Hester panim is not Hashem telling us that He hates us and can’t stand us – it’s the greatest revelation of Hashem’s love for us that there could possibly be!!!
After three winning seasons, the coach forecast that his team was about to fail. Sure enough, the other “losing” team won the next year’s championship. What lessons from the coach’s strategy can we apply to our own wins and losses in teshuvah?
We can create thousands of Hashem's angels through our prayers and mitzvot. These angels can reach the darkest places and transform every Jew.
Investments, risks, returns, net worth... Can one be a venture capitalist with Hashem? YES! And setting up a relationship with Hashem is a sure bet!
How easy it is to think “if only I had ... then I could be a better Jew”. Just for fun, let’s walk through that idea and see where it leads!
In today’s modern world, it’s easy to feel no need for Hashem – we can do everything. Despite feeling invincible, we control nothing. Hashem’s greatest gift to us is when He makes clear to us that He’s the invincible one!
Change one bad behavior and discover the greatness that was always buried inside. Take on a life of mitzvot, and you force yourself to stop doing all the things that kept you from your own personal greatness.
People around you are reaching the stars while you're mired in muck? Don't hate someone because they’re more successful than you. It is a gift from God and an opportunity to show Him your emuna in His just world.
We try and fail, try and fail, over and over. Why do we expect perfection in ourselves – Hashem doesn’t! Hashem only expects us to ask for His help and to keep trying.
When people study Torah together and are engaged in holy conversations, the physical space is infused with holiness and purity. In turn, those people will excel and grow in holiness.
Rabbi Arush teaches that if you receive anything that you did not pray to receive, it will end up being a punishment! What's the big deal? Why should you be punished for receiving something that you didn’t ask Hashem for?
A guest rabbi always has something new to offer that the local rabbi does not, even if the community is blessed with a rabbi who is a tremendous Torah scholar.
In today’s stressful world, we can all use some encouragement and optimism. But where do we get that? From the Exodus story!
Can you buy emuna (faith), and thus buy your ticket to heaven on earth? Rabbi Arush teaches us a great secret...
Our main work during Sefirat Ha’Omer in preparation for receiving the Torah is to improve interpersonal relationships. It's important to set aside time for prayer for Am Yisrael and to do acts of kindness. How can we energize ourselves to do that when we already have a packed daily schedule?
What a stunning blow! And it came from out of nowhere! It didn't matter what happened. What mattered was how I refused to stop hating my brothers and sisters.
It’s like standing at our own personal Red Sea, with nowhere to go and no solution in sight. But even though it seems like Hashem is dropping you, He is really right there...
Sometimes the greatest mitzvah we can do is...to do nothing. Do you want Hashem to smile at you? Then fight the evil inclination and...do NOTHING!