9 B'Av - What's Truly Missing From Our Lives
- 50 min 25 sec
The woman in Rabban Gamliel's neighborhood. All our tears go back to the Churban Beis HaMikdash (destruction of the holy temple). Deep down, what is the source of our tears, what is the inner point of the day? What does Hashem want us to think about today? Rochel Imeinu's (our mother) complaint before Hashem. The one thing that will be missing in the future, and that is missing now. Ki eineinu (because He is not here) - living a life full of mitzvos (commandments) without inviting Hashem into our life - routinized and robotic observance. A heart that is empty of G-d. The story of the Noam Elimelech, R' Elazar (his son) and R' Pinchas Koretzer. The remedy to a life empty of Hashem is to "borrow" Him each day for even a few minutes, to call out to him the way a small child calls his father.