for a living is good. It's the anxiety over making a living
that is not good.
Don't let your inner self get involved in your business.
That inner self must be preserved for fulfilling your purpose in life.
Making lots of miney is not your purpose in life.
is the diametric opposite of everything in which we believe
--in other words:
It is a Denial of Reality.
It is a denial that there is a G-d that directs all of his creation
and watches over every individual
and assists each one in what he must accomplish...
Beauty cannot be touched.
It cannot be described or explained.
The more we uncover Beauty, the more it eludes us.
Beauty is where the world makes a window
for the light of the infinite to shine in.
**View from an Ascent hike
of Lake Kinneret and the Golan Heights
ancient synagogue at Meron
According to local tradition, when the arch crumbles Moshiach will be
G-d commands the Jews, Six
days shall your work be done, and the seventh day will be holy for you,
a Shabbat of Shabbats for G-d...(Ex. 35:2). G-d desired that Shabbat
be preceded by six days of work. Nevertheless, this verse is also commanding
us to not delve into the physical world, running after our livelihood
more than absolutely necessary. The Jews need not (actively) do
the work to make a living, rather (passively) it will be done.
The necessary tasks will be completed, effortlessly, and even by others,
if the Jews will do G-ds will. ...
shall toil with your hands in order to eat; you will be happy and have
goodness (Psalms 128:2, and also quoted in Pirkei Avot). How will
a person receive good? By using his or her hands to do work, but reserving
the heart and mind for G-d. G-ds blessing brings wealth; staying
the extra hours at the computer is not what causes great profit.
Rabbi Shaul-Yosef Leiter,
director of Ascent