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The peasant behind his plow has access to the king in a manner unavailable to the highest ranking minister in the royal court when the king is in the palace...
How does G-d prepare for His annual reelection? Does He just sit up there in His "palace" trusting in our good sense to proclaim Him king once again? Does He go after the vote, mingling with the masses, pressing the flesh, kissing babies?
1 Elul, 5747 • August 26, 1987
Elul is a time for building a deeper, more loving relationship with G-d. The Alter Rebbe teaches that, at this time, G-d is like a great king who leaves his palace and his city, and goes out to the fields to be near the common-folk of his kingdom. All the...
30 Menachem Av, 5742 · August 19, 1982
The first Chabad Rebbe offers a parable illustrating G-d’s closeness of every individual during the Hebrew month of Elul.
The Alter Rebbe offers a parable illustrating G-d’s closeness to every Jew during the month of Elul
14 Elul, 5740 • August 26, 1980
The Alter Rebbe teaches that during the month of Elul, G-d is like a “King in the field” – He goes out from his lofty palace to find each and every Jew, wherever they may be. He greets them with a smiling countenance and eagerly hears their requests.
At the commencement of Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah, we begin to reflect on the year that passed, and on improving our relationship with G-d. The Alter Rebbe, the founder of Chabad, compared the Almighty during the month of Elul to a king who g...
Explore the special opportunities available in the month of Elul and the powerful ways to access them.
I thought to myself, “Look at the tenacity and determination of this young man. He simply had to make contact, and so he did.”
Sometimes G‑d finds us even when we’re not looking for Him.
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