Avraham was the first monotheist who deduced there was one God who created and rules over heaven and earth. He looked around at the world and saw that that it had order, and therefore believed it had a Creator. But then when he saw the evil man had done in the world he...Read More
Why is Tikkun Olam important?
וְעַתָּה בְּנִי דַע וּרְאֵה, כִּי הַמִּתְגָּאֶה בְּלִבּוֹ עַל הַבְּרִיוֹת – מוֹרֵד הוּא בְּמַלְכוּת שָׁמַיִם, כִּי מִתְפָּאֵר הוּא בִּלְבוּשׁ מַלְכוּת שָׁמַיִם
And now, my son, understand and observe that whoever feels that he is greater than others is rebelling against the Kingship of Heaven, because he is adorning himself with His garments
One who holds himself above others defies God and is considered idolatrous by “worshipping himself.”
From this we learn that our mission in life is to remember that we are to emulate the Almighty, but since God’s “garment” is “grandeur,” we must also be vigilant that we stay humble and know that despite the great things we acheive, we are just agents of God.