Know that the Holy of Holies is the core. Don’t touch it, only feel it’s energy.
The after effects ripple. How they ripple is up to us. After Nadav and Avihu expired in the Holy of Holies, we are commanded of its nuclear nature. No one may enter the purest of the pure, save for the High Priest on Yom Kippur. There, he would offer the divine incense. On Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, the High Priest would cast lots and atone for the people. Warning: do not try to come close to the Source anywhere but the Holy Temple; do not consume the life-source, blood; be very, very careful with intimate relations; do not distort, misuse, or abuse the sacred purity that the Divine Creator gifts you.
Drugs – Strange Fire
A soul burning with fiery passion is an incredible asset, but lack of self-control coupled with the pursuit of selfish desires lead to disaster.Read More
Is G-d Vulnerable?
True love means being vulnerable. Our relationship with G-d is one of vulnerability and equal dependence on each other.Read More
To Be Like G-d
Spirituality in and of itself is not enough to satiate the Jewish soul, which seeks a unity with G-d that transcends a mere servant-master relationship.Read More
Crime of Passion
The fire of our souls, like any fire, can be the source of sustenance (healthy fire), or… an inferno (“strange fire”). The challenge is great. The choice is ours.Read More
How to Land After You Fly
Get a fascinating glimpse into the soul’s mechanics, discovering the underlying roots of highs and lows, and the dangers of extremes and incongruous peaks and valleys. Learn about two very different types of flights, one which defies landing and the other which can be guided into a seamlessly beautiful landing, channeling the highest of highs into the quotidian.Read More
Are You Driven? Omer Workshop Session Three
Uncover the different components of endurance and discover techniques to improve your inner ambitions, and how this can radically improve your situation.Read More
Son In Law
In a powerful analogy, the Midrash likens our relationship with G-d as one between a son-in-law and his father-in-law.Read More
The Eruv: A Private World
The ultimate function of Shabbat is to establish an eruv in our “multi-occupant courtyard”: to integrate the diverse forces and realities of our world as a singular, harmonious expression of the divine truth.Read More
A Visitor From Tohu
Tohu was a world comprised of the ten supernal sefirot. However, there they existed as ten distinct elements, devoid of all relationship with or even tolerance for each other.Read More
Field of Expertise: The Value of Jewish Education
A West Coast lumber merchant once came to the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, to seek his counsel and blessing. He got a lesson on Jewish education.Read More