I love the saying by Rav Zvi Yehudah Cook:
There are people with hearts of stone, and there are stones with hearts of people.
The people know who they are, and the stones reside where has G-d set them.
In the final redemption, the peoples’ hearts will turn back to Hashem and the stones with hearts will rebuild the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. 😉
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
Please read my article in The Times of Israel called, “Bring Every Jew Back.”
Today in a beautiful Chabad synagogue here in Florida, the Rabbi called to the Torah a bar mitzvah. But in this case, the bar mitzvah “boy” was a 43-year old man!
Read what happened and hope you enjoy! 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
I love this video!
It is about a giving man who helps a hungry child pay for food that the child had stolen.
The man throughout his life cares and provides to those in need.
Later in life the man gets deathly sick and needs an expensive operation.
The doctor in the hospital provides a bill to the man’s daughter, but all the charges are zeroed out.
It turns out that the doctor is the hungry boy from years ago and he recognizes the patient as the man that had saved him.
It is now his turn to pay it forward to the man who gave all his life.
One act of giving can influence and spark countless other good deeds.
Never underestimate the power of giving to others.
It is the one thing that we can do universally to help.
My dad told me this joke over the weekend.
It’s about the Rabbi who asked the little boy in school…
“WHERE do you find G-d?”
Raising his voice again…
“Where do you find G-D?”
Stretching out his arms to the heavens….
“Where do YOU find G-d?”
The boy rushes outside, nearly in tears, and finds his little brother and says:
“The Rabbi thinks we stole G-d.”
I’m not sure if the joke itself is really funny or just the way my dad tells it.
But I can almost see that child panicking and thinking he was being accused of something terrible.
Anyway, as we all know G-d is everywhere and most importantly inside all of us.
That’s the spark that burns–our soul from above.
(Source Photo: adapted from here with attribution to Kigaliwire)