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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 ESTIf you’ve saved one person’s life, the Mishnah teaches, you’ve saved an entire world. Now does that make sense? A person is just a person, a very small part of a very, very big world, right? But the Mishnah says otherwise. Each of us is the world. Not just like an entire world. Not just worth an entire world. You are the world. How is that possible? Think of yourself. As far as you are concerned, if you are gone, everything is gone. And the same applies for every other person on this planet. What is your world made of? Take the sum total of everything that has ever influenced or affected you. That’s your world. Take the sum total of everything that affects the other guy. That’s the other guy’s world. Take everything that affects a cow, and that is the world of the cow. Or a tree. Or even a hammer. When you pick up a hammer, it has entered your world, and you have also entered its world. The same thing with anything and everything.<
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:00:00 ESTDo you believe someone can be in a relationship with a person who has differing religious beliefs or even no beliefs at all?
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:00:00 ESTWisdom never shattered. Within the original conception of this universe, within it's design and its destiny, within that intense thought that exploded into the innumerable fragments that comprise our world, deep within was a seed, and within that seed lay the power of all that could ever be, the power of the infinite. We call that seed chochmah, translated as wisdom. The Kabbalists call it "the power of what is." Wisdom Discovering Itself The outer shell of that seed crumbled and fell. It’s innumerable fragments became the principles and patterns of the universe—the wisdom of what is and what could be. But the inner light of that seed remained whole and pure. It is the wisdom of what should be. It is the wisdom of tikun. It is the voice that Moses heard at Sinai. The outer wisdom is the wisdom of how things work. And so, it cannot change anyth
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:00:00 ESTBy the seventh generation of Chabad, the walls separating the Jew from the rest of the world had all come tumbling down.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 ESTWe dwell within a living work of art, perhaps a symphony, or perhaps a dance, of uncountable parts. If we look with open eyes, we will discover the signature of an unknowable Creator within the knowable patterns of nature.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 ESTHi, People invest money. G‑d invests people. People invest money into whatever they think could give them back more money. G‑d invests people into those situations He knows could give Him back better people. So, this week, we read the story of G‑d investing His people into slavery in Egypt. Definitely a high-risk investment. But, without it, there would be no Torah, no eternal Jewish Nation, no concept of freedom or human dignity in our world. Good investors study good, successful investments. That’s another good reason to read this week’s parshah and all the wisdom our sages have taught on it. And then to apply that wisdom to our lives. Let me know what you gained this week from the situation G‑d has invested you in. Is He turning a profit? Tzvi Freeman on behalf of the Chabad.org Editorial Team
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 ESTThe best way to understand investment is by looking at the archetype of all investment. And that is life.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:00:00 ESTWhere the real world happens, from there is its tikun. The salesperson, the school teacher, the business executive, the manufacturer…
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:00:00 ESTOnce upon a time, there was a world that was a place of magnificence, awe and beauty. We, as cognizant beings, were privy to a small glimpse of that beauty—even to grasp some of the wisdom that stood behind it.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST“And just how,” I asked Dave, “would you render your characters unpredictable? Whatever random functions you write, at the end of the day, you have control.”