Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thought for the Day

All pleasures come to us from Paradise, even good jokes. Joy is on a higher plane than grief. Even with the new-born child, tears come first and then smiles. Joy constitutes a higher state, for it springs from the Higher Worlds, from the Glory of the Almighty.

Thus it is Joy that washes away all sin.

- Reb Pinchas of Koritz from “Midrash Pinchas”

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