Thursday, August 31, 2017

An Elevated Impression

"You shall make a guard-rail for your roof" [Ki Teitze 22:8]

A roof, being the highest part of any structure, alludes to the ego, which gives a person an elevated impression of himself.

Thus, in order to prevent a person from "falling off his roof" by allowing his feelings of swollen self-esteem to degenerate into selfishness, we are warned to "make a guard-rail for your roof" - to carefully control and temper the ego with "guard-rails".

Source: Likutei Sichos, Lubavitcher Rebbe

1 comment:

Neshama said...

I think the iAID (Israelis) should bring all the Jews from Houston to Israel, and let them live in an absorption center, being given food and clothing to live here and wait out the rebuilding of Houston, and then to decide whether they want to return or stay!