Heavenly Bank Account
Gd has a lot for you in your bank account, but sometimes you forget to go to the teller and pick it up. When you lift the handkerchief, it’s your chance to go to Gd’s bank and say, “Master of the world, whatever You have for me and my holy bride, give it to us right now.”
How Deep does it Touch You?
When Gd said to Noah, “I’ll destroy the whole world,” Noah said, “OK, what can I do?”
The heilege Chozeh m’Lublin said: After the flood it says, “V’yisha’air ach Noah” [the only one who remained is Noah]. So the Lubliner says, “V’yisha’air ach Noah” [After the flood, he was the same Noah]. The same Noah… You see the destruction of the world, and you walk out the same? You are cute and you’re sweet, you are a tzadik [holy man], but you are not the one to bring Mashiach [Messiah]. Ah, the heilege Zeide Avraham [Our holy grandfather Avraham], when he heard Gd is destroying Sodom, he says, “No, I won’t let You!”
You know why Noah wasn’t taking in poor people? “What can I do? Gd made him poor, so what can I do?” Avraham says, “Ribbono Shel Olam [Master of the world], I won’t let You.”
You know what “kabbolas kinyan” is all about? You can live, hopefully for a hundred years, with your soulmate. But the deepest question is, where does it touch you? How much does it mean to you?
“Kinyan” comes from the term “kin,” a nest. It means that every word should dwell in your heart, every word should be so deep in your heart. Your children should live in your heart…. Your soulmate should live in your heart. All of Israel should live in your heart.
How big a heart do children need, how big a heart does a husband need? Infinitely big. But we have no object which is infinite, so we take a cute little handkerchief.
There is no greater simcha [joy] than to know that G-d hears our prayers. That is the greatest simcha in the world.