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09/27/2020

President Donald Trump officially named Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee in a White House event Saturday afternoon, setting up a contentious nomination fight in the final few weeks before the presidential election.

#scotus

09/25/2020
Trump Supporters Garage Trucks & Trailer Set on Fire; Biden 2020 & BLM Graffiti Found - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/...
09/25/2020
Trump Supporter's Garage, Trucks and Trailer Set Fire, Biden 2020 and BLM Graffiti Found on Property - The Jewish Voice

Trump Supporters Garage Trucks & Trailer Set on Fire; Biden 2020 & BLM Graffiti Found - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/trump-supporters-garage-trucks-and-trailer-set-fire-biden-2020-and-blm-graffiti-found-on-property/

(TJV News) The hostile political environment is so dangerous in America, merely supporting the incumbent president is a risk to your entire family A Brooklyn Center (Minnesota) family says their garage and trucks were burned early Wednesday morning, and they believe it was because of the “Trump 20...

Ohio Police Officer Visciously Tasers Mother for No Mask in Empty Bleachers at JHS football game.  https://thejewishvoic...
09/25/2020
Ohio Police Officer Viscously Tasers Mother For No Mask in Empty Bleachers at Junior High Football Game - The Jewish Voice

Ohio Police Officer Visciously Tasers Mother for No Mask in Empty Bleachers at JHS football game. https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/ohio-police-officer-viscously-tasers-mother-for-no-mask-in-empty-bleachers-at-junior-high-football-game/

TJV News Disturbing footage out of Ohio shows an officer using a taser on a mother attending a junior high football game all because she didn’t have a mask on. Everyone just sits and watches https://t.co/0OGedZMcpR — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 24, 2020 The video, filmed ....

Candace Owens Expertly Analyzes the Breonna Taylor Case - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/candace-owens-expertly-anal...
09/25/2020
Candace Owens Expertly Analyzes The Breonna Taylor Case - The Jewish Voice

Candace Owens Expertly Analyzes the Breonna Taylor Case - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/candace-owens-expertly-analyzes-the-breonna-taylor-case/

Popular Black conservative social media figure, Candace Ownes , examines the entire Breonna incident, from her background, to the shooting, to the verdict and protests. View this post on Instagram “Breonna Taylor was heavily involved in drugs that were being trafficked by her Ex* (I stand co.....

Cuomo Lashes Out: Blasts DeBlasio, NY Officials Over Violent Crime Spike - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/cuomo-lash...
09/25/2020
Cuomo Lashes Out: Blasts de Blasio, NY Officials Over Violent Crime Spike - The Jewish Voice

Cuomo Lashes Out: Blasts DeBlasio, NY Officials Over Violent Crime Spike - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/cuomo-lashes-out-blasts-de-blasio-ny-officials-over-violent-crime-spike/

(TV News) Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday lashed out at Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city for not starting work on police reforms ,CBS 880 reported Cuomo signed an executive order in June, requiring all police agencies in the state to “reinvent and modernize” police strategies, including use of fo...

The Democrats 7 Step Strategy to Win the Election Using Vote by Mail Chaos - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/the-demo...
09/25/2020
The Democrats’ 7-Step Strategy to Win the Election Using Vote-by-Mail Chaos - The Jewish Voice

The Democrats 7 Step Strategy to Win the Election Using Vote by Mail Chaos - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/the-democrats-7-step-strategy-to-win-the-election-using-vote-by-mail-chaos/

REBECCA MANSOUR and JAMES P. PINKERTON “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Democratic political operative Rahm Emanuel famously said. The former Chicago mayor’s point was that a crisis gives political players the opportunity to bend, and maybe even break, the normal rules. Today,...

Meat Cleaver Attack at Site of Former Charlie Hebdo Offices in Paris - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/meat-cleaver-a...
09/25/2020
Meat Cleaver Attack at Site of Former Charlie Hebdo Offices in Paris - The Jewish Voice

Meat Cleaver Attack at Site of Former Charlie Hebdo Offices in Paris - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/meat-cleaver-attack-at-site-at-former-charlie-hebdo-offices-in-paris/

(TJV News) Four people were wounded Friday near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, CNN reported, the site of a brutal 2015 terrorist attack and mass shooting during which 12 people were killed. Just weeks ago, Charlie Hebdo republished the “Mohammed Cartoons” under the ...

