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Friday, December 24, 2010

Words of Wisdom from Uzi

At the Western Wall this morning, someone was trying to tell our Ethiopian friend Uzi about some Rabbi that has a yeshiva in Tel Aviv, saying how great he was etc.. Uzi replied let the Rabbi be even so much more special and great but he can not help me from where he is, I need someone that is going to do teshuva (repent) with me!
Uzi hit a very deep point, and to understand it’s truth see Rashi on Parshas Nitzuvim (Deuteronomy 30:3) on the verse: “And God will return (with) your returning”, the verse implies that God is in fact with the Jews in exile, and He returns (in Hebrew the same word for repentance) with the returning of the Jews. Also see Likutay Moharan (Collection of our Master Rabbi Nachman, Vol. 2, Tora 82): “and the main repentance … the way of Moshe was the following. Moshe bound himself even to the lowest of the Jews, and sacrificed his life for them … see that whole awesome holy Tora! Also see Likutay Moharan Tora 49, that the Higher Divine Presence goes up in Teshuva WITH the lower Divine Presence!

2 comments:

Moshe Chaim said...

QUOTE:"Uzi replied let the Rabbi be even so much more special and great but he can help me from where he is, I need someone that is going to do teshuva (repent) with me!"

I think that was supposed to say:

"but can he help me from where he is?"

or

"but he can ONLY help me from where he is"

meaning is not so clear the way its written

love

MC

NaaNaach said...

Thanks for the correction. My father once told me that he found that many times that the Vilna Goan changes a girsa, in newly found manuscripts there was in fact evidence that the old girsa - the one that had been available - was incorrect, however the girsa that they propounded was not that suggested by the Vilna Goan. Here I think the best way of bringing out the point is "they can NOT help me from where they are".
Thanks again.