Dwelling for G-d in the Physical World, A

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Dwelling for G-d in the Physical World, A: "a dwelling in the lowly realms": the concept taught by Chassidut that G-d desired to create a reality that is "lowly" and obscuring of His truth, in order that it be made into a "home" for Him-an environment that is hospitable to, subservient to, and expressive of His manifest presence
Angels proclaim G-d’s greatness; we shout the praises of technological gadgets. Yet G‑d chose our world as His home....
The Jewish home is indeed "a small Sanctuary." Like the Temple, it is a center for Torah, prayer and kindness...
"What a beautiful room this is!" Bracha said quietly as her eyes swept approvingly across the room. "Yet something is missing, it doesn't feel quite right."
Why did G‑d instruct that the lesser materials of silver and copper also be used in the Mishkan's construction? Surely pure gold would have looked much more spectacular...
Possessions are not an end in themselves. Iif anything, a person whose life revolves around them becomes a slave to his or her property. We can end up right back in an Egypt of our own making...
G‑d is everywhere, who could keep Him out? The more pertinent question is where does G‑d make Himself "at home"? More germane to us: Is it up to us where He dwells?
The Mishkan as a prototype of time, space and man
13 chapters are filled with the details of the Sanctuary's construction, from the dimensions of its pillars to the colors of its tapestries. In contrast, the Torah devotes one chapter to its account of the creation and three chapters to the revelation at ...
The concept of “Dirah Betachtonim” (G‑d’s desire for a “dwelling in the lowly realms”); how the purpose of Creation is realized in the most ordinary, everyday actions
G-d wants everyone to be a Temple, living in every single one of us.
The Torah describes two acts of creation: G‑d’s creation of the universe, and the Israelites’ creation of the Mikdash or Mishkan, the sanctuary that traveled with them in the desert, the prototype of the Temple in Jerusalem. The connection between them is...
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