Thursday, 04 May 2017

Kol Hagadol Mechaveiro

by Yaakov from GYE (See all authors)

It is brought down in many places, especially in the chassidish sefarim, that a person needs friends to help him in avodas Hashem.

Chazal say: כל הגדול מחבירו יצרו גדול ממנו.

The Beis Aharon of Karlin read this in the following way:

כל הגדול - מחבירו - Whoever is great, it's from his friend/s.

יצרו גדול - ממנו - If his Yetzer is big, it's from him.

In other words, when one remains isolated and not connected with friends who can help him in avodas Hashem, his Yetzer Hara will be much bigger.

So make sure to find a good friend you can be open with about your struggles, and use the power of GYE's forums, chat-rooms and phone conferences to reach out to others who can give you chizuk!