Being Happy In Challenging Times

Amazing story of Rabbi Shlomo Reichenberg of Bnei Brak. When Shlomo was 16 years old, he entered hell – aka the holocaust. At the concentration camp, 10 men would sleep on 1 wooden plank. One day, as he was walking in the camp, he was beaten up by one of the guys in the camp. They suspected that Shlomo was cooperating with the nazis. Was this true? Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares the story.

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Chanukah: 500 Answers Why We Celebrate 8 Days

A famous question is asked – Why do we celebrate 8 days of Chanukah, when the miracle was only 7 days? They found oil that would last 1 day and a miracle occurred and it lasted for 8 – so in theory we should only be celebrating 7 days of miracle, Why then do we celebrate 8 days? A book was written called “Yemei Shmonah” with 500 answers to this questions – Rabbi Pessin shares an important lesson for the Jewish people in their ongoing battle to uphold the Torah and the Jewish heritage.

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Who Will Be The NEXT PRESIDENT of the USA?

In Proverbs it says that “a king’s heart is in the hands of G-d” – but what does that mean? It’s explained that once someone is placed in a position of power and authority, he loses his free choice. He is now under the control of G-d. So what does that mean for us and the US elections 2020? Rabbi Pessin shares the lesson, and perhaps he will reveal to us, who will be the new president of the US?

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Did You Know We Shake The Lulav 90 Times!

In the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot we are commanded to bundle the 4 species together and shake them (The Lulav, Etrog, Hadassim & Aravot). We shake this bundle to each of the 6 directions – right, left, up, down, forward, back – that’s 6 times. In each direction we do 3 shakes. That’s 18. We repeat this in the prayer service 5 times. That is a total of 90 times that we shake the lulav. However, we know that the significance of the number 91 is tremendous – and we are missing one shake to align with this significant number. Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares the secret.

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Why is Sukkot Celebrated Right After Yom Kippur?

The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot is celebrated a few days after Yom Kippur. Why is that so? We know that Yom Kippur is the day of atonement and Sukkot is the holiday where we make huts and dwell in them for 7 days – So why is Sukkot celebrated right after Yom Kippur? Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares a beautiful insight into the connection of these special Holidays.

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Israel Signs Peace Deals With UAE & Bahrain…Who’s Next?

Israel has been on peace-agreement signing spree with Arab countries. UAE peace deal first, then Bahrain peace agreement, who’s next? Arab countries who were once Israel’s enemies are now sitting at the same table making peace. We learn in Jewish writings that “The best vessel that G-d found for containing blessing is none other than, Peace.” There are many instances in Jewish teachings that tell us the major importance of peace. Seek peace and pursue it… Who should Israel make peace with next?

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