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Shir HaShirim-Public Love-Besht

The Baal Shem Tov taught, “Our love of God should be like the love between brother and sister, or between a mother and her child, rather then like the love between man and wife were between lovers.


The first may show their love of both in private and in public; whereas the latter do so in private only. We should not imitate those who say that our love of God should be demonstrated only in the synagogue were at home, but should not be shown on the street or in public places.

In the Song of Songs, we are taught the above lesson in the following words, ‘O that you were as my brother, whereas he too sucked at the breasts of my mother! When I should find you without, I would kiss you, yes, and none would despise me’ (8:1).”

iPray-iLove-Shema: Kissing our Tzitzit

Spiritual Tools: Kissing holy items, books, etc.

Haggadah: Shulchan Orech: Celebrate the meal as a public expression of love for God and His Mitzvot.

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