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A High Priest who finds a dead person is obliged to bury him and so he defiles himself for this dead person. However, even though he becomes impure, he is still the High Priest. The High Priest does not stop being a high priest for one second.
Rebbe Nachman asks, “What do you think I would do if I did the most awful thing?” He answers, “Do you think I’d stop being what I am? I’d still be the same thing. For five minutes I’d cry for what I did wrong, but that’s it.”

You know, the question is: Are you that holy that you can even stop being holy and yet still be holy? If there is such a word. I don’t exactly know how to explain it. I don’t have the right words.


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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?”