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The Zohar HaKodesh says that there are, G-d forbid, certain wrong doings for which you can’t even do teshuva [return to G-d].  Reb Nachman says it’s not true, it’s not true.  You can always do teshuva.  You know what that means?  If someone, GYd forbid, tells you that you can’t come back to G-d, that means he can do without you.  It’s mamash clear to me that G-d can’t do without me. He has to take me back.

 

When I’m learning, the deepest depths is not that I want to understand what it says, the deepest depths is that I want to know: How does it relate to me?  Why do I need it?  Why did you tell me that, G-d?

 

The deepest depths of Shabbos is not that I don’t drive a car on Shabbos.  I want G-d to reveal to me why it is that I could never be without this one Shabbos.  This is the deepest explanation there is.  The absolute deepest, deepest depths.

 

I would love to know why G-d put me in this world in the year “tof shin mem,” in the year 1980.  Obviously, I was not around previously unless I was in another form. I was not here 1840, but I was here in 1940.  And I’d like to know, why do I have to be right now in Yerushalayim?  Last week I was in Toronto, two weeks before that I was in Paris.  G-d please reveal to me what am I doing in this space, what am I doing in this time.

How do I know when I meet my soulmate?  When I look at my soulmate I feel that I knew her for two thousand years.  In fact, I can’t even imagine that there was a time that I didn’t know her.  She was already written on my heart.




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Joke of the day

The Ropshitzer Rebbe was famous for his sense of humor.

Once one of his followers asked him, “What is the reason for your custom to dress in only white cotton clothes?”

The Ropshitzer Rebbe said, “I cannot reveal this to you now. You must first prepare yourself. Immerse yourself in the ritual bath eighteen times every day. After three weeks come to me and I will reveal the reason to you.”

The follower did exactly as the Rebbe ordered, and after three weeks time he proudly went to the Rebbe.

“I did all that you asked,” said the follower. “Please reveal to me the secret.”

The Rebbe said, “Because it is cheaper.”

The follower was confounded: “What? Because it’s cheaper? Why did I have to immerse eighteen times a day for three weeks? Why couldn’t you just tell me?”

The Rebbe answered, “If I would have just told you, then you would have just told someone else, and he would have told someone else, and so on…. And before you know it the price would go up.”


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