way that I like.” He never likes to pray with exactly 10 people, just in case someone doesn't answer. Thirty seconds later, four people walked in together and they started the minyan . Right when they finished, he gave his credit card number to a certain charity and thanked Hashem for answering his tefiila . Thanking Hashem, saying Tehillim by the Kotel , pledging to give tzedaka , these are just some of the numerous segulot that are available to us to attain extra siyata d'Shamaya .

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The Darkness Qualifies Us For Light (Spiritual Motivation)

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 12:52


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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How the Third Temple Will Be Built (It's Not What You Think)

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 18:47


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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The Greatness of the Final Redemption Before the Messiah

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 18:47


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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How Infinity Meets Reality - The Truth About Our World

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 12:19


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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“Lekutei Etzot”, Prayer (Sec. 24-26) Secrets For Effective Prayer - Rebbe Nachman's Advice

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 9:59


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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Rebbe Nachman Taught This AMAZING Lesson

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:49


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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Honest Prayers Are Never Rejected

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 6:24


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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Paths 6-9 of the 32 Paths (Kabbalah)

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 11:35


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

Hashem loves us with an infinite love and wants nothing more than for us to be happy. Sometimes we go through difficulties and we think if Hashem loves us so much, why is He doing these things to us. The answer is, Hashem wants us to be eternally happy, not just to have fleeting moments of happiness. And for reasons we can't understand at the moment, these difficulties are actually enabling us to attain that eternal happiness. One of the words we use to describe Hashem is Gibor and one of the meanings of that description is that Hashem uses His strength to hold Himself back from giving in to some of our immediate requests. Even though receiving those requests will make us temporarily happy and Hashem wants us to be happy, because He loves us so much and knows that giving in will actually be detrimental to us, He holds Himself back from giving. When we are in pain, Hashem is in pain. He's willing to take the pain to do the absolute best for us. Sometimes people feel anger towards Hashem for not helping them when they need it. There is nothing more painful for a father than when his child is angry at him, especially when the father has been working 24/7 just to please the child. Hashem is willing to go through that suffering, even if His children would be angry at what He's doing, just because He loves them so much and wants to do what is really best for them. If a person can give himself chizuk during those hard times and say to himself, “Hashem is really helping me. I don't understand but I know it's good,” and release his feelings of anger, it will not only help himself, it will relieve the pain that he is causing the Shechina as well. A man told me he grew up in a divorced home and never really clicked socially with anyone. He had a very difficult childhood and felt socially awkward. He eventually found a job and got married and was hoping to start a new, happier life. At that job, he was able to get a meeting with a customer which, if proved to be successful, would earn him millions of dollars. He prepared a lot for the meeting and when it came time for it, he made the best presentation he ever made. The customer seemed happy and told him he would let him know shortly if they would be doing business together. That night, this man came home full of hakarat hatov to Hashem for saving his life and giving him all of these new opportunities. For the first time, he was fully content, looking forward to a very bright future. But as it turned out, that customer never called and his employer ended up firing him from the job. He then found himself at home with absolutely nothing to do and nothing to look forward to. The one time he was finally going to get a break in life and it turned totally the opposite way. He was depressed and extremely angry towards Hashem. A few days later, his father-in-law called him, asking if he could come over to speak with him. When he arrived, his father-in-law pulled out a set of keys from his pocket and said, “I didn't only entrust you with my daughter because you're a nice person. I believe in you. You have tremendous talent. You don't belong at home moping around. You're going to do great things in life, you just need to put a little more thought into how exactly you are going to start. I have an empty office space that I'm giving to you. Go there, that will be your office. There you'll think about the next step in the process of finding what's best for you.” The man said he felt rejuvenated, someone believed in him. He took those keys and he went to the office. There, he tried to come up with many ideas and almost all of them failed. But eventually, one thing led to the next and he got involved in doing what he is very passionate about – helping and mentoring children. He got involved in the yeshiva sports programs and eventually became the director in a yeshiva day school. He does after-school programs, summer programs, and he loves every second of what he does. It is so clear to him that this is where he is meant to be. He cries tears of thanks to Hashem every day for leading him in this direction. He apologized for ever being angry about what Hashem was doing to him. He now goes around teaching others to be patient, to wait and see what Hashem's plan is for them. He knows how much Hashem loves him and wants everyone else to feel the same way. And this is the absolute truth – Hashem loves us more than we can imagine and He is always leading us to the places that we need to be in to ensure our eternal happiness.

