Sunday, January 26, 2020

// // 1 comment

A Sweet Aroma to Hashem


   by Reb Gutman Locks   

A Sweet Aroma to Hashem

 

     It makes a difference to Hashem, and it makes a difference to us.

     This Israeli put on tefillin at the stand and read the Shema quickly. He almost knew it all by heart. Then he rushed to take off the tefillin.

    "Wait a minute! Fulfilling a mitzvah opens the Upper Door. Talk to Hashem in your heart. Tell what you want for the family, the Israeli soldiers, the Jews in danger, tell Him, 'thank You'. Take In a minute and talk to Him in your heart."

    He went to the Kotel, covered his head with the tallis (prayer shawl), and stood there for at least five minutes talking to Hashem. He came back to take off the tefillin with tears in his eyes.

    The Mishnah tells us, what makes our mitzvahs pleasing to Hashem is not the size of the offering, not how much it costs us to do the mitzvah, but whether or not we direct our hearts to Heaven.

1 comment:

Welcome to Mystical Paths comments. Have your say here, but please keep the tone reasonably civil and avoid lashon hara. Due to past commenting problems, all comments are moderated (this may take a few hours.)

Your comments are governed by our Terms of Use, Privacy, and Comments policies. We reserve the right to delete or edit your comments for any reason, or use them in a future article. That said, YOU are responsible for YOUR comments - not us.

Related Posts with Thumbnails