בס"ד
Apr 20 2018, Iyyar 5, 5778
Torah reading: Tazria-Metzora

INSPIRATION

Turning Others Into Gods

A thought from Radzin on the verse (Shemot 20:3) “You shall not have the gods of others.” Don’t turn other people (אחרים) into God’s by copying their actions in the assumption that they are surely correct. This is not the correct path rather one should discover the personal God of (Shemot 20:2) “I am the … Read more

Is God a Chassid?

When R. Naftali of Ropshitz was a lad he asked a question on the piyut Adir Hu that is said in the nirtzah of the haggadah. There, the poet wrote about G-d “זכאי הוא, חסיד הוא” that God is both commendable and a righteous chassid. The young R. Naftali asked his father: “If God is … Read more

You are Better than Me

The Chozeh of Lublin once conversed with a simple Jew that was resolute in his fulfillment of the Mitzvot. “I am jealous of you,” remarked the Chozeh, “for you are more righteous than I am. I Rebbe is forced to be religious as his actions are constantly under watch.” “If, God forbid, the Chozeh will … Read more