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Living With Emunah (Part 213): You Can't Control Others, Only How They Make You Feel

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021


https://rabbiefremgoldberg.org/living-with-emunah-part-213-you-can-t-control-others-only-how-they-make-you-feel Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:07:03 +0000 5774 Rabbi Efrem Goldberg Living with Emunah - podcast

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Living With Emunah (Part 213): You Can't Control Others, Only How They Make You Feel

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 38:10


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Exploring Emunah: Chanukah Edition

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 34:30


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“Lekutei Etzot”, Prayer (Sec. 16-23) Secrets For Effective Prayer - Rebbe Nachman's Advice

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 10:51


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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Spirituality of the Israelite Forefathers

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 9:06


Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who were they really? Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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What Qualifies a Spiritual Teacher?

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 12:08


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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Final Redemption Through the Prism of Time

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 11:10


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

The Gemara in Masechet Sanhedrin says that David HaMelech asked Hashem if he could have his name associated with Hashem's like the Avot did, as we say אלוקי אברהם, אלוקי יצחק ואלוקי אברהם . Hashem replied that the Avot were worthy of that because they were tested, while he wasn't. The Rishonim ask, we know Avraham was tested with the ten tests, we know Yitzchak was tested at the Akedah, but what exactly was the test of Yaakov Avinu? We know he had a hard life, but where exactly was the test found? The sefer Be'er Yosef explained that Yaakov had one of the most difficult tests that a person could possibly have. It had to do with the age-old question which Moshe Rabbenu as well as other Nevi'im asked Hashem – why do bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people? This question stood out in a very obvious way in Yaakov Avinu's life. He was the יושב אוהלים , he learned Torah all day, he was a Tzaddik in every aspect of the word, while his twin brother Esav was just the opposite. He was a rasha who lived by his own rules. Yet it was Esav who seemed to always get all the good while Yaakov was always suffering through hardships. Nobody ever pursued Esav. When he wanted to get married, it was very simple for him. When he wanted to take additional wives, it was also easy. He didn't have to work for any of them. He didn't have a father-in-law who swindled him. He had 400 servants, sheep, cattle, donkeys, camels. He had everything he could possibly want, and he had all the time in the world to do whatever he wanted. He relaxed, he hunted and enjoyed himself. And all this while Esav never got any guarantees from Hashem that Hashem would help him and he didn't get that special beracha from his father Yitzchak either, Yet everything always worked out so perfectly for him. By contrast, Yaakov was told by Hashem הנה אנכי עמך ושמרתיך בכל אשר תלך – Hashem told him He would be with him, He would protect him wherever he goes, he got the beracha from Yitzchak that he would get all of his parnasa easily. Yet, he had to work so hard for every piece of bread that he ate. While Esav was “living it up”, Yaakov was out shepherding the sheep by the heat of the day and the cold of the night. Twenty years of hard work by a father-in-law who tried to swindle him day after day. Yaakov was 77 and still not married. And then he worked for seven years to finally marry Rachel and then Lavan switched her for Leah without Yaakov realizing. And then Yaakov had to work an additional seven years for Rachel. People complain that their in-laws don't give them money, here Yaakov's in-laws were trying to steal his money. How many times could Yaakov have asked that question: I'm so good, why do I have such a hard life while my brother Esav is so bad and he has everything so easy? But Yaakov never asked that question even once. And this, says the Be'er Yosef, was Yaakov's big test. Yaakov understood that everything that happened to him was for the best reasons because Hashem was the One who was behind it all. He was never jealous of Esav. When Esav told him he had a lot, Yaakov told him he had everything, because a ba'al emunah knows he has exactly what he needs to do his job in this world properly. Everyone has a different mission. What one person needs to do his mission has absolutely nothing to do with what the other person needs to do his. Yaakov had this test day in and day out, and he became so great from trusting in Hashem. There are many times in life when people are in similar circumstances, and they could easily question Hashem asking Him, why does the other person have it so easy when he seems to be less religious than him and he has it so hard. But if instead of feeling bad and complaining, these people can strengthen their emunah that everything has been so carefully planned for their benefit and things are exactly the way they are supposed to be and they accept it with love and they continue serving Hashem with that emunah, that will make them so great and enable them to earn eternal rewards for those efforts.

