Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Heaven or Hell?

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

One of the well explained theologies of the Lubavitcher Rebbe was made into the concise title of a book “Bringing Heaven Down to Earth”.

We are not angels or godly beings, we cannot make the world heavenly?  Or can we?

Each and every one of us is beset with troubles in this world.  Oh, a different person’s circumstances may seem better.  They may have a nicer (physical) home or be in better monetary circumstances.  But EVERYONE has their troubles.

Money, health, children, fertility, delinquency, debts, work pressures, bad bosses, harassment…more than enough troubles and worries to go around.

When one is loaded with their troubles it seems like a mountain sitting on their head.  Be b’simcha?  HOW, with all this TROUBLE?

And yet, while they can’t see a way out or even get a glimpse of possible salvation, for others helping them out may not be a big deal.  Someone else has the right contacts, a job opportunity, knows the right doctor, or counselor, or can give a bit of money or a loan that makes all the difference.

From our Mystical Paths Purim Campaign I received this note just about an hour ago…

Reb Akiva,

I just want to say thank you and please extend it to Rabbi Nati for the donation yesterday.  My wife said that she literally felt Geulah, and the both of you looked as if you were living Geulah when she saw you at the door.  Thank you so much.

Those thanks go to you!  Yesterday we, the readers and the bloggers, made a difference.  For some we brought heaven down to earth.

A final thank you for your help this Purim, for the privilege of being able to help others.

And if you missed joining the Purim campaign, don’t worry our Pesach Moas Chitim – Kimcha d’Pischa campaign will start next week (G-d willing) – to help the provide for the needy for Passover.


  1. Nice article, thanks for the information.

  2. nice stuff real beshtian chassidish not the cult stuff you find today everywhere .


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