Gates come in a variety of literal and metaphorical forms. There are the proverbial gates of perception, the mystical gates of heaven, the sinful gates of hell, then, of course, there is another kind of Gates, the one that founded Microsoft.
Literal gates come in many forms as well. There are gates to cities, like the eight gates to the Old City of Jerusalem (Jaffa Gate and Zion Gates being the most famous among them). There are gates to gated communities. And there is the great gate to San Francisco, better known as the Golden Gate Bridge.
This week is Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat. What can gates teach us about greatness? What can gates teach us about God?
Is there a G-force (gravitational force) connection between the Three G’s – God, Greatness and Gates?
This sermon answers these questions and more. It teaches us how our lives are a journey through 50 gates, with Shabbat HaGadol opening up for us the ultimate 50th gate. Plus it features a wonderful tale from the Baal Shem Tov which will truly open the gates of your understanding.