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It'kafia & It'hapcha (Conquest vs Transformation)

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Rabbi Infinity provides Miri the ultimate Kabbalistic lesson in Feivel control--and the transformation of darkness to light.
At first the young man was impressed with the young lady’s character, but was repelled by the shape of her nose. Then he learned to ignore it. Now he loves it . . .
When confronted with darkness, what do you do? fight it? peer more deeply into it? A dual lesson from the Plague of Darkness that afflicted the Egyptians
As the most direct and simple line between two points, it is misleadingly the surest way to town; but in truth, the "direct approach" is a dead end
It was an age of boors and ascetics, a time of conflict between body and soul. Then a master appeared. "Don't beat your beast," he taught, "don't overload him and don't abandon him. Help him"
I am a Muslim. In my religion, wine is forbidden. Does Judaism honestly believe that such a sensual indulgence can be considered holy?
The teacher has locked his door, the mentor has disappeared, and one's own soul has turned dark and cold. When no solution for the darkness is in sight, this can only mean one thing: the darkness itself is the solution
Commonly perceived as a concession to the weaker sex by the stronger, the rule is actually founded upon a very different rationale
Self-Control vs. Transformation
Two fundamentals in the service of G-d discussed extensively in chassidus are the concepts of Is’kafya (suppression) and Is’hapcha (transformation). Discover their respective qualities and specifically the case for Iskafya.
The Tzadik and the Baal Teshuvah
In interpreting the verse in the Song of Songs, "If only you would be to me a brother", our Sages differ as to whether our request of G-d is to treat us as Yosef treated his brothers who had sold him or as Yosef treated his innocent younger brother Binyam...
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