Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sparks of Holiness


"They will leave with substantial wealth" [Lech Lecha 15:14]

The above verse indicates that amassing wealth was one of the purposes of Egyptian exile.  For this to be achieved, it was necessary for Yosef to become the ruler of Egypt and gather wealth from all the other lands.

According to chassidic teachings, ''sparks of holiness'' are trapped within the physical world and are released when a Jew takes the object and uses it to perform a mitzvah.  Therefore, one of the inner purposes of exile is for the Jew to utilize physical objects in the service of G-d.

Thus, someone who truly desires to cleave to G-d needs to involve himself in the physical performance of mitzvot, for this is also the only way he can fulfill his soul's mission.

Source: Based on Likutei Sichos Lubavitcher Rebbe

4 comments:

Devorah said...

Rav Kanievsky on the current situation: ''engage in prayer and strengthen modesty [tzniut]

devora said...

Your pictures all always so perfect. Especially this one!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When we wit to eat a meal as well we can take the opporunity the whole time to connect to Hashem by saying thank you. I close my eyes often and just start a stream of consciousness thank you....Thank you Hashem for the land of Israel, for the cucumber, for the ability to be a Jew....etc......

Shefa said...

I have to agree, I love all your images. You know how to spiritual align every image with the message. That is a gift not just insight! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world and helping us be enlightened with each post. Keep spreading that light!

Devorah said...

Thank you both. Pictures seem to throw themselves at me begging to be blogged with Torah :)