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Live Q&A Windup #1 - The Light of the Creator in Hidden

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 13:07


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Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

The Gemara in Masechet Berachot daf 20 says the earlier generations merited to have miracles done for them because of the great self-sacrifice which they put forth in their service to Hashem. The harder it is to do something, the more valuable it becomes. It says in Tehillim perek 44 כי עליך הורגנו כל היום - which Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid interpreted David HaMelech to be saying, we do the mitzvot even though at times we may suffer humiliation as a result, which is considered as if we are sacrificing our lives. And following that statement, David HaMelech then requested קומה עזרתה לנו – please arise Hashem and help us now. Because David HaMelech knows mesirut nefesh elicits extra help from Hashem. When it's hard for a person to do any type of avodat Hashem, he should look at it as a great opportunity to soar to spiritual heights and gain so much more than he would have had it been easy for him. There are times when people are very upset about what is happening in their lives, and they don't want to pick up a siddur and pray to Hashem. They must realize, at those times, they could accomplish the most with their tefilot because it's so hard to do. When someone who wants to turn away from Hashem overcomes his feelings and gets even closer to Him, that is mesirut nefesh on the highest level and that can produce miracles. Any mitzvah which requires a great deal of strength to accomplish becomes so much more valuable. I read a story in the Machon Shaar HaBitachon that was told by Rav Tzvi and this is what he said: Exactly three years ago, our life came to a standstill. My daughter, a young mother of three, was diagnosed with cancer and we went to war battling for her life. The entire family rallied to help and we, her parents, did everything we could possibly do. At one point, my wife traveled with my daughter to the U.S. for a surgery that could potentially save her life. The morning after they set out, I was sitting in shul when I heard a simple, hardworking man tell his friend how his feelings were so hurt the previous day when an acquaintance of his shamed him terribly. He was so hurt that he announced, “I will never forgive that man. Never!” I suddenly recalled the immense power of forgiveness, how people who forgive others are called beloved to Hashem. So I went over to that man and I said, “My daughter traveled yesterday to the United States for a surgery that we are hoping will save her life. You have power in your hands now, you could save her life. Please, please forgive that man. Please do it for my daughter.” The man looked at me. “I hear what you're saying,” he said, “it's a very painful situation, but what could I do? My feelings were hurt so terribly. It's impossible for me to forgive him. My heart is bleeding, please understand.” “You don't have to forgive him on the spot,” I told him, “I understand you went through a horrible experience. I can't even begin to place myself in your shoes. But please, I beg you to at least think about it. You now have a chance to save a young Jewish woman's life. Perhaps you could rethink it and let me know.” Five minutes later, the man came back and said, “Okay, I decided I'm going to forgive him. He then called two other people over as witnesses and he said, “I forgive that person with all my heart and soul. In the merit of my forgiving, may this man's daughter become completely healed.” He then said out her full Hebrew name and I thanked him profusely. The operation went better than expected. Baruch Hashem, my dear daughter was completely cured and a few months ago, against all of the doctors' predictions, she gave birth to healthy twins. הודו לה' כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו. When I told that man about what had transpired, he said to me, “I invested all of my emotional stamina to forgive that person and, believe me, even though it was so hard to do, it was well worth it. Look what I got in return.” When something is very hard and requires a lot of mesirut nefesh , instead of turning the other way, we should view it as our opportunity to shine and earn unimaginable rewards.