Two ISIS Supporters Arrested in Terror Plot to Attack Trump Tower, NYSE- https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/two-isis-sup...
09/25/2020
Two ISIS Supporters Arrested in Terror Plot to Attack Trump Tower & NYSE - The Jewish Voice

Two ISIS Supporters Arrested in Terror Plot to Attack Trump Tower, NYSE- https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/two-isis-supporters-arrested-in-terror-plot-to-attack-trump-tower-nyse/

(TJV News) Two men have been arrested on accusations of plotting what’s described as a ‘Netflix-worthy’ series of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks including bombings on Trump Tower and the New York Stock Exchange, according to the Daily Mail Jaylyn Christopher Molina, of San Antonio, Texas, and...

#breakingnews #covidStarting tomorrow, there will be regular inspections of all non-public schools within these clusters...
09/25/2020

#breakingnews #covid
Starting tomorrow, there will be regular inspections of all non-public schools within these clusters and their adjacent zip codes. The number of enforcement staff will continue to increase in order to provide robust mask and social distancing compliance in these areas as well.

These clusters continue to see considerable growth in COVID-19. Specific areas include Gravesend/Homecrest (6.0%), Midwood, (4.95), Edgemere Far Rockaway (4.08%), Kew Gardens (3.99%), Borough Park (3.53%), Bensonhurst/Mapleton (3.16%), Gerritsen Beach/Homecrest/Sheepshead Bay (3.07%)...READ MORE—link in BIO...

NYC Dept of Health Threatens to Close Schools if Covid Numbers Don’t Improve - https://vosizneias.com/2020/09/24/nyc-dep...
09/25/2020
NYC Department Of Health Threatens To Close Schools If COVID Numbers Don't Improve - Vos Iz Neias

NYC Dept of Health Threatens to Close Schools if Covid Numbers Don’t Improve - https://vosizneias.com/2020/09/24/nyc-department-of-health-threatens-to-close-schools-if-covid-numbers-dont-improve/ Nychealth

NEW YORK (VINnews) — The NYC Health Department has issued a stern warning to the Brooklyn and Queens areas in its ongoing campaign to draw attention to the uptick in COVID cases in those region. The department said that due to the considerable growth in COVID-19 cases seen in areas such as Midwood...

Progressive Non-Profit Tied to Soros Supported by Jack Dorsey Linked to U-Haul Dropping Off Supplies to Louisville Riote...
09/24/2020
Progressive Non-Profit , Tied to Soros & Supported by Jack Dorsey Linked to U-Haul Dropping Off Supplies to Louisville Rioters - The Jewish Voice

Progressive Non-Profit Tied to Soros Supported by Jack Dorsey Linked to U-Haul Dropping Off Supplies to Louisville Rioters- https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/progressive-non-profit-tied-to-soros-supported-by-jack-dorsey-linked-to-u-haul-dropping-off-supplies-to-louisville-rioters/

Jared Evan After collaborative investigations from citizen journalists, it was learned that a non profit tied to George Soros , and a recipient of generous donations from Jack Dorsey of Twitter, was involved with the distribution of shields and other tools and items associated with BLM riots. When t...

BLM Chaos Returns to Cities Nationwide, Violence, Hatred & Mayhem - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/blm-chaos-returns...
09/24/2020
BLM Chaos Returns to Cities Nationwide, Violence, Hatred & Mayhem on Display - The Jewish Voice

BLM Chaos Returns to Cities Nationwide, Violence, Hatred & Mayhem - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/blm-chaos-returns-to-cities-nationwide-violence-hatred-mayhem-on-display/ #BLM #blacklivesmatter #protests2020 #racialinjustice

(TJV News) The Grand Jury decision involving the fate of the Louisville police officers involved with the botched no-knock warrant which resulted in Breonna Taylor’s death, brought a new round of chaotic protests, across the nation. None of the officers were charged with Taylor’s death, after it...

Republicans Push for Deeper Probe of Hunter Biden Wire Transfers - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/republicans-push-f...
09/24/2020
Republicans Push For Deeper Probe Of Hunter Biden Wire Transfers - The Jewish Voice

Republicans Push for Deeper Probe of Hunter Biden Wire Transfers - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/republicans-push-for-deeper-probe-of-hunter-biden-wire-transfers/ #HunterBiden #GOP

Chuck Ross (DCNF) Two top Republicans are pushing for FBI and Justice Department investigations into a series of wire transfers that Chinese and Russian businesspeople made to Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Ju...

