There is an external element of faith that can present itself in a foolish form.  However, the light of God dwells in that form (as well).

There are elements that appear to people as foolish in all matters of nature and reality.  However, the folly only appears due to limited vision which does not grasp the exalted nature in every matter, small and great, simultaneously.

Rav Avraham Yitschak HaKohen Kook


7 Shevat in History

Chassidic master Rabbi Dovid Biederman of Lelov (1746-1814) was a disciple of the “Seer of Lublin.” Rabbi Dovid was known for his extraordinary ahavat yisrael; it was said of him that he was literally incapable of seeing faults in a fellow Jew. Two printed collections of stories about him are Migdal David and Kodesh Hillulim.

Rabbi Dovid’s main disciple was Rabbi Yitzchak of Vorki, whose son, Yaakov David, founded the Amshinover dynasty of chassidic rebbes.
12 January in History

In 1903, Harry Houdini performed at the Rembrandt Theater in Amsterdam.