Watch: Rav Arush Begins Shiur with Lively Music of “Mi Shemaamin”


raV SHALOM ARUSHRav Shalom Arush, the renowned Breslover mashpiah and head of the Chut Shel Chesed mosdos, recent spoke at the Bais Knesses Alkabetz in Tzefas. A packed crowd of men and women gathered to hear Rav Arush’s divrei chizuk, but before his drasha, Rav Arush stood in front of the shul, clapping, as the song “Mi Shamaamin” played on speakers. It was a joyous, even if unconventional, way to begin the shiur, but Rav Arush felt it appropriate in light of the important message of the song’s words, that one who believes in Hashem experiences no fear.


Rav Arush has a unique ability to reach out and touch the heart of Jews throughout the world. Born in Morocco, he made aliyah with his parents at age thirteen. After graduating high-school, he served in the Israeli Defense Force’s elite naval rescue unit as an airborne combat-medic, where he took part in many clandestine missions. After completing his three year stint in the service, rav Arush attended university, majoring in economics. During that time, five of his closest friends were killed in a helicopter crash while carrying out an army mission. At their leavyos, he wondered about the seeming futility of life. This tragedy was the catalyst for a complete metamorphosis in his outlook on the world, and eventually led to him discovering the truth of Torah and mitzvos.

Rav Arush studied in several yeshivos until he discovered Breslov and studied under Rav Eliezer Berland. He learned with Breslever talmidei chachomim including Rav Levi Yitzchok Bender zt”l and Rav Shmuel Shapiro zt”l.

Rav Arush began bringing his fellow Jews closer to G-d and established the Chut Shel Chessed institutions twenty years ago.

{ Israel News Bureau}