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The Ba’al Shem Tov teaches that “a person is where his thoughts are.”

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day

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Thought for the Day
Disc 150, Program 597

Event Date: 11 Nissan 5742 - April 04, 1982

The Ba’al Shem Tov teaches that “a person is where his thoughts are.”

Although Judaism places a premium on action and speech, these two faculties can hide one’s true intentions. It is by understanding the thoughts behind the deeds that we can appreciate their value and sincerity. In a sense, a disconnect is formed between the speaker and the listener and between the doer and the observer. It is the thoughts behind the words we say and the motives hidden in the things we do that actually create a connection.

This then, is why Judaism puts such emphasis on our thoughts upon rising each morning; it is these thoughts which carry us through the day - influencing our speech and actions throughout, and connecting us with others.


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February 18, 2016
On how one should start the day
This is amazing, I have written the main points down so that I can reflect on this every morning.
February 14, 2016
It is amazing that we are privy to such insights to empower us to break through the final moments of exile with thoughts which can only bring us closer to redemption.
Don Zusya Goodman
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