11 June 2015

A Different Spirit: To Sanctify the World

by Mel Alexenberg,The Times of Israel, June 11, 2015

See http://bibleblogyourlife.blogspot.co.il/2014/01/numbers-4-different-spirit.html  
On the Torah portion for this week Shelah/Send forth (Numbers 13:-1-15:41)
Israelis who choose to spend their entire lives studying Torah without working or serving in the army are denying the essential message of the Torah itself.  

The Lubavicher Rebbe explains: "The miracles which sustained the Jews in the wilderness were not the apex of spiritual existence.  They were only a preparation for the real task: taking possession of the Land of Israel and making it a holy land. 
The purpose of life lived in Torah is not the elevation of the soul; it is the sanctification of the world."

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