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As discussed previously, Avodah Elokis is a service of subjugation of the body and natural soul to the will of the Creator (acceptance of a yoke). The Rebbe Rashab proceeds to explain that this Avodah is perpetual, even determining how and when the Oved sleeps. Indeed, the Oved sacrifices not only his will but his entire identity in the service of the Master.

Samach Vav: uMikneh Rav, Part 9

Samach Vav: uMikneh Rav, Part 9

The nature of the Avodah of the עובד אלקים

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Samach Vav: uMikneh Rav, Part 9: The nature of the Avodah of the עובד אלקים

As discussed previously, Avodah Elokis is a service of subjugation of the body and natural soul to the will of the Creator (acceptance of a yoke). The Rebbe Rashab proceeds to explain that this Avodah is perpetual, even determining how and when the Oved sleeps. Indeed, the Oved sacrifices not only his will but his entire identity in the service of the Master.
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Dr. Yaakov Brawer is Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, and lectures on Neuroendocrinology and Chassidism. He is the author of two books on Chassidic philosophy, Something From Nothing and Eyes That See.
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