Thursday, January 24, 2008

Daily Torah Thought - 1/25


"Whereas you, son and daughter of Israel, are to be neither plant nor animal but human being, and in this human vocation you must feel yourself to be called upon to serve not yourself but Gd, with all that you are, with all that you have and will have, and with your enjoyments and actions, and dedicate yourself freely with your whole being to Gd.

"If through this you have become a true Israelite, you will not feel ta'avah (desire), you will not strive for any enjoyment or possession for yourself, you will strive in everything for means of doing things pleasing to Gd... you will know nothing of ta'avah, in which you yourself are the objective."

(R' Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, Horeb, paragraph 100)

Have a great day,

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