y is there bad&Evil?

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You are the children of the L-rd your G-d (Deut. 14:1)

Just as the child is drawn down from the brain of the father, so are the souls of the Jewish people drawn down from G-d's Supernal wisdom.

However, the connection between the Jew and G-d is even loftier than that between an earthly father and son,  for G-d's wisdom is not a separate entity from Him, but "He and His wisdom are one."

 

 

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An elderly Jewish man is knocked down by a car and is brought to the local hospital. A pretty nurse tucks him into bed and says, "Mr. Gevarter, are you comfortable?" Gevarter replies, "I make a living..."

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A new client had just come in to see a famous lawyer. "Can you tell me how much you charge?", said the client. "Of course", the lawyer replied, "I charge $200 to answer three questions!" "Well that's a bit steep, isn't it?" "Yes it is", said the lawyer, "And what's your third question?"

 

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A guy rushes into a bar, orders four expensive 30-year-old single malts and has the bartender line them up in front of him. Then without pausing, he quickly downs each one. "Whew," the bartender remarked, "you seem to be in a hurry." "You would be too if you had what I have." "What do you have?" the bartender sympathetically asked. "Fifty cents."

 

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On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, in the midst of the French Revolution, the revolting citizens lead a priest, a drunkard and an engineer to the guillotine.

They ask the priest if he wants to face up or down when he meets his fate. The priest says he would like to face up so he will be looking towards heaven when he dies. They raise the blade of the guillotine and release it. It comes speeding down and suddenly stops just inches from his neck. The authorities take this as divine intervention and release the priest.

The drunkard comes to the guillotine next. He also decides to die face up, hoping that he will be as fortunate as the priest. They raise the blade of the guillotine and release it. It comes speeding down and suddenly stops just inches from his neck. Again, the authorities take this as a sign of divine intervention, and they release the drunkard as well.

Next is the engineer. He, too, decides to die facing up. As they slowly raise the blade of the guillotine, the engineer suddenly says, "Hey, I see what your problem is ..."

 


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It's the little things, the irrational, that make the biggest difference.

 

What does performing what appears to be insignificant commandments, have to do with G-d going out of His way, for us?

 

Why is it written, that because we go out of our way to thank G-d for the food He gives us, we are blessed in undeserved marvelous ways?

 

And one more.  When we don't do what G-d wants, and we go against His wishes, why is there hidden in this mishap the greatest of goodness?

 

We are all familiar with contracts, especially friendship and marriage contracts. One of the reasons to draw up a contract between friends is in the remote chance that later on feelings aren't like they are at the present time, the contract guarantees and assures the commitment will in no way become reduced from its' present time. A covenant transforms the current mutual feelings to an eternal obligation even if later on it may be irrational to follow through.

 

The same is with G-ds covenant and promises. It guarantees His pledge and flow of blessings eternally.

 

How and why is this the case? When a person approaches his service and worship to G-d in such a way that any and every opportunity to serve is looked at with equal enthusiasm whether it's a big deal or just a small deal, the persons' own action exhibits and determines that logic itself, big and small, is all put aside because of a relationship that goes beyond logic.

 

This in turn causes G-d to deal with this individual in the very same way. Whether he deserves or doesn't deserve G-ds good grace, logic is set aside to reciprocate and extend kindness not necessarily according to the regular rules, or of logic that G-d Himself set up.

 

This explains the Midrash that says. "G-d forgives his people and shows his countenance and good favor because, although the Bible says, "you will eat and be satisfied and bless G-d your G-d", only after you are satisfied you are obligated to say grace after meals, yet they have accepted to say thanks even when they eat the smallest portion of an olive size."

 

Showing a good face and forgiving is similar to the concept of an oath and covenant.  In the same way that carrying through with the commitment of an oath will be beyond logic, forgiveness many times goes beyond what one deserves and what makes sense. But because we do more than is demanded and thank Him even on the smallest portion of food, G-d acts the same way in response to our own behavior.

 

This also explains why the Bible when describing the unique G-dly given chance, exclusive to the human race for complete and total free choice in our decisions, the opportunity to choose bad and as a result draw curses upon ourselves, G-d presents this opportunity as if coming from the deepest most powerful parts of G-d, reaching the deepest aspects of our souls.

