It's The Country Yossi Show for Monday, April 4, 2011.
This week, everyone's favorite April Fool, Country Yossi, takes on a serious topic as he talks to Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier, Director & Speaker of TheSchmuz.com, a 45 minute Torah lecture that focuses on major issues of life. Issues ranging from "working on anger" to "learning to be a better spouse" -- from "understanding the reason behind davening" to "what my purpose is in this world". So many of concepts that we take as given - yet somehow we may not have focused on of late.
Be sure to pick up a copy of Rabbi Shafier's book, Stop Surviving, Start Living.
Ask someone today, “How are you doing?” and you will hear some interesting responses. “Hanging in there.” “Surviving.”
That is a reaction you would expect from a man who just found out he has terminal cancer and has six months to live. How do you explain it coming from people living in the lap of luxury, enjoying wealth, freedom, and almost limitless opportunities? HANGING IN THERE? SURVIVING?!
More than a mere expression, it is indicative of a deep dissatisfaction just beneath the surface. That's not the way it's supposed to be - not the way Hashem wants it to be.
Why did Hashem create us? Why is there suffering? Why is there pain?
Here is a book that answers these and other deep life-questions, in an engaging, entertaining manner. It offers a roadmap and the inspiration to create a life of meaning and purpose - to stop merely surviving and start living.
Written in an easy-to-read, contemporary style, this powerful book offers a road map and the inspiration to create A LIFE OF MEANING AND PURPOSE - to stop merely surviving and start living.
Also, Country and Heshy take your calls and crown some Grand Prize Winners.
Don't forget the 23rd Anniversary Pesach issue of the Country Yossi Family Magazine escapes from the printer on Friday, and right here next Monday it's the annual Country Yossi Show pre-Pesach Special. Country Yossi welcomes Rabbi Dovid Heber, editor of the annual STAR-K Passover Directory, and Larry Birnbaum of J Drugs to answer all of your Pesach shailes, so get them ready!