Monday, July 28, 2008

What's this blog about?

All Chasidic paths give one tools with which to refine oneself and overcome temptations, tools that are vital in our times. That's why the derech of Chassidus was revealed.

However, the derech of Chabad Chassidus (it sounds chauvinistic, I know, but I didn't invent it) is a path specifically designed to enable a Jew to attain true, lasting, all-permeating inner change. This process is known in Chabad parlance as Avodah Pnimis, toiling to effect deep inner change. This is one of the most basic principles of this school of thought and path of Avodah, one on which I hope to elaborate in future posts, with Hashem's help.

In any case, at the risk of stating the obvious, unfortunately this concept is not emphasised and taught as much as it could and should be in our circle. So this blog is a humble effort to combat this lack of awareness. In it I hope to share my thoughts on various matters of Avodah based on things I learn, farbrengens I've attended, and my own thoughts in general. Not everything I say will have an explicit source, but may be more of a "derher." Take it or leave it.

Hopefully this blog will make some difference to the universe, and if I succeed at inspiring even one person--myself, it will also have been worthwhile. Enjoy!