With our brothers and sisters in Israel living under a barrage of rockets, with mounting IDF casualties and a steep rise in anti-Semitic acts and rallies around the world, this is clearly a challenging and traumatic time for our people.
During times like these, we need to strengthen our faith: Our faith in God and our faith in ourselves, that with His help we will overcome.
It is inspiring that during this time period, over 1,000 Jews made Aliya to Israel. For a video of the arrival of 228 olim from America, click here.
Below, I have compiled a list of articles from this blog which may help you during this time, or during any time of worry and anxiety. They have helped me.
I do not think it’s a coincidence that just last week, at the end of the weekly Torah portion of Masei, Jews around the world declared in unison:
Chazak! Chazak! Venischazaik!
Be strong! Be strong! And may we be strengthened!
Discover Your Inner Peace
“Why?” 5 Reasons for Suffering
How to Overcome Your Challenges: 10 Ways
Faith amidst Adversity: Part I
Faith amidst Adversity: Part II
Adversity, Humility, and then Acceptance
Taking Refuge in a Sukkah of Faith (especially the part at the very end)
Unlocking the Hidden Power of Prayer
Surrendering to God: 4 steps to transcend your ego
Abraham + Isaac + Jacob = You (especially the exercise toward the end)
How to Build Rock Solid Faith
6 Tools to Enhance Your Mood
4 Steps to an Effective Response to Someone Else’s Crisis
Who Caused This Crisis?