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"Sins Are Written On The Bones" - Lekutey Moharan Torah 4:5 - Rebbe Nachman's Greatest Wisdom

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 7:46


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STOP Looking Outside; TRUTH is WITHIN You!

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 8:24


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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"A Taste of Heaven" - Lekutey Moharan Torah 4:1-4 - Rebbe Nachman's Greatest Wisdom

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 16:56


Join this channel to access to Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program as well as perks. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtAh... The Source: https://www.sefaria.org/Likutei_Moharan.4.1?lang=bi Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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"Eshet Chayil" - Ancient Hebrew Song With Hidden Meaning

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 4:00


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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Secrets of the Hebrew Bible: Genesis 1:2 "The Spirit of God Hovered Upon the Water"

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 12:42


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

Yaakov Avinu left the home of Lavan, a very wealthy man. And although, when he was talking to Lavan about his work, he described how much effort he put in and how hard he worked for him, that was not because Yaakov believed he needed all that effort to earn his wealth. But rather, since he was working for someone else, he was telling Lavan how faithful he was to him as an employee. In this week's parasha, Vayishlach, when Yaakov told Esav about how he earned all that he had, he said, כי חנני אלוקים which means Hashem gave him everything as a מתנת חינם, a free gift. He said “Hashem graciously gave to me everything that I have as an undeserved gift.” This is the attitude we are supposed to have regarding all of our possessions and money, no matter what we think we did to earn them. Everything we have was given to us by Hashem as an undeserved gift. How do we know if we really believe that? One way we could tell is during the times when we aren't getting what we want, or what we're praying for. If we honestly believe that we don't deserve anything, then we won't say, “Why isn't Hashem giving me; aren't I so good?” Rather, we would say, “Hashem You have given me so much until now, even though I didn't deserve it. Must be, You know now that what I'm asking for will not be good for me at the moment, and that's why You're not giving it to me. If I would make an accounting to see if I deserved what you have already given me, I would see that I'm very heavily in the red.” This was the attitude of Yaakov. He was returning to Israel with a promise from Hashem, that He would protect him from any harm. Yaakov felt the words of that promise to his core, as it says, וישא יעקב רגליו after Hashem told that to him, he was so happy. He was walking as if he was floating. Every step was so easily taken. He also had an additional promise from Hashem שוב אל ארץ אבותיך ולמולדתך ואהיה עימך-Hashem told him he would be with him as he traveled back home. But then, when Yaakov was told that Esav was coming with 400 men, he became afraid. The mefarshim ask, “What could Yaakov possibly be afraid of? First of all, he had a guarantee from Hashem for protection. Second of all, Yaakov had already defeated the Kings of Canaan with an army made up of just his children. The surrounding nations were all terrified of him as the pasuk testifies. When there was a boulder on top of a well that normally required many men to remove, Yaakov flipped it off effortlessly, as if taking off a bottle cap. Why was he afraid now of Esav? Chazal tell us, Yaakov knew everything happens only by what Hashem determines. It doesn't matter how strong a person is or how much people fear him. Yaakov also knew the damage of what sin could cause and he felt, perhaps, he may have done something wrong, which would warrant him being harmed by Esav. Sin can cause guarantees from Hashem to be taken away. Even though Yaakov was one of the greatest tzaddikim who ever lived, he honestly felt that perhaps his actions may have caused him to be undeserving of a promise that Hashem had already made him. This was the level that Yaakov reached. He truly felt that he never deserved anything. We should always pray to Hashem to give us what we want, but we must realize we definitely don't deserve it. And if Hashem decides it's better for us not to have it, we should never complain. We should thank Him for what He has given us already and for doing for us now what we need for our best. Shabbat Shalom

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It's Time To BLOOM, You Can Help the World

