From Mendel Bluming why we fast

Many Jews are surprised to hear that there are 6 traditional fast days each year. We know of Yom Kippur but why the rest? Here’s one insight: We are so dependent on food. One day without food and we are a mess, practically incapacitated. How dependent we are…. a good reminder…  Mendel Bluming

From Mendel Bluming

A reminder from the Baal Shem tov to keep in mind through the vicissitudes of life:

When I was five years old I was orphaned from both my father and mother. The last words spoken to me by my holy father before his passing were: “Yisrolik, fear nothing but G-d alone.”