Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Pasuk In This Week's Parsha

Be simple with Hashem, your G-d.

(Devarim 18:13)

Rashi's commentary:

"Conduct yourself with Him with simplicity and depend on Him, and do not inquire of the future; rather, accept whatever happens to you with [unadulterated] simplicity and then, you will be with Him and to His portion."


At August 24, 2006 at 12:41:00 PM EDT, Anonymous A Yid said...

I'm not even sure what the author is trying to say. All chasidim are aspired to tmimus, so I don't understand what he says about Baal Shem Tov or his talmidim.

The word "simple" in a narrow translation of tomim, and it cuts off part of the meaning. Tmimus means more than that, so lets stick to the original. Tmimus denotes shleymus, absense of lack and pegam. Ultimate simplicity is achdus, so we have to say that Hashem is ultimatly Simple! Tmimus also denotes earnestnees and truthfullness. It denotes purity. You see already what it is about, so author's remarks are hard to understand, because he departs from real meaning of tmimus.

At August 24, 2006 at 12:43:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above comment was addressed to this topic really:


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