Thursday, March 13, 2014
Purim!!! (tonight 10 pm NY time, let's make a plan for it all!-use the number for the Da es Atzmecha class)
"...tznius and simcha are not mutually exclusive, and their union is what Purim is all about. Tznius is a middah; it means having a relationship to that which is concealed, the inner dimension of your life, and our dress code reflects that midah."Rebbetzin Heller
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN PRACTICALLY TO OUR PURIM?
The richest type of simcha comes from a place deep inside, from contact with emes, truth.
Tznius- is the ability to hear and then translate what is concealed within to the outside.
These two meet each other within in the absolute kadosh place where your neshama touches Hashem's will.
PURIM IS THE DAY YOU CAN FEEL THE CONTACT BETWEEN THE TWO.
It is the day when the clarity of what is real (we are a pure neshama here to have deveikus/relationship with Hashem) that we laugh out loud at the truth that is revealed.
Chozon Ish says: Ain kol etzev l'mi shemakir et ohr haoros shel ha'emes: There is no sadness to he(or she) who recognizes the light of the lights of truth. (thank you devorah yaffa singer for this source)
May we be zoche to see the emes this Purim so clearly that we will know exactly what to do to experience the geulah from within and without!