Contact Us

Getting Real

Getting Real


To know that this world is not some wild jungle where whoever is stronger or richer or smarter can abuse and destroy without regard for those beneath them—this is not a matter of religion or faith, particular to one people or group of believers. This is the underlying reality—that this world has a Master, and it is not any of us.

A peaceful society can endure only when it is built upon that which is real.

Simchat Torah, 5746

By Tzvi Freeman
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. Subscribe and get your dose daily. Or order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
© Copyright, all rights reserved. If you enjoyed this article, we encourage you to distribute it further, provided that you comply with's copyright policy.
Join the Discussion
Sort By:
1000 characters remaining
Anonymous Blackburn, England July 8, 2017

Another beautiful message for Shabbos,
Thank You Reply

Emanuele July 7, 2017

Thank you for sharing such beautiful & inspiring words Reply

G Carter Las Vegas July 17, 2016

Amen Rabbi Freeman,
That's so true. Thanks for sharing. Reply

Carla de Castro Sosa Munich, Germany April 27, 2009

again responsibility, free will but what we can see is a lot of chaos and a lack of justice, many situations are wrong and need to be "cured".

We received from the Master the task to work to build a world accordingly to Truth. The Code, instructions were given. But G-ds seems to hide His Face from us, and there happened and happens sometimes the worst.

Take responsibility for the own life and the life of others. For a single person I think, this is a good start. Reply

sofi glencoe , Illinois April 26, 2009

His reality Thank G-d that we were brought to the knowledge of His reality; where even when we see things not in balance…we know He has control of all. Reply

Tedd Koren Philadelphia, PA April 26, 2009

Darwin In Darwin's original writings he didn't claim that survival of the fittest had to do with physical strength and violence; on the contrary, those societies that were the most fit were the most cooperative. Reply

Anonymous North Port, Florida July 25, 2006

higher power? The gravity bug at the center of the earth, the center of all spheres, is the higher power. Heaven is only a mirror to that power.
What is my point?
Immanent vs. Transendant. That is the real reality. Who is giving? Who is taking? A perfect balance. It is up to us to tip that balance to either merit or, G-d forbid, demerit. Reply