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Small Gifts
For spiritual victory, we have to give our body its physical needs.
While it is necessary to fight with all of our power against the forces of evil, nevertheless, the victory will come to be only if the Other Side also gets its due.

A person was created with a dual nature — a soul together with a material body - and he is obligated to give his body its basic needs, even though that will strengthen its materialistic desires; only then will he be able to properly fulfill the will of his Creator.
With Both Our Hearts
By Rabbi Elimelech Shapira
Our spiritual work is to live in such a way to awaken within G-d the desire to remove the veils and to allow His compassion to flow unimpeded into the world.
From Heel to Head
The name Israel was not meant displace the name Jacob; it was meant as an addition, expressing a loftier dimension of Jacob.
Our relationship with G d as Jacob, servants to our Master refers to our fulfillment of the commandments out of a sense of duty and obligation. Our relationship with G d as Israel, His children, refers to our fulfillment of the commandments because our souls derive from Him and we are therefore naturally aligned with His will and wisdom.
Two Final Stages
Two Final Stages
Western civilization shares the values and worldview of ancient Rome.
The Jewish people were subjugated over the course of history by four kingdoms. The final subjugation, immediately preceding the messianic age, is under Rome. Our present exile is seen as an extension of the Roman subjugation, since western civilization shares the values and worldview of ancient Rome.
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