ALIEN PHILOSOPHIES AND IDEOLOGIES.

14. There are many searching questions about God. But anyone with a modicum of genuine understanding will see that it is only right and fitting that such questions exist. For how can we, with our limited human intelligence, understand how God governs the world? Of course there are things that baffle us. The utter greatness and exaltedness of God is magnified only when we find there are questions we cannot solve (Likutey Moharan II, 52).

MARRIAGE.

1. Intense prayer can help a person find his marriage partner (ibid. I, 9).

2. Dancing at a wedding sweetens the force of the harsh judgments in the world (ibid. I, 32).

3.There are deep Kabbalistic reasons for the custom that the bride sends the groom a tallit, and for crying out “Shabbat” and making humorous remarks at the wedding celebration. There is also deep significance in other wedding customs like veiling the bride and pelting the groom with baked goods, interrupting the groom’s Torah discourse and giving him a gift for his discourse, and the entertainers bending themselves over double. There are awesome reasons for all of these things, and they express the will of God (see Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom #86).

4. When we acknowledge God and give Him praise, it has an influence that helps those who need to find their marriage partner to do so. The same is true when we study the legal codes (Likutey Moharan II, 2).

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