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A Person is what He is Longing for

By Rabbi Michael Skobac

“A man found him (Joseph) lost in the field. The man asked him: What are you seeking?” (Genesis 37:15).

According to the Midrash, the man who Joseph encountered was the angel Gabriel. This agent of Hashem imparted an extremely vital message. Whenever you find yourself floundering on life’s paths and your soul is feeling lost, you must get in touch with what you really desire and yearn for in life. Then you’ll be able to return to your journey.

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov would say: A person is not what he knows; a person is not what he does. A person is what he is longing for.

Brought By Rabbi Michael Skobac


Rabbi Michael Skobac had been involved with Jews for Judaism (Canada) since 1989 and currently serves as its Director of Education and Counselling. He is a leading authority on missionaries, cults and issues relating to Jewish continuity and Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Skobac's publications include Missionary Impossible; Counter-Missionary Survival Guide; The DaVinci Code: A Jewish Perspetive; and Intermarriage: Is There Ligth at teh End of the Tunnel?


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Republished by Angelique Sijbolts with permission for the Noahide Academy.

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