Sunday, May 6, 2012
In last week's Torah portion we read, "Be holy for I am Holy."
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Scheerson, asked, "When is a person really distinguished as holy?"
He continued, "Of course, devotional activities like Torah study and synagogue prayer are very holy. However, a person is really distinguished as holy when s/he's in the midst of a mundane activity: like eating, drinking and earning a livelihood. When s/he performs an activity in common with everyone else, but, does it in a uniquely holy way, this is truly a distinguishing mark of holiness."