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   Peace comes from such a high place that it is not given to one person. I can’t say to G-d, “Please give me peace. I don’t care about the rest of the world.” Peace has to be between me and the world, between me and people, between me and somebody else.


     The world needs a face, just like people need faces. The world needs a face very badly. The world has no face anymore.


     The name of that face is Peace. Peace means that I love you so much, that I give you back your face. So that when I give you back your face, I can honor you and then there is peace between us.


     A lot of people love each other, but they don’t honor each other. They don’t give each other faces.


     The world desperately needs people to have faces.


All the blessings of the world are like a gift of G-d, but peace is G-d himself.


You know, my beautiful friends, our holy Rabbis teach us that when you clap, you put both hands together and you bring peace into the world. Everybody talks about peace but they never use their hands, they don’t do anything about it. So when you use your hands, it means you’ll do something for it.


Peace comes from the highest place there is, from that holy place where the whole world is one.

What is peace? Peace is that you really reached the level of the oneness of G-d.


If you are really permeated with the oneness of G-d within you, you are one with every cockroach, every human being, and every fly.


The ‘will–of–G-d’ people say to you: “I am doing G-d’s will, and you are not. So you’re going to go to Hell.” The ‘will–of–G-d’ people know absolutely nothing about G-d.


The ‘will–of–G-d’ people are the ones who destroy the world. The ‘oneness–of–G-d’ people rebuild the world.


Why do people hate each other? Because they think:“You are not serving my G-d the way I think you should serve my G-d.” This is only possible if my whole relationship to G-d is on a ‘G-d’ level. If my relationship to G-d is on a ‘Father’ level… you know that brothers and sisters don’t hate each other.


Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach



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Joke of the day

Little Josh was brought to Dr. Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr. Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail. Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said, “Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You’re not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave.” Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said “OK. I’ll eat but I have some conditions. First, I’ll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you’ll share with me.” Dr. Gill was OK with this. He asked the child what he’d like. “Worms!” said Josh. Dr. Gill was horrified but didn’t want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. “Not that many, just one,” yelled Josh as he saw the plate. So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two pieces and then Dr. Gill eat half. Dr. Gill went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing, barely managing to keep his cool, said, “OK, now eat!” Josh refused as he sobbed, “No way! You ate my half!”