Where does education is happening?
In the general world, people are educated in two places:
In Torah, this is the only place that education happens in the head and not from outside in the body.
In order to build a center for life, it has to be done in stages;
Conceptual first, then actions.
‘כל שמעשיו מרובין מחכמתו, חכמתו מתקימת” אבות ג’ ט”
What does that mean?
In “Shmone Esre” we want to be related to Bore Olam,
We tell him “Ato” (=You) in a second body;
Which a relationship we are building with Bore Olam in “Shmone Esre”?
This Shiur was said in front of “Ba’alei Batim” in Far Rockaway.
We have a big task: To bring Emuna to our heart = To bring Emuna to the center of our life. Like it’s said in the Pasuk: שמות ל”א, ו’ : וּבְלֵב כָּל חֲכַם לֵב נָתַתִּי חָכְמָה
There is something that blocks us from saying a ‘Bracha’ at loud, why is that?
– Because Birkos Hanehenin are not the center of our life!
We can change this by changing the concept of saying Birkos Hanehenin.
The main concept of Birkos Hanehenin is Ha’Karas Ha’Tov. Not all we get is self understood.
The perception of a Bracha is that you see the world with outlook of Ha’Karas Ha’Tov.
Birkos Hanehenin shows us that what we’ve ate and enjoyed is a little part from a much much bigger picture, and that is the beginning of Emuna
By working on the concept of Birkos Hanehenin, we can make the Emuna to the central of our life.
We are accustomed today that the center of life is characterized by the fact that we are emotionally connected to anything
Does the Avodas Hashem have to be different?
centrality needs constant work
For preparing for the Shavuos, we need to prepare a vessel for the Torah.
The Torah must be the center of life.
If there is something that is important to you, it still does not make it the center of your life…
How do you create a center for life?
Creating belonging to the life of Torah according to רמב”ם:
מכין אותו עד שיאמר רוצה אני… מאחר שהוא רוצה להיות מישראל רמב”ם הלכות גירושין פרק ב הלכה כ
(Guidance for rabbis of small communities)