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G-d’s Place


   When a person falls into doubt and great confusion, then he begins to look at himself and he sees that he is very far from G-d’s kavod [honor, glory]. Then he begins to search for G-d and to cry out, “Where is G-d? Where is the place of His glory?” That is the beginning of repentance, because the essence of repentance is looking for, and running after, G-d’s honor.


As a person cries out, “Where is G-d?” he makes G-d manifest in the lowest depths. The very asking is the beginning of his rising and touching the highest levels of G-d’s kavod. That is why falling down is the beginning of rising up.


When you ask, “Where is G-d? Where is G-d’s glory?” when you don’t know where G-d’s place is, then G-d reveals His place to you. This is the holy Beit HaMikdash, the holy Temple.


Before Mashiach comes we will ask, “Where is G-d? Where is G-d’s place? Where is the place of His glory?” There will be such a tremendous, powerful asking, that G-d, so to speak, will have to build the Holy Temple.


If you fall down to the lowest level and you really think, “G-d can’t be where I am because I am too far gone,” then you actually have a chance to reach the highest place.


Before Mashiach comes, when it looks like G-d is completely absent, then we will really find the place of G-d in the world. Because we obviously didn’t really find G-d’s place yet, otherwise the Holy Temple would not have been destroyed.


Only when you realize that you really have absolutely no place in the world and so you really ask where G-d is – then G-d can talk to you again.



Daily Torah Quote

Joke of the day

Once there was a Yeshiva student going out on his first date. He went to his friend for advice. “What do I talk about with the girl?”

His friend said, “It’s as easy as pie. First you talk about love. Then you talk about family. And then you talk about philosophy.”

OK, the great moment arrives. They sit down and first he says, “Tell me honestly, do you love lokshen (noodles)?”

She says, “No, I hate lokshen.”

OK, let’s try family. “Does your brother like lokshen?”

“I don’t have a brother.”

Oh, no, this is not so simple. Let’s try philosophy. “If you would have a brother, do you think he would like lokshen?”

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