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In the following, The Nikolsburg Rebba gives us a crystal clear example of how the limitations of science cannot contain spirituality:
"In this week's sidra we read about the karbanos - sacrifices. The word karbanos is from the root word that means "close." The sacrifices were a means of getting close to Hashem.
In physics, there is always the same distance between two items. For example, if there is cup and a fork on the table, there will always be the same distance from the cup to the fork as from the fork to the cup. This is a simple fact that everyone can understand.
However, when it comes to spiritual matters, it is not like that. It says in Tehillim: "Hashem is close to all who call to Him." Hashem is always close to every single Jew, but this doesn't mean that we are equally close to Him. If we commit transgressions, then we become distanced from Hashem, while at the same time Hashem remains just as close to us as He was before.
The same is true about Hashem's goodness to us. It says in the same chapter of Tehillim: "Hashem is good to everyone." Hashem bestows blessings on us all the time, but if we are unworthy, these blessings cannot reach us, although Hashem keeps on sending them.
By reading the chapter of karbanos, we become closer to Hashem. This enables us to benefit from the many blessings that Hashem keeps on sending to us. May Hashem help that we should merit the fulfillment of the verse: "And all of these blessings will come to you, and it will reach you."
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Dr. Zev Ballen