Thursday, July 28, 2011

Establishing spiritual chevra through material enjoyment


"It would be good if they would drink together from time to time, not for the purpose of intoxication or empty celebration, Gd forbid, but only in the manner of the pious, to join closer together and to awaken the animal spirit from its laziness. Even one who does not drink such beverages because of poor health, Gd forbid, should dilute his beverage with water and drink together with them.

"After they drink, they should sing some song of awakening, like Yedid Nefesh, Adon Olam, Psalm 23 and so on. If their souls are inflamed and they want to dance together, they should dance. They should only avoid wasting their time with drinking, singing and dancing exclusively."

(R' Klonymus Kalman Schapira, Bnei Machshavah Tovah, Seder Hadrachah uKlalim 6-7)

המצפה לישועה,

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