Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quote of the day

La citation du jour

The most important is the fear of G-d. "(Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, Likutey Moharan I, 5)

Comment: We often look at the world we live in with the wrong glasses. It is enough for a person to be charismatic and to show his little knowledge to make us believe that he is a great servant of the Creator.

Yet, the most important is not the extent of knowledge a person possesses much less the way he talks. If a scholar knows perfectly the Torah but has no fear of G-d, it would have been better off for him not to be born!

The most important is the fear of G-d because it is that fear which actually shows the true love we have for Hashem. The fear of G-d includes that of sin and explains the many precautions some people take - well beyond the requirements of Jewish law - to get away from potential mistakes.

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