Hashem Leads Us in Life: Embrace the Journey! (Rabbi E in 3, Beha'aloscha, 82)
Do You Know Where You're Going To? Do You Like the Things HASHEM is Showing You? Do you know...??? Join me, as I, Rabbi Edelstein of MEOR DC, discuss how and where we are going through life...based loosely on this week's Torah portion, Beha'aloscha (Book of Numbers). And feauturing a not-too-out of key introduction (?) taken from a song from the 70's, if my boomer memory serves me well. May we all work on seeing our lives as being LED by Hashem ("NOT WANDERING"), to the Promised Land (both literalLy, as Jews, and more figuratively, to our own spiritual completion and self-actualization). GOOD SHABBOS. Also available as a Rabbi E in 3 podcast on Spotify, Apple, Google and everywhere else.
Judaism, Wine & Physical Pleasures: "Not a FOODIE...a YEHUDI!" [Rabbi E in 3, Nasso, '82]
Join Rabbi Edelstein (Rabbi E) of MEOR DC for a short exploration of the Jewish attitude towards the (abundant) physical pleasures of this BEAUTIFUL world! (Based on this week's Torah portin, Nasso.) Enjoy as a YouTube video, or or as a Rabbi E in 3 podcast episode (audio only). Click here (or find on all directories): https://player.captivate.fm/show/b4ed503c-3cf8-457a-8a52-2a8822a45ff4
SHAVUOS: Are You Ready to RECEIVE? (The Torah!) [Rabbi E in 3]
We have all heard of the holy day that is fast approaching....Shabbos. (Rest, no work, peace of mind and soul, spiritual delights, good food, etc.) But you may well NEVER have heard of the holy festival that is coming this year immediately after Shabbos, "SHAVUOS." (I knew nothing of it when I was growing up.) How can that be? It arguably should be the MOST acknowledged, celebrated and anticipated Jewish holiday of all. It's when the Jewish people RECEIVED the Torah, which is--after all--the source of all the other wisdom and laws in our tradition (including those about more famous holidays)! There are probably many reasons...Tune in to this episode of Rabbi E in 3 [AS PODCAST OR VIDEO] as I discuss, and hopefully, we can get ready together RECEIVE (the Torah)? Click here to hear the podcast (and other past episodes), or find Rabbi E in 3 on all podcast directories: https://player.captivate.fm/show/b4ed503c-3cf8-457a-8a52-2a8822a45ff4.
Watch Your WORDS (No hurting allowed)!! [Rabbi E in 3, "Behar, 82]
With war and pandemic and economic crisis caving down on us, what can we do? Not sure, but at least we can start by not causing harm, pain, or anguish with the words we use each and every day, in each and every encounter, in each and every relationship. Rabbi Edelstein of MEOR DC discusses the hardly SEVERE (not quaint!) prohibition of "ona'as devarim," hurting someone else with our words. Is it hard? Well, yeah...but we were sent to this earth precisely to tackle the hardest jobs of all--like elevating and purifying our character traits. [This is Also available as a podcast; find Rabbi E in 3 on Apple, Spotify, etc., or by clicking here: https://player.captivate.fm/show/b4ed503c-3cf8-457a-8a52-2a8822a45ff4]
Happy Purim from Rabbi E!
Purim is a joyous holiday....but also a very deep and meaningful one. Holier even than Yom Kippur, great mystical Sages teach us. How can that be? Tune in as Rabbi Yosef Edelstein of MEOR DC discusses...and make sure to take advantage of this unique day of love and unity!
Na'aseh v'Nishmah: Doing Leads to Understanding! (Rabbi E in 3, Mishpatim, '82)
The Jewish people famously said at Mt. Sinai (as recorded in this portion, Mishpatim), "We will do [what G-d says] and we will listen/understand." They made the doing absolute, and not predicated on understanding....though of course in Judaism, understanding is extremely important. And the main point here is that BY DOING, you come to understand! TUNE IN AS RABBI EDELSTEIN OF MEOR DC DISCUSSES.
The Revelation at Sinai, and 10 Commandments! (Rabbi E in 3-D, Yisro, 82)
The most important event in human history arguably: The Revelation at Mt. Sinai, and the uttering of the "10 Commandments" by G-d to the Jewish people. They were the gateway to, and microcosm of, the rest of the Torah, which constitutes the instruction manual to elevate ourselves and the world...and infuse it with righteousness and godliness. Tune in as Rabbi Edelstein of MEOR DC discusses!
Rabbi E in 3 Podcast Episode: "Lots of Tests!"
Check out this latest episode of the Rabbi E in 3 PODCAST...first one of the calendar year, 2022! Still getting the hang of how to share a podcast on You Tube....But I hope you enjoy. You can find the Rabbi E in 3 podcast on Spotify, Apple, Google...and all major podcast directories! Or click here to access all the audio episodes (and find a link to subscribe): https://player.captivate.fm/show/b4ed503c-3cf8-457a-8a52-2a8822a45ff4