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01/13/2023 11:18:41 AM


"I shall be that which I Will be." "אהיה אשר אהיה"  (3,14)

 To see the light amidst the dark

 The fact that G-d's Name comes from the words"אהיה אשר אהיה" comes to allude to us that He acts from Above with people as a person acts in This World Below. (Rabbi P. Friedman)

We have learned from the Nefesh Hachaim that "Just as a person determines in his heart and says G-d is the real G-d and besides Him there is no power in the world – and he subjugates his pure thoughts only to the Only G-d – so thereby all the powers and desires in the world will be cancelled out and they will not be able to anything to him."

 Likewise, it is also brought in the name of the Baal Shem Tov that if a person totally believes even when things are totally concealed, in the greatest trouble that he has, that G-d is there – thereby by that faith that he has he will merit that the harsh Judgment will be mellowed, and the trouble will turn into salvation.

 Thus, the Leket Imrei Pninim wrote: "I heard from my teacher (the Baal Shem Tov) that if a person would know with full knowledge and faith that in all situations when G-d is concealed, He is hidden therein and there is really no concealment – then immediately all the evil doers would leave him and the evil would fall away, and the light would be revealed. Yet, sometimes there is a situation of "I will conceal My Face" – G-d conceals His concealment and a person feels no vitality and he forgets that G-d is with him (in his troubles) and this is considered as idol worship when he has no belief and faith in G-d – and then he can be punished.

 However, as long as a person cleaves to total faith in his Creator, no bad will befall him and he will receive love and affection from G-d.


Sun, April 2 2023 11 Nisan 5783