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The Foundation Of Our Souls

Rabbeinu Yonah in his classic work Shaarei Tshuva makes a very cryptic statement: "Truth is the foundation of our souls." What does that mean?

An accurate portrait would be defined as a portrait that faithfully reflects the original. If it doesn't that would be a lack of "emes" [truth]. We are all created in the image of G-d. That means that our job in this world is to accurately reflect the "Original" [i.e. G-d]. To do otherwise would be "dishonest". We [the image] would be a distortion of our Source. That is what Rabbeinu Yonah means. The very foundation of our existence is to emulate Divine qualities. [Rav Yitzchak Hutner ztz"l]

In the weeks parsha we are taught "Stay far away from falsehood". This does not only mean that we shouldn't lie. It also means that we should keep a significant distance from any non-G-dly unholy qualities.

"Just as He is merciful so too you should be merciful, just as He is benevolent so too you should be benevolent."

Good Shabbos beloved friends!!!!!!!!!

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  • I'm Rabbi Ally Ehrman
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  • I am a Rebbe in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.
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