HOME DONATE CONTACT US
Chabad of Bay Ridge
 
Untitled-1.jpg
 
Parshah: Kedoshim

Features:

In a Nutshell
Rashi's Commentary
In Depth
Chassidic Masters


Full Index »
Parshah
Kedoshim


On holiness, and love, and holiness in love, and holy love... Also: The meaning of the mitzvah... Does G-d want us to enjoy ourselves? ... What's so terrible about idolatry?... The first five years of the fruit tree... and 40 other commandments and connections
 
Meditation Through a Sea of Reeds

Accept the world at its face value and it won’t let you move forward.
Every impulse must be bridled, every step carefully balanced
—and even then, for every step forward, you fall back two.
You are enslaved within an Egypt of your own making.

Here is your route of escape:

Meditate deeply upon the inner soul of the world;
struggle to see the vision described by our teachers.
Part the murky waters of a coarse, material world;
enter the reality that lies beneath it;
let that be your path from bondage.

Grasp that inner vision and it will flow outward
through the heart to the conscious self,
down to the heel that steps upon the earth,
until all these, as well, become mind.

Your eyes are now open,
your heart is awake,
your hands themselves know what to grab and what to avoid,
as your feet know where to walk.

In the struggle for deeper vision,
life becomes effortless.

You are free.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
 
 

High Holidays Services Banner (190)

 

 
Shabbat Services
Apr 26, 2014 - 10:15 am
Shabbat Services followed by a Kiddush and full Shabbat meal.
Shabbat Services
May 3, 2014 - 10:15 am
Shabbat Services followed by a Kiddush and full Shabbat meal.
Shabbat Services
May 10, 2014 - 10:15 am
Shabbat Services followed by a Kiddush and full Shabbat meal.
Shabbat Services
May 17, 2014 - 10:15 am
Shabbat Services followed by a Kiddush and full Shabbat meal.