“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”

Morrie Schwartz

SWEETEST FRIENDS!! This Shabbos we read Shir Hashirim! ‘All songs’, said Rebbe Akiva, ‘are holy. But Shir Hashirim is HOLY OF HOLIES’.

Shir Hashirim is about love. The mashal is the love between a man and woman and the nimshal is the love between us and Hashem.

Viahavta lirayacha kamocha ani Hashem is the same gematria as Viahavta es Hashem Elokecha [907].

The gematria of Ahava – love – is 13. If a man loves his wife [13] and she loves him back [13], you get 26. 26 is the gematria of the name of Hashem [yud-heh-vav-heh]. If two people love each there is Hashem between them.

Indeed all emotions are important. A primary component of our Avodas Hashem is in the realm of emotion and feelings. But LOVE is the holiest and highest. To love each other, to love Torah, to love Hashem – THOSE ARE THE ULTIMATE GOALS OF LIFE.