ALL JEWS SHOULD VOTE FOR TRUMP - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/4-more-years-for-the-first-jewish-president/ #jews4d...
09/24/2020
The Jewish Voice Calls On The Jewish Community To Vote For Trump - The Jewish Voice

ALL JEWS SHOULD VOTE FOR TRUMP - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/4-more-years-for-the-first-jewish-president/ #jews4donaldtrump #PresidentTrump #JEXIT #ALLJEWSMUSTVOTEFORTRUMP

Back before the last Presidential election on November 7, 2016, the Jewish voice came out as the first Jewish paper in support of then candidate, Donald J. Trump. We do so again proudly, for his upcoming re-election on November 3rd. At that time, four years ago, we had hopes and expectations of what...

09/24/2020

Seattle: Antifa rioters assault a cop who was knocked to the ground from his bicycle. A person then uses a metal bat to strike him on the head. This is in the middle of the former “CHAZ” autonomous zone.

09/24/2020
The Jewish Voice Calls on the Jewish Community to Re-Elect Donald Trump on Nov 3rd!! https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/...
09/24/2020
The Jewish Voice Calls On The Jewish Community To Vote For Trump - The Jewish Voice

The Jewish Voice Calls on the Jewish Community to Re-Elect Donald Trump on Nov 3rd!! https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/4-more-years-for-the-first-jewish-president/

Back before the last Presidential election on November 7, 2016, the Jewish voice came out as the first Jewish paper in support of then candidate, Donald J. Trump. We do so again proudly, for his upcoming re-election on November 3rd. At that time, four years ago, we had hopes and expectations of what...

09/24/2020

President Trump announces ‘Born Alive’ executive order
#breakingnews #bornalive #presidenttrump #potus #votetrump @realdonaldtrump

DeBlasio to Rename Bklyn Municipal Bldg for RBG; Cuomo to Honor Her with Statue - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/deb...
09/23/2020
DeBlasio to Rename Bklyn Municipal Bldg for RBG, Cuomo to Honor Her With Statue - The Jewish Voice

DeBlasio to Rename Bklyn Municipal Bldg for RBG; Cuomo to Honor Her with Statue - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/deblasio-to-rename-bklyn-municipal-bldg-for-rbg-cuomo-to-honor-her-with-statue-2/

By: Ilana Siyance On Tuesday Sept. 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State will honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn. The Governor will soon appoint a commission which will choose an artist, design and location in its selection process. T...

Zoom Cancels Virtual Event with Terrorist After Public Outrage - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/zoom-cancels-virtual...
09/23/2020
Zoom Cancels Virtual Event With Terrorist After Public Outrage - The Jewish Voice

Zoom Cancels Virtual Event with Terrorist After Public Outrage - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/zoom-cancels-virtual-event-with-terrorist-after-public-outrage/

Adam Kredo (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) The Zoom meeting platform canceled an upcoming event with a member of a Palestinian terror group following a Washington Free Beacon report that sparked outrage, including in Congress. Zoom was scheduled to host on Wednesday Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Fr...

Rep Omar Fires Back at Trump; This is My Country https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/rep-omar-fires-back-at-trump-this-is...
09/23/2020
Rep. Omar Fires Back at Trump: 'This Is My Country' - The Jewish Voice

Rep Omar Fires Back at Trump; This is My Country https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/rep-omar-fires-back-at-trump-this-is-my-country/ @IlanOmar

By Sandy Fitzgerald(NEWSMAX) Rep. Ilhan Omar is firing back at President Donald Trump after he taunted her about her birthplace during a campaign rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Trump Tuesday said the Minnesota Democrat, a refugee from Somalia who has been an American citizen since 2000, is .....

Arab Attackers Not Stopped, Jews Banned https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/arab-attackers-not-stopped-jews-banned/ דובר ...
09/23/2020
Arab attackers not stopped, Jews banned - The Jewish Voice

Arab Attackers Not Stopped, Jews Banned https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/arab-attackers-not-stopped-jews-banned/ דובר צה״ל IDF Spokesperson Israel Defense Forces

(Israel National News) IDF forces that arrived at the Ma’ale Shai outpost in Binyamin after an attack on Jewish farmers this morning by Arab rioters refused to stop the attackers on the spot and issued an order declaring the outpost a “closed military area.” The soldiers threatened to arrest t...

