Abraham leaves off talking to God to give hospitality to wayfarers. From the Kabbalah

Letting go of the light

by yedidah on November 1, 2013


Why did Avraham break off from his communication with God and turn to give hospitality to wayfarers? This tiny detail in the life of Avraham Aveinu, has a profound meaning for us today. Many of us who learn the Kabbalah in different ways may sometimes find conflict between our thirst for spiritual knowledge and the demands of family, and others, who need our attention in the little details of life. How should we act? Where do our priorities lie?
The answer Avraham gave is by example. It is an answer which surprises, and we find a deed whose courage and humanity takes away our breath, even today.

An interpretation based on the teachings of Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag in the Perush HaSulam of the Zohar.
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Shmuel Iger-Kinyan November 3, 2013 at 4:31 am

It’s so beautiful and profound! Thank you very much Yedidah!


yedidah November 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Thanks Shmuel
This is a theme which Rabbi Ashlag brings many times to his students. It appears in his letters and in all his writings. I think it is a very important message for us today


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