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 11:03


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

Everybody has needs and wants.Some are big and some are small, some get fulfilled and some don't. Our job is, while we are trying to obtain what we want, to go through the motions the way Hashem wants us to , recognizing that He is in charge, asking Him for help, accepting when things don't go the way we want and realizing that no matter what the circumstances seem to be, Hashem could always help. We love getting happy endings and we always hope for them, but even if things don't turn out the way we hoped, if we did our hishtadlut with emunah, we are automatically successful and we will be eternally rewarded for it. Every thought of emunah is precious. A woman told me, two of her relatives passed away in the last couple of years and both were buried on Har HaMenuchot. She really wanted to go and visit their graves but since Covid began, it was difficult for her to get into Israel. A few months ago, her husband's brother made aliyah and so they were able to apply for entry as blood relatives. As of November 1, there were new regulations, but the entry way in which they were already using seemed to be like the better option to them. But then, many glitches took place, and each time they said Gam zu l'tova – Hashem is doing what's best for us. Everyone kept telling them, “We feel so bad, it doesn't look like you're going to be able to go.” But they kept saying, “Whatever Hashem wants will happen.” They purchased airline tickets for Wednesday night, November 3, but later on they were rejected because the new laws were overriding the old laws and they didn't have their booster shots so they couldn't get approved. They tried asking others to intercede on their behalf but nothing was working. They kept praying, recognizing Hashem was in charge and willing to accept whatever He would say. Came Wednesday morning and they were still hoping to somehow go that night. Her husband called her saying he tried his last connection but it didn't look like this person would be able to help them. She hung up the phone a bit down, but then she stopped herself and said, “If this is what Hashem wants then it's fine, but I know nothing is ever too difficult for Him and there is still time left. If Hashem wants us to go, we will go tonight.” She began saying Tehillim with great fervor. Five minutes later, a friend of hers called saying, the organization Chaim V'Chesed just sent out an update that people who are having trouble getting into Israel because of the new rules could contact them for help to get around them. She called her husband back and said, “ Yeshuat Hashem k'heref ayin. ” That was at 1:30 pm. They were then able to get the tickets for that night's flight and baruch Hashem they were on the plane on their way to Israel at 9:00 that night. This woman had a need, she went through the process of obtaining it with emunah the entire time and so no matter what ended up happening, she would have been considered successful. Another woman told me that due to Covid, her husband has not been able to visit his elderly mother in Israel for two years. Now, with the release of the restrictions, he knew he had to go, but it was going to be a struggle for him financially and the thought of spending all that money seemed prohibitive. The need to go see his mother began weighing upon him even more heavily when her situation became more precarious. He decided that money or no money, he must go. He was thinking he would sell some silver to fund the ticket. He also knew he had a debt that was coming due and it would be due when he was away so he went and borrowed money from a friend to pay back the gemach that he borrowed from. When he arrived, the gemach director took the money from him and marked the loan paid up. Then he said, “I have an envelope for you too. Just today someone came in and gave me money asking me to give it to someone who I think is worthy of it. Now that I see you, I decided you are the one who should get it.” The man opened the envelope and saw it was enough money to cover his plane ticket. Hashem gave him exactly what he needed, right when he needed it. Hashem could help us with big needs and small needs. The main thing is for us to go through the process of trying to obtain them with full emunah.

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Real Heroes Are Those Who Fight Bravely While Darkness Surrounds Them.

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 7:30


Join this channel to access to Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program as well as perks. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtAh700VTIQb5Wsx_vdg-Pw/join Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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Sefer Yetzirah Intro. 32 Paths of Wisdom - Paths 3-5 (Kabbalah)

