D’veikus: A Spiritual Level Attainable by All

The inyan of d’veikus is one commonly misunderstood or stam not understood whatsoever, being thought only to be a level for the Tzaddikim to attain to. This however is not true, it was indeed the entire tachlis of the Toras HaBaal Shem Tov that every Yid should attain d’veikus. There is an entire perek onContinue reading “D’veikus: A Spiritual Level Attainable by All”

Criticize Like the Baal Shem Tov

In Keser Shem Tov it is brought in the name of the Baal Shem that one should never criticize someone or “help” them with the intent of making yourself feel better than them. He says there that especially a talmid chochom has to be careful not to do this, since there is a certain amountContinue reading “Criticize Like the Baal Shem Tov”

Four Keys of the Baal Shem Tov

In the beginning of Keser Shem Tov a small section called “Tzavah M’HaBash’t zl’hh” in which the Baal Shem Tov outlines four key precepts for the chassidim. I. To be simple and perfect in Avodas Hashem (Divine Service). Part of this is learning however much Mussar (Such as Mesilas Yeshorim) is needed daily; seeing toContinue reading “Four Keys of the Baal Shem Tov”