Day 34, May 19: The Yesod in Hod
18/05/14 20:28 Filed in: Omer
Rabbi Yacov Haber has an interesting take on today'a combination of Sefirot, Foundation (Yesod) in Beauty (Hod).
Create a foundation and a depth within beauty. Extend your beauty treatments to your personality and your soul. Become geschmak [Yiddish: "wonderful to be with"].
he daily, morning service contains perhaps my own favorite prayer, Elohai Neshamah, which begins: "My God, the soul that you have given me is pure..."
And similarly, the Shabbat morning liturgy contains the words, “V’taher libenu l’ovd’cha be’emet:” Purify our hearts to serve You in truth.”
Given this, what does it mean to "beautify your soul"? How would you go about doing that?
Rabbi Steve Folberg