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 11:23


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

The Chovot HaLevavot in the Shaar HaBitachon teaches us the attitude of the bote'ach b'Hashem when it comes to his money. If Hashem blessed him with wealth, he doesn't think of himself to be anything more than a holder of Hashem's money. It's as if he was given someone else's money to use for a certain amount of time with instructions on how to use it. He doesn't feel security from the money and he doesn't feel the slightest bit of haughtiness from the money. He feels as if he is just a borrower. He doesn't let up in any area of spirituality. He knows he needs Hashem every moment and has nothing without Him. There is a potential pitfall that may come with money, namely, feeling arrogant or better than others or feeling that we don't need Hashem anymore, chas v'shalom . The bote'ach b'Hashem does not fall prey to those negative attitudes. If anything, he feels just the opposite, he feels so humbled that Hashem is being so kind to him and he cries tears of thank you at every tefila, expressing his hakarat tov to Hashem. He never expects any thank yous or any recognition for any money he donates. Rather he thanks Hashem for giving him the zechut to give out His money and acquire eternity as a result. He knows the less recognition he gets from it, the better the mitzvah is. Furthermore, he honestly believes he doesn't deserve any recognition because he views himself as just a treasurer. The Chovot HaLevavot continues, if the bote'ach b'Hashem would lose his wealth, he would not become worried or anguished because of it. He would not look to see that it happens to other people. Rather, he would thank Hashem as it leaves him the same way he thanked Him when it came. How is that possible? Since from the inception he internalized that the money was not his, he was just borrowing it. A borrower doesn't get upset when he has to give back an object that he borrowed. In fact, it's incumbent upon the borrower to show even more hakarat hatov when he gives the object back then when he took it in the first place. Imagine a person comes over to a poor man and tells him he wants to help him out for an undecided amount of time. He then brings this poor man and his family to a mansion in a great neighborhood and tells him, “You can live here free of charge until I need it back.” The poor man lives there year after year, enjoying himself along with his family. With each year that passes, he becomes indebted even more to that man who is helping him. Then, after ten years, the person comes and tells the poor man he needs to take the house back, his son just got married and he is going to give it to him. Is the poor man going to be angry at him and say, “How dare you take this house back from me! This is my house! How could you do that?” Of course not. He will tell that person how much he appreciated living there for free for all of those years. He'll praise him for his generosity and tell him how much he and his family have benefited fromit. This is exactly how the bote'ach b'Hashem reacts when he loses money. He thanks Hashem for all the years He allowed him to be His treasurer. He tells Hashem how much he benefited from the money and how much he owes Him. He also knows that Hashem will continue taking care of him, only this time the scenery will be a little bit different. He knows Hashem is doing it for his benefit because it is what he needs to become successful with his time in this world. He'll only get stronger in his commitments to Torah and mitzvot and he'll continue living life happily the way he is supposed to. Bitachon in Hashem is truly a wondrous avodah.

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Living With Emunah (Part 212): Carpool is the Best Classroom

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021


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Living With Emunah (Part 212): Carpool is the Best Classroom

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 42:28


Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English

Study Guide Taanit 5 Today’s daf is sponsored by Rhona Fink in loving memory of her brother Elliot Laxer, Yisrael Tzvi ben Malca v'Chayim whose 13th Yartzeit is today. May his memory continue to be a blessing.  Today’s daf is also sponsored by Audrey Mondrow in loving memory of Irving “Poppy” Mauskopf. Yechezkel Ben Avraham and Rachel. “A man who exemplifies 'Who is rich? One who is content with his lot' coupled with his complete Emunah in good and difficult times. May his neshama have an Aliyah.” The Mishna brings up a dispute between Rabbi Meir and Rabbi Yehuda as to until what date to ask for the rains - until the end of Pesach or until the end of the month of Nisan? This is contrary to the opinion that was brought in the previous Mishna of Rabbi Yehuda - until the first day of Pesach. Rav Nachman asked Rabbi Yitzchak six questions on various topics - the first refers to a verse they quoted in the Mishnah as proof of Rabbi Meir's opinion (or perhaps as proof of both opinions). In each question, Rabbi Yitzchak answers from the words of his rabbi, Rabbi Yochanan. In addition to the six questions, there are also three other cases where they were together and the Gemara tells of the conversation that took place. In one story, when they were eating and Rav Nachman asks for a dvar Torah from Rabbi Yitzchak, he tells him that one should not talk while eating as one may choke. In the third story, Rabbi Yitzchak blesses Rav Nachman that all his descendants will be like him - and told him a parable about a man - who was thirsty and tired and rested and drank under the tree that has a stream right beside it, and when he left he wanted to bless the tree and said, "Tree, tree, what will I bless you with?" After all, the tree has everything! He blessed the tree that all saplings that grow from the tree, be just like the tree.

