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It is one thing to take the body out of slavery, it is quite another to take the slavery out of the body. Transforming the finite into the infinite requires a process. The steps are called plagues. It begins with water into blood, cool indifference into hot life. Then comes frogs, followed by a tale of lice and men; then wild beasts, pestilence, boils, and a hail cocktail one part fire one part ice. Pharaoh’s heart is like a hard rock café – only without the café. Seven plagues later and the people are still enslaved in Egypt.
Texting, social media, online shopping… Overwhelmed? Discover how to experience your own personal exodus from forces that enslave us.
In this letter, the Rebbe probes the deeper significance of an aspect of modern life to inspire with a lesson that is both personal and universal.
An allegory of diamonds and chicken fat that describes the soul’s descent into the physical body.
Insights on the power of Aaron’s staff, divine sparks, and Egyptian rain.
A miraculous medical recovery with a blessing from the Rebbe.
Sleep is one of G-d’s greatest gifts to mankind- the ability to wake up to a new day free of yesterday’s mistakes and constraints.
Is there historical proof of the revelation at Mt. Sinai?
Inside “secrets” provide perspective to current events in France — and the world — illuminating for us: why is Paris burning? Why is France, of all places, at the forefront of today’s upheavals?
“Man is [like] a tree of the field,” and the Jewish calendar reserves one day each year—the “New Year for Trees” on the 15th of Shevat—for us to contemplate our affinity with our botanical analogue and what it can teach us about our own lives.