Bitachon Podcasts

Bitachon 44 – Receiving the Blessings

We continue in the Beis Halevi who tells us about the negative impact of trusting in human beings and the great reward – in this world and the next – when we put our trust and faith in Hashem. CLICK HERE to listen

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Bitachon 43 – Going to the Source

We explore the idea of the Beis Halevi that we need to look beyond the immediate challenge or the human being who seems to be causing us difficulty, and instead look to the real Source – Hashem, and know that everything is from Him. Secondly, just as the Mon (manna) was given to us and…

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Bitachon 42 – Never Fear!

We begin studying the sefer of the Beis Halevi on Bitachon, and he starts with the teaching that Bitachon is not only an obligation, but it is actually a sin to lack bitachon. The result is that the very thing that we fear can be caused by our fear. The only answer is to rely…

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Bitachon 41 – Only Bitachon

We come to the close of our study of the Alter of Novardok’s discussions on Bitachon, and we learn that it is imperative to work on Bitachon, not only because it’s a mitzvah, but because it steers us far away from the trap of believing that we are accomplishing anything on our own. CLICK HERE…

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Bitachon 40 – Complete Bitachon

We begin the final chapter of the section on Bitachon in Sefer Madreigas Ha’adam by the Alter of Novardok, in which he emphasizes that the correct path for someone who truly seeks spiritual greatness, and strives for fear of Heaven and commitment to Torah, is to put one’s faith completely in Hashem and not rely…

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Bitachon 38 – Lishma & Bitachon

The Alter of Novardok continues his discussion on the importance of Lishma – acting with pure motives – despite the surrounding culture; and having Bitachon-Faith that all of the answers to life’s questions will be answered through our spiritual dedication to Torah. CLICK HERE to listen

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Bitachon 37 – Strengthening our Resolve

The Alter of Novardok discusses the excuses of the Yetzer Hara in our service of Hashem – in our work on Bitachon and on our middos – in the guise of a secular excuse and the excuse of the ‘Talmid Chacham.’ The only tool we can employ in response is the strengthening of our resolve.…

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Bitachon 36 – Focusing on Bitachon

The Alter of Novardok brings two different stories which illustrate the mistake of focusing too much effort on hishtadlus-efforts and how that could take away from a person’s spiritual striving both in this world and the next. CLICK HERE to listen Running time: 20:49

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Bitachon 35 – Seeing Deeper

The Alter of Novardok gives us a perspective as to the amount of spiritual input that goes into everything that we see – although we could superficially believe that the ‘baker’ in front of us made the ‘read,’ so much more – spiritually – went into it. This is an essential contemplation in order to…

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Bitachon 34 – Putting Your Efforts into Bitachon

In this episode we continue in the Alter of Novardok’s discussion of Bitachon, and the power of investing all of one’s efforts into Bitachon, in order to avoid the pitfall of starting to believe that we are doing everything ourselves and the accomplishments belong to us instead of the Real One to Whom the credit…

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