What constitutes a violation of the mitzvah to love God? Loving something else that competes with your craving for being close to God. The mitzvah to love God is to be constantly preoccupied with the pursuit of closeness to God. Maimonides compares this to the intense yearnings that a man feels for a woman.
To love Hashem – Rashi: You should not say “Behold I will learn in order that I will be rich; in order that I will be called ‘Rabbi’; in order that I will get reward.” Rather, do all that you do out of love and in the end, the honor will come.
A few things to keep in mind as Rosh Hashanah draws near. My precious child, I want to wish you a shana tova, a sweet new year, and share with you a few things that I think you need you to know. When I look at you I see something very different than what you see when you look in the mirror. You see …
Tisha B’Av is more like a death than a destruction, because on that day the world changed irrevocably. The world without the Holy Temple is not the same world minus one magnificent structure. The world without the Holy Temple is a totally different world.
Which brings me to your concern: “How can God love me if I’m not better than I was last year?” First of all, you might not realize that you actually are better than last year. Maybe your behavior in a certain area is “lower” than it was, but maybe you’re more aware of your misdeeds?
“David” was born and raised in the New York metropolitan area. He is now in his 40s and lives in Israel with his wife and children.
The spiritual power of God’s special place. Sara Yoheved Rigler is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, France, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Panama, and over 35 American cities.
Also, I understand the “mirrors of love” concept differently. I believe both men and women are motivated by their basic “ascent to power” instinct. In a family context, the man and woman are subconsciously (sometimes overtly) competing with each other to demonstrate who is the superior giver/carer and therefore more worthy of the throne in the …
My husband introduced your videos to me.How can I obtain a copy of “The Thank you People? Your inspiration is incredible.
My two favorite Jewish quotes. My favorite Jewish quote from King David is ” Im eshkachech yerushalayim tishkach yemini.” ( If I forget thee Jerusalem, may my right hand lose it’s cunning) My second favorite is the Hillel quote mentioned in the article.
Loving Michael came down to two things: opening the window and fully allowing my son to fly from my nest, and doing everything in my power to create a joyous and loving relationship during the time we had together.
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By acting thus, Avraham demonstrated that he served only out of love and not for any reward. So it was in his words to the King of Sodom, for he did not seek any reward from the Holy One Blessed be He. “If I take anything that is yours:” If I seek no reward from God, I certainly seek no reward from you.(Ha’amek Davar on Bereishit 14:23)
As an ordained Rabbi who is dedicated to serving the Los Angeles community and renowned for his impactful sermons and popular lectures, Rabbi Yoel Gold currently serves as Rabbi of Congregation Beis Naftali.
Google it. The addiction part is of your problem is the result of your attitude toward this activity. Most people learn these things from others and without a strong foundation this and many other habits/addictions can result.
As a mother of a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, I pride myself on being pretty calm. But all that changed this past summer. As a mother of a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, I pride myself on being pretty calm. While I can’t compete with my extremely laid-back husband, I don’t lose any …
Falling in Love With God, Step 4 – Service: Payback Time Jul 14, 2001 | by Rabbi Dov Heller, M.A. Judaism offers a unique solution to the spiritual dilemma of how to payback God.
Rabbi Abba Wagensberg is a disciple of Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, and is a popular lecturer in Jerusalem and throughout the Jewish world.
We know the crushing pain and your inability to speak and so let our prayers be your voices to the Almighty God to ease your burden and to show you mercy. May His grace be yours to enable you to go on. We are very sorry for your loss. God bless you.
this video was really emotional for me. I’m a 12 year old girl and my father died in the summer of 2012. In his sleep. I’m glad someone understands me because the way I see it, I still have a father. he is ‘still my daddy’ even if he’s not alive. if you know any kids around my age who need someone to talk to they can email me at email@example.com