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Knowledge is Power & Attitude is Everything

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Knowledge is Power & Attitude is Everything

Having identified Da’at (knowledge, attitude or enlightened perspective) and The Mikdash (Jerusalem’s Holy Temple) as outstandingly unique by virtue of “character framing by divine design” in scriptural cadence, we learn that such attitude can be as impactful as the Holy Temple and other rewards can even include affluence! A series of devastating consequences engendered by the absence of Da’at include being stripped of compassion, suffering and inevitable exile. These cryptic teachings provide profound insight into the human condition and valuable life lessons. (Tractate Sanhedrin 92a)
Tractate Sanhedrin, Daat, Talmud

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Anonymous Clinton August 8, 2019

Rabbi Kaplan,

An excellent and timely lecture. How does da'at and mikdash relate to vision and the personal responsibility of Tikun Olam? Was it King Solomon who said, "Where there is no vision the people perish?" The western world have knowledge, but lacks spiritual direction. This leads me to ask the question, where is/are the proverbial prophetic voice - the da'at- who spends time with G-d, knows His heart and mind, and guidance for the times we currently live In?

Rabbi Kaplan, thank your truthful and profound lecture. You are possibly a da'at? Reply

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