Raging inside my mind and soul, into a fire that drives me.
A raging fire to enact Your mitzvotLit. Commandment. It is traditionally held that there are 613 mitzvot (plural) in Judaism, both postive commandments (mandating actions) and negative commandments (prohibiting actions). Mitzvah has also become colloquially assumed to mean the idea of a “good deed.",
A fire that reminds me of my sorrow I have faced, so that my heart may never become hardened.
For the sun shines in the heavens above,
But I do not see it.
For I have a roof over my head,
But I am still cold.
For my soul is restored to me for another day,
But I just want the sun to set again.
For my depression is a wicked thing,
But I am taking this horrid thing, and trying to use it to repair a world far from peace.
The Ba’al Shem Tov was a mystic, healer and teacher. Together, we will explore some of his radical innovations, teachings and practices through text study, reflections and practical exercises. Six sessions starting October 16, 2023.