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Creation, Purpose of

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A survey of the roots of this question, the scientific context, the classical Kabbalistic answers, and the explanation offered by the Chassidic masters
What is the ultimate objective of our destiny?
Once the Messianic Era begins — world peace, universal enlightenment, an end to suffering and eternal life — one would assume that having accomplished his mission the Moshiach's central role would no longer be required. Yet this is not the case, to the co...
The radical reversal we call world
The little child jumping rope outside, the construction worker drilling steel girders, the ocean’s roar and the big blue sky will all speak of the oneness that breathes within all of them, without the need to sit and ponder. It will be the foreground expe...
Understanding Shavuot
When introducing Himself to the Jewish people in the great event at Sinai, why did G‑d choose to understate His own achievements?
The Purpose of Existence
G-d's desire as the precipitating force behind the creation of the universe and its laws.
Where I come from, the powerful try to control the powerless, and the mighty retain their strength. So if I were G‑d, I’d have kept creation for myself. The Creator of creators, however, is clearly more trusting, and created our world not for power, but i...
In point of fact, this moment is the first moment of your life. And as you read these words, G‑d is purposefully bringing your body, your memories, your tendencies, and your circumstances into being
Bombarded from every direction, we can hardly help but respond. We try harder, run faster and work longer, racing at breakneck speed like mad hamsters on a wheel. No one expects to keep running forever. We all intend to stop—just as soon as we get where w...
With my daughter's help the task usually takes twice as long. So why do I let her stand so proudly at my side as "my helper"?
Angels proclaim G-d’s greatness; we shout the praises of technological gadgets. Yet G‑d chose our world as His home....
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