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13 Mar Taking it with you-Noam Elimelech-Eternal Life in This World


The 21st of Adar is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Elimelech (ben Elazar) Weissblum of Lizhensk, known as the “Rebbe Reb Meilich,” author of Noam Elimelech, (1717-1787). Learned under the Maggid of Mezritch. Among his students were Rav Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apta, The Chozeh of Lublin, the Maggid of  Kozhnitz, and Rav Menachem Mendel of Rimanov.

 

The Tzaddik attaches himself way Above, to eternal life, and even when he is in this world he experiences the delight of the Upper World and of eternal life. This is what the Talmud means when it says as an expression of blessing, “May you see your eternal world in your lifetime,” that through all his deeds and movements being done with holiness and purity, with attachment and joy, and with love and fear of God, he will experience the delight of the Upper World in this world (Noam Elimelech, Bereishit)

“May it be Your will, God, our Lord, and Lord of our forefathers, that we observe Your decrees in This World, and merit that we live and see and inherit goodness and blessings in the years of Messianic times and for the life of the World to Come.” Kavanah: May we merit to live a life of the World to Come in This World.

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