Psalms

Cast My Soul: Psalms 30-31

February 14, 2024 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

What do you do when you're pinned down in a nasty crossfire? How does it feel when bombs are exploding all around you? What do you do when you look at your watch and calculate that your life expectancy is lesson than a minute? Such a picture is amazingly similar to King David's predicament… [Read more...]

Cedars of Lebanon: Psalms 27-29

February 7, 2024 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

The more a person gets to know the Almighty, the more he or she wants to praise His Name. All of creation knows its Creator and incessantly sings in reverence to Him. Hashem is the ultimate good, omniscient and invincible. He is also absolute truth and justice.… [Read more...]

Calming Waters: Psalms 22-23

January 24, 2024 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

No one suffered the amount and severity of tribulations that King David did. Yet, he found solace in his unswerving trust in Hashem. In history's best-known Psalm, he shows us how to find the calming waters in a world of turbulent… [Read more...]

Emergency: Psalms 19 – 21

January 17, 2024 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

When an infantry squad is pinned down from massive enemy fire, it calls in air or artillery support. When an emergency in life pins us down, we can do even better and follow King David's advice. We call out for Divine… [Read more...]

My Rock: Psalm 18

January 10, 2024 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

King David had one main preparation for battle – Psalm 18. And, when the battle was over, he had one mode of debriefing – Psalm 18. In fact, Psalm 18 was his secret weapon. It worked for King David and it can work for all of… [Read more...]

The Holy Mountain: Psalms 14-17

December 27, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

What do you do when your heart is breaking? How do you cope when you feel all alone and no one understands what you're up against? Pick up King David's Psalms. King David dealt with the same challenges you deal with now. He has the right words for you, especially in Psalms 14 –… [Read more...]

Vanished Nations: Psalms 10-13

December 20, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

The four highly dramatic Psalms 10, 11, 12 and 13 were King David's cries from the depth of his soul. He felt all alone. He couldn't understand why the evil people were succeeding on all sides and the righteous were downtrodden. He asks the same questions we all ask… [Read more...]

The Baby’s Prayer: Psalms 7 – 9

December 13, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

Unborn babies and newborn babies have the ability to communicate with the Almighty in prayer. These prayers are so powerful that they generate Divine salvation. As in every other aspect of emuna, we must put logic and intellect aside, for emuna transcends… [Read more...]

Secure Solitude: A Lesson on Psalms 4 – 6

December 6, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

King David teaches us how to live in security, both on a personal and national level. He also provides us with timeless advice for making our prayers much more powerful. These three Psalms are conducive for protecting ourselves against our enemies, both physical and… [Read more...]

A Tree on the Riverbank: Psalms 1-3

November 29, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

King David is a role model for all of us. His soul was a kaleidoscope of all of our souls. Therefore, as Rebbe Nachman teaches, each one of us can see ourselves in the Book of Psalms. They reflect our pain and struggles. The Psalms open our hearts and enable us to express ourselves from deep down… [Read more...]

David’s Song: An Introduction to The Book of Psalms

November 22, 2023 by Lazer Brody - Leave a Comment

As the "all inclusive" soul, King David's soul was a kaleidoscope of all our souls. His suffering was a compendium of all of our suffering. David's song, his Book of Psalms, is therefore our song, for every person on earth for posterity. No wonder that the Book of Psalms is by far history's… [Read more...]

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