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Worse Than an Apostate?

Much to the chasid's surprise, Rebbe Shlomo of Karlin laughed. What was so funny? His clarifying explanation was even more perplexing:

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19 Tammuz 5776 / July 25, 2016
"Who is a pious, kindhearted person? One who does kindness (chesed) to his Creator!"When a person does kindness in this world, he should intend to reinstate its parallel supernal quality - this is called "doing kindness to his Creator". (Click for full report)

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When a person benefits from something in the world (such as items of food) for the sake of Heaven, that object is transformed from mundane to holy. This is the purpose of the Creation...

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