Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Ishbitzer: You Call Enjoying The Pleasures Of This World "Living"?

“And Hashem said to Avram, ‘Go for yourself from your land’” (Breishis 12:1). It is written: “For I will pour water upon the thirsty land, and streams upon the dry ground” (Yeshaya 44:3). As Avraham our blessed forefather began to seek and search after the roots of his life, he realized that all the delights of this world couldn’t possibly be called true living. For all the delights of this world merely serve to lessen the troubles and hindrances of life, and after such troubles are no more, what would be the essence of life for which the world was created? For this Hashem said to him, “Go for yourself,” meaning “Go to yourself.” For in truth nothing in this world could be called life, rather, real life is to be found within yourself. “And you shall rejoice in Hashem, you shall glory in the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 41:16). That is life.

לזכות ידיד נפשי ואהוב לבי הרה"ח ר' צבי משה בן איתן אברהם הלוי