The Hebrew word Mitzvah is related to the word tzavta which means,
connection. Every mitzvah is an act of connection linking us to our Jewish
heritage, the spiritual core of our soul, and to G-d, Himself. Performing
mitzvahs endows our lives, homes, and communities with increased
warmth, sensitivity, depth and joy.
Maimonides writes that a person should always see himself and the entire
world as equally balanced between good and evil. With just one positive
deed, one can tip the balance and bring salvation for the entire world.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson declared,"
Moshiach is ready to come. All that we have to do, is to add in acts of
Goodness and Kindness." Maybe the final act of goodness that tips
the scale to Redemption will be yours!
How can the lowest of all worlds become the highest of all worlds?
Through doing the mitzvahs, we use physical objects to perform G-d's will.
By donating a dollar, shaking the lulav, eating matzah on Passover, lighting
Shabbos candles, putting on Tefillin, eating Kosher food, we bring G-d's
essence to the world. In this way we strengthen and elevate the physical
world so that it can fully receive the infinite revelation of G-d.
More powerful than angels!
Our sages tell us that one penny in the pushke (charity box) contains more
spiritual energy than all of the angels in the universe combined! Tzedakah
has a tremendous power to bring light into the world and to erase the wrong
that we have done.