Faith in God is the most exalted thought, and as such can be understood on every level, even the lowest. At every level, it illuminates corresponding to its framework, at that level.

Those who wish to becomes wiser than the small level of faith raise their spirit from the lower level, and break through, since the understanding of faith at the lower level is no longer appropriate for them, and yet, they are not ready to receive the higher level of comprehension: they are woven into a point of contradictory ideas, until their help comes from the Holy Source.

Rav Avraham Yitschak HaKohen Kook
El-HaMidot
Emunah

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1 September in History

The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia. The Bell is inscribed with words from the 25th chapter of Leviticus, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. It is but one of many examples of how Jewish culture and values had an impact on Western civilization in general and, in this case, early American culture specifically.

22 Elul in History

Today marks the passing of Rav Mordechai Dov Ber of Hornesteipel, grandson of the Mitteler Rebbe, author of Haemek Sheelah (1903).