Polls: Economy Boosts Trump with Arizona, Florida Likely Voters - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/polls-economy-boost...
09/23/2020
Polls: Economy Boosts Trump With Arizona, Florida Likely Voters - The Jewish Voice

Polls: Economy Boosts Trump with Arizona, Florida Likely Voters - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/polls-economy-boosts-trump-with-arizona-florida-likely-voters/ Realdonaldtrump @Florida #arizona #economic

Trust in the economy has President Donald Trump up slightly against Democrat nominee Joe Biden among likely voters in Florida and Arizona, a pair of Washington Post-ABC News polls of the two battleground states Trump won in 2016 show. According to The Washington Post: Florida: Likely voters: 47% Bid...

Senate Report Says Joe Biden Allowed Family to Enrich Themselves Abroad While He Was VP - https://thejewishvoice.com/202...
09/23/2020
Senate Report Says Joe Biden Allowed Family to Enrich Themselves Abroad While He Was VP - The Jewish Voice

Senate Report Says Joe Biden Allowed Family to Enrich Themselves Abroad While He Was VP - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/senate-report-says-joe-biden-allowed-family-to-enrich-themselves-abroad-while-he-was-vp/ JoeBiden4President2020 @HunterBiden #Corruption #BarackObama

JOEL B. POLLAK A new Senate report released Wednesday concludes that former Vice President Joe Biden allowed Hunter Biden and other members of his family to enrich themselves through links with foreign companies and governments while he was in office. The report notes that the Obama administration w...

Grand Jury Indicts 1 Police Officer in Breonna Taylor’s Death - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/grand-jury-indicts-1-...
09/23/2020
Grand jury indicts 1 police officer in Breonna Taylor death - The Jewish Voice

Grand Jury Indicts 1 Police Officer in Breonna Taylor’s Death - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/grand-jury-indicts-1-police-officer-in-breonna-taylor-death/ #BreonnaTaylor #racialtrauma #louisville #RandPaul

(AP) — A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death. A grand jury announced that Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three count...

4 More Years for the First Jewish President - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/4-more-years-for-the-first-jewish-presi...
09/23/2020
The Jewish Voice Calls On The Jewish Community To Vote For Trump - The Jewish Voice

4 More Years for the First Jewish President - https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/4-more-years-for-the-first-jewish-president/ Realdonaldtrump #vote2020 #RegisterToVote #election2020 #Israel

Back before the last Presidential election on November 7, 2016, the Jewish voice came out as the first Jewish paper in support of then candidate, Donald J. Trump. We do so again proudly, for his upcoming re-election on November 3rd. At that time, four years ago, we had hopes and expectations of what...

09/22/2020

National Voter Registration Day! Come out and Vote!!

Ave U is bustling today! We’re sitting outside of Coquette! Come Schmooze and exercise your civic duty! @lindaebani @gourmaya @leahchalouh #vote2020 #ivoted #votevotevote #registertovote

"That, of course, was precisely the opposite of what I said. And that is precisely the reason by CNN edited and doctored...
09/22/2020
Why I Am Suing CNN - The Jewish Voice

"That, of course, was precisely the opposite of what I said. And that is precisely the reason by CNN edited and doctored the tape the way they did: namely to deliberately create the false impression that I had said the president could commit any crimes in order to be reelected, without fear of impeachment."
#cnn
#FirstAmendment
#impeachment

By: Alan M. Dershowitz I love the First Amendment, I support the First Amendment, I have litigated cases defending the First Amendment. I have written and taught about the First Amendment. And I was a law clerk for the Supreme Court when it rendered its landmark 1964 decision in New York Times v. Su...

09/22/2020

Hey Black Lives Matter, are you serious about defunding those guys ? Please think again.

09/21/2020

This president is under constant attack ,something that never happened in us history.

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy s...
09/21/2020
The Political Battle Begins Over Successor to SCOTUS Justice Ginsburg As Election Looms - The Jewish Voice

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president”

Jared Evan The battle over appointing the successor to SCOTUS justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away yesterday at the age of 87 after a years-long battle with cancer, has begun Senator McConnell has called for a Senate vote for the successor to Ginsburg. “Americans reelected our majority in ...

