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The Secret Power of the Nazirite

23 Menachem Av, 5744 · August 21, 1984

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The Secret Power of the Nazirite: 23 Menachem Av, 5744 · August 21, 1984

What is the concept of a “vow” in Jewish law? A person takes an ordinary object, and Torah tells him: since you are a Jew, G-d gives you the power to connect that which is mundane with the sacred.
Nedarim, Nazirite, Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Secret Power of the Nazirite
23 Menachem Av, 5744 · August 21, 1984
Disc 62, Program 247

Event Date: 23 Av 5744 - August 21, 1984

What is the concept of a “vow” in Jewish law? A person takes an ordinary object, and Torah tells him: since you are a Jew, G-d gives you the power to connect that which is mundane with the sacred.

The Nazirite, for example, makes a vow about a simple thing — to not cut his hair for thirty days. It demands no extra effort and costs no money; in fact, the average person goes thirty days without cutting their hair anyway. But since this person does one small action for the sake of G-d, he acquires a distinct level of holiness.

Today one does not take the vow of the Nazirite, but with every part of one’s mundane daily life, if one intends to give glory to G-d – without making any actual vow — G-d counts it as a holy service. In return, G-d grants him abundant blessing and success in all he needs.

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Kayo Tokyo, Japan June 2, 2009

Everything is for His Glory Chabad taught me everything is coming from G-d.
And now I understand everything should be for His Glory.
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