"What is unique about our tears? They are both salt & water - our tears are both the mikveh and the salt for the korban necessary to revive our souls to their unique potential and to remove the barriers between us and HaShem."
"Each one of us has to have the integrity to stop for a moment and check in. Are we present? Are we focusing on the task or the mitzvah that HaShem has put before us in order to connect to him?"
"What is it that truly instills strength into man? We are generally under the false assumption that it is wisdom and intellect."
When I was in 8th grade, I had a vivid dream in which I lived out my whole life, including finishing school, getting married, having children and really living a whole and happy life….and then I woke up. I remember the deflated, empty feeling that I had then, a feeling of dread that it actually...
"A free person knows how to do that. That’s a real hachana for freedom. This is the real preparation for freedom. "
On Shabbos we acknowledge that this is Hashem’s world, we stop our individual work and we spend the day serving Hashem through the boundaries that we place on ourselves and the special things that we do to elevate the day.
After Moshe receives and breaks the the tablets of our covenant, Moshe has a strange request. 'Hareni Na Et Kvodecha', Please G-d, Show Me Your Honor'.
Our own individual passion is the only oil which can be used to light up our own souls forever. A real teacher is one who is able to connect his/her student to their own menorah.
Each one of us, when we came into this world, were given lives that were hand crafted by HaShem. He alone has taken us to our highest point and to our most challenging lows.
In this week’s parsha, Terumah, Bnei Yisrael are given the mitzvah of donating towards the building of the Mishkan. The Torah tells us “וְיִקְחוּ־לִ֖י תְּרוּמָ֑ה”, “Let them take me an offering”.