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Zev Ballen
Jerusalem, Israel
Emuna Therapy is the True Path to Emotional Healing
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Just click on: zevballen.blogspot.com and please let me know what you think! Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Our Rabbi's tell us that the reason why the miracle of Chanukah specifically took place with oil is that oil alludes to wisdom. In an oil lamp, the oil nullifies itself to the flame - it surrenders its own existence and becomes part of the flame - and in this... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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\ There are only two root causes for the alarming number of anxieties and psychological problems that people suffer from. In today's lesson, I'll address these root causes and show you how to gain mastery over them. G-d Willing we'll be broadcasting today's lesson live from the Chut Shel Chesed... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Jacob, our father, dreamt of a ladder that stood firmly on the ground while "...it's head reached up to the Heavens...(Genesis 28:12). Our great rabbis tell us that a human being is also like a ladder connecting Heaven and earth. Although his feet are on the ground, his head reaches... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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The divorce rate in the U.S. is approaching 60% and these marriages are fizzling out within the first five years. It almost doesn't sound shocking anymore yet this figure is 2 and a half times the number of divorces that we had 20 years ago and 4 times as many... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
If you would have asked me forty years ago what the purpose of my life should be, I would have said it would be starting as a forward for the New York Knicks. In college, I thought the purpose of life was to do as I pleased and have as... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
Here's an easy technique you can begin right away to stay close to G-d always and everywhere. Try it! Blessings for a Shabbat Shalom! Dr. Zev Ballen Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Our thoughts, speech and behaviors - even our acts of loving kindness are not our essential selves. They are merely an expression of a deeper level of soul; they are like the fruits of a tree. The real "us" - the self we are truly meant to be - is... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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What brings meaning and purpose to somebody's life? Forty years ago I would have said: to be a starting forward for the New York Knicks. During my college years, it was about the freedom to do as I pleased; and, later on, when this nagging question got worse, I tried... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
My beloved friend Mendy Wertzberger from Monsey New York shows us how to thank Hashem with every breath. You'll really enjoy this one! The album is available on itunes or any Jewish music store. You can also find out why Mendy was one of Rebbe Nachman's most famous guests at... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Every spiritual affliction and negative character trait, even the traits of anger and resentment contain hidden within them a very precious and beautiful treasure. That treasure is your G-d given Light of goodness, beauty and your endless treasury of positive traits. This is how you can break anger or any... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
Photo by: BiggiFraley 1. Pick a physical exercise. 2. Look up at the sky and declare that you are about to exercise so that you will be more fit to serve G-d. 3. Ask Him with sincerity and a pure heart to help you to accomplish and benefit from the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Thought for Today Rabbi Chaim Volozhin, author of Nefesh HaChaim gives us a powerful technique by which we can completely short-circuit any negative, hostile or destructive energy that others may send our way, G-d forbid. 1. Strongly affirm in your heart that there is no power in the world besides... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Thought For Today If you want to build a new house you must have a plan. You'll need to hire an architect and workers and to purchase the supplies that you need. By having a vision of the house you want in your mind you not only keep yourself focused... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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In the end, unfortunately at a funeral, the real purpose of life is recognized by everybody, religious and non-religious alike. After-all, no matter how wealthy or famous or intelligent the person was, these are not the things that they mention at upon his passing. Rather, what they do speak about... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Your self has certain invisible personal boundaries which at times separate you from other people and the beautiful flow of life around you. We need our personal boundaries for our sense of individuality and identity and yet when our boundaries become a bit too rigid, then we may feel somewhat... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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A Thought for the Eve of the Eve of Shavuot Did you ever wonder why G-d gave us the Torah in the middle of a barren wilderness and why he later caused us to meander around in the wilderness (of all places) for 40 years before leading us into Israel?... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
When we take the initiative to search for G-d, who is the essence of goodness in ourselves and our lives, then G-d will come closer and illuminate us with His light. This critical lesson is full of practical ways of finding G-d in your everyday life. I hope you enjoy... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
A very learned torah scholar asked: "Does Rabbi Arush really think that the solution to everything is to just pray? Here's my answer to him. Blessings for the new month and the holy Shabbos! Dr. Zev Ballen Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Rabbi Nachman says something amazing. He says that there is a powerful force in the world that is gradually pulling everything back to it's Source in Hashem and when a person lets himself or herself flow with and become aligned with that invisible force, you will make your soul very... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai said about himself before he left this world: "During all the days when I was in this world, I was bound together with the Holy One, Blessed be He, in a single, indivisible bond, and now as a result of my attachment to him, His desire... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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Even when you feel that all is lost, never give up! Keep persisting and just do those things that our sages tell us are right. It is the power of our believe in G-d's Salvation that 'enables' Him to lift us back up again and again! Have a great day!... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
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A key thing that's weighing down a lot of people's inner joy is our inflated expectations. The less expectations we have, the better it'll be for us in every area of our life. Who can be happy living in 300 sqm, when they expected to be living in double that?... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Emuna Therapy
Why are we so attracted and compelled to look at a beautiful smile? The answer might surprise you. Tune in here, if you missed Wednesday's live broadcast. C'mon it's Sunday, treat yourself. I'll have you launching off your week with that beautiful smile of your own! With Blessings, Dr. Zev... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Emuna Therapy