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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Unlocked Prison: Relief from Self-Induced Suffering - Radio - Israel National News

The Unlocked Prison: Relief from Self-Induced Suffering - Radio - Israel National News

Confinement in a jail with an unlocked door is senseless. Yet, people confine themselves to a prison of needless inner turbulence every day. A substantial amount of our suffering in life is self-induced. Therefore, once a person realizes that certain actions induce trouble in life, and learns to refrain from those actions, the trouble disappears. No law says that you have to suffer so much! You can terminate a good portion of the anguish in your life with the ease of walking away from an unlocked jail. 
The concept of self-induced suffering is easy to understand: A heavy smoker that suffers from shortness of breath, a chronic cough, high blood pressure, and frequent headaches, is daft to blame The Almighty for his or her ills. The Almighty didn't design the human lung to be tar and nicotine proof. If your car were malfunctioning because you gave it the wrong type of fuel, or used frying oil instead of motor oil, would it be fair to be angry with your service mechanic or with the automanufacturer? Obviously not.
Today's show is a guide to relief from self-induced suffering. You'll be happy that you joined us...

Friday, August 24, 2012

In Elul, we must especially careful how we judge other people... - Radio - Israel National News

In Elul, we must especially careful how we judge other people... - Radio - Israel National News

These last few weeks before Rosh Hashana are notorious for being weeks of "judgment traps". The best policy is to speak minimally during the entire month of Elul, limiting our speech to prayer, Torah learning, plenty of hitbodedut – especially at kivrei tzaddikim, healthy family relations and the barest necessity for whatever business, trade, or profession that we need to make a living. When we do speak, we should exercise extreme caution to avoid judging others. If we do judge others, we should go out of our way to give them the benefit of the doubt, be lenient, tolerant, and understanding. This is especially important in our judgments of our spouses, children, and parents.

Hashem judges us like we judge others; for that reason, we have to be especially careful about expressing opinions and condemning other people. 

Nobody escapes judgment traps. Nathan the Prophet ensnared King David into a judgment trap (see Samuel II, 12: 1-7). Hopefully, having become aware of judgment traps, we won't sign harsh verdicts against ourselves or against our fellow human never ever again. May G-d bless all of us for an inscription in the Book of a long and healthy Life, amen.

Today's show is dedicated to David ben Miriam, our cherished friend David Dome who is battling a difficult health issue. David's exquisite music is also featured today for your listening enjoyment. His album Light is available at the Breslev Israel online store.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Making the Most of Your Potential: The Perfect Strike - Radio - Israel National News

Making the Most of Your Potential: The Perfect Strike - Radio - Israel National News


Today's show is about focus - the secret of time management, potential realization, and success in life. We concentrate on the moment at hand. The biggest enemies of time management are lack of focus, worry, and procrastination. Elul is the time to deal with all three and to sharpen our "perfect strike".

Making the Most of Your Potential: The Perfect Strike - Radio - Israel National News

Making the Most of Your Potential: The Perfect Strike - Radio - Israel National News


Today's show is about focus - the secret of time management, potential realization, and success in life. We concentrate on the moment at hand. The biggest enemies of time management are lack of focus, worry, and procrastination. Elul is the time to deal with all three and to sharpen our "perfect strike".

Making the Most of Your Potential: The Perfect Strike - Radio - Israel National News

Making the Most of Your Potential: The Perfect Strike - Radio - Israel National News


Today's show is about focus - the secret of time management, potential realization, and success in life. We concentrate on the moment at hand. The biggest enemies of time management are lack of focus, worry, and procrastination. Elul is the time to deal with all three and to sharpen our "perfect strike".

Friday, August 3, 2012

Kosher Humor - Radio - Israel National News

Kosher Humor - Radio - Israel National News

It's wonderful to laugh, as long as another person isn't the brunt of the jokes. This podcast shows how kosher humor is so vital for our own welfare.