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Exploring Emunah: The Power of Prayer

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 31:01


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Secrets For Effective Prayer from Rebbe Nachman - “Lekutei Etzot”, section on Prayer (Sec. 11-15)

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 9:32


Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

The gemara in Masechet Menachot says, the mezuzah which we put on our doorposts is a sign of Hashem's protecting us. Rebbi Chanina said, “look how different the ways of Hashem are from human beings. A king usually sits in his palace and his servants protect him from the outside, but Hashem does the opposite, His servants sit in their homes and He protects them from the outside.” Hashem is called the Shomer Yisrael and He protects us in ways that no human guardian possibly can. A human guardian cannot protect people from illness or from death. Life and health are beyond their control, but it says about Hashem ישמור את נפשך – He preserves our very lives. There are many dangers in the world that we can't possibly know about. How fortunate we are to have Hashem protecting us from them. A young rabbi told me he and his family moved from Panama to Brooklyn to be here for just this one year, planning to move back in the summer. A very gracious couple who own a two family house gave the young rabbi and his family the upstairs apartment for the entire year free of charge. This couple did not even know the rabbi prior to being asked to give him their apartment, but they happily did the chesed anyway. Just two weeks ago, the rabbi's young daughter locked herself in one of the bedrooms and wasn't able to get out. After trying to pick the lock unsuccessfully, the rabbi called Chaverim to come help. The representative who was closest to their home at the time came and in just a few minutes opened the door for them. During the brief few minutes that he was in their apartment, a carbon monoxide detector which he was wearing on him started to ring. He asked the rabbi where the carbon monoxide detector in the home is located. The rabbi replied he had no idea, he was just a guest there. They called the owners downstairs asking them where the carbon monoxide detectors were and they said they hadn't gotten a chance yet to install them. The Chaverim representative was noticeably upset, and he told them they needed to get them immediately. So the owner got one for his apartment as well as one for the upstairs apartment and installed both of them right away. The very next night, at 1:00 in the morning, both carbon monoxide detectors began ringing loudly, both families evacuated their respective apartments and went to sleep elsewhere. The next day someone came to check for the problem and found there was carbon monoxide coming from their heater. It was a cold night and that heater would have been on for a long time and, lo alenu, it could have been catastrophic. The Shomer Yisrael who knew about the carbon monoxide protected these families before the danger came. It started with the rabbi's daughter locking herself in the room, then the signaling of the carbon monoxide detector of the Chaverim representative. It is highly uncommon for people to be walking around with a carbon monoxide detector on them. This specific individual, who happened to be in the neighborhood at the time the rabbi's daughter got locked in the room, had one on him. He was the one who was there because the Shomer Yisrael was protecting His children. Furthermore, this couple who owns the home, were doing a one year long chesed to help someone else, but little did they know that by allowing these people to stay in their home, it was going to save their own lives. Hashem is our guardian and we should feel so special that He is looking after us all the time.

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Secrets of Hanukah | Lekutei Halachot , Laws of Morning Conduct, Orach Chaim 4:12-13 | Lesson #32

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 11:48


Lekutey Halachot explores Jewish Law through the lens of Kabbalah and the Hasidic Wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Join host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto as he teaches and explains these profound lessons. Lekutey Halachot was written by Rebbe Natan of Breslov, the main student of Rebbe Nachman. Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.

