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Rabbi Eliezer Raphoel Brody
Rabbi Eliezer Raphoel Brody is a popular speaker and broadcaster both
in Israel and in North America. A Ba'al Teshuva, Rabbi "Lazer" Brody
served in the Israel Army's elite special forces, and is the veteran of
two wars and tens of antiterrorist missions. As such, a New York
journalist nicknamed him "Rabbi Rambo".
When the Israel-Lebanon conflict erupted in 1982, he was among the
first to be mobilized. While fighting in the streets of Beirut, he
developed a burning spiritual thirst. Soon after the war, he left his
farm on the Samarian ridge to study Torah in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Avraham Weitzhandler, the author of Siach Sarfei Kodesh and head
of Meshech Hanachal, was instrumental in introducing Brody to Rebbe
Nachman's teachings. After receiving his ordination by four major
rabbinical courts in 1992, Brody devoted another two years of intensive
study of Breslever Chassidus at the Breslever Kollel in Mea Shaarim.
Brody then spent four years as meshamesh, or understudy, of the
Melitzer Rebbe of Ashdod.
In 1998, Rabbi Sholom Arush, the Rosh Yeshiva of Chut Shel Chesed in
Jerusalem, opened up a Breslever kollel in Ashdod, and appointed Rabbi
Lazer Brody as the Rosh Kollel. Brody remained Rosh Kollel for four
years. In 2002, he left the Kollel in order to devote his time to
spreading Rebbe Nachman's teachings all over the globe.
In addition to being a popular speaker on several of Israel's Haredi
radio stations, Rabbi Brody is an acclaimed personal and family
rare combination of Special-Forces experience, secular background, and
simplicity of presentation have enabled him to spread Rebbe Nachman's
teachings in places where listeners had previously refused to listen to
a religious speaker, much less a Breslever Chassid. Brody's style is
especially appealing to listeners from non-religious backgrounds and
baal tsheva audiences.
Brody's first book, Pi Habe'er, is a contemporary
commentary of Torah based on Rebbe Nachman's teachings. The book has
been widely acclaimed, and has received the approbations of Rishon
Le'Tzion Rabbi Ovadiah Yossef, the Bes Din of the Eda Haredis in
Jerusalem, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, and others. His second book, Nafshi
Tidom, is a unique guide to coping with bizionos, embarrassment
and insult. Brody's third book, "The Trail to Tranquility",
is slated to appear on North American bookshelves later this year.
Speaking Engagements and Contact: You can reach Rabbi Eliezer
Raphoel Brody at