 

In other words, making bad choices will blemish our deepest identity as humans.

 

When a person falls from "G-d made them straightforward", the lower a person tumbles away from goodness they become like an elastic band pulled backwards. It can only happen because of the great and very deep G-dly powers He endowed within each one of us, to fall so low.  G-d who is so powerful allows his strength to reach the furthest reaches from his light to the deepest abysses of darkness.

 

However, it is necessarily in these places and circumstances, when one already finds themselves there, and realizes how low they have fallen, that they can and will rebound from there, to become so much stronger and meritorious because, and out of this experience.

 

Never underestimate the little acts and the dark and difficult situations. It is there, we find the greatest of blessings and forgiveness.

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August 2, 2013
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Quick Fix
 Inspiration from the Lubavitcher Rebbe
 

Helpful knowledge.   

 

 


 

The very fact you know about someone who is in trouble means that

in some way you are able to help.

 

 

 

Otherwise, why would this knowledge have entered your world?

 

Moshiach Matters.

 

 Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev once asked his Chasidim,  

 

"Why did Moshiach tell Rebbi Yehoshua ben Levi that he was coming 'today'?

 

Isn't it written that G-d will send Elijah the Prophet before that awesome day arrives?"

 

No one offered a response, so Rabbi Levi Yitzchok answered himself:  

 

"Elijah the Prophet is due to come in order to raise everyone out of their mundane concerns and prepare them for Moshiach.  

 

However, 'If you will listen to the voice of G-d' - that is, if we will wake up on our own - then Moshiach will be able to come today, immediately, without Elijah the Prophet having to come to forewarn us."

 

(Siftei Tzadikim B'haalotcha/Lma'an Yishme'u)
Action - 
Counts the most.

 

 You are the children of the L-rd your G-d (Deut. 14:1)

 

Just as the child is drawn down from the brain of the father, so are the souls of the Jewish people drawn down from G-d's Supernal wisdom.  

 

However, the connection between the Jew and G-d is even loftier than that between an earthly father and son,  

 

for G-d's wisdom is not a separate entity from Him, but "He and His wisdom are one."

 

(Tanya)

 

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Living with the Rebbe.
Living with the Rebbe


Why is there bad, evil 
and punishment in the world.
....
 

 

This week's Torah portion, R'ei, opens with a verse that establishes a foundation of the Jewish religion - free choice. G-d says to the Jewish people, "Look, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: the blessing, that you will hearken to G-d's commandments...; and the curse, if you will not hearken to G-d's commandments..." (Deut. 11:26-28)

 

Why did G-d create the world so as to necessitate blessings and curses? Why did G-d create something to stand in the way of good, to make it difficult for us to do what is appropriate and right?

 

Evil alternatives and negative opportunities exist to allow for free choice. If there was only good in this world - no chance for a person to behave in a questionable manner - a person could not freely choose to do good; he would be forced to do good for lack of alternatives, by default. In order to have options, there have to be at least two different routes. Then, a person can use the power of free choice given to him by G-d to choose the correct path.

 

Freedom to choose one path of action over another is a fundamental principle of Judaism. It is at the very core of the advantages of a human over other created beings. Other creatures do not have this option of free choice; their actions are based on natural instincts and environmental training. Only man has such an advantage.

 

The concept of reward and punishment revolves around free choice. If there is no choice, there is no room for reward and punishment. A person can only receive a reward for his good deeds because he has freedom of choice.

 

It is therefore understood that the existence of the opportunity to do "bad" is not to make a person evil, but the opposite. Wrong exists only to allow a person to choose right.

 

The opportunity to do that which is not good, therefore, wasn't created to prevent a person from accomplishing what he needs to. In fact, it is to push the person toward the correct path, a path to be traveled on in the midst of freedom of choice and desire.

 

Knowing that "bad" exists only to encourage us toward the good, also gives us the ability and strength not to be intimidated or overwhelmed by it.

 

Adapted from the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

 

 

It Once Happened.


                    Why did Reb Zushe "STEAL" the 20 rubles?
 

