Incredible insight by Rabbi Jesse Olitzky: Each of us have inside us a ‘Yetzer HaRah’, an evil inclination, and a ‘Yetzer HaTov’, a good inclination. The scale of our willingness to do good and bad is balanced equally inside us. This is why we make great choices at times and make mistakes that we learn to regret at other times. Those we surround ourselves with impacts whether the scale within us tips towards a life of blessings or a life of mistakes.
Imagine Dragons, the Las Vegas-based alternative rock band has taken the country by storm over the past year. While the band, which was formed in Provo, Utah, has been performing together since 2008, the band released its debut album, Night Visions, in the United States, last Labor Day. The first hit single from the album, It’s Time, reached #15 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The album itself reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and was #1 on both Billboard’s alternative list and Billboard’s rock list.
Their second single, Radioactive, reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and Rolling Stone even referred to the song as the biggest rock hit of the year. Their latest single to be heard on the radio is entitled Demons.
The lyrics speak about the “demon” inside each of us. While that is a word that I prefer not…
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