Revealing the Divine in the World
1 December, 2020
This discourse was taught on Shabbat Vayishlach, 19 Kislev, 1969. It starts with Jacob’s words to G-d, that he is unworthy of all the good which G-d has worked for him. Humility as a response to kindness typifies the World of Tikkun (Repair). Jacob represents the World of Tikkun and he sought to transform positively Esau, representing the World of Tohu (Chaos). This leads to discussion of the nature of the Divine indwelling in the world which is, according to Chassidic teachings, the goal of creation.