LIVING EMUNAH

Living Emunah October 2021

Trust the Driver The Rosh used to instruct his students, “Want that which Hashem wants for you.” If you wanted something, such as to purchase a certain house, and in the end it did not work out, you should say, “If this is what Hashem wanted, then I am happy.” People who accept the way Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

The Money Comes After September 2021

The Money Comes After Having money is a wonderful blessing. It allows one to learn more Torah, perform a lot of hesed, and support many worthy causes and organizations. However, this should never be one's goal in life. The Mishnah (Avot 1:15) exhorts, “Our primary goal should be Torah and mitzvot, and our work should Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

It Will All Become Clear August 2021

The pasuk in Tehillim (126:1) says, “When Hashem redeems us from this exile, it will feel like a dream." Sometimes, when a person has a dream, the situation looks dreadful and he feels very frightened. But then he wakes up and realizes that there was nothing of which to be afraid. Similarly, the troubles we Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

There Is Always Another Option July 2021

When Queen Esther was apprehensive about approaching Achashverosh without being invited, Mordechai told her that if she did not go, “relief and salvation shall come to the Jews from another place” (Esther 4:14). The Maharal explains the term “from another place” as a reference to Hashem. Mordechai was saying that Hashem has countless ways to Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

NO REGRETS June 2021

“We should never have regrets over what we could have or should have done.” A person with emunah never has regrets. Rather than dwell on the past and on what might have been, he accepts the outcome without frustration or distress. He recognizes that he made his hishtadlut (effort), and if it did not work Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

LIVING EMUNAH May 2021

Living With Nobility One who lives his life with emunah will automatically bring glory to Hashem. When others see the way he carries himself and lives his life with such serenity and nobility, they will see Gdliness. Avraham Avinu taught emunah to the world, and the people revered him, calling him “a prince of Hashem.” Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

We Don’t Even Know April 2021

“Most of the time we don’t even know from what Hashem is saving us.” We have  a mitzvah every single day to remember what Balak and Bilaam tried to do to the Jewish people in the wilderness – “…so that we will know about the righteousness of Hashem” (Michah 6:5). The Jews there were in Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

Hashem Controls the Temperature March 2021

Hashem controls every little detail of nature. Nothing just happens; everything is controlled directly by Him. In Shir La’maalot, we read of the promise given to those who look to Hashem for help (Tehillim 121:6): “The sun will not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.” The sun and moon provide great benefits Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

The Only Healer January 2021

Hashem created man with a complex and ingenious body. We have miracles taking place inside us every second of the day. One job our eyes do, in conjunction with the brain, is to visually discern features and objects in the world. Hashem gave us eyes in order to enjoy the beautiful world He created. There Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear

This is Mercy? December 2020

At times,  people suffer from what they feel is unbearable pain. They have cried out to Hashem numerous times to prevent the specific situation they feared from occurring. They begged for His mercy, yet not only did the situation occur, but it happened in the word way imaginable. It could be a man going through Read More »

By Rabbi David Ashear
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