בס"ד
Sep 25 2017, Tishri 5, 5778
Torah reading: Ha'Azinu

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 G-d’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 G-d of (Shemot 20:2) “I am the … Read more

Is G-d 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 G-d is both commendable and a righteous chassid. The young R. Naftali asked his father: “If G-d 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, G-d forbid, the Chozeh will … Read more