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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kedushas Shabbos Part 118 - Revealing the Light; Touching Infinity

The Original “Light”, which Hashem hid, can be revealed if we know where and how to find it. The world of detail which Hashem has given the Jewish People must be“tied together within the Jew and within Shabbos in order to make this world a place for Malchus (Kingship) for Hashem.  That is the mandate of Shabbos.  The hidden light אור הגנוז is waiting deep within the root of the neshama (soul) of the Jew which can be experienced on Shabbos.  When it is found and expressed, it will be revealed in the world. Then the world will have Oneg (delight) in the world and the world will then be prepared for the Kingship of Hashem.  We will then make Heaven on Earth!
Be a “Balanced Jew!” If you have touched the root of your neshama, you have touched Infinity the Ayn Sof אין סוף.  There are 3 ways for the light of Hashem to reach this world:
1. השתלשלות (Chain reaction),
2. השלבשות (Hashem’s “clothing” of Light)
3. השרה (infusion of His Light - Tiferes תפארת Splendor/Glory).

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Rabbi Yaacov HaberRabbi Haber has been a leading force in Jewish Outreach for the past 25 years. A founding trustee of AJOP, the Association of Jewish Outreach Professionals, he was the founder and director of the Torah Center of Buffalo from 1980-1990 while serving as a community rabbi in Buffalo. From Buffalo he and his family traveled to Melbourne, Australia where as a project of Kollel Bais HaTalmud he founded the Australian Institute of Torah, a national outreach and adult education program. He directed that program from 1990-1995, at which time he was sought out as National Director of Jewish Education for the Orthodox Union in the United States where he created the Internationally acclaimed and highly successful "Pardes Project."

In addition to his duties at the OU, in 1996 he replaced Rabbi Berel Wein as the spiritual leader of Congregation Bais Torah in Monsey, NY. In keeping with the position of Congregation Bais Torah in the Monsey community, Rabbi Haber was involved in issues involving the greater Monsey community, and counseled hundreds of individuals in the surrounding area.

Rabbi Yaacov Haber is the founder and driving force behind TorahLab. Through TorahLab, Rabbi Haber is bringing together educational and media specialists to create dynamic learning experiences which will be accessible to adults of all backgrounds and levels. Rabbi Haber has published numerous articles and books and is a sought after international lecturer.

Rabbi Haber and his family are presently living in Ramat Beit Shemesh where he is the Rabbi of Kehillas Shivtei Yeshurun.

Rabbi Haber can be contacted at yhaber@torahlab.org