Rabbi David Yisrael Kalmus – Nice motivational video on the inherent good in each one of us regardless of our circumstances and the destructive “Western thought” that is taking away that goodness. In reality there is no despair at all, just be happy! Being joyful always IS the solution.
Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – Shows us concrete steps on how we can actually increase your joy in the month of Adar and fulfill four separate mitvot in the process.
Personal Thoughts – To be honest, sometimes its just not that easy to be happy. Living my way into better thinking through actions (a.k.a. fake it until you make it) is on way to do it. Just do it – be happy!
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman – shares with us how this week’s Torah portion gives us a great example of the emotions (ie. crying) of Joseph and also relating how some of our great Jewish historical figures, like King David and Rachel Imenu, outwardly expressed their emotions.
Personal Thoughts – It’s amazing how we sometimes hold back our emotions when some of the greatest Jews in history outwardly expressed their emotions and it’s written in the Torah, Prophets, and Writings for all to see for thousands of years. Motivates me to really get in touch with my emotions and be like my forefathers/mothers.
Chanukah – Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – shares how to make this years Chanukah more meaningful and relevant to your life today.
Personal Thoughts: This video really helped me appreciate Chanukah – not only for explaining how many mitzvot are within lighting the Menorah, saying the blessings, and even singing “Maoz Tzur”. This new perspective will help me celebrate Chanukah with more joy, kavanah, and simcha. Hope you get a lot out of it as well. Chag Chanukah Sameach!