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Q&A: Memory and Reality

Q: How does memory affect reality?

A: The fact that memory affects reality, or is reality itself, is one of the basic teachings of Chassidut, from the outset of the Baal Shem Tov. The Baal Shem Tov says that "These days are remembered and performed year by year" (Esther 9:28) does not refer only to Purim, but to all the holidays and to all phenomena of life. When one remembers something deeply, the spiritual power of this memory is so strong, that it will reoccur.

 

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