Session 49: You are a Unique Reflection of God

"Loving HaKadosh Baruch Hu with one's unique nature… is the highest level of Ahavas Hashem [love of God] of which a human being is capable."

"During a person's suffering, he has a direct connection with HaKadosh Baruch Hu."

— Rabbi Shimon Schwab, "Rav Schwab on Prayer".

The stepwise progression from "all your heart" to "all your soul" and then "all your might" encapsulates the personal Avoda of the Shema portion of daily prayer: dedication of one's self to God through reflection and demonstration of the Tzelem Elokim (Divine image) within. Don't miss the end-of-shiur discussion on validating our suffering even as we feel closer than ever to Hashem.

"Ve'Ohavta Eis Hashem Elokecha BeChol Levavcha U'VeChol Nafshecha U'VeChol Me'odecha" — "You shall love Hashem your Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." "ואהבת את ה' אלקיך בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך ובכל מאדך"