Yitzi Hurwitz

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Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz—father of seven, husband of Dina, and spiritual leader at Chabad Jewish Center in Temecula, Calif.—has been rendered immobile by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Unable to speak or type, he uses his eyes to write heartfelt thoughts on the weekly Torah portion.
Do a mitzvah in a truly transformative way, with our neshamah, breaking out of our current state.
The main purpose of the essence of the intellect, to change the nature of the emotions.
The month of Elul is the city of refuge, separating himself from his sinful ways, from his desires.
He argues, "first I have to make sure that the head is in order.” First the strict mitzvot, then the less strict mitzvot.
The life of a person is divided into days, and every day is divided into morning and evening.
The Book of Devarim is the greatest of the five Books, because it enables us to bring the first four into the physical world.
So this physical world, the lowest realm, is G-d's goal; His purpose can only be realized here.
Humility and self nullification will make you into a unifier and it will bring you to love another for no reason.
Every Jewish person has a portion in the land.
Our purpose is to reveal the essence of the world, that it is His garden.
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