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Closeness to G-d

parasha Yisro 5783 – Closeness with G-d

If the kohanim were required to prepare themselves to draw closer to G-d on Har Sinai (see Exodus 19:22), then how much moreso, do we need to prepare ourselves, in order to draw close to G-d in our lives, especially before prayer, whether at home or at the synagogue?  Additionally, consider, that when the Ten Commandments were given, according to commentary, the entire world was enveloped in a silence that permeated the very rocks – all of creation was in awe. This should inspire our own sense of yiras H’Shem, so that we can develop the proper attitude of solemnity toward G-d and His word. “The beginning of wisdom is fear [awe, reverence, and respect] of the L-RD” (Psalms 11:10).


Author: tzvifievel

My focus is on the synthesis of psychology, religion, and writing. I have undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English. Additionally, I hold a certificate in Rubenfeld Synergy (psychophysical re-education).

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