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Finding God within – a Rosh HaShana meditation

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01.09.2021

Rav Yaakov Yosef of Pollonye relates a story he heard from his teacher, the Baal Shem Tov, one year before blowing the shofar. The Besht, as he is known, recounted that there once was a great and wise king who was also a skilled magician. One year, the king created, with magical illusions, a series of walls, gates, and towers. The king instructed his servants to place portions of gold and jewels from the royal treasury in each gate and tower. People sought out the treasure. Some made the journey to the first gate, filled their pockets, and returned home. Others went further. They came to the second or third gate or tower and stuffed their pockets, but eventually, they, too, returned home. Only the king’s son, who possessed a strong desire to be with his father, traversed all the gates and towers. Ultimately, the son arrived at the inner........

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