Rabbi Lazer Brody - Purim and Netillah: The Connection

The Connection Between Purim and Netillah

Tune in as Rabbi Lazer Brody truly WOWS with an incredible class bound to inspire you to infuse more meaning into the mitzvah of Netillah.

About Rabbi Lazer Brody

Rabbi Lazer Brody was born in Washington, D.C. in 1949. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where he studied agriculture. He moved to Israel in 1970 and joined the Israel Defense Forces. He spent 19 years in regular and reserve-army combat service before becoming a military chaplain. He held this position until his discharge from the IDF after 29 years of service.

A graduate of the Aish HaTora rabbinical seminary in Jerusalem, Rabbi Brody holds rabbinical ordinations from Rabbi Noach Weinberg osb"m of Aish HaTora in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yitzchak Kulitz osb"m Head Rabbi of Jerusalem, Dayan Natan Kupschitz shlit'a from Jerusalem, and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg shlit'a from Jerusalem.

Author of "The Trail to Tranquility", "The Path to Your Peak" and many other books in Hebrew and English, Rabbi Brody is also the English translator of the worldwide best-selling "Garden of Emuna," "Garden of Peace" and "Garden of Gratitude". Dubbed "The Voice of Emuna" by Israel National Radio and a former show host there, he is a sought-after inspirational and motivational speaker. He speaks to audiences of all backgrounds, both in Israel and abroad, as well as a renowned spiritual guide and life coach.

In addition to his rich background as a soldier, farmer, rabbi and spiritual guide, he is a certified personal fitness trainer and health coach with ACCT and ExpertRating certifications, with a unique holistic approach to health of body, mind and soul.

"Lazer Beams," Rabbi Brody's award-winning daily web journal that has been on the web for over a decade and a half, has now morphed into "Emuna Beams", built around his podcast of emuna and encouragement that people around the globe enjoy daily. 


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The Benefits of Drinking From A Pure Copper Cup

Copper Cups and Their Benefits

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In this blog, we will discuss some of the many benefits of owning a pure copper cup. Best of all, you can find one of these cups on our website linked here.


Everyone knows the look of a classic copper mug. Most, however, see a copper mug and associate it with an alcoholic beverage. Moscow Mules are commonly drunk from copper mugs. The reason for this is often attributed to copper's ability to take in temperature. Copper is a great conductor of heat and is also a wonderful thermal conductor. Though copper is can take in heat well, it also is susceptible to cold as well. Typically Moscow Mules are placed in these cups for their ability to amplify the temperature of the ice in the glass. After all, who doesn’t like a cool, refreshing drink?

Water Purification

Pure copper cups are a great item to own because they have purification qualities. When you drink from a pure copper cup, the metal helps extract bacteria and other impurities from common drinking water. Most tap water will have antimicrobial properties in it, copper helps remove these impurities and allows you to drink more purified beverages. Even if you purchase a copper cup to drink non-alcoholic beverages, the copper material still offers you added benefits.

Taste Benefits

Though this might be a more suggestive benefit, some have claimed that copper mugs improve the taste of certain beverages. For those who drink alcoholic beverages out of copper cups, it has been claimed that the flavor of vodka is enhanced in a copper mug. But, how? Luckily, science is able to answer this question and make this claim seek not so far-fetched. Experts have said that when alcohol is placed into a copper cup, the copper begins to immediately oxidize. The chemical reaction then enhances the aroma and taste of the liquor. This is yet another reason why Moscow Mules are commonly served in pure copper cups.

Religious Ceremonies

Copper cups also have religious value as well. In the Judaism, there is a ceremony called netilat-yadayim, also known as “washing of the hands.” This ceremony is used before and after major religious prayers and meals, as well as early in the morning. The ceremonial washing of the hand will typically include a copper mug with two handles. According to the Book of Moses, it is mentioned that Moses washes his hands in a copper basin before approaching Hashem (G-d). Because of this, copper is recognized as a pure material to enable enrichment and purification ceremonies.

Netillah Pure Copper Cups

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