...And the conversation somehow drifted to 'Al Tishali Oti'. Declared one blogger, "If I was the sabra, I wouldn't post so cryptically'. "If I was the sabra", said another, "I wouldn't use so many Hebrew & Yiddish words." Another blogger chimed in, "If I owned 'Al Tishali Oti', I would be more consistent with colors n content." "I wouldn't be sarcastic to commenters", muttered another, darkly. One blogger added not. "I have nothing to say, for 'To know the sabra is to be the sabra'."
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
From a place of illuminated darkness --
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman's daily doses of wisdom from the Rebbe have saved me many a time. I often mark some of them for return, revisiting countless times over weeks or months until I feel I can check em off.
Tonight, I am ready to post and conquer this one, with the help of G-d Almighty.
Our souls are in exile within our bodies. Our people is in exile within a foreign world.
And so there are two things we must know:
That this is not our place.
And that hidden treasure lies buried here; for G‑d dwells in darkness.
If we only remember that this is not our place, we may remain strong, we may even shine in the darkness. But what profit will there be from our exile?
And if we only remember that treasure lies here, we will begin to believe that this is our place, and if so, of what use is the treasure?