Sunday, December 21, 2014

Creating sanctity - spatial, temporal and personal


"Via the Children of Israel's generosity of the heart with their wealth, the holiness of space, Mishkan and Mikdash [Temple], is constructed.

"And via generosity of their hearts with their lives, meaning the forces of the body's actions, holiness of time is constructed…

"And via generosity of one's heart "with all of your heart", meaning controlling the nature of one's heart, they merit holiness of the spirit…

"And so the holiness of Chanukah and Purim was constructed by special souls, and on those days the holiness of the spirit, the aspect of [sacred] time, shines forth."

(Rabbi Tzaddok haKohen of Lublin, Tzidkat haTzaddik 253)

חג אורים שמח,

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