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One of the sources for this statement is in Ma'amar 2, towards the end of Chapter 30 of Rabbi Yosef Albo's Sefer Ha'ikrim. It is brought in the name of the "chacham" - "wise person." אי אפשר שישיג עצמותו שום נמצא זולתו. כמו שאמר החכם כששאלו אותו אם היה יודע מהות האל, והשיב: אילו ידעתיו הייתיו. כלומר כי אין מי שישיג עצמותו אלא הוא יתברך, עם היות מציאותו ...


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Nesivei Yeshurun al HaTorah1 (פרשת תולדות) cites a story where the Sefas Emes implies that he started at a lofty spiritual level due to the greatness of his illustrious grandfather, the Chidushei HaRI"M. To convey this idea, the Sefas Emes employs the analogy of a small child born at the summit of a lofty mountain: ואלה תולדות יצחק בן אברהם אברהם הוליד ...


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Interestingly, although widely quoted, a cursory search shows me only 16th century sources for this exact wording, although they quote "Chazal". E.g. R. Isaiah Horowitz in Shelah to Parshat Vayishlach: כי אם על יוצאי חלציו גם כן, כי מעשה אבות סימן לבנים "But to his descendants as well, for the act of the ancestors is an indicator for the descendants." ...


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I don't think you can find it in an online source, but it is a famous and oft quoted remark. It made its way into the Wikipedia article on Satmar. As one can imagine, many were up in arms about this statement which sends to do away with Chasidus more effectively than any contemporary Misnagdim. The Satmar Rebbe is said to have joked that every Chassid ...


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anyone who has studied Talmud in a serious yeshiva knows that the intricatelaws cannot be understood without tremendous amount and depth of analytical thought so it's kind of built into the system. It is a duty from scripture and also from reason to study torah deeply. Here's a source on the latter from the chovos halevavos gate 8 ch.3 To bring oneself ...


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Rabbi Paltiel explains here (audio link) that this parable was developed by the Ba'al HaTanya in order to resolve a specific difficulty with the Arizal's statement that Elul is a time of the revelation the 13 attributes of mercy. The original source is in Likkutei Torah here: והנה נודע שבאלול הוא זמן התגלות י"ג מדות הרחמים, ולהבין זה כי למה הם ימות החול ...


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This is a mystical explanation of Genesis (28:17) מַה נּוֹרָא הַמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה אֵין זֶה כִּי אִם בֵּית אֱלֹהִים וְזֶה שַׁעַר הַשָּׁמָיִם How awesome is this place; it is naught but God's abode, and this is the gateway of Heaven (trans. my own). The Midrash teaches that that spot was the temple mount: אמר רבי אלעזר בשם רבי יוסי בן זמרא, הסולם הזה ...


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In reckoning the correspondences of a word, it is traditional in gematria to consider also words having a total one less and one more than that of the number in question. This practice is stated as: "it is permissible to add or subtract an Aleph". An examination of the entries for consecutive numbers in this dictionary will show that some words duplicate ...


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By doing those specific things the rebbe told us will bring moshiach 1) “They should add in learning Torah – nigleh and chassidus, 2) fulfilling mitzvos b'hidur, 3) adding in ahavas Yisroel and 4) the spreading of chassidus.” Specifically adding in learning should include inyanim in geula and about moshiach http://www.lmaanyishmeu.com/pdf/108%20-%...


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A possible source of this saying is, perhaps, by establishing a connection between two quotes: "A fool is not aware of his folly" (Gemara in Shabbos 13b), therefore if you tell him he is fool, he will be angry, because "Anger rests in the heart of fools" (koheles 7:9)



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