Sunday, December 23, 2007

Becoming a home for the Shechinah


"Since the time of the destruction of the Temple and the exile of the children from their Father’s table, the Shechinah wanders, as it were, and cannot find rest, and the only thing that remains is the Torah.

"When the Jews, holy nation, speak appropriate words of Torah, then they become a mini-Temple for the Shechinah…as it is written, ‘From the day when the Temple was destroyed, Gd has nothing in His world other than the four cubits of Jewish law.’"

(R' Chaim of Volozhin, Nefesh haChaim 4:34, citing the Zohar)

Have a great day,

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