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Emunah - Totty Is Driving Its All Good by Rabbi Daniel Kalish

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


Emunah - Totty Is Driving Its All Good in Miscellaneous by Rabbi Daniel Kalish

Rabbi Daniel Kalish Shas Illuminated
Emunah vs Betachan [2019] by Rabbi Daniel Kalish

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


Emunah vs Betachan [2019] in Miscellaneous by Rabbi Daniel Kalish

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Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

A business competitor presents a great challenge to a person's emunah. The natural thoughts he will have are, this person's taking away from my parnasa. If he didn't get that customer, I would have gotten him , and so on. However, if instead of viewing the competitor as an obstacle, he could view him as a tool to help strengthen his emunah, he will soar to the greatest heights. We need to work harder on believing that Hashem is in charge of our parnasa and that nobody can take what's ours. At times, what we think is people taking from us is in reality just the opposite. Rav Chaim Palachi told that in his youth, there were three very wealthy people in his community, each with their own large businesses. One was in textiles, one was in wood and one was in oil. There were other businesses in that city who also sold these same commodities on a much lower scale, but Baruch Hashem, there was enough business for everyone. One day, the young Rav Chaim overheard one businessman telling his friend, “We need to figure out a plan to get these three wealthy people out of our city so that we can take all their customers and become rich ourselves.” Rav Chaim told them, “You should know, no one is able to make more than Hashem decreed for him. Even if those wealthy people would move to another city, you would not gain one extra coin from what you are currently earning now.” Then the Rabbi continued with a very powerful and valuable lesson that everybody should know. He said, “These three wealthy individuals are all yirei Shamayim , they do a great deal of mitzvot and ma'asim tovim and they give an abundance of tzedaka . It could very well be that in the zechut of these people there is beracha for the entire city and that is precisely why your businesses are also successful. Who knows, perhaps if those individuals would leave the city, the parnasa may leave as well and no one would have the same parnasa that they are earning now.” The two businessmen laughed at the words of the Rabbi and continued on with their conversation. Some time later, the news spread that all three of these wealthy men were in fact moving out of the city. There was a large seuda made to bid them farewell. Everyone from the city attended that farewell meal. In the middle of it, one of the wealthy men got up to speak. He said, “We all decided to move to Eretz Yisrael. Baruch Hashem, we have made enough parnasa here to last us a lifetime and we want to spend the rest of our days in the kedusha of Eretz Yisrael .” All of the people from the city there felt terrible hearing this news because these three men supported every organization and every cause that the city had. The other businessmen outwardly appeared to share in the sorrow of the others, but inwardly, they were celebrating their opportunity to finally become wealthy themselves. But, as Rav Chaim suspected would happen, shortly after the wealthy men left, the beracha left with them. These businessmen who were hoping to become wealthy ended up having to close their businesses. It was then that they realized that not only were their competitors not taking from them, they were actually the cause of their beracha . Rav Chaim concluded with a new explanation of the pasuk ואהבת לרעך כמוך אני ה'. – we are supposed to love our friend. Which friend? כמוך – the one who is just like you – in the same line of business. Why? Because אני ה' – because we need to believe in Hashem, that our competitor doesn't take anything from us, only Hashem decides who gets what. We hope that in the zechut of this kind of emunah, it will bring down even more beracha from Shamayim .

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Torah and Unholy Music? - Rebbe Nachman's Greatest Wisdom Lekutey Moharan Torah 3:3-8

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 14:37


Text for this lesson: https://www.sefaria.org/Likutei_Moharan.3.3.1?lang=bi Lekutey Moharan is considered to be Rebbe Nachman of Breslov's main work of Torah innovation. It weaves incredible teachings from throughout the entire Jewish canon and conveys the essence of the spiritual explanations of the Torah. Tune in for daily food-for-the soul. There is One Above who created and maintains the world, and we are here on Earth to find ourselves and find our true place in the Creator's plan. Find host Rav Dror Moshe Cassouto at https://www.Emunah.com and across social media. Feeling inspired? Please support Rav Dror and our non-profit organization with a financial contribution: Credit Card (Secured): https://donorbox.org/emunah-project-inc PayPal: donate@emunah.com Venmo: donate@emunah.com Zelle: donate@emunah.com Phone - 1 (347) 972-9400 Rav Dror's books: https://Emunah.com/store Rav Dror's Exclusive Learning Program meets on Zoom every week: https://emunah.com/elp (or email info@emunah.com) Rav Dror offers private consultations for singles, couples, and families. Everything from spirituality to relationship advice, Rav Dror is happy to help. Email info@emunah.com to schedule a private consultation.