Noach

“And Live by Them!”

Jul 8, 2020 |

While the yetzer hara most often appears in his recognizable form as a force which seeks to distance us from our mission of aligning our lives with the Will of Hashem, he sometimes goes undercover, disguised as a “positive” inner voice. One of his favorite tactics in this disguise is to make a Jew feel as if his or her avodas Hashem is full of blemishes and that the Master of the world has no pleasure from our crippled attempts…

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The Secret of Happiness

Jul 8, 2020 |

The primary blemish of the Dor HaMabul was that they were constantly dissatisfied with what they had. This caused them to crave the money, property, and wives of their neighbors, and ultimately led to thievery, cheating, and adultery. After wiping out this malady from the world by filling the entire planet with the purifying mikvah water of the mabul, Hashem divulges a deep secret to Noach, the key to happiness which would allow him to avoid these negative behaviors. What…

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