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B”H Vayeilech Shuva Yisroel (#1) An adaptation of the Maamar found in LikuteiTorah Summary A Jew’s task in life is to illuminate the world with G-dliness, accomplished through observing Mitzvos. He or she must sometimes struggle against his or her own desires to do this. This struggle is associated with the name of our patriarch Jacob; when the battle is won, it is associated with his other name,Israel. If one transgresses a mitzvah (G-d forbid) he or she does not allow G-dliness to flow into the world. However, all is not lost, for one can gain atonement and a fresh start through sincere repentance. ____________________________ This Shabbos is popularly known as “Shabbos Shuva” (the Shabbos of “Return...”), since it is the Shabbos between the High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and we therefore read in the synagogue the prophetic exhortation(Hosea 14:2): “Return, O Israel, unto G d your G-d ….” All this is because the period from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is especially conducive to “returning to G-d,” repentance from any transgressions we may have done, and so it is appropriate to reflect on the Jew’s relationship with G-d;his or her mission in life; and how, during this period between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur – commonly referred to as the Ten Days of Penitence – we have an especially good opportunity to make up for past wrongs and start anew. More fully, the verse quoted above reads, “Return, O Israel, unto G-d your G-d, for you have stumbled in your iniquity.” Iniquity – transgression of G-d’s will –is like a stumbling block impeding an individual from proper progress on the path that will strengthen his or her relationship with G-d. To understand this– just what this relationship is, and how transgressions impede it – let us dwell for a bit on the purpose of life. G-d Himself is omnipresent and all-powerful; if He did not specifically will it otherwise, the universe and all created entities would be simply overwhelmed by Him and cease to exist in their own right. One may visualize a brilliant light,more blinding than a million suns, filling all of space with its intensity;unless there were some way to conceal or withhold that brilliance, nothing else in the universe would be discernible. Certainly a mere light bulb or candle flame would be imperceptible, overwhelmed in this all-pervasive energy. In a comparable fashion, G-d conceals Himself from our open perception in this world– so much so that a person might not even realize He exists, G-d forbid – since if He were to reveal Himself in all His Glory, the entirety of creation would simply be absorbed in His omnipresence and cease to exist as we know it. When we wish to refer to this aspect of G-d Himself, overwhelming in all His Glory,we use the Tetragrammaton (the four-letter Name of G-d, pronounced Havaye in everyday speech); if we mean G-d in His self-imposed state of “incognito”discussed above, we use a word which implies concealment and restriction in Hebrew, the Divine name Elokim. Now,actually, the necessity of concealing the “blinding light” of pure G-dliness from the world is all part of G-d’s “master plan” of creation: just as a light is most striking and beautiful when it shines forth out of the darkness, G-d deliberately concealed His “light,” but also gave us a means of revealing it even in the resulting darkness of this physical world. This is accomplished through the Torah which He gave to us Jews: each time a Jew performs a mitzvah (religious precept), it’s like flipping a switch that makes the connection between that individual and G-d, causing some of the G-dly “light” to shine on his or her own soul in particular and on the world in general. This open revelation of G-dliness even where it had previously been concealed is one of the most beautiful manifestations of G-d’s sovereignty over the universe; indeed, it is one of the very reasons He created the universe at all. This, then, is our challenge in life: to be the spiritual “lamplighters” of this dark world. It can be a trying task, at times requiring the worshiper to sublimate his or her own natural desire for hedonism in deference to G-d’s will, but this is by no means impossible. In fact,each Jewish person has an inextinguishable love for G d deeply rooted in his or her soul, and this is what gives us – and has given us for thousands of years –the motivation and the strength to sublimate our own petty, worldly desires,and even to transform them completely into G-dly desires. This burning love for G-d that should motivate every aspect of a person’s life can be brought out and cultivated by the individual’s reflecting at length on the indivisible omnipresence of G-d, as the verse expresses it (Deuteronomy 4:39): “Know this day and take unto your heart that G-d, He is G-d; in the heavens above and upon the earth below, there is no other.” This loses something in the translation,since in Hebrew it reads, “... take into your heart that Havaye, He is Elokim ...”; these are the names of G-d explained above. It is one of the fundamental principles of Judaism that G-d is