A world, upside down

I saw an upside down world ( Talmud Pesachim Soa

I saw an upside down world
(Talmud Pesachim 50a)

After Rabbi Yoseph, a Sage of the Talmud had recovered from his dangerous illness, his father asked him, “My son, what did you see ?”
Rabbi Yoseph replied, ” I saw an upside down world… People who are considered of great worth in this world are of no account in the world to come.” “My son, you saw things the  way they really are,” replied his father.

There are countless stories of unnamed martyrs and heroes of the holocaust, people who were considered at the very bottom of humanity’s ladder, who, with untold heroism understood the message of Rabbi Yoseph’s vision.and gave away their bread, or took the place of another on the forced labor.

Nowadays, in our own lives, we ask, “How can we find the way to live a true life with true values? Rabbi Ashlag teaches us, it is through the light of the Torah that we can begin to understand what is really worthwhile and what is false in our own world.

Listen to podcast

Inspired by an article by Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ashlag ztz’l Sefer haMa’amarim 5748, article 12 , “Mahem Torah U Melachah b’derech HaShem with grateful acknowledgement to my chevruta Dr. Susan Jackson

Where I am and Where I’d like to be (in consciousness)

The body and the soul have three main channels to them’ according to the way the Divine channels, the Sephirot line up. These are the right hand line, the left hand line and the middle line. Our consciousness also lines up similarly, the right hand line being the consciousness of wholeness and perfection, that all is just as it should be, and the left hand line being the consciousness of where I really am. Which consciousness should I focus on? Which one is more real? Join Yedidah on audio Join Yedidah on audio Where I am and where I\’d like to be

 

 

 For link to article on the workof the right and the left by Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ashlag http://www.nehorapress.com/rightandleft.asp