The First Fire: The Power of Havdalah

Just because you made a mistake yesterday doesn't mean you can't build something today.

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Comments (5)

(5) Anonymous, July 17, 2020 12:38 PM


thank you for beautiful words

(4) Anonymous, July 16, 2020 10:16 PM

I would like to ask a question for better understanding.

Hello Rabbi Tzvi Sytner.
Was Eve created by the LORD on the 6th day as Adam was? When you said Adam made the biggest mistake of his life on that day, was the mistake/sin when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit as tempted by satan? Did all that happen in one day? The 6th day? Thank you very much.

(3) Rachel Leah Fry, July 15, 2020 10:17 PM


Thank you for reiterating that G-d allows us to put our mistakes—even terrible ones—behind us and renew our commitment to be the good and do good in this world. I often despair that I can never overcome past mistakes, and then I hear a message of hope like this that propels me forward. What a treasure these words are.

(2) Wendy Lager, July 15, 2020 12:54 AM

Rabbi Tzvi is so inspirational!

We miss your bright light in White Plains so thank you for sharing your pearls of wisdom with us from far away. You are such an inspiration!!!!

(1) Dvirah, July 14, 2020 1:26 PM

Fire & Light

Shabbat starts with fire and ends with fire. If the Shabbat- candles' light represents the spiritual light of Torah, perhaps the Havdalah light represents the carryover of this spirituality into our every day working life - our "take-away" from the Shabbat.


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