One in the most perfect and basic unity. Even though He relates to us through various aspects and attributes (such as those represented by, on the one hand, the name Havaye,the unimpeded outpouring of G-d’s creative Force, and, on the other hand, the-name Elokim, the restraining Force that allows this creation by the name Havaye to take place to begin with), it would be a cardinal error to think that this implies any sort of plurality in G-d, Heaven forbid. For example, it can be seen that since Elokim, the concealing attribute of G-d, is intrinsically necessary for Havaye, the creative attribute, to create, Elokim itself, in this context, is a function of Havaye. This is a profoundly deep concept, and is what the verse actually means by saying, “Havaye is Elokim.” (For further elucidation of this concept, see Tanya, Part II, chapter 6.) Honest realization that Gd pervades the universe, and is the only true source of existence, stimulates a person to the heartfelt love of G-d that enables him or her to overcome any obstacles to bringing G-dly “light” into the world, and as a reward for our efforts along those lines, in the Messianic era G-dliness will be openly revealed. In human terms, Elokim – concealment of G-dliness – represents a person’s worldly pursuits and desires, a feeling that he or she is independent from G-d. It isup to us to bring an appreciation of Havaye – G-d’s all pervasiveness –into our daily lives, nullifying our own will in deference to G-d. This is alluded to in the two names of our forefather Jacob: the Hebrew spelling of his name Yaakov hints at the struggle to draw Havaye (represented in the name Yaakov by its initial letter, Yud – the initial letter of the written name Havaye) into the very lowest levels (represented by the remaining letters, which form the Hebrew word eikev, meaning the heel of the foot – the very lowest part of the body). However, after the struggle against corporeality, against “worldliness” – symbolized by Elokim– is won, we refer to Jacob’s other name, Yisroel, which means “... you have struggled with Elokim ...and have won.” (See Genesis 32:29.) Now, it is noteworthy that the verse (in I Kings, chapter 18) repeats the phrase “Havayeis Elokim” twice. This is because that phrase actually represents two concepts: the first is as we have discussed above; the second is that G-d’sown unknowable, unfathomable Self, so to speak, is infinitely higher than any level of manifestation, even the level of Havaye. Compared to G-d’s very“ Essence,” as it were, even Havaye is considered like Elokim –worldly matters. The significance of this is as follows: A person’s worship of G-d should really begin with the basics and build up from there: by observing mitzvos, he or she should strive to draw the “light” of Havaye onto his or her soul. This striving is that associated with the name Yaakov; only afterwards can the person attain the level associated with the name Yisroel. However,if one transgresses a mitzvah (G-d forbid), one hinders the spiritual benefit of Havaye from reaching him or her. This is because the mystical source of the mitzvos themselves is the spiritual level associated with the name Havaye, so transgressing mitzvos, G-d forbid, impedes the revelation of that level. If, as we have said, one must draw Havaye to oneself as the starting point of one’s worship, and one has prevented that through transgressing, is the individual now cut off from bringing him- or herself close to G-d? The answer is emphatically NO, for in His mercy G-d always accepts true repentance. When G-d sees that a person repents from the depths of his or her very self, Heresponds in kind – from His own very Self, so to Speak – from the second level of “Havaye is Elokim” mentioned above. At this sublime level,even Havaye, the source of the mitzvos, is considered like Elokim,insignificant worldly matters; any gap left in the revelation of thespirituality that should have shone upon the person from the level of Havaye,but which was prevented from doing so by the worshiper's failure to perform mitzvos, can therefore be filled in, and he or she gets a chance to start again. Nothing can truly “impede” G-d from relating to a Jew if He really wants to do. That is why the prophet advises, “Return, O Israel, unto [the second level, the point where even] Havaye is your Elokim.” And these Ten Days of Penitence, from Rosh Hashana. through Yom Kippur, are especially favorable for achieving this heartfelt repentance. --### -- Ó 2001 Dach Holdings, Ltd. Please note that the foregoing is an informal adaptation by a private person, and that, therefore,errors are possible. Also, the Hebrew original contains much more than could possibly be presented here, and constitutes a much more direct transmission of the Alter Rebbe’s teachings. Furthermore, the adaptation may contain supplementary or explanatory material not in the original, and not marked as such in any way.Thus, for those with the ability to learn in the original, this adaptation should not be considered a substitute for the maamar. Good Shabbos! May we, together with all our brethren and sisters, the Jewish People everywhere, be blessed with a g’mar chasima tova.