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The history of humankind is not about the rise and fall of empires, nor about their wars and their conquests. It is about a different sort of battle, the battle over whether the Creator of this place belongs here below or in some heaven above.

Those who believe He belongs in His heavens destroy the earth. Those who believe He belongs on earth, they build heaven here.

That is the battle each one of us fights, and that is the story of all humanity’s journey. And that is all that really matters. For that is all there is to any human being.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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December 19, 2014
Israel, for they wrestle with judgments both good and bad to straighten their purpose.
San Diego
December 19, 2014
Everything is Inside You
There are only two worlds - our world of receiving His pleasures for yourself or His world of receiving to give back.
Work on drawing His Light to correct you within to resemble Him - then you will be in His world.
Toronto, Canada
December 19, 2014
Very correct. What is the use in destroying everything in the earth and create peace of grave yard to attain heaven after death. What is the use in murdering and torturing women and children to have 72 virgins in in heaven.
June 5, 2012
Human Being
History is a balance of Society and Freedom of Religion.
Battling Good and Evil, for we as "Human Beings" don't know what is "is" in store in our future. Our creator does know of our future belonging here and heaven above somewhere else; preparing us to Battle our weaknesses and strength.
Eugina G Herrera
New York, New York
June 2, 2012
Daily Does
Have recently subscribed to Chabad, I now have formed the habit to expect my Daily Doeses.
Lasarusa Yehuda Sovea Ben-Zion
Suva, Fiji Islands
June 2, 2012
thanks and G-d bless you for sharing once more this delightful meditation. may G-ds peace rest in your day as each one is given for all eternity ~ love all x
June 1, 2012
This Is A Lovely Post! :)
Based on the fact that God is us (yet we are not IT) I tend to think that it IS here (whether it likes it or not!). :)
Ruckersville, VA/USA
June 23, 2009
answer to Alex's question
This is in a sence, the battle of good and evil. For really what is "good" and "evil" But rahetre the absence of G-dliness or the presence of G-dliness. And this is what the battle is. To accept and embrace G-d in our everyday lives, or just to believe that man runs the show....This is just my take on the daily dose.
Yaffa S
Philadelphia, PA
June 23, 2009
Insider's History
I always believed our greatest battle has always been between Good and Evil. Is that not the truth? It's what keeps us walking the straight and narrow.
Avon Park, Florida
June 23, 2009
Where does the Creator belong?
Hi, Rabbi Freeman,
I have the feeling, that our Creator b e l o n g s to Heaven. That's His place.
But He i s here with us.
Is that a wrong idea?
For me it is a comforting thought to know, when I die, I will get to Him. (In heaven above)
Thanks for making us think every day anew.