Plans

Plans

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 When catastrophe strikes and disaster befalls you, be assured of only one thing: that God is with you. There are no certainties in life. … Read More

The Fall

The Fall

The fall is for the sake of the ascent. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, Likutei Moharan II, 12 When the profundity of the world escapes you, search even more diligently for God. The destination, after all, is the journey. When darkness overcomes, lack of inspiration creeps in, and the mundane overwhelms your sphere of existence, remind … Read More

Love

Love

The great secret – the key to everything – is love. Our ability to love is evidence for God’s existence. Without God, there is no love. And in fact, we are taught by the wisdom of our ancestors that God created us because He loved us. When Genesis says that we are created “in His … Read More

Light and Dark

Light and Dark

In our most trying times, we must always strive to see the light. Rabbi Nachman wrote: Inevitably you must encounter all kinds of difficulties and setbacks. You will fall down many times before you can enter the gates of holiness. Even the greatest Tzaddikim have gone through all this. There are cases when a person … Read More