Daily Quote When a person walks along without a thought of Torah in his head, the very ground under his feet cries out: “Clod! What makes you any better than me? By what rights do you step on me?” – Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch Daily Study
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When He made the world, He decided He would take the role of Kindness. That way, when we would be kind, we could bond to Him with our kindness. He decided to have Wisdom. That way, by being wise, we could bond to Him with our wisdom. He decided to be conscious of Himself, so that we could attain consciousness of that which is beyond knowing. And all this He gave to us in His Torah. See my video channel..on […]
This Torah we were given is not of the world, nor is it something extraneous to it. Rather, it is the hidden essence, the primal thought from which all the cosmos and each thing within it extends. It is not about the world, it is the world—the world as its Creator sees it and knows it to be. The sages of the Talmud told us that the Torah is the blueprint G‑d used to design His creation. There is not […]
There is an outer world and there is an inner world. As deep as you penetrate, as high as you reach, there is always something breathing inside. The outer world is made of things. Breathing inside the things are words. Words are the outside. Inside the words are stories. The story is the outside. Inside the story is a thought. Thoughts are the outside. Inside the thoughts is a great light. At the origin of all light is the beginning […]
At Sinai, He said, “Let us bond together. Let us embrace in these mitzvahs, commune in this Torah, and in them we will be one.” But He is an infinite, unknowable G‑d. If we cannot know Him, how can we bond with Him? And so, when He came to us in His Torah at Mount Sinai, He began with an alef (here letter). And when we begin to learn, we begin with an alef. In that first, infinitesimal point of […]
Everything Man is given comes in a finite package. Even the tablets Moses carried down from Mount Sinai were defined and bounded. And so, when G‑d saw Moses mourning over the broken tablets, He said, “Your powers were focused when you smashed the tablets. For now you will receive a Torah you may extend wider than the sea.” When Man fails, he shatters the treasures G‑d has put in his trust. But then he cries and picks up the shards […]