How is everyone holding up? It hasn’t been an easy time. I know our hearts are broken and I know we are scared. But, we can’t cave into the fear, my friends. We just can’t.
I just saw that Miriam Lottner, who wrote a wonderful Oped on USA Today is receiving death threats. Death threats, my friends! I mean if you’ve been on social media at all the past 12 days you know what I’m talking about.
Al Tira, says the Torah – do not fear! But, I know it’s hard. So, what do we do? We have to strengthen our connection to the only Source of comfort and peace, G-d Almighty. Pray, do a mitzvah, take an otherwise mundane interaction and make it holier, strengthen the peace in the home. The stronger we are spiritually, the stronger we will be physically. And please, please above all else, do not focus on differences with your fellow Jews. This is a time where it’s more critical than ever to stay together and unified. One of the most heartbreaking things of the war breaking out in Israel was to see Jews expressing negativity towards other Jews! What!?
I will say these two points and then I will go on with today’s show:
If anyone thinks that the antisemites discriminate between religious Jews, non-religious Jews, observant, non-observant, liberal, conservative, republican, democrat, you are wrong. It’s time to take your Judaism and wear it loud and proud because if there’s anything good the anti-semites can teach us is that a Jew is a Jew is a Jew. We are one. We are one soul. And you can’t sever your relationship with your people, Your G-d and the Torah. No matter how you try. So, embrace it!
I do know this message does not apply to my audience and I don’t mean to preach at you specifically, but rather say what’s on my heart and hopefully share some positivity and give some strength. G-d knows we need it and we need love and unity above all else. Guess what? Love unites. Hate obviously divides. So lets stay focused on the love. Dismiss the differences. Focus on the love. Period.
And finally, second point, to anyone who possibly could be confused and think there’s a difference, anti-Zionism, is antisemitism. Period. Again regardless of where you are in the political or religious spectrum, please bear in mind that there’s no such think as anti-Zionism – there’s only a desire to exterminate the Jews from the face of the earth. And you and I have the power to prevent that. We do have more power than we think. And that power is in our ability to spread love, to unite and not divide. Let’s use it wisely.
Ok Speaking of Zionism, a big shout out to my listeners in the Holy Land. You are our heroes, you are the mothers of kids in the army, you are the mothers of kids in bomb shelters, you are the pioneers making aliyah and you are in the safest place on earth, the Lubavitcher Rebbe said it many times, and I will shout it through the roof tops. The rest of us live in an illusion of safety. It’s all a farce. G-d protects the Jewish people and G-d protects Israel and so my friends, short of being in Israel with our people in our land, let’s make sure we’re connecting to G-d and strengthening our bond to again those three things that are inseparable, Jews, G-d’s Torah and G-d. One of the lessons of the Holiday of Shavuot, which at this point seems like ages ago was, you know it: Jewish pride. We should be modest as a small mountain, Mt. Sinai, but a mountain nonetheless. Not arrogant ever but with a very healthy sense of Jewish pride.
Ok today I have a great episode. I actually was meant to have Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Omer Omer Yankelevich on the show for weeks, but G-d has had other plans, both our schedules forced us to push off our Speaking of which, we’ve been planning for months and then tragedy in Meiron struck, followed by war. So, hopefully we can make that happen soon. I know you will love having her here. She is such a doll and I meant to share the wonderful woman to woman exchange we had the last time we had to reschedule our interview. Perhaps I’ll share it another time or when she comes on the whos. In the mean time, thank you to all of you on Instagram who’ve been helping me chose a new logo. You guys are great. So many great things happening around here. And one of the great things happening is…
That I’ve joined my colleague Dr. Azi Jankovic as a facilitator at the Rise Mastermind. And let me tell you this is some group! Today on this episode I will share a bit of what I spoke about earlier in May inside the Rise Mastermind – all about revenue goals and pricing, but first let me tell you a little bit about Rise.
I’ve talked about Rise before, in fact, I’ve advertised it on this show. And now I’m proud to say that every month I will be with the members of the Rise Mastermind teaching about money mindset and habits which impact our business – because Rise is a business mastermind. These sessions will be an awesome compliment to the sessions that Dr. Azi facilitates within the Rise Membership and I’m really looking forward to being there monthly right along with Azi and all the members.
If you are a business owner, at any level of the entrepreneurial journey, you know that it can get a bit lonely and that we need other peers to help us rise, to help us grow. It’s also quite hard to keep momentum on our goals, stay focused and move forward. There’s nothing like a solid mastermind group that can help keep you accountable, that can help answer those questions that are like pebbles on a shoe that don’t allow you to move forward, and who can also help you see your blind spots. I’m a BIG – huge – fan of masterminds. So, if you’re an entrepreneur, a current business owner check out Rise.
I know you’ll be just as impressed as I’ve been with the type of support, and the actionable strategic steps and results that we’re seeing from our members. And as my gift to you, you can get $18 off your first month inside Rise. Plus, plus, plus you will also get a 30 minute one on one money coaching session with me. All you have to do is head over to JewishLatinPrincess.com/Rise and use the code Yael to get $18 off and receive a calendar link to book your 30 min one on one money session with me.
Check out all the details at JewishLatinPrincess.com/Rise and use your special code YAEL to claim your 18 dollars off and get your money session with me.
And now, let me leave you ladies with a taste of what I spoke about a few weeks ago inside the Rise Mastermind, which I know will benefit so many of you. Here we go, ladies.