Reb Zusha had gone to visit his teacher and Rebbe, the holy tzadik Reb Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch. After a fulfilling stay, drinking in his teacher's wisdom, Reb Zusha prepared to take his leave. When he went into his Rebbe's study for a parting word, he mentioned to Reb Dov Ber that he needed to marry off his daughter. Now, Reb Zusha was as poor as could be, and to marry off a child required a considerable sum. Reb Dov Ber immediately took a sum of three hundred rubles and pressed it into his disciple's hand, wishing him mazal tov, and sending him happily on his way.

 

Reb Zusha was greatly relieved. Now, his wife and daughter would be at ease. Although he had taken money, which was not his habit or desire, it was a necessary thing, he thought to himself.

 

The trip home took Reb Zusha through many towns and villages, and as he passed through one tiny Jewish village he was startled by the sound of bitter weeping coming from a small hut. The other villagers were going about their business, and he stopped one and asked, "Who is that crying?"

 

"That is a poor widow who was about to marry off her daughter. But on the way to the chupa she lost the entire dowry. Now, the wedding is off because the groom and his family refuse to go on with it without the dowry. And how will she ever amass three hundred rubles again?"

 

Reb Zusha's tender soul was pained for the poor woman. Then he suddenly realized that three hundred rubles was exactly what he had with him. He walked up to the door of the hut and knocked. "My good woman, I think I may have found your money!" Her eyes widened in disbelief. "Can you tell me if this money had any distinguishing marks?" asked Reb Zusha.

 

"Why yes," she replied. "The money was in a packet of two fifties, and ten twenties, and it was tied with a red string."

 

"Yes, that's exactly what I found!" replied Reb Zusha. "I will go to the inn and get the money and bring it right back."

 

Reb Zusha ran to the inn and changed his money for the denominations the widow had described. Then he tied the bills together with a red string and ran back to the widow's hut. By the time he returned the little village was buzzing with the good news. The girl had changed into her bridal dress, and the neighbors were bustling about preparing the wedding feast. As Reb Zusha presented the widow with the money, he said, "I am keeping one 20 ruble note for my trouble."

 

She looked at him as if he was speaking a foreign language. The others who had overheard the remark stood with their mouths open. "What!" screamed the widow. "How can you rob a poor widow of 20 rubles! And after you have just performed a most wonderful and holy mitzva (commandment)!" The others converged around Reb Zusha screaming and yelling, "Thief! Stealing a widow's money! For shame!"

 

Reb Zusha, however, refused to budge. He clung to the 20 rubles as if to dear life. "This money is mine as a reward, and for my troubles!"

 

Relatives, friends and other townspeople berated Reb Zusha, and soon it seemed that they would tear him limb from limb to retrieve the money. Finally someone piped up: "Let's go to the rabbi. He will be able to settle this once and for all!"

 

Everyone agreed to follow the rabbi's ruling and they all trailed along to the rabbi's house. The rabbi listened to each side and then ruled: "Reb Zusha must give the widow the 20 rubles."

 

Still, Reb Zusha refused to give up the money. One young man put his hand into Zusha pocket and extracted the bill. Then Zusha was escorted to the edge of the village and unceremoniously kicked out.

 

Many months later the village rabbi happened to encounter Rabbi Dov Ber and related to him the incident with his disciple, Reb Zusha.

 

The Maggid turned to the rabbi, "You must go to Reb Zusha and beg forgiveness. That money didn't belong to the widow. I myself gave it to Reb Zusha to marry off his own child! He demanded twenty rubles because he wanted to avoid honor at any cost. He wanted this great mitzva to be completely pure."

 

The rabbi was shocked and ashamed when he heard this. He went to Anipoli to beg Reb Zusha's forgiveness. But Reb Zusha replied to him, "You don't need my forgiveness because I never was angry. I do not hold my honor high, but I will forget about the incident completely if you promise never to reveal the truth to the widow. I never want her to suspect that the money wasn't hers by right." The rabbi, of course, agreed and the incident was never mentioned again.


 

Warmest wishes for a Shabbat Shalom.   

 

Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui

Chabad Center Palm Beach 

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