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Korach: Confidence – where does it come from? Inborn or acquired? Nature or nurture? It stems from the soul, one permanence in an immortal physical world.
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Spiritual meaning of fasting: Yom Kippur is a taste of this future world of reverse biology. We will be sustained by hunger, and will experience other unnatural phenomena.
Enjoy these Jewish mystical teachings on light, by Rabbi Simon Jacobson, best-selling author of “Toward a Meaningful Life”.
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On Yom Kippur we fast and pray, on Purim we party. Yet the Zohar sees the two days as intrinsically similar.
Purim derives its name from the lots cast by Haman. It is not some incidental detail but the single event that most expresses what Purim represents.
Achashveirosh’s sleepless night set in motion a series of events that led to Mordechai’s rise, Haman’s downfall, and the salvation of the people of Israel.
While I continue to experience the Rebbe as a very active, involved part of my life, still, I miss the flesh & blood connection.
The minister serves his king with his mind; the servant with his body. Our service of the Creator includes both elements – embodied in Torah study & mitzvot.
Using the metaphor of a railway journey, there are two possible routes the Redemption may come about – it may be hastened or come in its time.
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Giving, whether physical or spiritual, carries a “price”. We find an example of such spiritual descent in Moses’ bestowal of the leadership upon Joshua.