The question we often ask at this time of year is, are we really free? Are we not slaves to our job, our lifestyle, our children, our computers or whatever it is? What is real freedom. The Tanya sheds some light on the question: “We connect to Hashem with the Torah and we are free because we are then infinite and unbounded.” It is a beautiful concept but how do we put it into practice. The Rebbe brings it down into a practical suggestion:

Make a part of your life an act that takes you beyond your bounds, helping people that are not part of your family or circle of friends, doing something that does not fit within your own self-definition. Invite someone to your seder who you’re not so comfortable with.

Based on an article in

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